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Kamagra 100mg Tablet

Kamagra 100mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Sildenafil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Kamagra 100mg 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.

Kamagra 100mg 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 Kamagra 100mg 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 Kamagra 100mg Tablet. Firstly, avoid drinking alcohol as there can be possible side effects. Secondly, grapefruit products may have a reaction with Kamagra 100mg 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 Kamagra 100mg 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
Kamagra 100mg 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
Kamagra 100mg 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.
Kamagra 100mg 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
Kamagra 100mg Tablet is not recommended if you are using any medicine containing nitrates.
Riociguat
Kamagra 100mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you are consuming a medicine named Riociguat (Popular trade name is Adempas).
In addition to its intended effect, Kamagra 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
Bloody nose Minor Less Common
Indigestion Major Less Common
Sleeplessness Minor Less Common
Diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Dizziness Major Less Common
Bloody and cloudy urine Major Less Common
Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet Major Less Common
Changes in vision Major Rare
Sensitivity to light Major Rare
Prolonged and painful erection Major Rare
Painful urination Major Less Common
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.
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Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Alkem Laboratories Ltd
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Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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RPG Life Sciences Ltd
Fitwel Pharmaceuticals Private Limited
Aden Healthcare
Zee Laboratories
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
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.
India
United States
Japan
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
Cardiovascular disease Major
Report the incidence of any disease of the heart and blood vessel to the doctor. Use of Kamagra 100mg Tablet is not recommended in such patients especially who are advised to refrain from any sexual activity due to the risk of adverse effects on the heart.
Kidney Disease Major
Report the incidence of any kidney disease to the doctor. Use of Kamagra 100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients having severe kidney impairment. If the impairment is mild then this medicine can be used with suitable dose adjustments.
Priapism Moderate
Report the incidence of prolonged and painful erection to the doctor. This may be due to underlying conditions such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia or deformation of the penis. The risk of permanent tissue (penis) damage is high in such patients and hence caution is advised while administering Kamagra 100mg Tablet.
Disease of the retina Moderate
Kamagra 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disorder of the retina in which color discrimination is impaired. Use of this medicine should be avoided in this cases.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
Use of alcohol should be avoided or kept to a minimal level while you are taking Kamagra 100mg Tablet. Symptoms like dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juice Moderate
Avoid using grapefruit juice in large quantities while taking Kamagra 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.
Interaction with Medicine
Clarithromycin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while taking these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Atazanavir Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while taking these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Ketoconazole Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while taking these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Nitroglycerin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Combining these medications may cause some very severe side effects. Use of nitroglycerin or any other medication containing nitrates should be avoided. Do not stop or start the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Amlodipine Moderate
Report the use of Amlodipine or any blood pressure lowering medicine to the doctor. The risk of side effects is very high if these medicines are consumed without a doctor's supervision. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Carbamazepine Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments and clinical monitoring may be needed if these medicines are taken together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Dexamethasone Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments and clinical monitoring may be needed if these medicines are taken together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 38 years old, I am physically fit, I have erection problem and premature ejaculation problem, kindly suggest me good Viagra, I get acidity problem if I take Kamagra gel 100 mg, please suggest me good viagra which I should be able to take 3-4 times a week also sometimes when I am on holiday or tour with my partner.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jodhpur
I am 38 years old, I am physically fit, I have erection problem and premature ejaculation problem, kindly suggest me ...
Viagra shall not be taken without consulting doctor. It has many side effects. Ed and pe are common problem and can be easily cured with proper guidance and ayurvedic medicines. Some of the common cause is excessive masterbation, over excitement, harmonal imbalance, side effects of some medicines etc. Consult to discuss your problem in details. We will educate you on sex, sexual issues its causes. Solution. Do not worry once treatment starts you will see results within 10 days.
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I am 38 years old, I have erection and premature ejaculation problem, I can have sex only after taking viagra (kamgra gel, I can have sex only after 10-12 days with help of viagra only, I suffer from hyper acidity after taking viagra (Kamagra gel, can you please suggest some medicine, solution or good doctor for my problem? Kegel exercise is helpful in erection or premature ejaculation problem? Please answer my question.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am 38 years old, I have erection and premature ejaculation problem, I can have sex only after taking viagra (kamgra...
Hello- A healthy digestion is very much necessary in order to have a healthy reproductive system. ED and PE problems after the age of thirty occurs due to work stress, smoking/alcohol, lack of healthy sleep hours and poor dietary input. Medicines like Viagra and other chemical aphrodisiac provide symptomatic solution which also have side effect along with that. I recommend you to start herbal aphrodisiacs, medicines are safe and has a holistic approach towards sexual weakness, that is it provides long lasting stamina and strength by repairing the weak sexual system from within. Kegel exercise helps in delaying the ejaculation but a muscle need proper nutrition (herbal aphrodisiacs) with the exercise to give expected results. Alone Kegel not going to help your cause.
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Is sildenafil and dapoxetine are steroids can I use it for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Is sildenafil and dapoxetine are steroids can I use it for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
no dont use..this have side effects.. Tips - Tea and coffee should be reduced because these may cause more excitement and lead to premature ejaculation. Proper sleep should be taken for proper functioning of the brain. Exercise greatly helps in building the strength of the organs. Men should do simple exercise to maintain proper working of the body parts. 1.Do you have premature ejaculation every time you have sex? 2.Are you also having trouble getting and maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)? 3.Are you suffering from any illness like high bp, cholesterol , diabetes, depression or stress? 4.Habit of masturbation or sexual abuse ? 5. hairfall / acidity ? 6. semen loss during sleep/ urine / stool? 7. weakness after sex ? 8.What medications have you recently started or stopped taking? homoepathic treatment cures premature ejaculation; erectile dysfunction permanently without side effects Consult me by clicking on consult option for homoepathic treatment.
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Good afternoon sir What is the difference between vigora and Viagra please tell me?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Good afternoon sir
What is the difference between vigora and Viagra please tell me?
Vigora 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Vigora 100mg tablet is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis by relaxing the muscles in penile blood vessels. While Viagra works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of blood vessels in certain areas of the body. In most cases, Viagra works well and has changed people's lives for the better. Viagra is the brand name for sildenafil citrate and is used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Here are some key points about Viagra. More detail is in the main article. Viagra was initially designed to treat hypertension and angina pectoris. Viagra's main competitors are Cialis (tadalafil) and Levitra (vardenafil). Viagra pills are blue and diamond-shaped. Individuals with kidney disease should not take Viagra. Some people use Viagra recreationally, although it is not thought to have any benefit for people without penile dysfunction.

