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Also known as: Rapaflo

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 76 reviews 15 medications
   
6.6
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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Immediate relief. Seems to be very long acting ... I was prescribed Rapaflo 8mg once daily but seem to need once WEEKY .... I quickly know that once urine flow becomes a problem ...it's time to take the medication."

   
10

RickHan May 6, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "40 y/o male diagnosed with Bladder Outlet Obstruction. The doctor put me on Rapaflo as a last medication effort for bladder retention. The number of time I have to go during the day has went from 7 to 3-4 times a day. Flow is unbelievably better. Like the other reviews have said the main drawback is the retrograde ejaculation. The strange thing is it comes and goes depending on the time of day."

   
8.0

BA75 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 4, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Really not sure why my urologist gave me samples of this drug since my prostate was normal for my age and my PSA was normal. I was not having issues peeing just some discomfort. Anyway, I tried the pills for four days. Nothing changed because I was still up 2-3 times per night like I have for years. But.....the side effects were immediate. Stuffy head, headaches and no ejaculate. Not a drop. Freaked me out. Erection was not as strong and the "climax" took longer to reach and was literally a split second. If you still enjoy sex steer clear of this drug. I'm am stopping immediately and will not return to that doctor. As far as I'm concerned I paid $200 for nothing ."

   
1.0

John Babbitt (taken for less than 1 month) April 2, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "It reduces urination frequency but has a very negative affect on my sex life. I'm going to have to stop using it."

   
2.0

BobSNX (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "In the past year, my peeing frequency has increased to 3-4 times a night (from 1-2 times). I began taking Urorec (4mg) two weeks ago, following a rectal ultrasound confirming an enlarged prostate (PSA 3.9). In Europe, 30 days supply only costs $2.50! I'm in my early 60's and this is the first time I've taken this type of medication. The Urorec has improved my urine flow/bladder emptying and I now get up only 1 or 2 times during the night. I have experienced both anejaculation and reduced ejaculation and the sensation of orgasm is less intense and lasts less time, plus aching leg muscles. I intend to carry on ... perhaps exploring a 5 days on/2 days off routine to see if it improves orgasms/ejaculation"

   
7.0

60's (taken for less than 1 month) January 26, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "3rd day using. No Semen came out I am so scared and disappointed. I had to stay in bed because of worrying. I usually pee after ejaculation now I am confused"

medc December 26, 2015

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Given rapaflow by doc for non bacterial prostatitis. This drug made my love life possible, first night. It has slowly taken all symptoms away except burning with urination over 9 days. Some of the benefits of this are similar to Viagra. The only thing I don't like is no ejaculations. If it was not for that would not mind staying on this med"

   
8.0

Icup October 22, 2015

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Has done a better job than Flomax with trips to the bathroom at night. But as others found little to no semen. I don't really see the semen in my urine though. Another issue is that I seem to have urine or some type of leakage during the nights I have sex that are present in my underwear. But only the nights I have sex."

JVT (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 28, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Having trouble emptying bladder so doc gave Rapaflo samples. Increased flow within days, but still difficulty emptying completely. No ejaculate at all, but orgasim still there. Will stop Rapaflo regimen and try disposable caths for awhile."

   
4.0

DeanoFla66 September 19, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I'm just starting my 3rd week. Here's what I've experienced: - less frequent trips to bathroom at night. 1 or 2 vs 4 normal (but if I drink coffee after dinner, I revert back to 4 ... same with beer) - no ejaculate .. while somewhat disconcerting, all still feels the same during intercourse, I close my eyes during MB and don't worry about it - more consistent stream - stuffy nose - Dr gave me a coupon so I only pay $15/month. You can also download same at Rapaflo website (may not work if you're on medicare) I go back to Dr next week to see if blood still in urine, I hope not!"

   
7.0

Raleigh Pilot August 14, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "It helps 70 percent"

   
9.0

Andrew22223 July 20, 2015

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Joint pain after start of medicine"

   
4.0

beriwal (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I'm 65 and have had weak flow for years. It seems I've tried every drug available, but not much relief. First dose of Rapaflo gave noticeable improvement within hours. I thought I had found the solution until the diarrhea started. Cut the dose to the 4mg capsule once per day and diarrhea solved, but sexual problems set in. No ejaculation. Judging from this site this is not a minor side effect, but almost a guarantee. After a few weeks I began to have increasing difficulty reaching orgasm at all. My sex life is fading fast. Rated +10 for effectiveness and 0 for side effects."

