Medicine Overview of Religra Tablet
Side Effects of Religra are Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Stiffness, Blurred vision.
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. Religra 50 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Religra 50 mg Tablet is a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis, thereby increasing blood flow into the penis on sexual stimulation. This helps you achieve and maintain a hard, erect penis suitable for sexual activity.
In Depth Information on Religra Tablet
You have been prescribed Religra 50 mg Tablet for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
It's best to take Religra 50 mg Tablet about 1 hour before sexual intercourse, but you can take it anywhere between 30 minutes and 4 hours before sexual activity.
Don't take it more than once a day.
Seek medical attention if the erection persists for more than 4 hours after sexual intercourse.
- Do not use Religra 50 mg Tablet if you have recently taken nitrates (medicines used in angina or chest pain).
- Do not take Religra 50 mg Tablet if you've had a heart attack in the past 3 months, or stroke or heart failure in the past 6 months.
Religra Tablet related warnings
Taking Sildenafil with alcohol may lower blood pressure.
Religra 50 mg 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.
Religra 50 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Religra 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Religra 50 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Religra 50 mg 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.
Religra 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Religra 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Religra 50 mg Tablet in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Religra 50 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Religra Tablet
Q. How does Religra work?
Religra 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, Religra 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, Religra is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Q. Is Religra an over the counter product?
No, Religra is not an over-the-counter product. You can buy it when it is prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Religra a blood thinner?
No, Religra is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Q. Can I take Religra for premature ejaculation?
Religra is not known to have any beneficial effects of treating premature ejaculation. It is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Q. Can I take Religra for the rest of my life?
Religra is a prescription drug and should only be taken for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Religra in my twenties?
Yes, Religra 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 Religra with dapoxetine?
Yes, Religra can be safely taken with dapoxetine. Religra 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 Religra with warfarin?
Religra 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 Religra with warfarin. Inform your doctor before taking the two drugs together.
Q. Can I take Religra if I am also having high blood pressure?
Religra can be taken in patients with high blood pressure. However, if you are taking medicines for high blood pressure, taking Religra along with them can cause a significant fall in blood pressure which could be harmful. Religra is absolutely contraindicated in patients taking nitrates. Inform your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Religra with lisinopril?
Yes, Religra 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 Religra with ramipril?
Yes, Religra 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 Religra with beta blockers?
Yes, Religra 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 Religra with amlodipine?
Yes, Religra 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.
Q. Does Religra affect fertility?
No, Religra is not known to affect fertility. It is used only for erectile dysfunction. For treatment of any fertility-related problems, please consult a doctor.
Q. Does Religra affect sperm?
Religra is not known to affect sperm (number or movement of sperms). It is a drug which is used for erectile dysfunction.
Q. Does Religra increase blood pressure?
No, Religra 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 Religra with any other medicine.
Q. Does Religra delay ejaculation?
No, Religra is not known to affect ejaculation.
Religra like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Q. Why does Religra cause a fall in blood pressure (hypotension)?
Religra 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. Religra 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.
Q. Is Religra safe to use in patients with diabetes?
Yes, Religra 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. Religra is seen to be beneficial in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Q. Why is the use of Religra contraindicated with nitrates?
Use of Religra 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 Religra and any nitrate substance.
Q. What are the serious side effects of Religra?
Religra 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.
Q. Can I take Religra for treating piles (hemorrhoids)?
No, Religra is not indicated for the treatment of piles (hemorrhoids). Rather, its use has been reported to cause piles (hemorrhoids).
Q. Can Religra be taken with losartan?
Yes, Religra 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 Religra with paracetamol?
Yes, Religra 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 Religra with aspirin?
Yes, Religra can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can Religra increase the level of testosterone?
Yes, Religra can increase the testosterone levels. It has a direct effect on the testes which can lead to an increase in the blood testosterone levels.
Q. Can Religra cause persistent and painful erection of the penis (priapism)?
Religra 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 Religra be taken with itraconazole?
Religra can be taken with itraconzole, however, a dose adjustment would be needed before taking them together. Religra is metabolized (degraded) by an enzyme known as CYP3A4. Itraconazole decreases the working of this enzyme causing increased blood levels of Religra and higher chances of having side effects.
Q. Can I take Religra with tadalafil?
Both tadalafil and Religra 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 Religra with finasteride?
Yes, Religra 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 Religra can be used for the treatment of this problem along with finasteride.
Q. Can I take Religra with Tamsulosin?
Special caution needs to be taken when Religra 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.
Q. Is Religra a prescription medicine?
Yes, Religra is a prescription medicine and can be taken only when prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Religra for fun?
Religra 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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