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SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET is a combination of Silodosin and Dutasteride which belongs to the group of medicines called Alpha-1 blockers and 5-Alpha reductase inhibitors respectively. SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET is used to treat signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate to improve symptoms and reduces the risk of acute urinary retention (complete blockage of urine flow) or the need for BPH-related surgery. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition when an enlarged prostate gland causes uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder.
Silodosin is an alpha-1 blocker which helps to improve the flow of urination by relaxing the smooth muscles of bladder and prostrate. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that reduces the production of a stress hormone called dihydrotestosterone which is responsible for causing prostate enlargement by inhibiting the activity of an intracellular enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. Collectively they shrink the size of an enlarged prostate and improve the flow of urine as well as the symptoms of BPH in men.
Before taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET inform your doctor if you have low blood pressure, or liver, kidney, or heart disease as a precaution. Women who are pregnant or can become pregnant should not handle the leaked medicine as it may cause serious harm to the baby. Men being treated with SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET should not donate blood for at least 6 months after their last dose, in order to prevent the exposure of the medicine to pregnant women via blood transfusion.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET, as it may lower your blood pressure. It is not recommended for use in children and adolescents less than 18 years of age. The most common side effects of taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET are orgasm with reduced or no semen, trouble getting or keeping an erection (impotence), decrease in sex drive (libido), ejaculation problems enlarged or painful breasts, dizziness, low blood pressure while standing up from sitting or lying position. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.
SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET effectively reduces the symptoms of BPH, where silodosin acts by relaxing the muscles surrounding the bladder and prostate by inhibiting the alpha-1 adrenergic receptors of the lower urinary tract and dutasteride works by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which is responsible for the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (a stress hormone that causes BPH). As a result, SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET help in shrinkage of an enlarged prostate, making it easier for the urine to pass through and provide relief from symptomatic BPH.
Take SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age and severity of the condition.
Stop taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid taking any medicine on your own for treating diarrhea. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much of alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Try to drink plenty of cold water. Sip on cold unsweetened drinks and use lip balm if your lips are dry. Try to brush your teeth twice a day and use mouthwash. Consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.
Try to take SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET is not recommended for use in women, only used in adult men. Women who are pregnant or can become pregnant should not handle the leaked medicine as it may cause serious harm to the baby. The contact area should be washed immediately with soap and water.
SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET is not recommended for use in women, only used in adult men.
Do not drive or handle any machines if you experience low blood pressure when standing up from sitting or lying position (with or without symptoms such as dizziness). Consult your doctor before taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET, as it may lower your blood pressure.
SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment and it should be used with caution in patients with moderate kidney impairment. Consult your doctor before taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET.
SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment and it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET.
Do not take SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Silodosin or Dutasteride or other 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors such as finasteride.
SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age) due to lack of safety and effectiveness.
SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or above). Consult your doctor before taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET.
Before taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET, inform your physician if you:
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET inform to your doctor, if you are taking any of these medicines:
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET, contact your doctor immediately or go to a hospital straight away. Overdosage symptoms of SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET include low blood pressure.
|Drug||:||Silodosin and Dutasteride|
|Pharmacological Category||:||Alpha-blockers and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Benign prostatic hyperplasia|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Capsule|
Q: Can SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET cause infertility?
A: SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET can cause sexual impotence, decreased sex drive or difficulty in ejaculation in men because it reduces the sperm count, semen volume and sperm movement. Consult your doctor if this bothers you.
Q: Can the use of SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET make me feel dizzy?
A: Yes. SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET can cause dizziness in some people. Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any machines while you are feeling dizzy. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can aggravate your dizziness. However, if you experience severe persistent dizziness and fainting while standing up, please contact your doctor.
Q: What to do If I forget to take SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET?
A: You should take SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET immediately when you remember. If it is time for your next dose skip the missed dose and follow your regular dose schedule. Do not double the dose to match up your missed dose.
Q: Is SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET safe to use in children?
A: SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years). If your child experiences any symptoms of difficulty in urination consult child’s doctor immediately.
Q: Can I take SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET with blood pressure medicine?
A: No, before taking SILOTRIF D 8MG TABLET inform your doctor about your previous medication history. This medicine can interact with blood pressure medicines (e.g., prazosin, furosemide) resulting in severe decrease in blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting.
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Written By Dr. R. Dinesh John Rajkumar, Pharm.D
Last updated on 20 Mar 2023 | 08:51 AM(IST)
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