Caverta 100 MG Tablet
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interaction with Disease
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
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
Interaction with Food
The patient should avoid food saturated in high fats as it will delay the effect of the drug.
Interaction with Medicine
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.
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