For continued relief

Usually, your urologist or health care provider will prescribe an 8 mg dosage of RAPAFLO® to be taken once daily with a meal.2 However, RAPAFLO® comes in two different strengths, 8 mg and 4 mg. You should discuss any questions you have about how to take RAPAFLO® with your urologist.

Cataract Surgery:
It’s important to let your urologist know if you’re planning to have cataract surgery2

You should also make sure your eye doctor knows if you are currently, or have ever taken RAPAFLO®, before having any procedures involving your eyes2
Liver or Kidney Issues: Men with severe liver or kidney problems should NOT take RAPAFLO®2
Low Blood Pressure: If you've ever had low blood pressure or signs of low blood pressure like fainting, dizziness, or light-headedness2
Other Medications: If you've taken certain antifungal drugs, any other alpha-blocker that treats high blood pressure or prostate problems, or HIV drugs called protease inhibitors2
RAPAFLO® is not for women or children.2
Do not take RAPAFLO® if you know you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
*Per 30-capsule supply. Offer expires 3/31/2016. Actavis reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice at any time.
    Is it better to take RAPAFLO® at night or in the morning?

    It is recommended to take RAPAFLO® along with a meal. However, you should talk to your urologist or health care provider about when he or she believes you should take RAPAFLO®.

    How do I ensure I get RAPAFLO® at the pharmacy?
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RAPAFLO® (silodosin) capsules are indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

RAPAFLO® is not indicated for the treatment of hypertension.


RAPAFLO® is available only by prescription and is approved to treat male urinary symptoms due to BPH, also called an enlarged prostate. RAPAFLO® should not be used to treat high blood pressure.

Only your doctor can tell if you have BPH, not a more serious condition like prostate cancer. RAPAFLO® should not be used in patients with severe liver or kidney disease as well as those taking certain antifungal or HIV drugs. Do not take RAPAFLO® if you know you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

Avoid driving or hazardous tasks until you know how RAPAFLO® will affect you, as a sudden drop in blood pressure may occur, rarely resulting in fainting. If considering cataract surgery, tell your eye surgeon you're currently taking RAPAFLO® or have taken it in the past.

Side effects include a decrease or absence of semen during sex, dizziness, diarrhea, lightheadedness upon standing or sitting up abruptly, headache, swelling of the throat and nasal passages, and stuffy nose.

Please view the full Prescribing Information for RAPAFLO®.

RAPAFLO® and its design are registered trademarks of Actavis, Inc.

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