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Viagra 100 MG Tablet

Viagra 100 MG Tablet

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

Viagra 100 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.

Viagra 100 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 Viagra 100 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 Viagra 100 MG Tablet. Firstly, avoid drinking alcohol as there can be possible side effects. Secondly, grapefruit products may have a reaction with Viagra 100 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 Viagra 100 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
Viagra 100 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
Viagra 100 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.
Viagra 100 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
Viagra 100 MG Tablet is not recommended if you are using any medicine containing nitrates.
Riociguat
Viagra 100 MG 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, Viagra 100 MG 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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Viagra 100 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Alkem Laboratories 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 Viagra 100 MG 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 Viagra 100 MG 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 Viagra 100 MG Tablet.
Disease of the retina Moderate
Viagra 100 MG 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 Viagra 100 MG 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 Viagra 100 MG 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

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MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
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Doc. I got the prob erectile dysfunction. How can I cure .i got better erection when I take viagra. Am only 25. Whts are the sideeffcts of viagra.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
Doc. I got the prob erectile dysfunction. How can I cure .i got better erection when I take viagra. Am only 25. Whts ...
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I am 24 year old. I have a sex problem since I reached the age of puberty. In order to satisfy my sexual arousal I sometimes watch porn and some times masturbate. I have a erectile problem. My penis gets erected for no reason and I have a problem of "wet dreams" almost once or twice a week. Now I am a grownup boy of 24 years old. I now visit brothels in order to satisfy my sexual desires, I started to take Viagra once in a month. I do not know what to do. I am always feeling confused, anxious and want solution of this problem. My penis is always erecting. Please suggest me some remedy. I would be thankful to you people out there. Thanks.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
I am 24 year old. I have a sex problem since I reached the age of puberty. In order to satisfy my sexual arousal I so...
That means you are highly fascinated with sexual activities and most of the time indulge in them. Sex is a part of life and not entire life. Balance is needed everywhere what deficiency you are trying to cover by watching porn or visiting brothels. Young age can be used only for sexual pleasures or with hardwork and good diet you can create a good profession for you. Achieve something in life, marry and settle down. Your problem is loss of balance in life and loosing control for sex. Best solution is work for career and health.

What are the best men enhancement pills. When I have intercourse I discharge very soon, can I use viagra or any other pills can help me out.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, CFN
Sexologist, Karnal
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Viagra helps in erectile dysfunction , not in premature ejaculation. PE is treatable but more details regarding your condition are required before starting treatment.

Hello I never had interest in sex and I am married now and my husband n I try to have an intercourse but it happens very fast for me and he is still not completed I cum very fast and I take tym to get wet can you suggest me a medicine like viagra or anything which can help me thanx in advance it is embarrassing to meet a doctor physically.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
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U have to relax and keep your mind free Avoid penetrative sex at present Get emotionallly closer to each other Understand and explore and experiment Please do not take medication Yiu don’t have any disease do workout and yoga

Popular Health Tips

Erectile Dysfunction: Facts You Should Know

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Erectile Dysfunction: Facts You Should Know

Often, most people think that Erectile Dysfunction or ED is a disease, but this is not the case. Unlike the popular belief, it's not the "old man's disease". The fact of the matter is that both young and the old may have ED at any point in their life. It's also important to keep in mind that this not a disease. Instead, it's just a condition just like any other condition that may be managed. Moreover, ED is a psychological problem and in most cases, it can be managed successfully. If you want to know some facts, we suggest that you read this article. Read on to know more.

Facts and fictions

  • First of all, you ED doesn't fall under the category of diseases. It doesn't occur due to an infection or bug. Aside from this, it's not a contagious thing. According to doctors, it's a medical condition like low/high blood pressure or arthritis. Just like people with arthritis, people with ED can lead a healthy lifestyle provided they manage this condition.
  • As you get older, you find it hard to get an erection and maintain it. In that case, it's right to say that ED is an age-related condition. But the thing is that it can strike the young people as well. As a matter of fact, 20% men have this condition. So, it's quite common.
  • Another common misconception is that this problem is related to low libido. Again, this is no more than fiction. In fact, the two are different. People with low libido don't feel like having sex. On the other hand, ED occurs when blood flow to the muscles of the penis is constricted. As a result, you find it hard to have or maintain an erection. The fact of the matter is that even healthy men can have this problem. Anyone can suffer from this condition irrespective of their race.
  • Often, some people think that this condition is hereditary. This is not true. It's true that some hereditary condition may lead to this problem, but it's not right to say that if you have ED, your son will also have it. As a matter of fact, this issue is not associated with race at all. So, it should not be linked with a particular race.

