Frequently asked questions for Sildenafil
Q. How long does it take for Sildenafil to work?The amount of time Sildenafil takes to work varies from person to person, but it normally takes between half an hour and one hour. However, Sildenafil may take longer to start working if you take it with a heavy meal. Its effect may last for about 3-4 hours.
Q. Can I get Sildenafil without a prescription?No, you need a doctor's prescription to get Sildenafil since it is a prescription medicine. Your doctor will prescribe it only if they judge that it would be beneficial for you.
Q. Can I take Sildenafil as often as I want?No, do not take Sildenafil for more than once a day. If you take more Sildenafil than the recommended dose then you may experience an increase in side effects and their severity. These side effects include flushing, headache, muscle pain, stomach upset, allergic reactions and vision changes such as blurred vision. Contact your doctor if Sildenafil does not help you to get an erection, or if your erection does not last long enough for you to complete sexual intercourse.
Q. When should I take Sildenafil?Take Sildenafil about 1 hour before you plan to have sex. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Inform your doctor if you feel the effect of Sildenafil is too strong or too weak.
Q. Can I take Sildenafil for premature ejaculation?No, Sildenafil is not known to have any beneficial effects in treating premature ejaculation. It is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Q. Why is the use of Sildenafil contraindicated with nitrates?Use of Sildenafil is harmful for patients taking nitrates or blood pressure-lowering medicines as their combined use can cause a severe fall in blood pressure, which can also result in death. However, if these medicines are to be taken together then it is advised to keep a time gap of 24 hours between the intake of Penegra and blood pressure-lowering medicines.
Q. Why does Sildenafil cause a fall in blood pressure (hypotension)?Sildenafil 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 medicines or nitrates, it can cause a severe fall in blood pressure, which could be fatal. Sildenafil 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 6 months.
Q. Can I take Sildenafil for the rest of my life?Sildenafil is a prescription medicine and should only be taken for the duration that is advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Sildenafil in my twenties?Yes, if prescribed by your doctor then Sildenafil can be taken in your twenties.
Q. Does Sildenafil increase blood pressure?No, Sildenafil is not associated with an increase in blood pressure. However, it can cause a decrease in blood pressure especially if taken with other blood pressure-lowering medications. Please consult your doctor before taking Sildenafil with any other medicine.
Q. Is Sildenafil safe to use in patients with diabetes?Yes, if prescribed by your doctor then Sildenafil is safe to use in patients with diabetes.
Q. Does Sildenafil affect fertility?No, Sildenafil does not affect fertility, neither negatively nor positively.
Q. Does Sildenafil affect sperm?Sildenafil does not affect sperm count or its health. It is a medicine that is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while on Sildenafil?Drinking alcohol can temporarily impair your ability to get an erection. To get the maximum benefit from Sildenafil, it is advised to not drink excessive amounts of alcohol before taking Sildenafil.