Rapaflo Side Effects
Generic Name: silodosin
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug silodosin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Rapaflo.
Common side effects of Rapaflo include: retrograde ejaculation. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to silodosin: oral capsule
As well as its needed effects, silodosin (the active ingredient contained in Rapaflo) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking silodosin, check with your doctor immediately:Less common:
- cold sweats
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- clay-colored stools
- dark urine
- loss of appetite
- pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
- skin blisters
- unpleasant breath odor
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- vomiting of blood
- yellow eyes or skin
Some silodosin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common:
- Change or problem with discharge of semen
- muscle aches
- sore throat
- stuffy or runny nose
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to silodosin: oral capsule
The most common adverse reaction was retrograde ejaculation.[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Retrograde ejaculation (28.1%)
Common (1% to 10%): Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) increased
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Priapism[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, nasal congestion, sinusitis, rhinorrhea
Postmarketing reports: Pharyngeal edema[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Syncope[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, abdominal pain
Postmarketing reports: Swollen tongue[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Orthostatic hypotension[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Insomnia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Toxic skin eruption, purpura, skin rash, pruritus, urticaria[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Jaundice, hepatic function impaired, transaminases increased[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Allergic-type reactions[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Rapaflo (silodosin)." Watson Pharmaceuticals, Corona, CA.
It is possible that some side effects of Rapaflo may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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