Alphacept 4mg Capsule
Lupin Ltd

prescription required
In-stock 10 capsules in 1 strip
135.00

NOTICE: unsafe with : Alcohol

USED FOR:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia

COMPOSITION:
Silodosin (4mg)

Therapeutic Uses:
urology

Related Warnings
CAUTION
Alcohol
CAUTION

Taking Silodosin with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience a headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.

PROBABLY SAFE
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE

Alphacept 4mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.

Lactation

No information is available on the use of Alphacept 4mg Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in some patients while on Alphacept 4mg Capsule. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.

CAUTION
Kidney
CAUTION

Alphacept 4mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alphacept 4mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.Use of Alphacept 4mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

Alphacept 4mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alphacept 4mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.Limited information is available on the use of Alphacept 4mg Capsule in these patients.

Silodosin   4mg

Uses of Alphacept Capsule
Alphacept 4mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

How to use Alphacept Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alphacept 4mg Capsule is to be taken with food.Avoid Alphacept 4mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Alphacept Capsule works
Alphacept 4mg Capsule is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Side Effects:

Common Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

Expert advice for Alphacept Capsule
Alphacept helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate. Alphacept must be taken with food. You will feel better within hours or days of starting treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks. Alphacept may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness. If your undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Alphacept. Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Apart from taking medicines, what should I do to manage my prostate symptoms?
Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your prostate symptoms better. Try to urinate when you first get the urge. However, take care not to strain or push to empty your bladder. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before bedtime or going out. You should also avoid medicines that can worsen urinary symptoms. These include some over the counter medicines for cold and cough.

Q. Does silodosin contain sulfa?
No, it does not contain sulfa

Q. What is silodosin used for?
Silodosin is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy, which is a non-cancerous enlargement of prostate causing symptoms during urination like hesitancy, incomplete emptying, weak stream, increased urgency and frequency, and increased urination in the night

Q. How does silodosin work?
It blocks the alpha-1 receptors located in the muscles of human prostate, urinary bladder and urethra and relaxes It works by relieving symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy by relaxing these muscles of prostate and bladder, resulting in an improvement in urine flow and a reduction in BPH symptoms.

Q. Is Alphacept better than Tamsulosin?
Alphacept and Tamsulosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Tamsulosin commonly causes postural hypotension and dose reduction is not needed in renal disease patients whereas Alphacept more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.

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