Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a PDE5 inhibitor, prescribed for erectile dysfunction. It relaxes muscles and increases blood flow.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
It should not be co-administered with organic nitrate. Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
The recommended initial dose is 100 mg taken approximately 30 minutes before sexual activity, on an as needed basis
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.
Warnings and Precautions :
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, recently undergone heart surgery, stroke, low or high blood pressure, deformed penis shape, vision problem, bleeding problems, kidney or liver disease, any allergy and who are taking other medications.
Patient may develop with increased risk of vision loss, if it is so consult with your doctor immediately.
Side Effects :
Headache, flushing, nasal congestion, nasopharyngitis, and back pain.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).