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Q. Can I get Pentogra 40mg Tablet without a prescription?
No, you need a doctor's prescription to get Pentogra 40mg Tablet 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 Pentogra 40mg Tablet with paracetamol?
Yes, Pentogra 40mg Tablet can be taken with paracetamol. No interactions between the 2 medicines or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Pentogra 40mg Tablet for the rest of my life?
Pentogra 40mg Tablet is a prescription medicine and should only be taken for the duration that is advised by your doctor.
Q. Why is the use of Pentogra 40mg Tablet contraindicated with nitrates?
Use of Pentogra 40mg Tablet 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 Pentogra 40mg Tablet cause a fall in blood pressure (hypotension)?
Pentogra 40mg Tablet 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. Pentogra 40mg Tablet 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. Is Pentogra 40mg Tablet safe to use in patients with diabetes?
Yes, if prescribed by your doctor then Pentogra 40mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with diabetes.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.