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Sildenafil 20 Mg

sildenafil 20 mg

what is sildenafil 20 mg

Sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio) is a moderately priced drug used to treat erection problems in men. It is also used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious heart and lung condition. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic sildenafil is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.

Uses of sildenafil 20 mg

Sildenafil is used orally as vasoactive therapy to facilitate attainment of a sexually functional erection in males with erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence). Sildenafil also is used orally or IV to improve exercise capacity and delay clinical worsening in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The FDA and manufacturer state that use of sildenafil, particularly chronic use, is not recommended in children with PAH because of an increased risk of mortality.(See Cautions: Pediatric Precautions.)

How does Sildenafil 20 mg Tablet work?

Pulmonary hypertension refers to abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that forces the right side of the heart to work harder than normal. Sildenafil causes the smooth muscle surrounding small blood vessels in the lungs to relax, decreasing the work load on the heart.

Side Effect

Major and Minor Sildenafil 20mg Side Effect

  • flushing stuffy nose
  • headache
  • memory problems
  • upset stomach
  • back pain
  • low blood pressure
  • faint feeling
  • dizziness
  • shortness of breath

Sildenafil Precautions

Sildenafil is not for newborns, children, or women.

Do not let anyone else take your sildenafil.

Sildenafil must be used only under a doctor's supervision.

There is potential risk of sexual activity in patients with cardiovascular risk factors. If you experience symptoms (chest pain, dizziness, nausea) upon initiation of sexual activity, it is advised to refrain from further sexual activity and discuss the episode with your doctor.

Sildenafil can cause your blood pressure to drop suddenly to an unsafe level if it is taken with certain other medicines. You could get dizzy, faint, or have a heart attack or stroke.

Tell all of your healthcare providers that you take sildenafil. If you need emergency medical care for a heart problem, it will be important for your healthcare provider to know when you last took sildenafil.

Seek immediate medical attention if sudden loss of vision occurs, which could be a sign of non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION).

Seek immediate medical attention if sudden decrease or loss of hearing occurs.