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What is the good and bad of medication called "Rapaflo 8mg"?

What is the good and bad of medication called "Rapaflo 8mg"?

Rapaflo: It is a medication used commonly in prostatic hypertrophy to treat urinary symptoms including nocturia and frequency. Side effects are minimal. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is there a generic drug better than.8 mg Rapaflo (silodosin) that won't make me dizzy?

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Is there a generic drug better than.8 mg Rapaflo (silodosin) that won't make me dizzy?

Maybe: Rapaflo (silodosin) is the most specific of all the alpha blockers for the receptor found in prostate tissue for relaxation. Flomax (tamsulosin) and Uroxatral (alfuzosin) are both also prostate specific, but less so. They are both generic and should cost less. The other older alpha blockers are non specific and would likely cause more orthostatic hypotension (dizziness). ...Read more

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Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Here are some. ..: Rapaflo (silodosin) and Flomax (tamsulosin) are the same class of drugs - selective alpha-blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles around the bladder neck and prostate urethra so to quickly improve urine flow to a degree. Rapaflo is newer than Flomax and the profiles of effectivenss and side effects are similar although the newer one always tends to claim being better and less. ...Read more

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Which is more effective- rapaflo (silodosin) or flomax?

Equally effective: Though individual patients may notice differences in efficacy and tolerability between the two meds, the clinical studies leading to fda approval show similar results in improvement in both urinary symptoms and urinary flow. Excluding ejaculation changes, rapaflo (silodosin) 'may' have a quicker onset of action and a better side effect profile than flomax. ...Read more

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63 yr old with bhp. Feels. Large and feels like it throbs. Very uncomfortable. What is next. Take rapaflo (silodosin).

63 yr old with bhp. Feels. Large and feels like it throbs. Very uncomfortable. What is next. Take rapaflo (silodosin).

BPH: You may well have BPH but what you describe is not likely a symptom of simple benign hyperplasia. It is likely that sethimg like prostatitis co-exists. Uou should see a urologist for evaluation. You may need amtibiotics. ...Read more

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I am currently taking Tamsulosin. I have a small container of Rapaflo (silodosin) to try (7 capsules) Can I safely stop taking Tamsulosin and try the Rapaflo (silodosin)?

Yes: Rapaflo (silodosin) is more selective to the alpha 1a receptors in the prostate and base of the bladder than tamsulosin. Both of these drugs are used to lessen baseline muscle tone within the prostate and bladder base to allow for a reduction in obstructive symptoms. It is safe to stop the tamsulosin and then take the Rapaflo (silodosin) to see if it helps to relieve symptoms more effectively. ...Read more

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Could rapaflow (silodosin) alpha-1 blockers affect urinary sphincter or just the prostate?

Could rapaflow (silodosin) alpha-1 blockers affect urinary sphincter or just the prostate?

Both: Alpha blockers relax the smooth muscle component of the prostate (as opposed to the glandular part). They also relax the INTERNAL urinary sphincter at the neck of the bladder.This is why retrograde ejaculation (the ejaculate goes into the bladder instead of coming out) can occur. They do not relax the EXTERNAL sphincter (below the prostate) which controls urine voluntarily. ...Read more

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I'm taking rapaflo (silodosin) for my prostate and I was wondering if the semen will come out during urination? Thick liqiud came out after urination today.

I'm taking rapaflo (silodosin) for my prostate and I was wondering if the semen will come out during urination? Thick liqiud came out after urination today.

Yes.: Rapaflo, (silodosin) and other alpha-blockers that assist in urine flow can lead to retrograde ejaculation. Since the medication relaxes the prostate and bladder neck, the path of least resistance for the ejaculate is back into the bladder and not out of the penis. The semen will be expelled when you void, and should not cause any problems. ...Read more

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I just stopped taking rapaflo yesterday. I had a procedure and was told to take 1 ciprofloxacin. I'm starting vesicare (solifenacin) tomorow and serequil soon. Safe?

I just stopped taking rapaflo yesterday. I had a procedure and was told to take 1 ciprofloxacin. I'm starting vesicare (solifenacin) tomorow and serequil soon. Safe?

