Sildenafil is a medication that can treat erectile dysfunction, helping you to get and maintain an erection during sex. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra, which means that this medication works in the same way as the branded product, and is just as effective. If you’re looking for a way to treat your premature ejaculation and help to keep an erection, sildenafil could be the ideal treatment for you.
With any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects occurring. Some are more common than others, and often side effects may subside with the regular usage of the medicine. If the side effects do not subside, you should report them to us, or your GP.
Common Side Effects
- Runny/stuffed nose
- Upset stomach
- Red and/or warm skin
- Muscle pain / Back Pain
The side effects listed below are more serious, and you should stop taking Sildenafil, and report these to your GP immediately.
- An erection that will not go away (priapism). If you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, seek medical help immediately. Priapism can permanently damage your penis.
- Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes. Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes can be a sign of a serious eye problem called non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Stop taking Sildenafil and call your healthcare provider right away if you have sudden vision loss in one or both eyes.
- Sudden hearing decrease or hearing loss. Some people may also have ringing in their ears (tinnitus) or dizziness. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking Sildenafil and contact a doctor right away.
For those who have never taken Sildenafil before, the typical dose is 50mg. This is taken 30-60 minutes before sexual activity.
If no effect is seen, the dosage can be adjusted up to a maximum of 100mg as a single dose in 24hours. If the effect was too strong, the dose can be reduced to 25mg. If you have not seen a response from Sildenafil, it is advised to try it at least 5 times before giving up.
Starting Dose – Sildenafil 50 mg
Maximum Dose – 100mg in 24 hours (as a single dose)
The active substance is sildenafil. Each tablet contains 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg of sildenafil (as the citrate salt).
The other ingredients are:
Tablet core: microcrystalline cellulose, calcium hydrogen phosphate (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate.
Film coat: hypromellose, lactose (see section 2 ‘sildenafil