This is a medication that is highly useful in treating impotence among men. This medication does not cause an erection, but helps to create an erection when there is sufficient sexual stimulation.
How it works
The main ingredient of this medication is sildenafil citrate. This is an inhibitor that controls a particular enzyme. By stopping the work of this enzyme this medication is able to enhance the blood flow to the penis. This in turn results in a strong erection.
The medication is mainly used to treat erectile dysfunction. It must be noted that it is also useful in treating pulmonary arterial hypertension in both men and women.
The dosage and the dose schedule must only be determined by a physician. He or she will determine it according to your medical condition. When consuming this drug, it is important to swallow the tablet whole along with a glass of water. Do not break or chew the tablet. You need to combine this medication with a properly balanced calorie diet.
You must take the medication at the same time each day since this will prevent you from forgetting to take your daily dose. You must continue this habit until your physician asks you to stop consuming the drug. Once you consume the drug, you must wait for at least 24 hours before you consume the second tablet.
You must take the medication as long as the doctor asks you to do so. You must not terminate the treatment without consulting your physician. This can result in some unpleasant side effects. Therefore, you must continue to take the medication until your physician asks you to stop.
You must not increase the dosage or dose schedule without consulting your physician. This will not enhance the effectiveness of the medication but rather will make you more susceptible towards the side effects.
The following are some side effects that you might or might not experience during the treatment period.
Tingling in the chest
Sudden vision loss
Swelling in the hands/feet
If you do experience any of the above, make sure to inform your healthcare provider immediately.
It is essential for you to follow the precautionary instructions given below to make sure that you remain safe during the treatment period.
Do not consume any other impotence drug when consuming this medication.
Avoid the consumption of antidepressants during the treatment period.
Avoid a high fat diet.
Do not consume alcohol.
Do not operate machinery or drive after taking your dose since it can make your dizzy.
Do not consume this medication if you are under 18 years old.
Avoid the consumption of nitrates during the treatment period.
This medication can cause adverse reactions when it is mixed with other drugs. When this drug gets mixed with other medications, it can result in certain muscle problems. Therefore, make sure to give your physician a complete list of medications that you are taking. This must include prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs as well as herbal supplements.