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What Is Sildenafil Citrate

what is sildenafil citrate

Description

Sildenafil Citrate 50 Tablet relaxes the smooth muscles present in the wall of blood vessels and helps in increasing the flow of blood in certain specific areas of the body. It is used for the treatment of erection disorders and Pulmonary Hypertension (high blood pressure of blood vessels connecting the lungs and the heart).

Uses of Sildenafil Citrate 50mg Tablet

Erectile Dysfuntion

Sildenafil Citrate 50 Tablet is used for the treatment of impotence; where achieving and sustaining an erection is a problem while having sexual intercourse. However, it will work only if there is sexual stimulation.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Sildenafil Citrate 50 Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure of arteries present in the lungs and right side of the heart. It also improves exercise capacity in such patients.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sildenafil Citrate 50 Tablet

  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Bloody nose
  • Indigestion
  • Sleeplessness
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet
  • Changes in vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Prolonged and painful erection
  • Painful urination

Dosage

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. It can be skipped if it almost time for the next scheduled dose. This applies to conditions like Pulmonary Hypertension where the dose regimen is fixed. Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. You might require immediate medical attention if the overdose is severe.

Warnings

  • Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women unless clearly needed. Consult a doctor and discuss the benefits and risks before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

The use of this medicine should be avoided by nursing mothers. Consult your doctor so that suitable substitute may be advised.

General warnings

  • Hypotension

Consumption of Sildenafil Citrate 50 MG Tablet can cause a mild and short-lasting decrease in blood pressure. Caution should be exercised if you are taking any medication for lowering high blood pressure.

  • Other medications

Sildenafil Citrate 50 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you are taking medicines for hypertension, heart disease etc. Report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor.

  • Deformation of penis

Sildenafil Citrate 50 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients having a physical deformity of the penis which may be due to Angulation, Cavernosal Fibrosis or Peyronie disease. The risk of permanent loss of sexual potency is high in such cases.

  • Prolonged and painful erection

Sildenafil Citrate 50 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have had a painful erection lasting for more than 4 hours. This may be due to an underlying condition like Sickle cell anemia, Multiple Myeloma or Leukemia.

  • Loss of hearing

Sildenafil Citrate 50 MG Tablet may cause a sudden decrease in hearing capabilities along with clinging sound in the ears and dizziness. Contact your doctor immediately if such symptoms are observed.

  • Loss of vision

Sildenafil Citrate 50 MG Tablet may cause a sudden loss of vision in one or both the eyes. It may also cause an impairment in color differentiation capacity. It should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from this rare genetic disorder of the retina called Retinitis Pigmentosa.

 

 

 

 

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