Rapaflo (Silodosin) is used by men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It does not shrink the prostate, but it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently (including during the middle of the night).
Silodosin belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha blockers. Do not use this medication to treat high blood pressure.
Silodosin is an alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blocker that is used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Silodosin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.