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Rapaflo (Silodosin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Rapaflo (Capsule)4 mg
Rapaflo (Capsule)8 mg

Generic Equivalent of Rapaflo

No generic equivalents of Rapaflo found.

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Is A Prescription Required To acquire Rapaflo?

A Prescription is required to purchase Rapaflo from licensed online pharmacies Canadawide.

What Does The Drug Rapaflo Do?

Rapaflo is prescribed for the treatment of signs and symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a medical condition that only occurs in men.

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

BPH refers to the enlargement of the prostate gland that occurs most commonly in elderly males. After the age of 50, most men develop enlarged prostates. Since the prostate gland is located below the bladder; its enlargement causes restriction of urine flow. This can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as:
  • Interruption of sleep frequently caused by a need to urinate
  • Weak urinary stream
  • A sensation of not emptying the bladder completely after finishing urination
  • Pushing or straining to start urination
  • Stopping and starting several times while urinating
  • Urinating again within 2 hours of finishing urination
  • Finding it difficult to postpone urination

How Does Rapaflo Work?

Rapaflo (silodosin) is an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist. It relaxes the muscles in the prostate, bladder neck and base, resulting in improved urine flow and reduced symptoms of BPH.

How Is Rapaflo Supplied and Stored?

Rapaflo is manufactured by Actavis Specialty Pharmaceuticals Co. It is supplied in the dosage forms of 4 mg and 8 mg in HDPE bottles of 30 and 90 capsules.

The medication should be kept at a controlled room temperature of 15°C to 30°C, protected from light and moisture. It should be kept out of reach and sight of children.

What Is the Cost of Rapaflo?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Rapaflo 4 mg at an unbeatable price of $269 for a supply of 90 capsules which is $2.99 per tablet. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

Can You Start And Stop Taking Rapaflo?

Do not stop taking Rapaflo as soon as your symptoms improve. Your BPH symptoms might return if you stop taking the medication. If you stop taking RAPAFLO for several days, you must check with your doctor before starting it again.

How Should I Take Rapaflo?

It is important to take Rapaflo exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The usual recommended dose is one 8 mg capsule daily, to be taken right after a meal, at the same time every day. If you have moderate kidney problems, your doctor might prescribe one capsule (4 mg) daily to be taken right after the meal, at the same time each day.

What Should You Avoid While Taking Rapaflo?

Rapaflo may lead to a decrease in blood pressure (postural hypotension), dizziness, especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position particularly if you are taking medications to lower your blood pressure. In such cases, lie down until the symptoms have completely disappeared and do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

How Will The Doctor Distinguish If I Have Prostate Cancer Or BPH?

Prostate cancer and BPH have many similar symptoms. Before starting Rapaflo, your doctor will examine you to rule out the possibility of the presence of prostate cancer. Tell your doctor or pharmacist in case:

How is Rapaflo Metabolized in Body?

Rapaflo is metabolized extensively in the liver and has a half-life of approximately 13.3 to 22 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Rapaflo?

Like all other medications, Rapaflo can also cause side effects. The most common side effect of Rapaflo is an orgasm with reduced or no semen. This side effect is reversible when the medication is discontinued. Other common side effects of Rapaflo include dizziness, lightheadedness upon standing abruptly, diarrhea, headache, swelling of the throat and nasal passages, stuffy nose, itching, hives, shortness of breath, eosinophilic pneumonia (cough, fever, difficulty breathing), dry cough, swelling under the skin, peeling of the skin, redness of skin and swelling of face. Rapaflo can also lead to a drop in blood pressure upon changing from a sitting to a standing position especially during the start of treatment. This may result in dizziness, light-headedness. In case you are undergoing a cataract surgery or surgery because of the cloudiness in your lens, inform your ophthalmologist that you are taking Rapaflo. Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) has been reported during cataract surgery in some patients who take or have taken alpha1-blockers such as Rapaflo. Some other rare side effects of this medication are allergic reactions with symptoms of a swollen tongue, swollen throat, skin rash, red or purple discoloration of the skin caused by bleeding underneath the skin (known as purpura), fast heart rate and palpitations.

When Should You Not Take Rapaflo?

Do not take Rapaflo if you:
  • Are allergic to silodosin or any other ingredients of Rapaflo
  • Are taking other alpha1-blockers for treatment of high blood pressure
  • Are taking antifungal or HIV drugs such as ketoconazole, itraconazole (Sporanox), ritonavir (Kaletra, Norvir)
  • Have severe liver or kidney problems

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Rapaflo?

Before you start taking Rapaflo, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Have liver disorders or kidney disorders
  • Have had a reaction to the ingredients of this medication
  • Have had low blood pressure or signs of low blood pressure(fainting, dizziness) after taking another medicine.

What Medicines Can Interact With Rapaflo?

It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

Following medicines can interact with Rapaflo:
  • Alpha1-blockers for high blood pressure or prostate problems
  • Certain anti-infection drugs such as ketoconazole, clarithromycin, itraconazole (Sporanox) and ritonavir (Kaletra, Norvir)

Where Can I Buy Rapaflo Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Rapaflo can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Rapaflo Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/022206s012lbl.pdf
2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/022206s012lbl.pdf
3. https://www.rapaflo.com/taking-rapaflo
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