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Agra 100Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Alliaance Biotech
Medicine composition: Sildenafil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Sildenafil or Viagra is a drug that is most commonly used and know for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and other male sexual function problems. The active ingredient in the drug is sildenafil citrate. It is generally used to increase blood flow to the penis to help a man get and sustain his erection to enhance sexual activity. This drug does not protect the users against sexually transmitted disease ( HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhoea, syphilis). In the treatment of erectile dysfunction, this is taken by mouth and the effects can be seen and felt within an hour of intake. Do not consume more than once daily. A high-calorie diet may delay the effect of the drug. The other condition that the medication is used for is pulmonary arterial hypertension. The side effect of this medication includes a headache, flushing, indigestion, dizziness, blood or cloudy urine, blurry or change in vision, sensitivity to light and painful urination. The consumption of alcohol should be kept to a minimum level as it may trigger side effects such as dizziness, fainting or fatigue. You should consult your doctor before using this drug if you are a heart patient and have undergone heart or bypass surgeries in the past six-months. People suffering from kidney and liver disease must also be careful. If you have fluctuating blood pressure then you are advised to use this drug as it directly interferes with the blood flow.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Sexologist before using this medicine.

This medication is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men and also in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. This medication is generally not prescribed for women as studies show that there are very little to no effect on them.

The contraindications are it is not suggested to use this drug if you are allergic to any active ingredients, if you are suffering from any Cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and if you have a disease relater to sight or the retina.

In addition to its intended effect, Agra 100Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Major Common
Flushing Moderate Common
Indigestion Major Less Common
Sleeplessness Minor Less Common
Dizziness Major Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?

The duration of the effects of the drug lasts to about 4 hours after intake. It should not cross the five hour mark, if it does one should consult a doctor.

What is the onset of action?

The onset of action starts within thirty minutes after the intake, the peak performance is observed within an hour, for safety the drug should at least be taken sixty minutes before the start of the sexual activity. Taking viagra does not give you an erection it merely increases the blood flow to the penis.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medication is not prescribed to women.

Is it habit forming?

The drug is not know to show habit forming tendencies and is generally safe to use.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medication is not prescribed to women.

Is It safe with alcohol?

It is not recommend with alcohol as it interacts with the drug and causes sever side effects as mentioned above. You can keep the alcohol intake to a minimum or avoid it if possible.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

You should avoid driving while under this medication, as some of the side effects it can induce is dizziness, headaches and hypersensitivity to light.

Does this affect kidney function?

This medication may alter the functioning of the kidney and is not recommended for people who suffer from kidney diseases and other renal problems.

Does this affect liver function?

This medication is not recommended for patients suffering form liver diseases it can lead to other complications. Consult your doctor if you have any queries.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Agra 100Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd
RPG Life Sciences Ltd
Fitwel Pharmaceuticals Private Limited
Aden Healthcare
Zee Laboratories
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?

There is no fixed dose as to how a dose has to be taken, the general rule is that one should not take more than one tablet per day.

Are there any overdose instructions?

If there is a case of overdose and symptoms such as trouble in breathing or if the person has fainted then consult your nearest medical emergency room and consult a doctor.

India
United States
Japan
Agra 100Mg Tablet relaxes the smooth muscles by inhibiting Phosphodiesterase type-5. This results in the increase of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) which relaxes the smooth muscles and increases the flow of blood.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Moderate

The drug does not interact well with patients suffering from coronary diseases and fluctuation in blood pressure. The drug also causes temporary visual impairments. Consult a doctor if you have any of the said conditions.

Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
Use of alcohol should be avoided or kept to a minimal level while you are taking Agra 100Mg Tablet. Symptoms like dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches should be reported to the doctor.
Moderate

The drug is not recommended with alcohol as it can lead to complications, you should try and keep the amount of intake of alcohol to a minimum as it may interfere with the working of the drug.

Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juice Moderate
Avoid using grapefruit juice in large quantities while taking Agra 100Mg Tablet. Consumption of grapefruit juice may interfere with the working of the medicine in the body and the desired effect may not be achieved or there may be a delay. Consult your doctor in this regard before taking this medicine.
Moderate

The patient should avoid food saturated in high fats as it will delay the effect of the drug.

Interaction with Medicine
Moderate

The drug does not interact well with drugs having nitrate as active ingredients, blood clogger or thinner should also be avoided. Drugs that are used to lower blood pressure should also be avoided. Consult your doctor if you are under any medications so as to avoid complications.

What are you using Agra 100Mg Tablet for?
Other
Erectile Dysfuntion
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
Once a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Headache
Sleeplessness
Burning
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello sir, im 24 years old. I have gap between my teeth and I want treatment without braces. Is it possible ?i want treatment without braces. Please give me some advice im from agra so tell me a Dr. Of agra.

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Dentist, Lucknow
Hello sir, im 24 years old. I have gap between my teeth and I want treatment without braces. Is it possible ?i want t...
U may get vineers or caps depending on gap consult a prosthodontist if you want without braces a list of Dr. in your vicinity is available on this site itself.
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Hi I am kamlesh kumar I am living in agra city. I have a little bit headache. So can yuo help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
Hi I am kamlesh kumar
I am living in agra city. I have a little bit headache. So can yuo help me.
You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache follow advises given below: Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day Get check eyes for refractive error complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis It may be due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise consult privately

As I am in 5 th months or 20 th week pregnant .now my husband and me want to go for a outing may be agra. Is this ok.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
As I am in 5 th months or 20 th week pregnant .now my husband and me want to go for a outing may be agra. Is this ok.
Hi lybrate-user. Ideally travelling in 2 trimester is allowed but if my personal advise is asked for I would say avoid if you can.

Hello sir, I am rahul & 25 year old, basically from agra, actually my weight is 85 kg. And want to reduce my weight at least 10 kg. Please suggest and give some good tips. Regards rahul agra.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello sir, I am rahul & 25 year old, basically from agra, actually my weight is 85 kg. And want to reduce my weight a...
You need to take high fiber low fat diet followed by detox diet. Drink lot of water everyday. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Avoid outside food completely. Ask me privately for customized diet plan for you.

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When Not to Use Prescription Drugs for an Erect Penis

Advances in treatments that enable a man to more easily attain an erect penis have made a huge difference among men in whom erectile dysfunction can be an issue. These developments have had a clear impact on sexual and penis health and have benefitted many, many men (and their partners). One of the more popular treatments involves the drug sildenafil, which is marketed under various popular brand names. While sildenafil can be very effective at helping a man achieve an erect penis, there are times when a guy should refrain from using the drug.

More about sildenafil

Although sildenafil has been used for more than 20 years to help men achieve an erect penis, that was not its original purpose. It is an artificial compound originally developed to treat hypertension and angina. While studying the drug in clinical trials for these conditions, the scientists discovered that men who took the drug developed firm erections a half hour or so after ingesting the drug. This prompted them to change the focus of their studies, to the benefit of millions of men since.

Sildenafil works by helping the smooth muscle of the penis to relax, which opens up penile blood vessels more fully. More blood is able to therefore invade the penis quickly, filling up the spongy tissue which results in an erect penis.

When not to take

Though sildenafil has been very helpful, there are circumstances under which a man should not use the drug. These include the following:

