It is important to take sildenafil as directed by a doctor or pharmacist. Dosage and strength for erectile dysfunction Sildenafil 50 mg tablets for erectile dysfunction come in different strengths ranging from 25 mg to 100 mg. The usual dose is 50 mg if you need it. Do not take more than once a day.
The dose can be increased to 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg depending on the effect. Take sildenafil up to 4 hours before sexual activity. For sildenafil to work properly, you must be sexually aroused. Dosage and strength for pulmonary hypertension Sildenafil tablets for pulmonary hypertension are available in doses of 10 mg and 20 mg. The usual dose for adults is 20 mg three times a day. Doses for children can range from 10 mg to 20 mg depending on weight, taken three times a day. Do not take it more than three times a day.
About Sildenafil (Viagra)
Sildenafil 50 mg is a drug used to treat problems with an erection (erectile dysfunction). Sildenafil is also sometimes used to treat pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the blood vessels that supply the lungs). If you have erection problems, sildenafil works by temporarily increasing blood flow to the penile when you are sexually aroused. In pulmonary hypertension, it works by relaxing the blood vessels in the chest.
How To Take The Tablets
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water or juice (not grapefruit juice).
How To Drink Liquid
If you or your child are taking sildenafil in liquid form, 1ml is usually equivalent to taking one 10 mg tablet, but it’s important to always check the medicine’s label. Liquid sildenafil is usually prepared by your pharmacist. The medication comes with a plastic syringe or spoon so you can take the right amount. If you do not have a plastic syringe or spoon, ask your pharmacist for one. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not measure the correct amount.
If You Forget To Take A Dose
If you have pulmonary hypertension and miss a dose of sildenafil, take it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the usual time. Never take 2 doses at the same time. Never take an extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you frequently forget doses, it can be helpful to set an alarm to remind you. You can also ask your pharmacist for advice on how to remember to take your medicine.
If You Take Too Much
Taking too much sildenafil can lead to unpleasant side effects. Talk to your doctor if you’re taking too much sildenafil and you’re concerned about any of the following side effects:
- Mouth flushing
- Change in the color of vision
Rare of symptoms can include, vision loss, and hearing loss. Any symptoms if occur for longer than usual then consult the doctor, immediately.
Sildenafil 50 mg usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to work for erectile dysfunction. You can take it up to 4 hours before you want to have sex. Taking sildenafil alone will not produce an erection. to make it work, be sexually aroused. The most common side effects are headache, nausea, indigestion and dizziness. Many people experience little or no side effects
It can be dangerous to take Sildenafil 50 mg if you also take medicines called nitrates (common for chest pain). The combination can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure. If you are not sure whether you are taking nitrates, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Do not drink grapefruit juice if you are taking sildenafil (Revatio) for pulmonary hypertension. It affects the way the medicine works.
Who Can And Cannot Take Sildenafil 50 Mg? Who Can Take Sildenafil 50 Mg?
- Sildenafil 50 mg is not suitable for some people. To make sure it is safe for you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking sildenafil if:
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to sildenafil or any other medicine you are taking medicines for chest pain called nitrates
- You will have a serious heart or liver problem
- Have recently had a stroke, heart attack or heart problem
- Have low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Your doctor should carefully evaluate whether your heart can handle the extra stress of sex
- Have a rare inherited eye disease such as retinitis pigmentosa, a deformity of your penis or Peyronie’s disease (curved penis), a stomach ulcer
- Have a bleeding problem such as hemophilia
What Do You Understand By Erectile Dysfunction
What Causes An Erection?
Erectile dysfunction can occur due to problems at any stage of the erection process. An erection is the result of increased blood flow to the penis. Sexual thoughts or direct contact with the penis usually stimulate this blood flow. a person with a penis becomes sexually aroused, a muscle in the blood vessels of the penis relaxes.
This allows more blood to flow through the penile arteries and fill two chambers in the penile. As the chambers fill with blood, the penis becomes erect. The veins in the penile narrow to keep blood in the penis and maintain an erection. The erection ends when the muscles of the blood vessels contract, allowing the accumulated blood to flow through the veins of the penis.
Difficulty getting an erection and difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual activity are the most common symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Other sexual disorders associated with erectile dysfunction include premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia, or inability to achieve orgasm after extensive stimulation.
Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they last 3 months or more. They can help determine if your symptoms are being caused by an underlying condition that needs treatment.
Nearly 30 million of men are suffering from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. It is always advisable to check with the doctor before taking any medicine. Do not wait for long.