Side Effects of Silodosin

Common Side Effects

Silodosin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common silodosin side effects included:
  • Retrograde ejaculation (when ejaculate enters the bladder instead of going out through the penis) -- in up to 28.1 percent of men
  • Dizziness -- up to 3.2 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 2.6 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 2.4 percent
  • Common cold symptoms -- up to 2.4 percent
  • Nasal congestion -- up to 2.1 percent.
Retrograde ejaculation is the most common side effect of silodosin but is usually painless and harmless. Men with this problem may notice cloudy urine after sexual intercourse. It can cause problems for couples trying to conceive a child.

Final Thoughts

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the silodosin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking silodosin or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of silodosin, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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