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Viagra - Why It Is Important To Consult Your Doctor Before Using It?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), L.C.P.S, PhD,D.P.S.M
Sexologist, Ahmednagar
Viagra - Why It Is Important To Consult Your Doctor Before Using It?

Some people experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction and think of consuming Viagra. Viagra is the market name of a substance called Sildenafil, which is used for the correction of erectile dysfunction. It creates hypertension in the blood vessels, enabling you to get an enhanced erection. Viagra is quite useful for boosting your sexual performance. However, you may experience several side effects on your health. Before deciding on using a pack of Viagra, it is advised to consult a doctor to know the exact dosage that would work for you.

Dosages

1. 50 mg is the recommended dosage for men in general. The dose can be sometimes increased up to 100 mg. It depends on tolerance and effectiveness. The dose may also be decreased to 25 mg in some cases. It is also advised not to take Viagra more than once a day. The dosage will have to be altered if you take other prescribed medicines.

2. Viagra single packs are also prescribed by doctors. Single packs are available in dosages of 25, 50 and 100 mg.

When should you avoid viagra?

Viagra should be avoided in some cases.

These include the following:

1. In case you take prescribed nitrates for chest pain or pulmonary disorder, your doctor would advise you not to use Viagra due as it increases the risk of high blood pressure, which can be quite disastrous for your health.

2. Many people are allergic to sildenafil, which is a substance present in Viagra.

Side effects of consuming viagra

Viagra causes several serious side effects on the body. Therefore, it is very important to take a doctor’s advice and know about the different adversities. The most common side effects include the following:

1. Priapism: This is a condition where your erection lasts for about four hours or longer and does not end. Permanent damage to the penis is indicated if this condition is not treated.

2. Loss of vision and hearing impairment: Viagra may cause Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION). This disorder may lead to loss of vision in one or both the eyes. Tinnitus or hearing impairment is another condition, which may occur as a side effect of consuming Viagra.

You should always consult a doctor before you decide to take as he would know best about the dosage required by your body. He will also advise you about an ideal method of usage.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - What Type Of Treatment Is Given?

MD , MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Pulmonary Hypertension - What Type Of Treatment Is Given?

Pulmonary hypertension mainly occurs due to narrowing of the arteries of the lungs as a result of which the flow of blood is restricted. In this kind of condition, blood fails to carry oxygen to your heart and thus your heart gets adversely affected. The blood pressure of your body will get increased to a great extent if this situation remains untreated, thus leading to bdreadful consequenses, specifically situation like heart failure, serious pulmonary diseases, blood clots in lungs and congenial heart defects, etc.

