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Sildenafil Citrate Generic


Sildenafil Citrate is a medicinal product used to enhance male sexual performance. It is a PDE5 inhibitor, that works by widening blood vessels and improving the blood flow to the penis, providing an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. A pill of Sildenafil Citrate taken in 30 min before sex will work approximately 4 hours.


What is Sildenafil Citrate?

Sildenafil Citrate is a medication for erectile dysfunction treatment in men. It is the first oral PDE5 inhibitor therapy introduced to the market in 1998, which immediately became a great success. It is now a standard treatment for ED, which has helped over 30 million men worldwide, including patients with diabetes. The medication comes in the form of tablets, containing 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg of Sildenafil Citrate as active ingredient.

When is Sildenafil Citrate prescribed?

Sildenafil Citrate is prescribed to men with erectile dysfunction of various etiologies and with diverse comorbidities. When there is not enough blood flow to the penis, it prevents men from getting an erection or makes it difficult to maintain it. Together with sexual stimulation, the drug works by dilating blood vessels, allowing better blood supply that results in improved ability to accomplish sexual intercourse.

How to take Sildenafil Citrate?

Sildenafil Citrate should be taken when needed, for about 1 hour before the intended sexual activity. Tablets can be swollen with water without regard to food. However, a high-fat meal and grapefruit juice may delay the drug’s onset of action. The recommended dose for most patients is 50 mg. However, the dose can be increased to 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg depending on effectiveness and toleration. The maximum dosing frequency is once daily.

What are Sildenafil Citrate side effects?

Most common side effects of the drug are facial flushing, nasal congestion, headache, dizziness, rash, indigestion, impaired vision, including blurred vision and light sensitivity. In severe cases it may cause vision loss in one or both eyes, ringing in the ears, sudden diminished hearing or hearing loss, fainting, shortness of breath and priapism. It may also cause other side effects, which should be immediately reported to the doctor.

When is Sildenafil Citrate contraindicated?

Sildenafil Citrate is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient, as well as in those who receive nitrates, nitrites or guanylate cyclase stimulators. It should be administered with caution to patients who receive protease inhibitors for HIV infection. Such patients shouldn’t receive more than 25 mg every 48 hours to avoid increase in the incidence and severity of Sildenafil side effects.