Interactions exist: There are some interactions between these medications that your doctor and you should be aware of. Here is a link to a summary of the interactions:

http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=672-0, 1979-1274, 2098-1635&consumer=1. ...Read more

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Taking silodosin (alpha blocker)for nonbacteria prostatitis, can I run or walk long distance etc in this condition and what precautions I need to take?

Taking silodosin (alpha blocker)for nonbacteria prostatitis, can I run or walk long distance etc in this condition and what precautions I need to take?

Here are some...: Postural hypotension is one chief side effect of alpha-blocker, which manifests as dizziness at position change, but is unpredictable among its users. So, always use drug with care. To help handle voiding disorders, to Prostate-BPH/LUTS, Voiding Trouble in http://www. Formefirst. Com/TroublingVoiding-Men. Html & Basics of Self-Care in http://www. Formefirst. Com/Basics-SelfImprovement. Html. ...Read more

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Taking rapaflo (silodosin) to rule out enlarge prostate...Cystourethroscopy revealed I have ic but my doc don't believe in ic...Can rapaflo (silodosin) harm me?

Taking rapaflo (silodosin) to rule out enlarge prostate...Cystourethroscopy revealed I have ic but my doc don't believe in ic...Can rapaflo (silodosin) harm me?

IC & rapaflo (silodosin): Rapaflo (silodosin) is a medication to open the bladder outlet for better flow. Ic is a condition more common in females but it can occur in males. What are your symptoms? The medication would not harm you even if you have ic. ...Read more

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I have a urinary urgency for over a month... I have been treated with levaquin, cipro, rapaflo (silodosin) & ip272... It seems like nothing helps. I'm 30 & worried?

I have a urinary urgency for over a month... I have been treated with levaquin, cipro, rapaflo (silodosin) & ip272... It seems like nothing helps. I'm 30 & worried?

Extended course: Sometimes an extended course of antibiotics may be necessary. Bladder irritants like caffeine and spicy foods and alcohol can cause symptoms of urinary urgency and should be avoided as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ciprofloxacin (antibiotic) with vesicare (solifenacin)? I am just getting off rapaflo, and just had a procedure to my bladder done. I am 18 y/old.

Is it ok to take ciprofloxacin (antibiotic) with vesicare (solifenacin)? I am just getting off rapaflo, and just had a procedure to my bladder done. I am 18 y/old.

Possibly yes: Combo may increase vesicare (solifenacin) levels and have effects including cardiac arrhythmias. Lowering the vesicare (solifenacin) dose while taking Cipro may offset the combo effect and avoid problems. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on rapaflo (silodosin) for a kidney stone, I have had retrograde ejaculation. My question is how long will that last after I stop meds?

My doctor put me on rapaflo (silodosin) for a kidney stone, I have had retrograde ejaculation. My question is how long will that last after I stop meds?

Not very long: Rapaflo (silodosin) has a half-life of about 13 hours, so it will mostly be out of your system within a couple days. And things will then get back to normal. ...Read more

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Have urinary retention&burning sensation. Feel need to urinate, cannot pee&pain in my right side (kediny).Taking rapaflo, (silodosin) ciprofloxacin, phenazopyridi.

Have urinary retention&burning sensation. Feel need to urinate, cannot pee&pain in my right side (kediny).Taking rapaflo, (silodosin) ciprofloxacin, phenazopyridi.

UTI?: It sounds like a urinary tract infection, and Ciprofloxacin is quite potent against most urinary bacteria. Consider getting a urinalysis looking for blood, crystals or stones in your urine to rule out kidney stones. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What is harbal medication?

Herbal meds: "herbal meds" are a catch all label to describe meds not approved or regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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What kind of medication I need?

For what?: I am sorry, but we need to know what you need to take medication for. Please tell us, briefly, what is wrong. Ask again. ...Read more

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What is the medication teflaro?

What is the medication teflaro?

IV Antibiotic: It's an IV antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It is used most commonly for MRSA and skin infections. It is pretty new. ...Read more

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Are expired medications efgective?

Are expired medications efgective?

Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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