Rapilif 8mg Capsule
Rapilif 8mg Capsule

Rapilif 8mg Capsule

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Rapilif 8mg Capsule contains silodosin as it's active medicine. It is used for the treatment of problems arising due to the enlargement of the prostate gland, a medical condition known as benign prost...
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ContainsSilodosin(8.0 Mg)
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Uses of Rapilif 8 MG

For the treatment of enlargement of the prostate gland, a medical condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Contraindications of Rapilif 8 MG

  • If you are allergic to Silodosin or any other ingredients of the Rapilif 8mg Capsule.
  • If you have severe kidney disease.
  • If you have severe liver disease.
  • If you are taking this medicine with other medicines such as ketoconazole, clarithromycin, itraconazole and ritonavir.

Side effects of Rapilif 8 MG

  • Retrograde ejaculation (backward flow of semen/orgasm with less or no semen)
  • Dizziness
  • Postural hypotension (a drop in blood pressure after a change of posture)
  • Headache
  • Loose motions
  • Nasal congestion
  • The common cold (upper respiratory tract infection)

Precautions and Warnings of Rapilif 8 MG


Can I take Rapilif 8mg Capsule during pregnancy?
Rapilif 8mg Capsule should not be taken by any pregnant women in any case.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Rapilif 8mg Capsule while breastfeeding?
Use of Rapilif 8mg Capsule is contraindicated for nursing mothers.


Can I drive if I have consumed Rapilif 8mg Capsule?
This medicine can cause dizziness or fainting. If you are taking this medicine avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Rapilif 8mg Capsule?
Consuming alcohol while taking this medicine can increase dizziness. Therefore, avoid alcohol consumption while on this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your blood pressure drops after a change of posture e.g. from sitting to standing or from lying down to sitting or standing while taking this medicine.
  • You have kidney disease.
  • You are using other medicines from the alpha-blocker group of medicines.
  • You are planning to do cataract surgery.
  • Carcinoma (a type of cancer) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have many similar symptoms therefore the tests should be done to identify the presence of carcinoma before starting Rapilif 8mg Caps...
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Mode of Action of Rapilif 8 MG

How Does It Work?

It works by causing muscle relaxation of the prostate gland, part of the urethra inside the prostate, the lower part of the urinary bladder which results in an improvement in the urine flow in patient...
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Directions for Use of Rapilif 8 MG

  • Rapilif 8mg Capsule should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It should be taken with or after having your meal.
  • It would be best if you take it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Rapilif 8 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Rapilif 8mg Capsule works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines for fungal infections, erectile dysfunctions, medicines for heart diseases and antiviral medicines.

Storage and disposal of Rapilif 8 MG

  • Store it below 30°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Rapilif 8 MG


Symptoms of an overdose include a fall in blood pressure. If you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule.

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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Rapilif 8mg Capsule cause erectile dysfunction?

A: Rapilif 8mg Capsule does not cause erectile dysfunction. It can cause retrograde ejaculation, also called dry orgasm where there is a backward flow of semen.

Q: Does Rapilif 8mg Capsule cause high blood pressure?

A: Rapilif 8mg Capsule does not cause high blood pressure. In contrast, it causes a drop in blood pressure during a change of body posture, e.g. from sitting to standing or from lying down to sitting or standing, a medical condition called as orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension.

Q: What precautions should I take if the doctor tells me that I need to undergo cataract surgery?

A: Taking this medicine can cause a fall of the iris towards the incision site during undergoing cataract surgery, a medical condition known as floppy iris syndrome. Therefore before undergoing cataract surgery you should inform the ophthalmologist that you are taking this medicine.

Q: Does Rapilif 8mg Capsule cause diarrhoea?

A: Rapilif 8mg Capsule can cause diarrhoea as a side effect of using this medicine.
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