Sildenafil 100mg is a member of the group of drugs called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Sildenafil 100mg works by supporting the expansion of the blood vessels in your penis during sexual arousal. This allows blood to flow more easily into the penis, and you achieve an erection.
You should not take Sildenafil 100mg if you do not have erectile dysfunction. It is not suitable for all women.
Sildenafil 100mg is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men, sometimes referred to as impotence, on prescription by the doctor. This is when a man can not get or maintain a sufficiently hard, erect penis for sexual activity. Sildenafil 100mg doesn’t increase your sex drive.
The maximum dosage of Sildenafil 100mg is one tablet per day, one hour before sexual intercourse. Your doctor will decide which dose is best for you. For most men the dose is 100 mg. In certain cases, however, the doctor will prescribe a smaller or larger dose. Never take more pills than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
How to use for best result ?
Your doctor will decide which dose is best for you. For most men the dose is 100 mg. In certain cases, however, the doctor will prescribe a smaller or larger dose. Never take more lactab than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If necessary, take Sildenafil 100mg approximately one hour before sexual intercourse. Sildenafil 100mg should not be taken more than once a day. Swallow the whole lactab with a little water. Sildenafil 100mg will only help you achieve an erection if you are sexually stimulated. It will not trigger an erection without sexual arousal. The time to onset of Sildenafil 100mg is different from man to man, it is usually one-half to one hour. You may find that taking Sildenafil 100mg takes longer if you take it with a rich meal.
Alcohol consumption may temporarily decrease the ability to achieve an erection. To get the most out of your medicine, you should not drink large amounts of alcohol before taking Sildenafil 100mg.
You should tell your doctor if Sildenafil 100mg does not trigger an erection or if your erection does not last long enough to complete your sexual intercourse.
Do not change the prescribed dosage on your own. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
A dose greater than 100 mg does not increase efficacy, side effects will only occur more frequently and be more severe.
If you take more than the number of lactab prescribed by your doctor, tell your doctor.
If you are over 65 years of age, the first dose of Sildenafil 100mg should not exceed 25 mg.
Patients with kidney or liver disease
You should tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver dysfunction. Your doctor will decide if you need a lower dose.
Although Sildenafil is an effective solution to have a great erection, medicines contain Sildenafil citrate aren’t suitable for all impotent men.
When should Sildenafil 100mg not be used?
If you are a patient with heart disease (eg angina pectoris “chest pain”) treated with medicines containing nitrates or nitric oxide donors (eg with the active ingredients molsidomine, nitroglycerin or similar), you must not take Sildenafil 100mg. The concomitant use of Sildenafil 100mg may cause a dangerous increase in the effect of these drugs in the form of hypotension and circulatory collapse. This also applies to the use of illegally distributed “poppers” (with the active ingredient amyl nitrite).
Do not take Sildenafil 100mg if you are taking medicines containing guanylate cyclase stimulants such as riociguat (used to dilate pulmonary arteries in specific forms of pulmonary hypertension).
Talk to your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist or your pharmacist.
If you have ever been hypersensitive (allergic) to sildenafil citrate, do not take Sildenafil 100mg. An allergic reaction can be a rash, itching, facial swelling, swollen lips or shortness of breath. If such a reaction has ever occurred to you, you must tell your doctor.
Sildenafil 100mg must not be given to children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
Precautions to consider
If you have a history of acute cardiovascular disease or illness, you should not be treated with nitrate-containing medicines if you have previously taken any medicine containing the drug sildenafil. The concomitant use of such drugs can lead to a drop in blood pressure, which can be life-threatening. Therefore, you may not use the illegally distributed substance “amyl nitrite”, which is contained in the so-called “poppers”.
Sexual activity can affect the heart and therefore carries a certain risk for patients with severe heart disease. Before taking Sildenafil 100mg, tell your doctor if you have had a stroke, heart attack, heart disease, chest pain (angina pectoris) or other heart problems, or low blood pressure.
Sudden cardiac symptoms represent a medical emergency situation requiring immediate medical attention. All persons you treat should be made aware that you have taken Sildenafil 100mg. This information is important for your further treatment!
Also, tell your doctor if you are taking guanylate cyclase stimulants, such as riociguat, as they may further reduce your blood pressure.
Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines for high blood pressure. Some patients taking alpha-blockers to treat high blood pressure or prostate problems may experience dizziness and dizziness while standing. These are symptoms of so-called orthostatic hypotension caused by low blood pressure during rapid sitting or getting up. Some patients had such symptoms when using sildenafil with alpha blockers. This usually occurs within 4 hours after taking sildenafil. To reduce the likelihood of you experiencing such symptoms, you should already have a stable stance on your alpha-blocker before taking Sildenafil 100mg.
In case of sudden vision problems or loss of sight in one or both eyes, contact a doctor immediately. Such an event could result in permanent loss of vision. Sildenafil 100mg must not be taken in such a case. Also, tell your doctor if you have had severe vision loss or are suffering from certain rare eye conditions (such as retinitis pigmentosa).
