Active Ingredient present in Silagra Tablets
The active ingredient present in Silagra tablets is Sildenafil Citrate. Each Silagra tablet contains 100 mg of Sildenafil Citrate.
Uses of Generic Sildenafil Citrate (Silagra Tablets by Cipla)
Generic Sildenafil Citrate is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help many men who have erectile dysfunction get and keep an erection when they become sexually excited (stimulated). You will not get an erection just by taking this medicine.
The recommended starting dose of Silagra tablets in adults is 50 mg taken approximately one hour before sexual activity. Based on efficacy and toleration, the dose may be increased to 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg. The maximum recommended dosage is 100 mg.
The maximum recommended dosing frequency is once per day. If Sildenafil tablets are taken with food, the start of medical effect may be delayed compared to the administration of this medication in the fasted state.
Silagra tablets are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to Sildenafil or any inactive ingredient of this medication.
Sildenafil Citrate (Silagra) was proven to potentiate the hypotensive effects of acute and chronic nitrates, and its co-administration with nitric oxide donors, organic nitrates or organic nitrites in any form, either regularly or intermittently, is therefore contraindicated.
Silagra tablets are contraindicated in men for whom sexual intercourse is inadvisable due to cardiovascular risk factors.
Generic Sildenafil tablets are not recommended in patients with male erectile dysfunction with a previous episode of non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION).
How to Use Silagra Tablets
Silagra (Generic Sildenafil Citrate tablets) is manufactured by Cipla in strengths of 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg. 50 mg pills being the most common and popular. If you do not get the results you expect, talk with your doctor. If you think you need a larger dose of Silagra, check with your doctor. Silagra should not be taken more than once a day.
Always start on the lower dosage if:
• you are older than age 65 or have serious liver or kidney problems
• you are taking protease inhibitors, such as for the treatment of HIV
• if you have prostate problems or high blood pressure for which you take medicines called alpha blockers
Take Silagra by Cipla about half an hour before you plan to have sex. Beginning in about 30 minutes and for up to 4 hours, it can help you get an erection if you are sexually excited. If you take this medicine after a high-fat meal (such as a cheeseburger and french fries), the medicine may take a little longer to start working. It can help you get an erection when you are sexually excited. You will not get an erection just by taking the pill.
Silagra Side effects
The common Silagra side effects occuring in 2% or more of the patients being treated with this medication are Headache, Flushing, Dyspepsia, Nasal Congestion, Urinary Tract Infection, Abnormal Vision, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Rash respiratory tract infection, back pain, flu syndrome and arthralgia.
Generic Sildenafil Citrate Side effects are usually mild to moderate and usually don't last longer than a few hours. Some of these side effects are more likely to occur with higher doses.
Less common side effects that may occur are temporary changes in color vision (such as trouble telling the difference between blue and green objects or having a blue color tinge to them), eyes being more sensitive to light, or blurred vision.
In rare instances, men taking PDE5 inhibitors (oral erectile dysfunction medicines, including this medicine) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to these medicines, to other factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or to a combination of these. If you experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking PDE5 inhibitors, including Silagra by Cipla, and call a doctor right away.
In rare instances, men have reported an erection that lasts many hours. You should call a doctor immediately if you ever have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours. If not treated right away, permanent damage to your penis could occur.
Sudden loss or decrease in hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears and dizziness, has been rarely reported in people taking PDE5 inhibitors, including this medicine. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to the PDE5 inhibitors, to other diseases or medications, to other factors, or to a combination of factors. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking Silagra by Cipla and contact a doctor right away.
Heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeats, and death have been reported rarely in men taking Silagra by Cipla. Most, but not all, of these men had heart problems before taking Silagra by Cipla. It is not possible to determine whether these events were directly related to this medicine.
If you want more information or develop any side effects or symptoms you are concerned about, call your doctor. In case of accidental overdose, call your doctor right away.
Warnings & Precautions When Using Silagra Tablets (Generic Sildenafil Citrate)
Some conditions and medicines interfere with the natural erection process. The penis cannot fill with enough blood. The man cannot have an erection. This is called erectile dysfunction if it becomes a frequent problem. During sex, your heart works harder. Therefore sexual activity may not be advisable for people who have heart problems. Before you start any treatment for erectile dysfunction, ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough to handle the extra strain of having sex. If you have chest pains, dizziness or nausea during sex, stop having sex and immediately tell your doctor you have had this problem.
Generic Sildenafil Citrate tablets (Silagra by Cipla) can cause mild, temporary lowering of your blood pressure. You will need to have a thorough medical exam to diagnose your erectile dysfunction and to find out if you can safely take this medicine alone or with your other medicines. Be sure to tell your doctor if you:
• have ever had any heart problems (e.g., angina, chest pain, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, heart attack or narrowing of the aortic valve)
• have ever had a stroke
• have low or high blood pressure
• have ever had severe vision loss
• have a rare inherited eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa
• have ever had any kidney problems
• have ever had any liver problems
• have ever had any blood problems, including sickle cell anemia or leukemia
• are allergic to sildenafil (the active ingredient)
• have a deformed penis, Peyronie's disease, or ever had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours
• have stomach ulcers or any types of bleeding problems
• are taking any other medicines
Some medicines can change the way Silagra by Cipla works. Tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking. Do not start or stop taking any medicines before checking with your doctor. Silagra by Cipla should never be used with medicines that contain nitrates.
If you are taking medicines called alpha-blockers for the treatment of high blood pressure or prostate problems, your blood pressure could suddenly drop. You could get dizzy or faint.
If you are taking a protease inhibitor, your dose may be adjusted.
Silagra by Cipla should not be used with any other medical treatments that cause erections. These treatments include pills, medicines that are injected or inserted into the penis, implants or vacuum pumps
Silagra by Cipla is only to treat patients with erectile dysfunction. It is not for newborns, children, or women. Silagra by Cipla not protect you or your partner from getting sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV—the virus that causes AIDS. It is not a hormone or an aphrodisiac.
Effect On Ability To Drive And Use Machines
Since transient visual disturbances and dizziness have been reported in some patients taking Silagra tablets, specially at the 100 mg dose, patients should be aware of how they react to Generic Sildenafil before driving or operating machinery, and the doctor should advise accordingly.
Silagra and Alcohol
Silagra (Generic Sildenafil tablets) causes a small reduction in supine and tilted diastolic blood pressure (3.5 and 6.1mmHg respectively) in healthy subjects who had a blood alcohol level of 80 mg/dL.
Sildenafil During Pregnancy
Sildenafil has been classified by the US FDA Pregnancy Category B . Silagra (Generic Sildenafil) is not indicated for use by women. However no evidence of teratogenicity, embryotoxicity or fetotoxicity was observed in rats and rabbits which received up to 200 mg/kg/day during organogenesis.
Silagra Nursing Considerations
Silagra (Generic Sildenafil) is not indicated for use in nursing mothers. No information is available on its secretion into breast milk.
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