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What Is Sildenafil Citrate Used For

what is sildenafil citrate used for

Description

Sildenafil Citrate 50 MG 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).

When should you take sildenafil?

You should take your sildenafil dose approximately one hour before you plan to have sex. You should be able to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation within 25 minutes to an hour after taking the tablet and for up to five hours after taking it.

Should you take sildenafil with or without food?

You can do either, but it works faster on an empty stomach. Sildenafil takes longer to start working if you take it with or after a meal.Swallow your sildenafil tablet with a drink of water.If you have been supplied with a brand of tablet called Nipatra, these are chewable tablets. Chew the tablet before you swallow it.

How often can you take sildenafil?

Do not take a dose of sildenafil more than once in 24 hours.

Can you drink alcohol with sildenafil?

It's best to avoid drinking too much alcohol if you're going to take sildenafil. Drinking alcohol can reduce your ability to get an erection and so might make the sildenafil less effective. Sildenafil can also make some people feel dizzy or lightheaded and this could be made worse if you've drunk a lot of alcohol.

Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?

  • Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol in large amounts may decrease the ability to get an erection and may also temporarily decrease blood pressure, causing dizziness and fainting.
  • Blood pressure: Tell your doctor if you are taking medications to treat high blood pressure. The combination of these medications and sildenafil may add to the blood pressure-lowering effect of these medications. You should also let your doctor know if you have or have had low blood pressure.
  • Grapefruit juice: Grapefruit juice can increase the amount of sildenafil in your bloodstream. Do not drink grapefruit juice when taking this medication.
  • Hearing problems: If you experience a sudden decrease or loss of hearing you should seek medical attention immediately.
  • Heart conditions: If you have or have had heart disease or a heart attack or stroke, you should speak to your doctor before taking any medication for erectile dysfunction. If chest pains, dizziness, or nausea are experienced during sex, the exertion should be stopped and your doctor informed.
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