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Q. Can I get Vitagra 50mg Tablet without a prescription?
No, you need a doctor's prescription to get Vitagra 50mg 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 Vitagra 50mg Tablet with paracetamol?
Yes, Vitagra 50mg 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 Vitagra 50mg Tablet for the rest of my life?
Vitagra 50mg 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 Vitagra 50mg Tablet contraindicated with nitrates?
Use of Vitagra 50mg 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 Vitagra 50mg Tablet cause a fall in blood pressure (hypotension)?
Vitagra 50mg 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. Vitagra 50mg 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 Vitagra 50mg Tablet safe to use in patients with diabetes?
Yes, if prescribed by your doctor then Vitagra 50mg 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.