The standard recommended dosage of Rapaflo is 8 mg once daily, taken with a meal. For men with moderate kidney problems, a lower dose is usually recommended, such as 4 mg once daily. You can take your dose with any meal, but you should consistently take the medication with the same meal each day.
There is only one standard way to dose Rapaflo™ (silodosin), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting Rapaflo dosage is 8 mg once daily with a meal. It does not matter which meal you choose, but you should consistently take Rapaflo with the same meal each day. For men with moderate kidney dysfunction, a lower dosage is recommended (Rapaflo 4 mg once daily with a meal). Rapaflo is not recommended for men with severe kidney dysfunction. No dosage adjustment is necessary for mild kidney problems.
Some considerations for people taking Rapaflo include the following:
- Rapaflo comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day with a meal.
- Be sure to take Rapaflo with the same meal each day. Also, do not take it on an empty stomach, as this could increase the level of the medication in your blood too much.
- If you have trouble swallowing capsules, you may open the capsules and sprinkle the medication on a tablespoon of room-temperature applesauce. The applesauce and medication should be swallowed without chewing, within five minutes. Do not use hot applesauce, and follow it with a glass of cool water.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Rapaflo will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Rapaflo dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.