- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Rapaflo* used for?
Generic for Rapaflo* (Silodosin) is used to treat symptoms of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH). Generic for Rapaflo* relieves the symptoms of BPH such as urinary frequency and urgency, painful/difficult urination, weak urine stream and incomplete emptying of the bladder. This medication helps improve urination in men by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck. It belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-blockers. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Rapaflo*?
The dosage of Generic for Rapaflo* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Rapaflo* with food, or as directed by your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Rapaflo*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Rapaflo* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Rapaflo*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Rapaflo*, seek medical attention immediately. The overdose symptoms of Generic for Rapaflo* may include fainting, extreme dizziness or blurred vision.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Rapaflo*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Rapaflo*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Rapaflo*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Rapaflo* can interact with azole antifungals, alpha-blockers, antidepressants, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV/AIDS medications, macrolide antibiotics, protease inhibitors and erectile dysfunction medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Rapaflo*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Rapaflo* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Rapaflo* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Rapaflo* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Rapaflo* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Rapaflo* can cause side effects such as diarrhea, weakness, headache, dizziness, sore throat, stuffy nose or abnormal ejaculation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Rapaflo*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Rapaflo*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Rapaflo* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Rapaflo*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Rapaflo*?
How will Generic for Rapaflo* work in my body?
How should Generic for Rapaflo* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Rapaflo* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Rapaflo* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.