  • If erectile dysfunction isn't a problem. Some men may think they can use sildenafil even if they have no problem getting an erect penis. They may think this could somehow make their erection even harder than it is or that it may enable them to last longer during sex. But studies have indicated that sildenafil provides no real benefit to a man without erectile problems. More importantly, some doctors suggest that using the drug when it's not needed could over time lead the body to expect and depend on it - so that a man could have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection without using it.
  • If it may not be real. Unscrupulous people peddle fake versions of many different drugs - including sildenafil. They usually charge a much cheaper price than one would pay for the real thing, but it doesn't offer the benefits. And depending on what ingredients are actually in it, a fake version could cause harm. Only use sildenafil prescribed by a qualified and reliable doctor.
  • If other conditions are present. Many drugs are good at treating one condition but may exacerbate other conditions. It's recommended that a man with heart disease, heart attack, stroke, low blood pressure, liver problems and some kinds of vision problems may want to avoid sildenafil. It's important for a man to check with his doctor to determine if using sildenafil will have a negative impact on other health issues.
  • If he is on some other medications. By the same token, some drugs are not meant to be taken at the same time and can cause interactions, some minor and some major. Again, checking with a doctor is advised.
  • If partying. Drinking too much alcohol or ingesting illegal substances can potentially cause a problem with sildenafil.

The long and the short of it is that a man should check with his doctor if he has any questions about under what circumstances he should use sildenafil - or any drug, really.

Sildenafil can help give a man an erect penis, but he needs to take other steps to keep it healthy - such as by daily applying a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to the equipment. For best results, the crème should include a range of vitamins, like A, B5, C, D and E. It also should include L-arginine, which helps keep penile blood vessels open and ready for increased flow.

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Sexologist, Delhi
When Not to Use Prescription Drugs for an Erect Penis!

When Not to Use Prescription Drugs for an Erect Penis


Advances in treatments that enable a man to more easily attain an erect penis have made a huge difference among men in whom erectile dysfunction can be an issue. These developments have had a clear impact on sexual and penis health and have benefitted many, many men (and their partners). One of the more popular treatments involves the drug sildenafil, which is marketed under various popular brand names. While sildenafil can be very effective at helping a man achieve an erect penis, there are times when a guy should refrain from using the drug.

More about sildenafil

Although sildenafil has been used for more than 20 years to help men achieve an erect penis, that was not its original purpose. It is an artificial compound originally developed to treat hypertension and angina. While studying the drug in clinical trials for these conditions, the scientists discovered that men who took the drug developed firm erections a half hour or so after ingesting the drug. This prompted them to change the focus of their studies, to the benefit of millions of men since. Sildenafil works by helping the smooth muscle of the penis to relax, which opens up penile blood vessels more fully. More blood is able to therefore invade the penis quickly, filling up the spongy tissue which results in an erect penis.

When not to take

Though sildenafil has been very helpful, there are circumstances under which a man should not use the drug. These include the following:

- If erectile dysfunction isn't a problem. Some men may think they can use sildenafil even if they have no problem getting an erect penis. They may think this could somehow make their erection even harder than it is or that it may enable them to last longer during sex. But studies have indicated that sildenafil provides no real benefit to a man without erectile problems. More importantly, some doctors suggest that using the drug when it's not needed could over time lead the body to expect and depend on it - so that a man could have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection without using it.

- If it may not be real. Unscrupulous people peddle fake versions of many different drugs - including sildenafil. They usually charge a much cheaper price than one would pay for the real thing, but it doesn't offer the benefits. And depending on what ingredients are actually in it, a fake version could cause harm. Only use sildenafil prescribed by a qualified and reliable doctor.

- If other conditions are present. Many drugs are good at treating one condition but may exacerbate other conditions. It's recommended that a man with heart disease, heart attack, stroke, low blood pressure, liver problems and some kinds of vision problems may want to avoid sildenafil. It's important for a man to check with his doctor to determine if using sildenafil will have a negative impact on other health issues.

- If he is on some other medications. By the same token, some drugs are not meant to be taken at the same time and can cause interactions, some minor and some major. Again, checking with a doctor is advised.

- If partying. Drinking too much alcohol or ingesting illegal substances can potentially cause a problem with sildenafil.

The long and the short of it is that a man should check with his doctor if he has any questions about under what circumstances he should use sildenafil - or any drug, really.