If you have the following medical conditions, you should also discuss the use of Sildenafil 100mg with your doctor:
- Sickle cell anemia, leukemia, multiple myeloma, liver disease, any disease or deformity of your penis, which may require special care in your treatment.
- Gastric ulcer or clotting disorder (such as hemophilia), since Sildenafil 100mg could exert undesirable effects on these disorders.
Sildenafil 100mg and some medicines can affect each other unfavorably. Take other medicines only if your doctor tells you to do so.
Sildenafil 100mg may lead to a serious increase in the effects of medicinal products containing nitrates or nitric oxide donors (eg with the active ingredients molsidomine, nitroglycerin or similar). Concomitant use of these medicines with Sildenafil 100mg is strictly prohibited.
Sildenafil 100mg should under no circumstances be used concomitantly with other medicines for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
There are a number of medicines that slow down or prevent the breakdown of the active substance of Sildenafil 100mg in the liver, which may increase the effects as well as the undesirable effects (side effects) of Sildenafil 100mg. These medicines include certain antibiotics (so-called “macrolides” such as clarithromycin), antifungals (such as itraconazole), certain medicines for HIV (so-called protease inhibitors) or drugs for excess gastric secretion or stomach ulcers with the active ingredient cimetidine.
If you are taking protease inhibitors to treat HIV infection, your doctor may start Sildenafil 100mg treatment at the lowest dose of 25 mg.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist or your pharmacist if you
- suffering from other diseases,
- Have allergies or
take other medicines (also self-bought!) or use externally.
Driving & machines use
This medicine may interfere with responsiveness, fitness for drive, and ability to operate tools or machines.
Dizziness and blurred vision (sometimes lasting several hours), such as blurred vision or abnormal color perception, can occur after taking Sildenafil 100mg. Therefore, you should know how to react to Sildenafil 100mg before you drive a vehicle or operate machinery. This is also to be considered for activities that require a precise color distinction.
Pregnancy & breastfeeding
Sildenafil 100mg is not intended for use in women who are pregnant or do breastfeeding.
Known Side effects
The most reported side effect (can occur in more than 1 in 10 people) is headache.
(may affect 1 to 10 in 100 people) are: flushing, redness, stuffy nose, dizziness, nausea, hot flashes and blurred vision (such as blurred vision, changes in color vision, feeling blinded, light ring vision).
(may occur in 1 to 10 in every 1000 people) are: runny nose, hypersensitivity reactions (with symptoms such as rash, itching, swelling of the face, shortness of breath, asthma attack or drop in blood pressure [from dizziness to fainting]), drowsiness, reduction in touch, pressure – and pain sensitivity (rarely in the mouth), various eye disorders (such as eye pain, conjunctival or lacrimation), ear noises, increased heart rate, palpitations, nosebleeds, vomiting, dry mouth, abdominal pain, heartburn, muscle pain, pain in the arms, legs or the chest, fatigue.
(may affect 1 to 10 in 10,000 people) are: fainting, stroke (with symptoms such as sudden vision problems, double vision, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, balance or coordination disorders, numbness, paralysis, severe headache), seizures, Eye irritation, eyelid swelling, poor eyesight, dry eyes, cardiac arrhythmias, heart attack (with symptoms such as sudden tightness or pains in the chest, possibly radiating into the arms, upper abdomen or back, shortness of breath, nausea, anxiety, feeling weak), increased blood pressure , increased / greatly prolonged erection (see below), irritability.
In some cases, Sildenafil 100mg has been reported to cause excessively prolonged and / or aggravated and sometimes painful erections. If you have such an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, you should consult a doctor immediately, as such conditions may represent urological emergencies, leading to incurable penile damage, as well as permanent loss of potency.
In rare cases, men taking PDE5 inhibitors (ie a substance class substance, which includes sildenafil citrate) have reported a sudden decrease or even a sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes. Whether these events are directly related to these medicines or to other factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or a combination of both, can not be determined. If you experience a sudden decrease or a sudden loss of vision, immediately stop using any PDE5 inhibitor, including Sildenafil 100mg, and contact your doctor immediately.
Rare cases of acute myocardial infarction have been reported with Sildenafil 100mg. Most affected men, but not all, already had heart problems before taking this medicine.
In rare cases, strokes were reported as Sildenafil 100mg. There is no evidence that these events were directly related to Sildenafil 100mg.
Single cases of visual field impairment, eyeball emergence, dilation of the pupils, discoloration of the eyes, seizures, sudden cardiac death, hearing loss or deafness have been reported.
If you notice any of these unwanted effects (especially chest pain), if they are severe, prolonged, disturb you, or get worse if you continue treatment, you should tell your doctor.
If you notice any side effects not listed here, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.
There are many alternative medicines to Sildenafil 100mg that belong to the same group of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. These alternatives are Cialis and Levitra.