What is Silodosin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Rapaflo Silodyx

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Silodosin is a medication that may be used for treatment of symptoms of BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 9 5
Urinary urgency 5 4
Benign prostatic hyperplasia 2 1
Difficulty urinating (dysuria) 1 2
Neurogenic bladder 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Silodosin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Ejaculation dysfunction 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Silodosin

Dosage Patients Percentage
4 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Silodosin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Silodosin

Duration

Currently taking Silodosin

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Silodosin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 10
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Silodosin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Bethanechol (Urecholine) 1
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Silodosin

Jul 15, 2014 (Started Nov 19, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (ejaculation dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

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