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Sildenafil Pronunciation

Sildenafil Pronunciation

Sildenafil

Sildenafil is the active component in Viagra, but it is also in another drug called Revatio; so, sildenafil is both Viagra and something else, Revatio. The Sildenafil in Viagra is made in 3 doses (25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg) and is used for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The Sildenafil in Revatio comes only in a 20 mg dose and, in that dose, has been approved for the treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension.

Sildenafil is the generic name of the chemical in both those medications, but only Revatio has been approved for use as a generic medication. So, there is an inexpensive Sildenafil in the 20 mg tablet, but not an inexpensive generic of the 25, 50,100 mg tablets. Physicians have access to Sildenafil and can write it for any reason, not just to treat pulmonary hypertension, but when they use it to treat ED, it is considered “off label” use–even though it is exactly the same medication as in Viagra. This means that, while sildenafil is in pharmacies, only the generic 20 mg tablet is available for doctors and patients to use as an “off label” generic medication for the treatment of ED.

Before taking sildenafil,

tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to sildenafil, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in sildenafil products. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients. do not take sildenafil if you are taking or have recently taken riociguat (Adempas) or nitrates (medications for chest pain) such as isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil), isosorbide mononitrate (Monoket), and nitroglycerin (Minitran, Nitro-Dur, Nitromist, Nitrostat, others). Nitrates come as tablets, sublingual (under the tongue) tablets, sprays, patches, pastes, and ointments. Ask your doctor if you are not sure whether any of your medications contain nitrates. do not take street drugs containing nitrates such as amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate ('poppers') while taking sildenafil.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you are taking sildenafil for erectile dysfunction, you are unlikely to miss a dose since this medication is taken as needed, not on a regular dosing schedule. If you are taking sildenafil for PAH, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Which do the female partners of heterosexual males prefer?

In a study of 100 heterosexual couples in stable relationships (J Sex Med 2008;5:1198–1207), the men were placed on a 12 week course of either Cialis or Viagra. Then, the men used the alternate for another 12 weeks. The female partners were asked which drug they preferred: “A total of 79.2% of the women preferred their partners’ use of tadalafil, while 15.6% preferred sildenafil.” The reasons for their preferences were sought by interview. They concluded that “While the women’s reasons for preferring tadalafil emphasized relaxed, satisfying, longer-lasting sexual experiences, those preferring sildenafil focused on satisfaction and drug effective.

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