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What Is Sildenafil 20

What is sildenafil?

Description of sildenafil

sildenafil 20 mg cost 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.

Why it's used?

sildenafil 20 mg uses 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.

  • Viagra: This drug is used to treat ED. With ED, you’re unable to get or maintain an erection.
  • Revatio: 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.

How to take sildenafil

All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:

  • your age
  • the condition being treated
  • how severe your condition is
  • other medical conditions you have
  • how you react to the first dose

How It Works?

Put simply, Sildenafil allows the smooth muscles in the penis to relax, so that a man can achieve an erection. The more detailed process is as follows: Sildenafil inhibits an enzyme called PDE5. Inhibiting PDE5 allows levels of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) to increase. when cGMP levels get high enough, the smooth muscles of the penis will relax. Sildenafil does not cause you to be sexually aroused. It will only help you achieve an erection when you do become aroused.          

Side  effect

  • sildenafil 20 from other drugs: Taking sildenafil with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from these drugs. Examples of these drugs include:
  • Alpha-blockers, such as terazosin, tamsulosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, or silodosin.
  • Increased side effects can include a drop in blood pressure, or fainting.
  • Blood pressure drugs, such as amlodipine.

Precaution                   

  • 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 warnings

This drug comes with several warnings.

Allergy warning

Sildenafil can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include:

  • trouble breathing
  • swelling of your throat or tongue
  • If you develop these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
  • Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.

Miss dose

  • For ED: Take your dose 30 minutes to 4 hours before your next sexual activity.

Storage

  • Store sildenafil at room temperature between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C).

 

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