Silodosin is a selective antagonist that can be used to relieve symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia. This active component acts by binding alpha-1a receptors present in the human prostate and bladder with high affinity. It blocks pathways by alpha-1a. Due to this blockade receptors causes smooth muscle relaxation. It lowers intraurethral pressure leads to improve urine flow and a reduction in the symptoms of BPH like difficulty with urinating, painful urination, urinary frequency, and incomplete bladder emptying. Additionally, it may be used to improve lower urinary tract symptoms.
Class of Drugs – Alpha-blockers
Molecular Formula – C25H32F3N3O4
Molecular Weight - 495.5 g/mol
Working: This medication is an alpha-blocker drug indicated for the treatment of the symptoms of an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia in men. Silodosin does not shrink the prostate. It relaxes the muscles in the prostate and the bladder.
Uses: This medication belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-blockers. This drug is approved for the treatment of the symptoms of an enlarged prostate by men. This medicine works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. It relieves symptoms of BPH include difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This alpha-blocker active ingredient is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Rapaflo: 4 mg and 8 mg
This medicine is not recommended to treat high blood pressure.