There are certain forms of pulmonary hypertension, which are serious in nature and worsen with time, so much so that they are even fatal at times. It also includes forms which are non curable in nature, however, in order to improve the quality of life, symptoms can be reduced with proper treatment. The treatment for pulmonary hypertension is often complex and it takes some time to find the most appropriate treatment and requires extensive follow-up care. Your doctor might also need to change your treatment if it's no longer effective. However, when pulmonary hypertension is caused by another condition, your doctor will treat the underlying cause whenever possible.

Common Treatments for pulmonary hypertension:

Medications:

  1. Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators): Vasodilators open narrowed blood vessels. They are one of the most commonly prescribed vasodilators for pulmonary hypertension is epoprostenol (Flolan, Veletri). The drawback to epoprostenol is that the effect lasts only for few minutes. This drug is continuously injected through an intravenous (IV) catheter via a small pump that you wear in a pack on your belt or shoulder.
  2. Ventavis: Another form of the drug, iloprost (Ventavis), can be inhaled six to nine times a day through a nebulizer, a machine that vaporizes your medication. Because it's inhaled, it goes directly to the lungs.
  3. Treprostinil (Tyvaso, Remodulin, Orenitram): It is another form of the drug, which can be given four times a day and can be inhaled or can be taken as an oral medication and can also be administered through injection.
  4. Endothelin receptor antagonists: These medications reverse the effect of endothelin, a substance in the walls of blood vessels that causes them to narrow. These drugs may improve your energy level and symptoms. However, these drugs shouldn't be taken if you're pregnant. Also, these drugs can damage your liver and you may need monthly liver monitoring.
  5. Sildenafil and tadalafil: Sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca) are sometimes used to treat pulmonary hypertension. These drugs work by opening the blood vessels in the lungs to allow blood to flow through more easily.
  6. High-dose calcium channel blockers: These drugs help relax the muscles in the walls of your blood vessels. They include medications, such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac, others) and nifedipine (Procardia, others). Although calcium channel blockers can be effective, only a small number of people with pulmonary hypertension respond to them.
  7. Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulator: Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulators (Adempas) interact with nitric oxide and help relax the pulmonary arteries and lower the pressure within the arteries. These medications should not be taken if you're pregnant. They can sometimes cause dizziness or nausea.
  8. Anticoagulants: Your doctor is likely to prescribe the anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) to help prevent the formation of blood clots within the small pulmonary arteries. Because anticoagulants prevent normal blood coagulation, they increase your risk of bleeding complications. Take warfarin exactly as prescribed, because warfarin can cause severe side effects if taken incorrectly. If you're taking warfarin, your doctor will ask you to have periodic blood tests to check how well the drug is working. Many other drugs, herbal supplements and foods can interact with warfarin, so be sure your doctor knows all of the medications you're taking.
  9. Digoxin: Digoxin (Lanoxin) can help the heart beat stronger and pump more blood. It can help control the heart rate if you experience arrhythmias.
  10. Diuretics: Commonly known as water pills, these medications help eliminate excess fluid from your body. This reduces the amount of work your heart has to do. They may also be used to limit fluid buildup in your lungs.
  11. Oxygen: Your doctor might suggest that you sometimes breathe pure oxygen, a treatment known as oxygen therapy, to help treat pulmonary hypertension, especially if you live at a high altitude or have sleep apnea. Some people who have pulmonary hypertension eventually require continuous oxygen therapy.

Surgeries:

  1. Atrial Septostomy: If medications don't control your pulmonary hypertension, this open heart surgery might be an option. In an atrial septostomy, a surgeon will create an opening between the upper left and right chambers of your heart (atria) to relieve the pressure on the right side of your heart.
  2. Lung Transplantation: In some cases, a lung or heart lung transplant might be an option, especially for younger people who have idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Reducing Complications:

  1. The complications need to be reduced by taking proper health care. Healthy diet needs to be taken regularly along with proper medications. Smoking should be stopped and exercising sessions should be attended daily without any fail
  2. Overweight or obesity needs to be controlled properly for reducing the complications. Specialized caring strategies need to be maintained for avoiding severe kinds of health complications that are quite annoying. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.
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Erectile Dysfunction - Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Allahabad
Erectile Dysfunction - Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Erectile dysfunction can be quite a depressing and stressful problem. It can jeopardize the sexual life of a person. In recent times, the problem has been on an exponential rise. As per a survey, 1 in every 1000 men suffers from erectile dysfunction. To top it, some men, out of embarrassment, delay the treatment and medications.

