Sildenafil Citrate : A pill which work wonders for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is affecting the young population of men in larger numbers today. The reasons behind them are stress, work pressure, hectic schedule. Erectile dysfunction is a common male sexual disorder in which a man is not able to obtain a firm and strong erection and maintain it for a long duration of time. Erectile dysfunction thus disturbs the sexual life of an individual.

Many people suffer from the diseases such as diabetes, hypertension today. Several men are also addicted to smoking, consumption of alcohol and recreational drugs, all of which are responsible for development of ED.

Nowadays several medicines are available to treat sexual disorders in men. Erectile Dysfunction is often treated by using medicines like Sildenafil citrate (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra) and Avanafil (Stendra).

Today, online pharmacies sell quality medicines at discounted rates. Sildenafil citrate is a generally prescribed medicine for treating men’s sexual health issues.

 

Action of Sildenafil citrate on body

Sildenafil citrate is a strong PDE-5 inhibitor. It inhibits the cGMP enzyme present in great amount inside penis. This enhances the level of cGMP inside the penile region which cause relaxation of smooth muscles and dilation of the blood vessels inside penis. More blood starts flowing through the dilated blood vessels supplying blood to the penis. This action of sildenafil citrate is produces erection of the penis in men.

Onset of action and Duration of effect

The action of this medicine takes place within of 30 to 120 minutes after taking the medicine orally. The onset of action is different for every person. The effect of this medicine is observed for the period of 4 hours on an average.

Usage guidelines

The widely prescribed dose of Sildenafil citrate 100mg to be taken only one time in a day. This medicine should be consumed with a glass of water approximately 45 to 60 minutes before making love. Take the doses as stated by the physician. This medicine can be taken with or without food.

Before starting this medicine talk to your doctor regarding your major and minor illness. Sildenafil citrate has the possibility of producing an allergic reaction in patient with a history of allergy to PDE-5 inhibitors.

This medicine is known to interact with nitrates and blood pressure lowering medicines. So do not consume both this medicines simultaneously. Avoid any activity that requires high degree of mental alertness as this medicine may make you feel sleepy.  Alcohol, grapefruit juice and fatty meal should not be consumed while taking Sildenafil citrate .Use of Sildenafil citrate should be avoided in pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Common Side effects

The following side effects of Sildenafil citrate lessen after discontinuing the medicine

  • Pain in head, back and muscles
  • Vision Disturbances
  • Diarrhea
  • Flushing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Nausea
  • Giddiness
  • Skin rash

What in case of a missed dose?

  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember
  • Skip the missed dose if it’s almost the time for next scheduled dose.
  • Do not take an extra dose to make up for an missed dose

 

What in case of an overdose?

If you experience the following overdose symptoms, call your healthcare provider immediately.

  • Chest pain
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Swelling of face, lips and tongue
  • Prolonged and painful erection for more than four hours

 

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