Medicine Overview of Lupigra Tablet
Headache, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Pain in extremity.
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. Lupigra Tablet is to be taken with food.
Lupigra Tablet is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis by relaxing the muscles in penile blood vessels.
In Depth Information on Lupigra Tablet
Take it when you need it. Do not take more than once a day.
It's best to take Lupigra about 1 hour before sexual intercourse, but you can take it anywhere between 30 minutes and 4 hours before sexual activity.
Lupigra helps achieve and maintain an erection, but will not produce the erection without sexual stimulation.
Do not use Lupigra if you have recently taken nitrates (medicines used in angina or chest pain).
Notify your doctor if the erection persists for more than two hours after sexual intercourse.
- Do not take Lupigra if you recently had a stroke, a heart attack or if you have a serious liver disease or very low blood pressure (<90/50 mmHg).
Lupigra Tablet related warnings
Taking Sildenafil with alcohol may lower blood pressure.
Lupigra 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.
Lupigra Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Lupigra Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Lupigra Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lupigra Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. A lowering of dose may be considered if it is not well-tolerated.
Lupigra Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lupigra Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Lupigra Tablet in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Lupigra Tablet, 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.
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Frequently asked questions about Lupigra Tablet
Lupigra is a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor which works by relaxing the penile smooth muscles and by increasing the blood flow to the penis. It helps to achieve and maintain an erection but only if there is sexual stimulation.
Yes, Lupigra is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at effective doses like Headache, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Pain in Extremity.
No, Lupigra is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
No, Lupigra is not an over-the-counter product. You can buy it when it is prescribed by a doctor.
No, Lupigra is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Lupigra is not known to have any beneficial effects of treating premature ejaculation. It is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Lupigra is a prescription drug and should only be taken for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Yes, Lupigra can be taken in the twenties. It is approved for use in adult men above the age of 18 who have erectile dysfunction. It should be taken after consulting a doctor and strictly as advised.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with dapoxetine?
Yes, Lupigra can be safely taken with dapoxetine. Lupigra 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 take Lupigra with warfarin?
Lupigra can be taken with warfarin, no significant drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, there have been some clinical reports of penile fracture in patients using Lupigra with warfarin. Inform your doctor before taking the two drugs together.
Lupigra can be taken in patients with high blood pressure. However, if you are taking medicines for high blood pressure, taking Lupigra along with them can cause a significant fall in blood pressure which could be harmful. Lupigra is absolutely contraindicated in patients taking nitrates. Inform your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with lisinopril?
Yes, Lupigra 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 both the drugs together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with ramipril?
Yes, Lupigra can be taken with ramipril. 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 both the drugs together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with beta blockers?
Yes, Lupigra can be taken with beta-blockers. 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 both the drugs together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with amlodipine?
Yes, Lupigra can be taken with amlodipine. 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 both the drugs together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
No, Lupigra is not known to affect fertility. It is used only for erectile dysfunction. For treatment of any fertility-related problems, please consult a doctor.
Lupigra is not known to affect sperm (number or movement of sperms). It is a drug which is used for erectile dysfunction.
No, Lupigra is not associated with an increase in blood pressure. It can cause a decrease in blood pressure especially if taken with other blood-pressure-lowering medications. Please consult your doctor before taking Lupigra with any other medicine.
No, Lupigra is not known to affect ejaculation.
Lupigra like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Lupigra has the property of relaxing the smooth muscle of the blood vessels and widening them which can cause a fall in blood pressure (hypotension). So, when used with blood pressure lowering drugs or nitrates, it can cause a severe fall in blood pressure, which could be fatal. Lupigra should not be taken if you are taking nitrates for chest pain or you have a history of heart attack or stroke in the past six months.
Yes, Lupigra is safe to use in patients with diabetes. Erectile dysfunction and is commonly reported by diabetic patients as diabetes is one of the most common causes of this condition. Long standing diabetes can damage the nerves in the body (neuropathy) including the nerves of the penis. It also harden and narrow the blood vessels which decreases the blood flow to the penis causing erectile dysfunction. Lupigra is seen to be beneficial in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Use of Lupigra is not recommended in patients taking nitrates (organic nitrates or organic nitrites) 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 Lupigra and any nitrate substance.
Lupigra can cause serious side effects like heart attack, sudden cardiac death, abnormal heart beat and bleeding in the brain tissues that can cause temporary or permanent brain damage. A patient can have chest pain during the intercourse and if this occurs, try to relax in a semi-sitting position and do not use any nitrate to relieve the chest pain. Rarely a sudden loss in vision and serious allergic skin reactions with fever, peeling and swelling of the skin, blistering of the mouth, genitals and around the eyes can occur.
No, Lupigra is not indicated for the treatment of piles (hemorrhoids). Rather, its use has been reported to cause piles (hemorrhoids).
Q. Can Lupigra be taken with losartan?
Yes, Lupigra can be taken along 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 both the drugs together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with paracetamol?
Yes, Lupigra can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with aspirin?
Yes, Lupigra can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Yes, Lupigra can increase the testosterone levels. It has a direct effect on the testes which can lead to an increase in the blood testosterone levels.
Lupigra and other drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction have been seen to cause prolonged erections and persistent and painful erection of the penis(priapism). In case the erection persists for more than 4 hours, immediately seek medical attention. If it is not treated immediately, penile tissue damage and permanent loss of potency can occur.
Q. Can Lupigra be taken with itraconazole?
Lupigra can be taken with itraconzole, however, a dose adjustment would be needed before taking them together. Lupigra is metabolized (degraded) by an enzyme known as CYP3A4. Itraconazole decreases the working of this enzyme causing increased blood levels of Lupigra and higher chances of having side effects.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with tadalafil?
Both tadalafil and Lupigra 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. What is the benefit of taking Lupigra with finasteride?
Yes, Lupigra 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 Lupigra can be used for the treatment of this problem along with finasteride.
Q. Can I take Lupigra with Tamsulosin?
Special caution needs to be taken when Lupigra is taken along with Tamsulosin. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can also cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting position). So, when taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Yes, Lupigra is a prescription medicine and can be taken only when prescribed by the doctor.
Lupigra is a prescription drug and should only be taken for the appropriate indication as prescribed by a doctor as it may be associated with its own side effects.
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