This medicine is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence in men, a condition characterized by difficulty in achieving and sustaining an erection while having attempting or sexual intercourse. It happens due to a decreased blood flow to the penis which may be caused by physical problems such as an injury; diseases such as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), diabetes, neuropathy, prostate cancer; psychological causes such as anxiety, stress, depression, etc. Chronic lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, etc could also contribute to ED. It is important to note that this medicine will only work if there is sexual stimulation. When ED is due to psychological causes alone or psychological, lifestyle and physical causes, it is important to undergo counselling and lifestyle modifications along with the treatment with this medicine to achieve the best possible effect.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure levels in the arteries connecting the heart and the lungs. It also improves exercise capacity in such patients.
Bloody and cloudy urine
Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet
Sensitivity to light
Prolonged and painful erection
Excessive tearing of the eye
Ringing or buzzing in the ears
Onset of action
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 120 minutes of administration of the dose.
Duration of effect
The effect of this medicine may last up to 4 hours.
Safe with alcohol?
Use of alcohol should be avoided or kept to a minimal level while you are taking this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches, changes in heart rate, etc.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Usage in pregnancy?
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the appropriate course of treatment after evaluating all the risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine. This medicine may be used in women only to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Usage while breast-feeding?
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the appropriate course of treatment after evaluating all the risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition. This medicine may be used in women only to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.