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Rapaflo - Overview

Rapaflo is a medication used in the treatment of symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). People who are interested in getting a Rapaflo prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider in the area who can prescribe Rapaflo when appropriate to do so.

What Is Rapaflo Used For?

Rapaflo is a medication that contains the active ingredient silodosin. Rapaflo, like alfuzosin, doxazosin, and tamsulosin (Flomax), belongs to a class of medications known as alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonists. Specifically, Rapaflo seems to preferentially bind to the alpha-1A subtype receptor over alpha-1B and alpha-1D receptors. Alpha-1 adrenergic receptors are found in the prostate gland itself and in surrounding anatomical structures, including the prostatic urethra, bladder neck and bladder base. These receptors help govern the extent to which smooth muscles relax and, when antagonized by Rapaflo, can help improve the flow of urine and otherwise diminish symptoms associated with BPH. As a result, Rapaflo is indicated for treating BPH symptoms. Rapaflo is not, however, indicated for use in treating high blood pressure.

Rapaflo - Dose, Cost and Coupon

Rapaflo is available as Rapaflo 4 mg capsules and Rapaflo 8 mg capsules. Many Rapaflo dosing regimens start at Rapaflo 4 mg daily although some medical providers may use Rapaflo 8 mg daily, depending on the needs of the patient and the judgement of the medical provider. Rapaflo should generally be taken with food. After administration, the elimination half-life of Rapaflo is generally under 20 hours. The branded version of Rapaflo is expensive, costing approximately $9 per Rapaflo 8 mg capsule at many pharmacies in the United States. To help reduce the out-of-pocket costs, Rapaflo coupons can sometimes be found online, through a savings card or copay card, or through the manufacturer. Some insurance plans may also help pay for the costs associated with a Rapaflo prescription.

Can I Buy Rapaflo Online?

Rapaflo requires a prescription to be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. Because of this, Rapaflo OTC in not available and one cannot just buy Rapaflo online. The first step to getting Rapaflo 4 mg or 8 mg capsules is consulting a medical provider. People who need a Rapaflo prescription can use Push Health to connect with a provider who, when appropriate, can prescribe Rapaflo capsules.

Rapaflo - Side Effects

Rapaflo can cause side effects. Side effects that can result from Rapaflo use include low libido, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, blurry vision and trouble sleeping. People with kidney problems often need Rapaflo dosing adjustments. People planning to have eye surgery in the near future should not use Rapaflo. Rapaflo should be used carefully when the patient is taking PDE5 inhibitors, other alpha blockers, or P-glycoprotein inhibitor medications. Rapaflo and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to Rapaflo or ingredients in the formulation should not use Rapaflo. Prior to using Rapaflo, it is important to discuss possible side effects with one's medical provider and pharmacist.

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Last updated November 22, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.