Silodosin is a prescription medication. It comes as an oral capsule. Silodosin may be used as part of a combination therapy. That means you need to take it with other drugs.
Silodosin is used by men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It does not shrink the prostate, but it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently (including during the middle of the night).Silodosin belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha blockers.Do not use this medication to treat high blood pressure.
This drug interaction may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: other alpha blocker drugs (such as prazosin, terazosin).
If you are also taking a drug to treat erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, tadalafil), your blood pressure may get too low which can lead to dizziness or fainting. Your doctor may need to adjust your medications to minimize this risk.
Other medications can affect the removal of silodosin from your body, which may affect how silodosin works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), boceprevir, clarithromycin, cobicistat, cyclosporine, HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, ritonavir), ribociclib, among others.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia/urinary retention
As directed by physician
Keep in cool, dry & dark place.