Filda 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Filda 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Filda Tablet

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Uses of Filda Tablet

Filda 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension.
It is also used in erectile dysfunction with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
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Side effects of Filda Tablet

Common

Headache, Nausea, Nasopharyngitis, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dyspepsia, Muscle pain, Back pain, Pain in extremity.

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How to use Filda Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Filda 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Filda Tablet works

Filda 20mg tablet is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works in erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis by relaxing the muscles in penile blood vessels. It works in pulmonary hypertension by relaxing the blood vessels in the lungs to allow blood to flow more easily.

In Depth Information on Filda Tablet

Expert advice for Filda Tablet

  • Filda helps to have and maintain an erection, but it will not produce the erection without sexual stimulation.
  • It should be taken just when you need it and one to half hour before sexual intercourse.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • You should not use if you have recently taken nitrates. Nitrates are commonly used in angina (chest pain).
  • Inform your doctor if the erection does not subside within two hours after sexual intercourse.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any eye sight change while taking Filda.
  • Do not take Filda if you recently had a stroke, a heart attack or if you have severe liver disease or very low blood pressure (<90/50 mmHg).
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Warnings
Special precautions for Filda 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Tadalafil can lower blood pressure, and combining it with alcohol may further increase this effect.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Filda 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Filda 20mg Tablet
during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Filda 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Filda 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients wi
th kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Filda 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Filda 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Filda 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Filda 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Nucoril OD 10mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Prazopill XL 5mg Tablet, Contiflo Icon 0.4mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Tadalafil, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Filda 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Tadalafil

