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Zestasil 100 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Zestasil Tablet

Zestasil Tablet side effects

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

How to use Zestasil 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. Zestasil 100 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zestasil Tablet works

Zestasil 100 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.

Zestasil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zestasil 100 Tablet. Taking Sildenafil with alcohol may lower blood pressure.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zestasil 100 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Zestasil 100 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
Zestasil 100 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Zestasil 100 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zestasil 100 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
Zestasil 100 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zestasil 100 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Zestasil 100 Tablet in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Zestasil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zestasil 100 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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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zestasil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
LIFE-THREATENING
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MODERATE
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Zestasil to work?

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

Q. What if Zestasil doesn't work?

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

Q. Can I get Zestasil without a prescription?

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

Q. Can I take Zestasil as often as I want?

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

Q. When should I take Zestasil?

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

Q. Can I take Zestasil for premature ejaculation?

Zestasil 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 Zestasil with paracetamol?

Yes, Zestasil 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 Zestasil for the rest of my life?

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

Q. Why is the use of Zestasil contraindicated with nitrates?

Use of Zestasil 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 Zestasil and any nitrate substance.

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

Zestasil 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. Zestasil 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 Zestasil in my twenties?

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

Q. Does Zestasil affect fertility?

No, Zestasil does not affect fertility, neither negatively nor positively.

Q. Does Zestasil affect sperm?

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

Q. Does Zestasil increase blood pressure?

No, Zestasil 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 Zestasil with any other medicine.

Q. Is Zestasil safe to use in patients with diabetes?

Yes, if prescribed by your doctor then Zestasil is safe to use in patients with diabetes.

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