Prostate Home > Rapaflo Medication Information

Available by prescription only, Rapaflo™ (silodosin) is a drug used to treat an enlarged prostate. Although it does not shrink the prostate, as some other similar drugs do, Rapaflo can help treat common symptoms, such as:
 
  • Nighttime urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Weak urine stream.
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This medicine comes in capsule form and is sold in two strengths. Most men take it once a day with a meal. To minimize potential risks with Rapaflo, make sure your healthcare provider has a current list of any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription products, as well as up-to-date information on your medical history.
 
(Click Rapaflo for more information on this drug, including generic availability, possible side effects to be aware of, dosing guidelines, and more.)
 
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