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Sildenafil 20Mg Tablets

Sildenafil 20Mg Tablets

sildenafil

Sildenafil oral tablet is available as brand-name drugs and as generic drugs. Brand names: Viagra, Revatio. Sildenafil comes in three forms: an oral tablet, an oral suspension (liquid), and an injection that’s only given by a doctor. Sildenafil oral tablet is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). It’s also used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Sildenafil is a prescription drug. It comes in the form of a tablet and suspension (liquid). Both are taken by mouth. It also comes in an intravenous (IV) form, which is only given by a doctor. Sildenafil oral tablet is available as the brand-name drugs Viagra and Revatio. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.

More common side effects

The more common side effects of sildenafil are listed below, along with their rates:

  • Headaches
  • Flushing (reddening and warming of the face)
  • Upset stomach
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Abnormal vision
  • Muscle pain

 The side effect rates of are based on a dosage of 50 mg in people with erectile dysfunction, as reported in clinical trials for the brand equivalent, Viagra (see the FDA package insert). Side effects may be different when sildenafil is used for other conditions or at different dosages. For example, in clinical studies of people with a type of high blood pressure who took 20 mg three times a day, the rates increase for headache (46%) and insomnia (7%), but the rates decreased for flushing (10%). For detailed rates and more information, see the FDA package insert for generic sildenafil. If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Important warnings

Priapism warning: This drug can cause priapism, which is an erection that won’t go away. If you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If it’s not treated right away, this condition can cause permanent damage to your penis.

Sudden vision loss warning: This drug can cause sudden vision loss in one or both eyes. This can be a sign of a serious eye problem. If this occurs, stop taking sildenafil and call your doctor right away.

Sudden hearing loss warning: This drug can cause hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in your ears), or dizziness. If you have sudden hearing loss with or without tinnitus or dizziness, stop taking sildenafil and call your doctor right away.

Use in children warning: Children with PAH who take this drug may be at increased risk of death. Children should not take sildenafil.

Why it's used

Sildenafil oral tablet is used to treat ED and PAH. Generic oral tablets are available for both conditions, but the brand-name drugs each treat only one of the conditions. This drug is used to treat ED. With ED, you’re unable to get or aintain an erection. This drug is used to treat PAH. With PAH, the blood pressure in your lungs is too high. Your heart has to work very hard to pump blood into your lungs.

 

 

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