It is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men (impotence; inability to have or maintain an erection). It is used to treat erectile dysfunction because it increases blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation.
It is not recommended to use it with other treatments for erectile dysfunction. Its use requires evaluation, diagnosis, prescription and medical supervision.
Medications for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, including sildenafil, should be used with caution in patients with anatomical deformations of the penis (such as angulation, cavernous fibrosis, or Peyronie's disease), or in patients with conditions that may predispose to priapism (such such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia).
How should it be used?
Follow the directions on the prescription to the letter and ask your doctor and pharmacist to explain anything you do not understand. Do not increase or decrease the dose, or take it very regularly as directed by your doctor.
Keep in mind that it controls it, but does not cure it. Continue to take sildenafil even if you feel well. Do not stop treatment without consulting your doctor.
See your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away.
- Hot Flashes (Feeling of Heat)
- Nasal bleeding
- Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
- Numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms, hands, feet, or legs.
- Muscle pains
- Changes in color vision. (See objects with a bluish tinge or have difficulty distinguishing blue from green.)
- Light sensitivity
Side effects that could be serious. Report right away if you have any symptoms.
- Sudden and severe loss of vision.
- Blurry vision
- sudden loss or loss of hearing
- Ringing in the ears
- chest pain
- worsening air loss
- erection that is painful or lasts more than 4 hours.
- Itching or burning when urinating