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Can i masturbate while on the medication rapaflo (silodosin)? Because i did the first day and the orgasm felt weird and no sperm came out.
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
On Rapaflo for three days experienced no ejaculation as side effect. If I stop medication will everything go back to normal. Please help ?
Side effects of medications resolve when the med is stopped. Not knowing what you have been prescribed it for or other information. Likely your pre-Rapaflo urinary conditions will return as they were.
I would ask your prescriber as they were the ones that gave it to you with your benefits in mind. They also can choose another medication that might be more to your benefit. ...Read more
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
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
Why did you not ask this question to the doctor?
Proscar reduces the size of prostate.
Silodosin rectify the urinary symptoms. ...Read more
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
63 yr old with bhp. Feels. Large and feels like it throbs. Very uncomfortable. What is next. Take rapaflo (silodosin).
Will i b happy on bid flomax vs the bid rapaflo (silodosin) I have been taking? , since copay is 10 vs 90 for a 90 day supply. And yes i said bid, as it stopped w
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
Whst is the difference between alfuzosin hydrochloride and silodosin or silosin in treating prostate augmentation?
I am 18 years old and i was prescribed rapaflo (silodosin) because of urine bladder issues and the day after i ejaculated and nothing came out. Is this normal?
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
May i take 1 rapaflo (silodosin) 8mg capsule and 2 tamsulosin 4mg capsule daily without real health concerns? That dosage seems to work well for my bph.
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
I just stopped taking rapaflo yesterday. I had a procedure and was told to take 1 ciprofloxacin. Im 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
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