Sildenafil can help give a man an erect penis, but he needs to take other steps to keep it healthy - such as by daily applying a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to the equipment. For best results, the crème should include a range of vitamins, like A, B5, C, D and E. It also should include L-arginine, which helps keep penile blood vessels open and ready for increased flow.

 

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Sildenafil (Viagra), whose function is to inhibit a substance called Phosphodiestarase-5 or PDE5 - was initially used only for the treatment of angina pectoris (a cardiovascular problem) and pulmonary hypertension. Incidentally, it was discovered that it could help the issue of erectile dysfunction too, and thus became hugely popular in the late 1990s. The little blue pill, as it was called, ruled more than 50% of the sexual dysfunction market for more than 15 years. However, as its popularity and usage increased, so did the scientific information about this drug, and now there is an increased speculation that it could be contributing to skin cancer, specifically melanoma. This is considered as one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer and so the safety of Viagra sildenafil came into question.

Research has shown that users of Viagra sildenafil are at a higher risk for developing melanoma. There are reports stating that about 45 million men are at an increased risk of developing melanoma due to associated Viagra sildenafil use. The risk of developing melanoma was found to increase in men using ED drugs by 21%. Though there is no conclusive proof as yet that sildenafil is the cause, research is increasingly pointing out its role in melanoma. For example, PDE5 inhibitors (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) are known to promote melanin synthesis, which may exacerbate melanoma development.

The analysis of biochemical pathways of this correlation suggests that Viagra sildenafil triggers a special biochemical action involving the growth-stimulating cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate (an intracellular signaling molecule) which in turn promotes the growth of malignant melanoma. In normal cases, the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) regulates the cGMP preventing any adverse cellular activity. Sildenafil inhibits the production of this enzyme, and potentiates a specific cGMP-related biochemical mechanism (called cGMP-cGKI pathway) , and thereby contributes to malignant melanoma. This has been proven to happen in mice and is yet to be proven in humans.

However, there are also reports which suggest that this does not happen due to Viagra sildenafil per se, but due to greater exposure to sun, which even otherwise increases the chances of skin cancer in general, and melanoma in particular. The countering theories also say that the population in which skin cancer was detected, comprised mostly of high income individuals who spent a significant amount of time holidaying on beaches and are not connected to the extensive use of Viagra per se. 

Therefore, though there is a correlation that has been established, there is no definite proof that Viagra sildenafil causes skin cancer. It is however, advisable to use ED drugs after medical consultation. If a patient has a genetic predisposition to develop melanoma, it is advisable to seek medical advice before the use of ED drugs. Occasional use should not be harmful. Also, when going out in the sun, limiting exposure to direct sun and UV protection should be managed too.

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Can Viagra Cause Skin Cancer?

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Can Viagra Cause Skin Cancer?

Sildenafil (Viagra), whose function is to inhibit a substance called Phosphodiestarase-5 or PDE5 - was initially used only for the treatment of angina pectoris (a cardiovascular problem) and pulmonary hypertension. Incidentally, it was discovered that it could help the issue of erectile dysfunction too, and thus became hugely popular in the late 1990s. The little blue pill, as it was called, ruled more than 50% of the sexual dysfunction market for more than 15 years. However, as its popularity and usage increased, so did the scientific information about this drug, and now there is an increased speculation that it could be contributing to skin cancer, specifically melanoma. This is considered as one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer and so the safety of Viagra sildenafil came into question.

Research has shown that users of Viagra sildenafil are at a higher risk for developing melanoma. There are reports stating that about 45 million men are at an increased risk of developing melanoma due to associated Viagra sildenafil use. The risk of developing melanoma was found to increase in men using ED drugs by 21%. Though there is no conclusive proof as yet that sildenafil is the cause, research is increasingly pointing out its role in melanoma. For example, PDE5 inhibitors (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) are known to promote melanin synthesis, which may exacerbate melanoma development.

