Active Ingredient present in Suhagra Tablets
The active ingredient present in Suhagra tablets is Sildenafil Citrate. Each Suhagra tablet contains 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg of Sildenafil Citrate.
Uses of Sildenafil (Suhagra Tablets by Cipla)
Suhagra tablets are 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.
How sex affects the body:
When a man is sexually excited, the penis rapidly fills with more blood than usual. The penis then expands and hardens. This is called an erection. After the man is done having sex, this extra blood flows out of the penis back into the body and the erection goes away.
How Suhagra by Cipla works:
Suhagra pills by Cipla enables many men with erectile dysfunction to respond to sexual stimulation. When a man is sexually excited, Suhagra by Cipla helps the penis fill with enough blood to cause an erection. After sex is over, the erection goes away.
Suhagra Tablets – Dosage
The recommended starting dose is 50 mg of Suhagra 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 Suhagra dose is 100 mg.
The maximum recommended dosing frequency is once in any 24 hour period (i.e. 24 hours must pass since your earlier dose before taking another dose). If Suhagra tablet is taken with food, the onset of medical effect may be delayed compared to administering the tablet in the fasted state.
How to Use Suhagra Tablets
Suhagra tablets by Cipla comes in strengths of 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. If you do not get the results you expect, speak with your doctor. If you think you need a larger dose of Suhagra by Cipla, check with your doctor. It 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 Suhagra by Cipla (Sildenafil tablets) 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 Suhagra by Cipla 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.
Suhagra tablets are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to Sildenafil Citrate or any inactive ingredient present in Suhagra tablets.
Sildenafil Citrate ( Suhagra) 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.
Suhagra tablets are contraindicated in men for whom sexual intercourse is inadvisable due to cardiovascular risk factors.
Sildenafil Citrate tablets are not recommended in patients with male erectile dysfunction with a previous episode of non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION).
Suhagra Side Effects
Suhagra side effects are usually mild to moderate and usually don’t last longer than a few hours. Some of these side effects are usually likely to occur with higher doses like 100 mg only. The most common Suhagra side effects side effects that occur 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.
Less common side effects of Suhagra (25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg) by Cipla 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 Suhagra, 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 Suhagra tablets and contact a doctor right away.
Heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeats, and death have been reported rarely in men taking this medicine. Most, but not all, of these men had heart problems before taking Suhagra by Cipla. It is not possible to determine whether these adverse 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.
Suhagra Storage Instructions
Store Suhagra tablets below 30°C. Keep away from children and pets.
Warnings & Precautions When Using Suhagra Tablets
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.
Suhagra (Sildenafil Citrate tablets) 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 Suhagra by Cipla 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 Suhagra 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. Suhagra 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.
Suhagra 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.
Suhagra by Cipla is only for patients with erectile dysfunction. It is not for newborns, children, or women. Suhagra by Cipla does 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.
In studies with healthy volunteers, using single doses of Sildenafil Citrate (Suhagra tablets) up to 800 mg, side effects were similar to those seen at lower doses but incidence rates and severities were increased.
Effect On Ability To Drive And Use Machines
Since transient visual disturbances and dizziness have been reported in some patients taking Suhagra tablets, specially at the 100 mg dose, patients should be aware of how they react to Suhagra tablets before driving or operating machinery, and the doctor should advise accordingly.
Suhagra and Alcohol
Suhagra (Sildenafil Citrate tablets) causes a small reduction in supine and tilted diastolic blood pressure (3.5 and 6.1mmHg respectively) in healthy men who had a blood alcohol level of 80 mg/dL.
Sildenafil Citrate During Pregnancy
Sildenafil Citrate has been classified by the US FDA Pregnancy Category B . Suhagra (Generic Sildenafil Citrate) is not indicated for use by women. However no evidence of teratogenicity, embryotoxicity or fetotoxicity was seen in rats and rabbits which received up to 200 mg/kg/day during organogenesis.
Suhagra Nursing Considerations
Suhagra (Sildenafil Citrate) should not be used by nursing mothers. No information is available at present on its secretion into breast milk.