   
5.0

MVF (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 13, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Rapaflo taken at bedtime has reduced night time urination dramatically. Daytime, not so much but I do drink regular coffee so that is an influence. Not too happy with my ejaculations while on this medicine. Orgasm is minimal in intensity and almost no semen. The ejaculate seems to be going to my bladder since it shows up when I pee. No problems with erection or performance."

   
8.0

charal (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 13, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I am a 70 year old married man. I started on Rapaflo 2 months ago. It seems to have reduced my urination trips at night from about 4 to 1 or 2. I can still have an orgasm, but I have to focus harder, and the subsequent ejaculation is dry. Something I have never experienced before. It does seem to be very expensive, at $142 for a 30 day supply"

   
8.0

Senior44 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 12, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Prescribed by Urologist with samples for trial. Found negligible benefit for the intended purpose (very weak urine flow) but severe interference with sexual fulfillment and inordinately high price. I quit after six weeks."

   
2.0

Ooops! (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 9, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I am a 53 year old man who suffers from benign prostate hyperplasia. I had to urinate 5 to 6 times every night. My family doctor put me on Rapaflo. It worked immediately, now I have to urinate only once or twice at night. It depends on how much liquid I drank. The main side effect is that there is no ejaculation at all. "

   
10

Gary53 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been on Rapaflo for 2 weeks. Prior to taking Rapaflo my urine stream was weak. It is now far stronger, I can pee twice as quickly on average. Very impressive. Flomax caused me to be dizzy, Rapaflo doesn't. Two side effects; 1) as many others have written, absolutely NO sperm during ejaculation (a really weird thing, and I am glad I read this forum otherwise I would have panicked). 2) Nose bleeds that last 5 minutes, probably due to the pill lowering blood pressure and/or thinning the blood."

   
8.0

harrytaves (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2015

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I am 55 yo. Had very hard time sleeping at night. Going to the bathroom 10-20 times a night. Due to my prostate problems. Tried Rapaflo. Totally amazing results. After first dose of medication slept through the night just like baby. HOWEVER absolutely no ejaculation. "

   
10

AlekB December 6, 2014

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "My symptoms were severe. Got to the point where I got up to urinate three or four times but could not go for 20 or 30 minutes and then very little volume. Took Rapaflo and it began working in minutes! Same side effects with no ejaculate and minimal satisfaction. I began to experiment and took it every other day. The relief remained the same and the ejaculate returned. Best if both worlds."

   
10

Georgia Boy December 3, 2014

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Fifty six year old male. Obese but otherwise healthy. Rapaflo 8mg once a day for symptom associated with BPH. Rapaflo efficacy is measurably effective. Serious downside is decreased ejaculation intensity AND retrograde ejaculation. Dry as a bone. Talk about affecting quality of life. "

   
6.0

SaltLife56 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 5, 2014

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Started taking Rapaflo about a month ago after experiencing horrible side effects with Flomax. I find that it only works well if I take it every few days, and then it only works for about 24 hours. Taking it every day does nothing for me after the first 24 hours. However, when it does work it reduces my nightly urinations from 20 to about 10, doubling my sleep. The ejaculation side effect is completely awful though."

   
5.0

bbbbbbb July 3, 2014

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I'm 40 years old and was diagnosed with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia last year. I was my Urologists youngest patient. BPH was so bad I was not emptying my bladder and was getting up at 4-5 times per night. It made work and home life miserable. I had the TURP surgery, coupled with a daily dose of Rapaflo and I cannot believe the results! If I get up once during the night, thats a lot. Now....for the side effects....I'm not too pleased with them at all. I have a very active sex life with a high drive. While I'm able to have an awesome erection and orgasm, I cannot ejaculate whatsoever! "

   
8.0

FlaglerGrad (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 26, 2014

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been on Rapaflo for 6 months. Results are mixed: some nights I'm up only once and others several times. Consuming liquids in the evening makes little difference. Sexually, the only change is no ejaculation which is OK, I guess but not great. Dr. recommends Avodart but the side effects of that medicine are serious in my opinion: erectile dysfunction, swollen breasts, loss of sexual interest. Not going there."

   
5.0

charal (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 8, 2014

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Rapaflo (silodosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and tried Rapaflo for two weeks. For me there were too many side effects to continue any longer. Here they are starting with the most annoying: No orgasm--was completely unable to reach orgasm after the first dose; throat swelled up and had a hard time swallowing; nasal congestion; blurry vision; ear ache; jaw ache; increased inflammation."

   
2.0

orgazno (taken for less than 1 month) May 24, 2014

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