In Erectile Dysfunction, a person is unable to maintain an erection necessary for a sexual intercourse. A man's confidence and self-esteem often take a beating in such cases. In some cases, the affected person completely detaches himself from the outside world. The erectile dysfunction in men can be due to lifestyle habits, psychological problems, injury, and diseases, such as;

  1. Stress and anxiety.
  2. Hormonal imbalance.
  3. Medical conditions, which include, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.
  4. Treatment for prostate cancer can result in erectile dysfunction.
  5. Obesity.
  6. Older men are more likely (not always) to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
  7. Unhealthy lifestyle habits (drinking, smoking, and drug abuse).
  8. Peyronie's disease.
  9. Parkinson's disease.
  10. Injury to the pelvic area.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction:
A person with erectile dysfunction may exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:

  1. A person with erectile dysfunction may have difficulties in getting an erection.
  2. There is a problem in holding on to the erection for a longer duration of time.
  3. Erectile dysfunction can also affect a person's sexual desire (low libido).

Diagnosis and Treatment:
As serious as it may appear, there is nothing to press the panic button. The problem is temporary. With timely diagnosis and treatment, erectile dysfunction can be easily managed and treated. Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction include;

  1. Blood and urine tests play a pivotal in identifying the root cause (diabetes, cardiac problems, hormonal imbalance or any other medical conditions) of the erectile dysfunction.
  2. Physical examination.
  3. An Ultrasound.

Treatment:

  1. Medications like Stendra (Avanafil), Viagra (Sildenafil), and Cialis (Tadalafil) can prove to be helpful in treating erectile dysfunction. The medications magnify the influence of nitric oxide (nitric oxide helps in relaxing the penis), thus enabling a person to get an erection on being sexually aroused.
  2. Low levels of the testosterone hormone interfere with and adversely affects erectile dysfunction. In such cases, the doctor may recommend testosterone replacement.
  3. Alprostadil Injection when injected helps in increased blood flow to the penis (by muscular relaxation of the penis), thus helping a person to get an erection.
  4. Penile implants are also helpful in case of erectile dysfunction.
  5. Many men with erectile dysfunction have benefitted immensely from counseling and sex therapy.

A person also needs to

  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Indulge in limited alcohol consumption and smoking.
  4. Refrain from drug abuse.
  5. Maintain a healthy body weight.
  6. Seek expert help in case of severe depression, stress, and anxiety.
  7. Do not compromise with your sleep.
  8. If need be, discuss the problem with your partner. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.
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Viagra: How Should You Use It?

MBBS, F R S T & H London , Fellowship of College of General Practice (FCGP)
Sexologist, Alwar
Viagra: How Should You Use It?

Viagra is a very common drug prescribed for treating erectile dysfunction. It works by enhancing the flow of blood to the penis during sexual intercourse to bring about erection. Viagra actually contains the active ingredient Sildenafil Citrate which is a selective inhibitor of Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate (cGMP)-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5).

This drug works efficiently with sexual stimulation. Erectile dysfunction is very common among older men whose sexual function tends to fall after they reach their 50s. But these days even younger men in their 30's and 40's are experiencing an increased incidence of erectile dysfunction.

Doctors can even recommend the drug to both younger and elder men who suffer from erection problems.

Solidification of the arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis, can occur during the teen years. The problem then develops by the time they reach the age of 20-30 years and more, hindering their ability to get and maintain an erection. Men suffering from diabetes and facing the problem of Erectile dysfunction can be assisted by this drug.

The drug should be ideally taken an hour before the sexual intercourse.

On the other hand, you can also take Viagra half an hour to 4 hours before the sexual intercourse. You don't require having food in order to take the drug. But you need to keep in mind that if you take it after a meal high in fats, it can take a little bit longer for you to experience its effects.

Most importantly, the misuse of Viagra should be avoided. It should be taken only under medical supervision. The drug doesn't have the power to help you ejaculate easily if you suffer from problems related to orgasm or even enhance your sexual appetite. It does not enhance sexual timing, so should not be used to treat premature ejaculation. Men also shouldn't expect the drug to take the erections to unexpected heights.

Word of Caution:
One should never take the drug for recreational purposes. One can end up suffering from minor erectile dysfunction due such abuse. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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Can Viagra Cause Skin Cancer?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
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. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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