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Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Sildenafil Citrate Tablet

Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Sildenafil Citrate Tablet side effects

Common
  • Runny nose
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Stomach upset
  • Vision changes
  • Rash

How to use Sildenafil Citrate 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. Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Sildenafil Citrate Tablet works

Sildenafil Citrate 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.

Sildenafil Citrate Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Sildenafil with alcohol may lower blood pressure.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Sildenafil Citrate 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.
Lactation
Sildenafil Citrate 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.
Driving
Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sildenafil Citrate 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.
Liver
Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Sildenafil Citrate Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sildenafil Citrate 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet
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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sildenafil Citrate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Monopark
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Antep
MODERATE
Brand(s): Arthrox
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MODERATE
Brand(s): Clarimac
MODERATE
Brand(s): Shinosun
MODERATE
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sildenafil Citrate

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dear doctor, i have a penis erection problem, when i was take the sildenafil citrate tablet, that time only erection is there. and also i don't have any sexual feeling and sexual sense in my penis during the intercourse period,even when i saw the porn videos, that time also none of sense and feelings in my penis
Dr. Jyoti Arora
Sexologist
Dear Mr. PATIENT for sending across your query.The concern you had is known as Erectile Dysfunction""Erectile dysfunction (ED) Erection Issue Erectile Dysfunction is a very common and easily manageable issue. Due to lack of proper guidance and ignorance, this issue does not get resolved easily. But It is easily treated by the following measures: 1). Proper counselling 2). Exercises / techniques 3). Ayurvedic medicines it can be treated in 4-6 weeks.And don't take this kind of medicine without doctor supervision.
I have a problem of erectile dysfunction and premature ejucaltion. Whenever we do intercourse i fail to last less than 10 mins. Before that i was taking some ayurveda medicine Himalyan Confido, but it did't help. I am wondering to take Viagra 50 Sildenafil Citrate
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Sexologist
Hello PATIENT to 1mg Welcome to 1mg. Erectile problems can be happen to people at any age having issue like stress, fatigue, disturb relationship, anxiety, Ali a cohol, smoking and medical problems like High BP, Diabetes, obesity etc. My personal advice is lifestyle changes like exercising, losing weight, stopping smoking,curbing alcohol, don't wear tight pants, do pelvic kegal exercise. There are medications but they have side effects so i dont advice first. But i strongly recommend to start healthy life with some antioxidant vitamins and healthy diet. You may take vitamin like DHEA cap, L arginine and herbal ashwagandha capsule. Apply Himcolin gel. Concentrate on Yoga and meditation and also take help from your partner. Use these for couple of months if not improved do few blood tests like thyroid, sugar and testosterone and let me know.
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Sildenafil Citrate to work?

Usually, Sildenafil Citrate starts working in about 30 min. Its effect usually may last for about 3-4 hours.

Q. What if Sildenafil Citrate doesn't work?

Talk to your doctor if Sildenafil Citrate doesn't seem to work. Your doctor may increase the dose of Sildenafil Citrate or switch you to an alternate option.

Q. Can I get Sildenafil Citrate without a prescription?

No, you should never get Sildenafil Citrate without prescription. Sildenafil Citrate is a medicine, and it should be only taken when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Can I take Sildenafil Citrate as often as I want?

No, do not take Sildenafil Citrate for more than once a day.

Q. When should I take Sildenafil Citrate?

Take Sildenafil Citrate 30-60 min before your sexual activity because this medicine takes around 30 min to start working.

Q. Can I take Sildenafil Citrate for premature ejaculation?

Sildenafil Citrate 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 Sildenafil Citrate with paracetamol?

Yes, Sildenafil Citrate 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 Sildenafil Citrate for the rest of my life?

Sildenafil Citrate is a prescription drug and should only be taken for the duration that is advised by your doctor.

Q. Why is the use of Sildenafil Citrate contraindicated with nitrates?

Use of Sildenafil Citrate is harmful for 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 Sildenafil Citrate and any nitrate substance.

Q. Why does Sildenafil Citrate cause a fall in blood pressure (hypotension)?

Sildenafil Citrate 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. Sildenafil Citrate 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. Can I take Sildenafil Citrate in my twenties?

Yes, if prescribed by your doctor then Sildenafil Citrate can be taken in your twenties.

Q. Does Sildenafil Citrate affect fertility?

No, Sildenafil Citrate does not affect fertility, neither negatively nor positively.

Q. Does Sildenafil Citrate affect sperm?

Sildenafil Citrate does not affect sperm count or its health. It is a medicine that is used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Q. Does Sildenafil Citrate increase blood pressure?

No, Sildenafil Citrate 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 Sildenafil Citrate with any other medicine.

Q. Is Sildenafil Citrate safe to use in patients with diabetes?

Yes, if prescribed by your doctor then Sildenafil Citrate is safe to use in patients with diabetes.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
MRP
80.01
4 tablets in 1 strip
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