Suhagra 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Sildenafil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: March 25, 2022

Sildenafil or Viagra is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It also treats other male sexual function problems. The sildenafil citrate is the salt form of the drug. It is generally used to increase blood flow to the penis to help a man sustain his erection to enhance sexual activity.

This drug does not protect users against sexually transmitted diseases ( HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis). 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 consumption of alcohol should be kept to a minimum level as it may trigger side effects such as dizziness, fainting or fatigue. If you are a heart patient or have undergone bypass surgeries within the past 6 months, you must consult the doctor.

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.

It is important that you should consult a doctor before using this medication and stick to the dosages given by the doctor. You must never self-medicate such medicines as it can cause some unexpected side effects. For PAH patients, the dosage is thrice a day, but for ED, you may take the medication an hour before indulging in sexual activity and not more than once a day.

This medication is utilised to fix the accompanying ailments

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (Pah)

  • Allergy

  • Nitrate containing medicines

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Kidney Disease

  • Eye Disorder

Side effects of this medication are listed below

  • How long is the duration of effect?

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

    The effect of this medication 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 medication is generally not recommended for pregnant women and should only be used if needed under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    This medication is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding as it affects the development of an infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor in case of consuming alcohol.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    You should avoid driving while under this medication.
  • 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 Suhagra 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.

This medication relaxes the smooth muscles by inhibiting Phosphodiesterase type-5. It 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 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 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.
  • 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 Food

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

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

Ans: This medicine 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.

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

Ans: Contraindication to Suhagra. In addition, this medication should not be used if you have the following conditions such as rash and Hive.

Ques: Is Suhagra 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 medication.

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

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as abnormal vision, back pain, blurred vision, changes in color vision, etc.
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