The analysis of biochemical pathways of this correlation suggests that Viagra sildenafil triggers a special biochemical action involving the growth-stimulating cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate (an intracellular signaling molecule) which in turn promotes the growth of malignant melanoma. In normal cases, the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) regulates the cGMP preventing any adverse cellular activity. Sildenafil inhibits the production of this enzyme, and potentiates a specific cGMP-related biochemical mechanism (called cGMP-cGKI pathway) , and thereby contributes to malignant melanoma. This has been proven to happen in mice and is yet to be proven in humans.

However, there are also reports which suggest that this does not happen due to Viagra sildenafil per se, but due to greater exposure to sun, which even otherwise increases the chances of skin cancer in general, and melanoma in particular. The countering theories also say that the population in which skin cancer was detected, comprised mostly of high income individuals who spent a significant amount of time holidaying on beaches and are not connected to the extensive use of Viagra per se. 

Therefore, though there is a correlation that has been established, there is no definite proof that Viagra sildenafil causes skin cancer. It is however, advisable to use ED drugs after medical consultation. If a patient has a genetic predisposition to develop melanoma, it is advisable to seek medical advice before the use of ED drugs. Occasional use should not be harmful. Also, when going out in the sun, limiting exposure to direct sun and UV protection should be managed too.

Skin Cancer - Can Viagra Be The Cause?

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Skin Cancer - Can Viagra Be The Cause?

Sildenafil (Viagra), whose function is to inhibit a substance called Phosphodiestarase-5 or PDE5 - was initially used only for the treatment of angina pectoris (a cardiovascular problem) and pulmonary hypertension. Incidentally, it was discovered that it could help the issue of erectile dysfunction too, and thus became hugely popular in the late 1990s. The little blue pill, as it was called, ruled more than 50% of the sexual dysfunction market for more than 15 years. However, as its popularity and usage increased, so did the scientific information about this drug, and now there is an increased speculation that it could be contributing to skin cancer, specifically melanoma. This is considered as one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer and so the safety of Viagra sildenafil came into question.

Research has shown that users of Viagra sildenafil are at a higher risk for developing melanoma. There are reports stating that about 45 million men are at an increased risk of developing melanoma due to associated Viagra sildenafil use. The risk of developing melanoma was found to increase in men using ED drugs by 21%. Though there is no conclusive proof as yet that sildenafil is the cause, research is increasingly pointing out its role in melanoma. For example, PDE5 inhibitors (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) are known to promote melanin synthesis, which may exacerbate melanoma development.

The analysis of biochemical pathways of this correlation suggests that Viagra sildenafil triggers a special biochemical action involving the growth-stimulating cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate (an intracellular signaling molecule) which in turn promotes the growth of malignant melanoma. In normal cases, the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) regulates the cGMP preventing any adverse cellular activity. Sildenafil inhibits the production of this enzyme, and potentiates a specific cGMP-related biochemical mechanism (called cGMP-cGKI pathway) , and thereby contributes to malignant melanoma. This has been proven to happen in mice and is yet to be proven in humans.

However, there are also reports which suggest that this does not happen due to Viagra sildenafil per se, but due to greater exposure to sun, which even otherwise increases the chances of skin cancer in general, and melanoma in particular. The countering theories also say that the population in which skin cancer was detected, comprised mostly of high income individuals who spent a significant amount of time holidaying on beaches and are not connected to the extensive use of Viagra per se. 

Therefore, though there is a correlation that has been established, there is no definite proof that Viagra sildenafil causes skin cancer. It is however, advisable to use ED drugs after medical consultation. If a patient has a genetic predisposition to develop melanoma, it is advisable to seek medical advice before the use of ED drugs. Occasional use should not be harmful. Also, when going out in the sun, limiting exposure to direct sun and UV protection should be managed too. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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About Agra 100Mg Tablet
When is Agra 100Mg Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Agra 100Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Agra 100Mg Tablet ?
Key highlights of Agra 100Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Agra 100Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Agra 100Mg Tablet approved?
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Agra 100Mg Tablet ?