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User Reviews for Silodosin

Also known as: Rapaflo

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Silodosin Rating Summary

6.5/10 Average Rating

78 Ratings with 84 User Reviews

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Rapaflo (silodosin): "Started Rapaflo last year and found it extremely effective in improving my urine flow and trips to the bathroom. I took in the AM but pharmacist suggested I take at bed time. Taking it at night left me tossing and turning from lack of sleep. After a few nights with very little sleep I changed back to taking in the AM and my normal sleep returned. My biggest problem was a total lack of orgasm, no climax and no ejaclulate at all. I found by taking the drug every 3 days I was still able to increase my urine flow and still have orgasm and ejaculate. Now my biggest problem is no coverage under my health insurance. They want me to take a bunch of old drugs that give you big breasts and no erections. Blah to that. I'll pay the $215 for 30 caps"

   
9.0

AZWilliam (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 20, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin): "40 yrs old. Had testicular cancer at 30, left testi removed. About 2 years after I started having pain in between my scotum and rectum. Was diagnosed with prostatitis , doc put me on rapaflo. Said it could take up to 3 weeks for it to start to work. First thing I noticed with in 24 hrs was retrograde ejaculation.. Vary concerning at first then I read into side effects.. (Thanks doc for not giving any heads up). It took me about 3 days befor my pain was lessened..and about 2 weeks befor it was almost gone. Now I can get away without taking it for 3-5 days befor I start getting sore...but it's a catch 22 since the timing for me to have a normal ejaculation is about 3-4 days off the meds. 3-4 days of use is not enough time for it to work prop."

   
8.0

Whatwhatinduhbutt August 27, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin): "59 yo male. Frequent night urination not able to void the bladder completely. Doc put me on Rapaflo and the symptoms vanished within 48 hours. Able to orgasm but not ejaculate. Climax not as strong."

   
7.0

Picnic August 7, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin): "Fifty-nine year old. Have taken Rapaflo for several years. Diagnosed with BPH. I was warned about the lack of ejaculate. I was still able to orgasm. Then I developed problems with orgasm. My urologist said it was either low testosterone levels or psychlogical issues. He said the Rapaflo was not causing the problem. My prescription plan sent out a letter stating that the cost of Rapaflo would increase dramatically. I talked to my urologist and he prescribed the generic Tamsulosin( brand namd Flomax). I get three months supply at a time. I finished out my Rapaflo. Then I started taking the Tamsulosin. The return to orgasm and ejaculation was not immediate, but I and the woman in my life are very estatic with our sex life now."

   
5.0

KD. July 23, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin): "I have been getting up 3-4 times every night and finally decided to try medication again. (previously tried Flomax which did nothing for me) Rapaflo, after 4 days gave me only a headache, diarrhea and at best a 20% flow increase. I still got up several times during the night, maybe one less time than previous. The side effects and miniscule benefit made it a no-brainer to stop taking this useless medication. A waste of $78."

   
1.0

Flash99 (taken for less than 1 month) July 22, 2016

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"I tried Hytrin,Flomax then Hytrin again then I tried Silodyx which works well except that no semen is ejaculated- sex is normal with shorter orgasms - it's totally unmessy so my wife is happy!"

   
10

Rob Boutelje June 25, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin): "In 2009 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. 2 tumors. Underwent 42 treatments of radiation. My choice over surgery. Had 2 shots of Lu pron 6 months apart to kill the testosterone and help the radiation do the job. Cancer gone and PSA tests less than 1 ever since. Started taking Rapaflo 8mg every night and it helped me sleep at least 3 or 4 hours without having to get up to the bathroom so often. I think the radiation hurt my bladder and the result was frequent urination. Anyway to the point. The Rapaflo works but I cannot experience a normal ejaculation. But when I quit taking the Rapaflo for a week or more I can with ext ream pain, both from the penis and the area of the prostate. It is a burning sensation. Have tried twice."

   
6.0

spanky1962 June 25, 2016

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"Probably the worst medication I've ever taken. It had very little effect on my prostate but gave me swollen sinuses, blurry vision, fatigue, muscular weakness, retrograde ejaculation and no ejaculation."

   
1.0

D. Holmes June 7, 2016

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Rapaflo (silodosin): "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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"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): "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): "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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"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): "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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"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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"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): "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): "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): "It helps 70 percent"

   
9.0

Andrew22223 July 20, 2015

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"Joint pain after start of medicine"

   
4.0

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

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Rapaflo (silodosin): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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. "

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

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