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The following information is a summary about
Sildenafil Citrate. It is not intended to replace a doctor's instructions.
(Sildenafil Citrate- ORAL)
This medication is used to treat male sexual function problems
WHAT SHOULD MY HEALTH
CARE PROFESSIONAL KNOW BEFORE I TAKE Sildenafil Citrate?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
anatomical deformity of the penis, Peyronie's disease, or ever had
an erection that lasted more than 4 hours bleeding disorder cancer
diabetes frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
heart disease, angina, high or low blood pressure, a history of
heart attack, or other heart problems high cholesterol kidney
disease liver disease sickle cell disease stomach or intestinal
ulcer stroke eye or vision problems, including a rare inherited eye
disease called retinitis pigmentosa an unusual or allergic reaction
to sildenafil, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant breast-feeding
HOW TO USE THIS
This drug is taken by mouth as needed between four hours and
one-half hour before sexual activity (about one hour before is most
effective). Take only as directed, usually once daily as needed.
Sildenafil works along with sexual stimulation to help achieve an
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?
This does not apply.
Headache, flushing, stomach upset, nasal stuffiness, diarrhea and
dizziness might occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify
your doctor promptly.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history,
including any allergies (especially drug allergies), any penis
conditions such as fibrosis/scarring, history of painful/prolonged
erection (priapism), sickle cell anemia, blood system cancers (such
as leukemia or myeloma), or Peyronie's disease, eye problems (retina
diseases). kidney or liver disease, bleeding disorders or active
stomach ulcers, heart diseases, stroke or severe high or low blood
pressure. Limit alcohol intake, as it may aggravate side effects of
this drug. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a
seated or lying position, get up slowly. The elderly may be more
sensitive to the side effects of this drug, therefore caution is
advised in this group.
WHAT INTERACTIONS CAN
Do not take sildenafil if you are taking the following medications:
nitroglycerin-type drugs for the heart or chest
pain such as amyl nitrite, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide
mononitrate, nitroglycerin, even if these are only taken
Sildenafil may also interact with the following medications:
- certain drugs used for seizures such as carbamazepine,
phenytoin, and phenobarbital
certain drugs used for fungal or yeast infections,
such as fluconazole, ketoconazole, and voriconazole
- grapefruit juice
- certain medicines for the treatment of HIV infection or AIDS
- some drugs for treating depression, anxiety or other mood
problems (examples: fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone)
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other
medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines,
nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your
prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user
of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use
illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check
with your health care professional before stopping or starting any
of your medicines.
Do not share this medication with others, since they may have a
problem that is not effectively treated by this drug. Use of
Sildenafil Citrate does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases
(e.g., HIV, Hepatitis B, gonorrhea).
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30
degrees C) away from light and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL
MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.