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RAPAFLO® (silodosin) capsules

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DESCRIPTION CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
INDICATIONS AND USAGE CONTRAINDICATIONS
PRECAUTIONS ADVERSE REACTIONS
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION HOW SUPPLIED

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
RAPAFLO® (silodosin) capsules
Revised: November 2009
Rx only

17376121109

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RAPAFLO® (silodosin) capsule for oral use
Initial U.S. Approval: 2008

DESCRIPTION
RAPAFLO is the brand name for silodosin, a selective antagonist of alpha-1 adrenoreceptors. The chemical name of silodosin is 1-(3-Hydroxypropyl)-5-[(2R)-2-({2-[2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenoxy]ethyl}amino)propyl]-2,3-dihydro-1H-indole-7-carboxamide and the molecular formula is C25H32F3N3O4 with a molecular weight of 495.53

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CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Mechanism of Action
Silodosin is a selective antagonist of post-synaptic alpha-1 adrenoreceptors, which are located in the human prostate, bladder base, bladder neck, prostatic capsule, and prostatic urethra. Blockade of these alpha-1 adrenoreceptors can cause smooth muscle in these tissues to relax, resulting in an improvement in urine flow and a reduction in BPH symptoms.

An in vitro study examining binding affinity of silodosin to the three subtypes of the alpha-1 adrenoreceptors (alpha-1A, alpha-1B, and alpha-1D) was conducted. The results of the study demonstrated that silodosin binds with high affinity to the alpha-1A subtype.

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE
RAPAFLO, an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist, is indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
RAPAFLO is not indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

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CONTRAINDICATIONS
--Patients with severe renal impairment [Creatinine Clearance (CCr < 30 mL/min)].
--Patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh score >/= 10).
--Concomitant administration with strong Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) inhibitors (e.g., ketoconazole, clarithromycin, itraconazole, ritonavir).

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WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
--Postural hypotension, with or without symptoms (e.g., dizziness), may develop when beginning RAPAFLO treatment.
--In patients with moderate renal impairment, RAPAFLO dose should be reduced to 4 mg once daily.
--RAPAFLO should not be used in combination with other alpha-blockers.
--Examine patients thought to have BPH prior to starting therapy with RAPAFLO to rule out the presence of carcinoma of the prostate.
--Inform patients planning cataract surgery to notify their ophthalmologist that they are taking RAPAFLO because of the possibility of Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS).


DRUG INTERACTIONS
--Strong P-glycoprotein inhibitors (e.g., cyclosporine): Co-administration may increase plasma silodosin concentration. Concomitant use is not recommended.
--Alpha-blockers: Interactions involving concomitant use have not been determined. However, interactions are expected and concomitant use is not recommended.
--Concomitant use of PDE5 inhibitors with alpha-blockers including Rapaflo can potentially cause symptomatic hypotension.


USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
--Renal impairment: Dose adjustment in moderate disease . Contraindicated in severe renal disease.
--Hepatic impairment: Contraindicated in severe disease.

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ADVERSE REACTIONS
Most common adverse reactions (incidence >/= 2%) are retrograde ejaculation, dizziness, diarrhea, orthostatic hypotension, headache, nasopharyngitis, and nasal congestion. (6)

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at 1-800-272-5525 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
8 mg capsules taken orally once daily with a meal.

4 mg capsules taken orally once daily with a meal for those with moderate renal impairment [Creatinine Clearance (CCr) 30-50 mL/min].

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DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
Capsules: 8 mg and 4 mg.

REFERENCE

Package Insert data: 
Manufactured by:
Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Corona, CA 92880 USA

Distributed by:
Watson Pharma, Inc.
Morristown, NJ 07962 USA

Under license from:
Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Nagano, Japan

Address medical inquiries to:
WATSON
Medical Communications
P.O. Box 1953
Morristown, NJ 07962-1953
800-272-5525

For additional information see:
www.rapaflo.com
or call 1-866-RAPAFLO (727-2356)

Rx only

Revised: November 2009

173761-2
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