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In clinical studies, some of the most commonly reported side effects of silodosin include nasal congestion, dizziness, and retrograde ejaculation. While most side effects of this medication are minor and do not require treatment, some are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention. Notify your healthcare provider immediately if you experience fainting or develop any signs of an allergic reaction (such as itching or hives).

An Introduction to Side Effects of Silodosin

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with silodosin (Rapaflo). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with silodosin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of silodosin side effects with you.)
 

Silodosin Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with silodosin that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Fainting, which can be a sign of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice), which may be a sign of liver problems
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

 

    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing.

 

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