What is Rapaflo?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Rapaflo™ is a brand name for silodosin, smooth muscle relaxant used to treat signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 9 5
Urinary urgency 3 3
Bladder leakage 1 2
BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia) 1 1
Difficulty urinating occasionally 1 2
Does not help me get to sleep or stay asleep 1 0

Show all 8 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
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rapaflo

Side effect Patients
No ejaculation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Rapaflo

Dosage Patients
8 mg daily 3
4 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Rapaflo

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Rapaflo

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

Stopped taking Rapaflo

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Rapaflo and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Bethanechol (Urecholine) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Rapaflo

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EdSikov
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EdSikov
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See EdSikov's full Rapaflo history

Jul 15, 2014 (Started Nov 19, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (No ejaculation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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