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
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Stiffness
  • Blurred vision

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

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
  • It is best to take it an 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 Sildenafil Citrate 50 mg Tablet if you have recently taken nitrates (medicines used in angina or chest pain).
  • Do not take it if you've had a heart attack in the past 3 months, or stroke or heart failure in the past 6 months.

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): Tamocas
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Carz, Antep
MODERATE
Brand(s): Arthrox
MODERATE
Brand(s): Clarimac
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MODERATE
Brand(s): Shinosun
MODERATE
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sildenafil Citrate

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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.
I have low testosterone level around 150 to 200. I am unable to do sex without using sildenafil citrate-50 or tadalfin-20 , I have 2 kids ,if I am using inj) testosterone-250 mg monthly twice. From past 2 to 3 year's
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
yes u do have deficiency of testosterone. along with the injections u need to join a gym and build some muscles. also stop smoking and drinking and eat fresh fruits and veggies. u can take tablet dejac t 1 hr befr sex.
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FAQs

Q. Is Sildenafil Citrate safe?
Yes, Sildenafil Citrate 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.
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. Is Sildenafil Citrate an over the counter product?
No, Sildenafil Citrate is not an over-the-counter product. You can buy it when it is 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 Sildenafil Citrate cause persistent and painful erection of the penis (priapism)?
Sildenafil Citrate 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 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 as 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, Sildenafil Citrate 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 Sildenafil Citrate with dapoxetine?
Yes, Sildenafil Citrate can be safely taken with dapoxetine. Sildenafil Citrate 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 Sildenafil Citrate if I am also having high blood pressure?
Sildenafil Citrate can be taken in patients with high blood pressure. However, if you are taking medicines for high blood pressure, taking Sildenafil Citrate along with them can cause a significant fall in blood pressure which could be harmful. Sildenafil Citrate is absolutely contraindicated in patients taking nitrates. Inform your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Does Sildenafil Citrate affect fertility?
No, Sildenafil Citrate 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 Sildenafil Citrate affect sperm?
Sildenafil Citrate is not known to affect sperm (number or movement of sperms). It is a drug which is used for erectile dysfunction.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Sildenafil Citrate with finasteride?
Yes, Sildenafil Citrate 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 Sildenafil Citrate can be used for the treatment of this problem along with finasteride.
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. Does Sildenafil Citrate delay ejaculation?
No, Sildenafil Citrate is not known to affect ejaculation.
Q. How does Sildenafil Citrate work?
Sildenafil Citrate 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.
Q. Is Sildenafil Citrate safe to use in patients with diabetes?
Yes, Sildenafil Citrate 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. Sildenafil Citrate is seen to be beneficial in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Mar 2018.
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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
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