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Romento 100mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
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, Romento 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.

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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.

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Romento 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 Romento 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 Romento 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 Romento 100mg Tablet for?
Erectile Dysfuntion
How much was the improvement?
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Headache
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

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

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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I am 24 years old man when I was sex with my wife I discharged so early so can you suggest any medicine that I grow my sex duration on bed.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 24 years old man when I was sex with my wife I discharged so early so can you suggest any medicine that I grow m...
Hi Amit... by homoeoapthic treatment it can be improved naturally... If you want temporary solution then sildenafil citrate is a good one...

I am 35 years male and suffering from type 2 diabetes since 6 years. Can I take vigora 50 mg? I married 15 days ago.Please suggest something for that.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 35 years male and suffering from type 2 diabetes since 6 years. Can I take vigora 50 mg? I married 15 days ago.P...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Diabetes in the long run does affect various organs of the body. One of the major problems is affection to microvasculature leading to retinal disease, kidney problems and erectile dysfunction. So primary need is to achieve a strict blood glucose control with fasting < 100 mg, Pp 150 to 160 mg and HbA1c5 <6.8. This helps maintaining good general health. Sildenafil (Vigra) may be used if needed. Too frequent usage should be avoided. Thanks.

I am 19 years old and I have to increase my sex time. For that I bought manforce 50 mg sildenafil citrate tablets. So tell me how much it affects or not! Or what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Murshidabad
I am 19 years old and I have to increase my sex time. For that I bought manforce 50 mg sildenafil citrate tablets. So...
There are many conventional allopathic sexual pills in market such as Adegra, Viagra, Penegra etc. Refrain yourself from using such pills as those pills contain a steroid called SILDENAFIL. This steroid has a unique temporary effect on erectile problems.  Patients using these pills for first time often report that their penis remain strong even after ejaculation. Such effects leads the patients to use SILDENAFIL for prolonged course of time as they often feel that a full erection is possible only after taking SILDENAFIL. Moreover it is very low cost & easy availability of this steroid has made it quite common as sexual medicine. But the bitter truth is prolonged use of SILDENAFIL will permanently disable the normal physiological process behind erection & will render your body to become solely dependent upon SILDENAFIL for erection. As a result you would not feel any slightest normal erection without taking SILDENAFIL. This is an irreversible condition & it cannot be treated by any means. Once you attain this condition you become a life-time customer of that steroid SILDENAFIL because you have to take SILDENAFIL in order to satisfy your partner. As prevention is always better than cure I would advise you to check the composition of any sexual pills before buying. Discard any sexual pills which contains SILDENAFIL in its composition.
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Popular Health Tips

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