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It is used to treat enlargement of the prostate gland in men, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH
               



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What is this medicine?

SILODOSIN (SYE lo DOE sin) is used to treat enlargement of the prostate gland in men, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. It is not for use in women.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low blood pressure
  • prostate cancer
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to silodosin, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a meal. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. If you have difficulty swallowing the capsules, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents over a tablespoon of cool applesauce. Do not use hot applesauce or any other food or liquid. Swallow the dose immediately (within 5 minutes) after preparing it. Do not chew. Follow with an 8 ounce (240 ml) glass of water. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • clarithromycin
  • itraconazole
  • ketoconazole
  • ritonavir

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • cyclosporine
  • erythromycin
  • medicines for erectile dysfunction like sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • other medicines for benign prostatic hyperplasia like alfuzosin, doxazosin, phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine, prazosin, terazosin

               
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