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Caverta 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Sildenafil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 05, 2019

Caverta 50 MG Tablet is a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor that helps to relax as well as dilate the blood vessels in the body. It helps to increase the flow of blood in certain parts of the body. This medication can be used for treating erectile dysfunction among men. It also treats pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and eventually improves the exercising capacity in men as well as women. It can be taken orally or injected in the body by your doctor.

Caverta 50 MG Tablet helps the muscles that are found around your blood vessel’s walls to relax, thus increasing the blood flow to specific areas of your body. It is also used for treating erectile dysfunctions in men. The reason could be impotence or the inability to keep or get an erection. Apart from that, it can be also used for improving the exercising ability in adults suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5) relaxes and dilates your blood vessels that are present in your lungs, thus improving your exercising ability.

Before taking this medicine, it is mandatory to consult your doctor to confirm whether it is safe for you or not. It is advisable to take the medication as prescribed. It is usually injected in your body by the doctor in your clinic. You can also take it at home, provided you are trained or acquainted with the proper method of administration. Also, keep in mind to taking more than the required time frame. When taken for PAH, it is generally taken 3 times in a day, with a gap of 4-6 hours. For problems related to erectile dysfunction, you should take them only when you need it, probably half an hour to one hour before any sexual activity. You should not take this medication more than once in a day in this regard.

It is advisable to continue using Caverta 50 MG Tablet till required without missing any doses. Also, you should not stop using it all of a sudden or change the doses without prior consultation with your doctor.

There are certain things that you must keep in mind when you are taking Caverta 50 MG Tablet. Firstly, avoid drinking alcohol as there can be possible side effects. Secondly, grapefruit products may have a reaction with Caverta 50 MG Tablet, resulting in side effects. Therefore, you must avoid consuming any grapefruit products. Also, ensure that you do not use any other medicines related to treating impotence, along with this drug. If you do so, consult with your doctor first.

The common side effects of Caverta 50 MG Tablet are dizziness, headache, blurred vision, stuffy nose, pain in the back or in the muscles, stomach upset, trouble sleeping, etc. However, if you experience symptoms like pain in the bladder, bloody urine, indigestion, bone pain, migraine headache or increase in the frequency of urination; it is better to consult your doctor immediately.

  • Erectile Dysfuntion

    Caverta 50 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of impotence; where achieving and sustaining an erection is a problem while having sexual intercourse. However, it will work only if there is sexual stimulation.
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension

    Caverta 50 MG Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure of arteries present in the lungs and right side of the heart. It also improves exercise capacity in such patients.
  • Allergy

    Caverta 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to sildenafil or any other component of this medicine.
  • Nitrate containing medicines

    Caverta 50 MG Tablet is not recommended if you are using any medicine containing nitrates.
  • Riociguat

    Caverta 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are consuming a medicine named Riociguat (Popular trade name is Adempas).
  • headache

  • Flushing

  • Bloody nose

  • indigestion

  • Sleeplessness

  • diarrhea

  • Dizziness.

  • Bloody and Cloudy urine

  • Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet

  • Changes in vision

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Prolonged and painful erection

  • Painful urination

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 120 minutes after administration. The onset of action may vary from one patient to another.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women unless clearly needed. Consult a doctor and discuss the benefits and risks before taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The use of this medicine should be avoided by nursing mothers. Consult your doctor so that suitable substitute may be advised.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Caverta 50 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. It can be skipped if it almost time for the next scheduled dose. This applies to conditions like Pulmonary Hypertension where the dose regimen is fixed.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. You might require immediate medical attention if the overdose is severe.

Caverta 50 MG 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

    Disease

    The medication should be strictly avoided by those who are suffering from Cardiovascular disease, Kidney Disease and Disease of the retina.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Alcohol should be avoided when taking this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches, changes in heart rate, etc.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    Do not use Caverta 50 MG Tablet in combination with medications composed of Amlodipine, Carbamazepine, Clarithromycin, Dexamethasone, Imatinib Mesylate, Ketoconazole, Atazanavir, Nitroglycerin, Isoniazid, Terazosin, ACE inhibitors, Atenolol, Tamsulosin and Warfarin.

Ques: What is caverta 50 mg tablet?

Ans: Caverta 50 MG Tablet relaxes the smooth muscles present in the wall of blood vessels and helps in increasing the flow of blood in certain specific areas of the body. It is used for the treatment of erection disorders and Pulmonary Hypertension. It contains Sildenafil as an active ingredient.

Ques: What are the uses of caverta 50 mg tablet?

Ans: Caverta 50 MG Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like impotence, and conditions where achieving and sustaining an erection is a problem while having sexual intercourse. For this medicine to work, sexual stimulation is required. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like high blood pressure of arteries present in the lungs and right side of the heart. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Caverta 50 MG Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of caverta 50 mg tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Caverta 50 MG Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include flushing, bloody nose, indigestion, sleeplessness, and diarrhea. Apart from these, using this medicine may further lead to dizziness, bloody urine, burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet, and changes in vision. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal caverta 50 mg tablet?

Ans: Caverta 50 MG Tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Caverta 50 MG Tablet. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Caverta 50 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Caverta 50 MG Tablet is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients. There are numerous elements to consider such as, salt interactions, precautions to be taken care of, time is taken by the salt to performs its action, etc. we beg you to visit your doctor to realize to what extent before you can see improvements in your health while at the same time taking Caverta 50 MG Tablet.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Caverta 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: Contraindication to Caverta 50 MG Tablet. In addition, Caverta 50 MG Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions such as rash and hives.

Ques: Is Caverta 50 MG Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk but there is no data available regarding the effect of Caverta 50 MG Tablet during pregnancy.

Ques: Will Caverta 50 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Caverta 50 MG Tablet can lead to increased chances of side effects such as abnormal vision, back pain, blurred vision, changes in color vision, dizziness, headache, muscle pain, nausea, rash, skin flushing, etc. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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About Caverta 50 MG Tablet
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