WHAT IS SILDENAFIL USED FOR?
Sildenafil assists in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. During sexual arousal, sildenafil helps increase blood flow into the penis leading to a prolonged erection.
WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
Sildenafil should not be taken by children, pets, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or those who are allergic to any of the ingredients in sildenafil. It should not be taken by those with
uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart failure, angina, heart attack within the past 90 days, stroke within the past 6 months, aortic stenosis, penile deformities, sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma, or leukemia.
It should not be taken in conjunction with nitrates, alpha blockers, or Riociguat.
Make sure your health care provider knows if you have: low blood pressure, bleeding disorders, kidney disease, or liver disease.
HOW WILL I BE MONITORED?
You should be in contact with your provider at least every six to twelve months.
HOW DO I TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
Sildenafil comes as a tablet and is to be taken orally on an empty stomach. Your personal dosage will be based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you are taking. Please take it as directed by your provider.
HOW DO I STORE THIS MEDICATION?
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Please dispose of medication according to local, state, and EPA laws.
WHAT ARE THE PRECAUTIONS WHILE ON SILDENAFIL?
Potential side effects include: cold-like symptoms, dizziness, shortness of breath, flushing, headache, muscle pain, nasal congestion, ringing in the ears, prolonged painful erection, reflux, fatigue, and vision changes.
If an erection has been present for 4 hours and/or is painful, you should seek medical attention immediately for further evaluation and treatment.
In the event you feel you are in imminent danger or have signs of an allergic reaction (skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat; trouble breathing or swallowing), you should contact emergency services immediately. For general symptoms, please advise your provider.