Managing ED

To know if you have Erectile dysfunction, you should look for the following symptoms. These symptoms will tell you if you really need to do something to make your sexual life better.

  • Having soft erection
  • Having erection that are too brief
  • No erections at all

Almost all types of sexual disorders including ED can be managed by making lifestyle changes like losing weight, giving up alcohol, exercising, eating well and reducing stress. In fact, any activity that can help you improve the flow of blood in your body can fix this problem.
For some men, however, making simple lifestyle changes don't work. It's a good idea to maintain a healthy weight and exercise on a regular basis, but this may not help some people get rid of ED. They need medicines to deal with the problem. For instance, they can try Viagra, Cialis, Levitra or Staxyn in order to boost the blood flow to their penile area. You can choose any of the drugs but make sure your doctor knows about it. After all, you may not want aggravate your condition.

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Sexual Dysfunction - How It Affects You?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Sexual Dysfunction - How It Affects You?

Both men and women can suffer from sexual dysfunction which in common man’s speak is a problem that prevents you from experiencing sexual satisfaction. If you are experiencing sexual dysfunction in any part of the sexual response cycle which traditionally includes excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution, you are not alone. Research suggests that 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some degree of sexual dysfunction or difficulty.

It also remains a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss and resolve worldwide. Read on to know more on sexual dysfunction so that you can understand it and seek treatment for it because treatment options are available and extremely helpful.

Types of sexual dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction is classified into four categories:

  1. Desire disorders: This is a generalized lack of sexual desire or interest in sex
  2. Arousal disorders: Inability to become physically aroused during sexual activity
  3. Orgasm disorders: A delay or absence of orgasm
  4. Pain disorders: Pain during intercourse


Symptoms of sexual dysfunction
In men:

  1. Erectile dysfunction - An inability to achieve or maintain an erection for penetrative sexual intercourse
  2. Retarded ejaculation - An absent or delayed ejaculation despite sexual stimulation
  3. Early or premature ejaculation - Inability to control ejaculation

In women:

  1. Inadequate vaginal lubrication before or during sex
  2. Inability to relax the vaginal muscles for sexual intercourse to happen
  3. Lack of interest in or desire for sex, an inability to become aroused or pain during intercourse are also classified as sexual dysfunction.

Causes of sexual dysfunction

  1. Physical causes - A number of medical conditions can cause problems with sexual function like diabetes, heart and neurological problems , hormonal imbalances, kidney or liver failure, and alcoholism and drug abuse. Anti depressant use can also affect sexual function.
  2. Psychological causes - Stress and anxiety, sexual performance anxiety, relationship problems, depression etc. are some of the psychological causes responsible for sexual disorders. Feelings of not being good enough and the effects of a past sexual trauma also come into play.

Diagnosis of sexual dysfunction
The doctor will begin with a history of your symptoms, followed by a physical exam to rule out medical problems.
A major part of diagnosis is psychological. The doctor will evaluate your attitude about sex, as well as other contributing factors like fear, anxiety, past sexual abuse, relationship problems, medications, alcohol or drug abuse, etc. to understand the underlying cause of the problem.