No, Filda is not an addictive drug. However, some people may develop an emotional or psychological dependence on the medicine. Always take the medicine for the duration as suggested by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Filda with prednisone?
Filda, when taken with prednisone, may cause low blood pressure. Please consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may be required when the two medicines are to be used together.
Filda is safe when used strictly as advised by your doctor and for approved conditions like erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, there are some very common side effects that you may experience with Filda like a headache, flushing, nasal congestion, dyspepsia, back pain, muscle pain, and pain in extremity.
Q. Is Filda better than sildenafil?
Both Filda and sildenafil belong to the same group of drugs called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors, used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, Filda has a slow onset of action with less efficacy but works for a much longer time and is safer than sildenafil.
Filda should only be taken only for the time period as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Filda with losartan?
Yes, Filda can be taken with losartan. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking them together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Filda can be taken in patients with high blood pressure. However, if you are on medicines for high blood pressure, taking Filda along with them can cause a significant fall in blood pressure which could be harmful. Filda is absolutely contraindicated in patients taking nitrates. Inform your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Filda with antibiotics?
Filda can be taken safely with antibiotics. However, it is degraded in the body by an enzyme known as CYP3A4 and a dose adjustment may be needed when it is used with drugs which can affect the activity of this enzyme. Antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole and itraconazole can decrease the action of this enzyme and increase Filda levels in the blood. Antibiotics like rifampicin increase the action of this enzyme causing an increased breakdown of Filda and decrease its efficacy.
No, Filda has no known effect on sperm count. It is a medication used for erectile dysfunction, not to increase sperm count.
No, Filda is not known to affect ejaculation. It is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Like any other drug, Filda does have an expiry date and should not be used beyond that. Please check the package insert for the same.
Yes, Filda works very effectively for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension when taken strictly as advised by your doctor.
Generally, the effect of Filda lasts from 24 to 36 hours, however, the effect may vary from patient to patient. As it works for a long duration, its action may last for more than one day. Some patients call it a weekend pill which is when taken on Friday night, the effect may last until Sunday morning. So it is preferred over sildenafil and verdanafil by some patients.
No, Filda is not a steroid. It is a phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor and is used for treating erectile dysfunction.
Both Filda and sildenafil belong to the same group of drugs called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors, used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, Filda has a slow onset of action with less efficacy but works for a much longer time and is safer than sildenafil.
No, Filda is not a life long medicine. It should be taken only for a duration as advised by the doctor.
Filda is a prescription drug and should only be taken for the appropriate indication as prescribed by a doctor as it may be associated with many side effects. Also, it is available only on prescription by a doctor.
Q. Can I take Filda with tamsulosin?
When taken together, these drugs may produce an additive blood-pressure-lowering effect. Dose needs to be titrated carefully. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Filda with lisinopril?
Yes, Filda can be taken with lisinopril. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking them together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Filda with metoprolol?
Yes, Filda can be taken with metoprolol. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking them together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Filda is not a cure for erectile dysfunction. It only helps in erection by relaxing penile smooth muscles and increasing blood flow.
No, Filda is not known to increase the size of the penis.
Filda can lower the blood pressure but does not have a significant effect. However, when used along with other medications which lower blood pressure, it can have an additional effect which can be harmful. Talk to your doctor in case you are taking blood pressure lowering medicines and you are also advised to take Filda.
Filda is not known to have any effect on testosterone levels. However, if your testosterone levels are low, then Filda may not be useful in treating erectile dysfunction.
Q. Can I take Filda with sildenafil?
Both Filda and sildenafil are phosphodiesterase inhibitors and act by dilating the blood vessels. Using them together would not give any additional benefit, rather they may cause a severe fall in blood pressure and a prolonged painful erection. Therefore, these two drugs should not be taken together.
Q. Can I take Filda when I am also taking bisoprolol?
Yes, Filda can be taken with bisoprolol. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when they are taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking both the drugs together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. What will be the effect of using ibuprofen with Filda?
Yes,Filda can be taken with ibuprofen. It is used by many patients to relieve the headache caused by Filda. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Yes, there have been some reports where the patients have given the history of nose bleed (epistaxis) after taking Filda. Other drugs from the same class have also shown to cause nose bleeds in some patients.
Q. What is the difference between Filda and L-arginine?
Filda is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It works by releasing nitrous oxide (NO) which relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and dilates them. L-arginine is an amino acid which is involved in the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO). So, it has been suggested that L-arginine can help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. However, there is no regulatory approval for its use as of now.
Q. Are Filda and avanafil same?
No, Filda and avanafil are not same drugs but they belong to the same class of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Filda is also used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in lower doses. Filda is seen to be more efficacious, better tolerated and longer acting than avanafil. However, avanafil starts to show its effect faster than Filda.
Q. How is Filda different from vardenafil?
Both Filda and vardenafil are phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Filda is also used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in lower doses. Filda starts to act in 20 minutes but the action remains for almost 36 hours whereas vardenafil starts to act in 10 minutes and acts for almost 10 hours, respectively. Filda is less effective than vardenafil but safer.
Q. Is it safe to take Filda with amlodipine?
Yes, Filda can be taken with amlodipine. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure they are when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Is it safe to take Filda with propranolol?
Yes, Filda can be taken with propranolol. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure they are when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Filda when I am also taking atenolol for controlling my blood pressure?
Yes, Filda can be taken with atenolol. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure they are when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Is it safe to take Filda when I am also taking fluconazole?
Filda can be taken with fluconazole, however, a dose adjustment would be needed before taking them together. Filda is metabolized (degraded) by an enzyme known as CYP3A4. Fluconazole decreases the working of this enzyme causing increased blood levels of Filda and higher chances of having side effects.
Q. Is Filda safe to use in patients with glaucoma?
Yes, Filda can be used by patients with glaucoma. But you must inform your doctor before using this medicine. It has been found to increase the intraocular pressure in animals whereas the same is not seen in humans. However, other medicines of this class have been reported to cause increase intraocular pressure in healthy human beings.
Q. Is it safe to take Filda with dapoxetine?
Yes, Filda can be safely taken with dapoxetine. Filda is useful for treating erectile dysfunction and dapoxetine is for premature ejaculation. A fixed dose combination of these medicines is available which is useful in patients suffering from both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I use Filda with nitroglycerin?
Use of Filda is not recommended in patients taking nitrates like nitroglycerin as their combined use can cause a severe fall in blood pressure, which can also result in death. It is advisable to keep a time gap of 24 hours between the intake of Filda and any nitrate substance.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Filda with finasteride?
Yes, Filda can be taken along with finasteride. This combination is beneficial in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Finasteride is also known to cause erectile dysfunction as one of its side effects and Filda can be used for the treatment of this problem along with finasteride.
Filda can be taken with grapefruit juice, however, a dose adjustment would be needed before taking them together. Filda is metabolized (degraded) by an enzyme known as CYP3A4. Grapefruit juice decreases the working of this enzyme, increases blood levels of Filda leading to higher chances of side effects.
Q. Can I take Filda with tramadol?
Yes, Filda can be taken with tramadol. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. How safe is it to use Filda with paracetamol?
Yes, Filda can be taken with paracetamol. It is used by many patients to relieve a headache caused by Filda. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
No, Filda is not a nitrate. It belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Q. Is Filda a controlled substance?
Filda is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
Q. Is Filda a blood thinner?
No, Filda is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Q. Is Filda a prescription medicine?
Yes, Filda is a prescription medicine. It is available for providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
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