Rapaflo is approved for the treatment of the symptoms of an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia. This medicine has an active component Silodosin. This active ingredient is an alpha-1 adrenoreceptor selective antagonist. It is manufactured by the trusted pharmaceutical company, Allergan, Inc. This conventional tablet is made available in dosages like 4 mg and 8 mg.
Manufacturer: Allergan, Inc.
Active Ingredient: The active component of this medicine is Silodosin. It belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-1 adrenoreceptor selective antagonist. It is used to relieve symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). This drug has selectively bound alpha-1a receptors present in the human prostate and bladder with high affinity. It blocks signaling pathways mediated by alpha-1a. The blockade of these receptors causes smooth muscle relaxation, decreases intraurethral pressure, and leads to improved urine flow and a reduction in the symptoms of BPH, like difficulty with urinating, painful urination, urinary frequency and incomplete bladder emptying. It improves the lower urinary tract symptoms, after receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Indications: Silodosin composed medicine is indicated in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate i.e. benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH. This medicine does not shrink the prostate, but it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. Rapaflo relieves symptoms of BPH like difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently such as during the middle of the night. Silodosin is an alpha-blocker.
Action Mechanism: This alpha-blocker medication works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. Rapaflo helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently.
Dosages: This alpha-blocker medicine is available in dosages as follows:
- 4 mg: It is to be consumed as directed by the doctor, usually once a day with a meal
- 8 mg: This tablet should be taken once a day with a meal as advised by the doctor
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