Treatment
Most types of sexual dysfunction can be treated by addressing the underlying physical or psychological problems. Other common ways to treat sexual dysfunction are:

  1. By changing a medication which may be casing sexual dysfunction - If you have a sexual dysfunction due to hormone deficiencies, you may benefit from hormone shots, pills, or creams. Men can use Viagra or Cialis for erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis.
  2. Mechanical aids - Penile implants or vacuum devices can be used in men to maintain an erection. Vacuum devices are used in women too and so are dilators to help women who have an extremely narrow vaginal opening.
  3. Sex therapy - Marriage counselors and therapists help couples resolve their relationship issues that may be causing sexual dysfunction.
  4. Behavioral therapy - This helps you to seek insight into your behaviour which may be causing sexual dysfunction and address it.
  5. Psychotherapy - This type of therapy can help you resolve prior sexual trauma, feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, fear, or guilt, and poor body image. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Bhopal
7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Are problems with your erections or low libido putting a damper on your sex life?

These issues are fairly common in men over age 50, but this doesn’t mean you can’t work against them.

The first step: talk to your doctor. It’s unlikely your medical practitioner will initiate this conversation so you need to bring up this topic.

Here are other tips to enjoy an active sex life long past the age of 50:

1. Consider medication

Prescription pills — viagra®, levitra®, or cialis® — are the first-line treatment for erectile dysfunction, and they can be very effective. Your primary care doctor can prescribe them, and so can a urologist.

2. Watch your waistline

High blood pressure and cholesterol can cause the vascular problems that lead to trouble with your erections. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising and keeping your weight down.

Avoiding high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease may lessen the frequency of erection problems — or at least delay their onset.

3. Get your heart checked if needed

What if you already have an established condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes? pills can still be effective, but your doctor may want to check your heart.

“it’s very important before dispensing these pills that practitioners make sure that heart function is good,” the reason: problems with erections can indicate other problems, such as significant heart disease.

4. Don’t assume it’s low testosterone

Many experts are concerned too many men are being treated for low testosterone. However, a drop-off in desire can be related to hormones. For erection issues, it can be helpful to get your testosterone checked.

“it’s important that your doctor investigate and address why you have low testosterone,” 

5. Consider counseling

Sexual issues such as low libido and erectile dysfunction may have an emotional component, so psychological counseling may be an option.

“it’s important consider the possibility that a psychological issue could be causing your sexual troubles. In these cases, counseling may be helpful,”.

6. Talk to your partner if your sex drives are mismatched

It’s common for couples to have mismatched sex drives. If that’s the case, couples need to speak frankly about what is important to them sexually and try to come to a compromise to meet both of their needs.

“women may want to focus more on intimacy in a sexual relationship, while men may tend to focus more on the erectile aspects of sexual activity,” 

In other words, ask your partner what she wants — and tell her what you want.

7. Set aside time for sex

As men age, the stress and pressures of everyday life can create a barrier to sex. It’s important that couples set aside time to nurture the relationship and foster ongoing intimacy.

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Weight Loss - Can It Actually Treat Erectile Dysfunction?

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Weight Loss - Can It Actually Treat Erectile Dysfunction?

Impact of Weight Loss on Erectile Dysfunction

When a man fails to develop or maintain an erection, he is said to be suffering from 'Erectile dysfunction'. Intake of certain drugs, neurogenic disorders, aging, surgery, smoking, obesity, diseases like diabetes and kidney failure are among the primary causes of this condition.

What impact does excessive body weight have on erection?

Obesity is one of the most important causes of erectile dysfunction. It obstructs proper flow of blood to the penis. Also, research associates obesity with reduced levels of testosterone and lesser sex drive, in turn, causing problems related to erection. Therefore, reducing weight becomes very important in order to improve this condition.

How are weight loss and erectile dysfunction related?

Studies show that within a span of two months, losing 5-10% of the body weight helps a man to improve erectile function. Weight loss not only improves the health of the man significantly but also an improvement in the sex life is observed as a result of this. Men with this condition usually depend on pills like Viagra or Cialis to get erections. But once they start losing weight by doing proper physical exercises and maintain a proper diet, they do not feel the need to rely on them anymore.

Also, most researchers share the view that weight loss achieved through lifestyle modifications helps in relieving you from erectile dysfunction in addition to enhancing your mental health and self-confidence. These lifestyle alterations generally include consumption of a healthier diet and increasing the amount of physical activity performed during the day and show better results than drugs and surgery used for losing weight.

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Related Tip: Ayurvedic Treatment for Premature Ejaculation

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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