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How does Kamagra Oral Jelly 100 mg Work
Sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient, is essentially a selective inhibitor of the cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-specific PDE-5 enzyme. cGMP is required to cause proper blood flow in the penile muscles but the PDE-5 enzyme disintegrates it. Therefore, it becomes difficult to get or retain an erection. PDE-5 inhibitor drugs curb the activity of this enzyme and thus prevent the breakdown of cGMP. However, Kamagra only works in the presence of sexual stimulation. Because physiologically, the stimulation releases nitric oxide (NO) in the muscles lining the inner wall of the penis which activates the cGMP molecules. This results in vasodilation of the penile muscles and increases blood flow.
Uses of Kamagra Oral Jelly 100 mg
It is an effective medicine prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence. It helps the consumer maintain a firm erection during sex.
The usual suggested dose is 1 jelly per day, to be taken 30-60 minutes before having sexual intercourse. Just put it in your mouth and chew, it will dissolve. Unlike a tablet which you have to swallow with water. It should not be taken more than 4 hours before having sex because its effects will fade off by then. One may take it on an empty stomach or after having a meal. However, it works faster when taken without food. And if you must have food, take care that it should be low in fat content as fat reduces the efficacy of Kamagra. Know that the exact time of the medicine showing its effect will depend on the individual’s body metabolism and tolerance level. It generally remains effective for 4 to 6 hours.
If you intend to take it for an extended period, consulting a doctor is advisable so as to know the suitable dose. But in any case, more than 1 jelly per 24 hours should not be consumed.
If you take it only when needed, there are fewer chances of you missing a dose. But if it’s a regular prescription medicine for you and you have missed a dose, you take it as soon as you remember. However, if the next scheduled dose is very near, you should take only one and skip the other. In no circumstances should you take a double dose. You should consult your physician about this.
One must not take an overdose of Kamagra oral jelly 100 mg, even if it might be quite tempting. More than the required dose can cause several side effects like priapism (a longer-than-intended painful erection) and dizziness, etc. If the overdose was very high, it might result in more severe side effects. In case of an overdose, one must consult a doctor right away.
Before you start taking this drug, let your doctor know if you have any of the following health issues-
- If you are allergic to sildenafil citrate or other drugs.
- If you suffer from abnormal blood pressure.
- If you have had any heart condition like a heart attack or chest pain, etc.
- If you are diabetic or have a high cholesterol level.
- If you have a deformed penis (Peyronie’s disease).
- If you suffer from eye-related conditions like retinitis pigmentosa.
- If you are prone to seizures or are epileptic.
- If you have blood-related problems like leukemia or sickle cell anemia.
- If you or someone in your family has a history of substance abuse.
Note- Not enough research has been done about its effect on women but pregnant women must not take it.
Side Effects of Kamagra Oral Jelly 100 mg
In case of an overdose, or an allergic reaction, the following symptoms may be looked for-
- Hot flushes
- Abnormal vision
These effects should go away on their own within some time. Other, more rare side effects include- priapism, chest pain, troubled breathing, palpitations, Sudden loss of eye vision (Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy-NAION), etc. Visit a doctor immediately if you observe any of these symptoms.
Interaction With Other Drugs
Kamagra can interact with quite a few medicines, so it is important to consult your doctor before using it.
- Ritonavir and other HIV Protease inhibitors
- Anticoagulants like warfarin
- Isosorbide mononitrate and isosorbide dinitrate
- Beta-blockers like atenolol
- Alpha-blockers like alfuzosin and doxazosin
- Any other medication for erectile dysfunction
You should let your doctor know about any other prescription or OTC drugs you take because the above list isn’t an exhaustive one.
Interaction With Alcohol
Consuming alcohol with this medicine may lead to an increase in the intensity of its side effects. It may cause the blood pressure to drop suddenly. Hence, it is advisable to not consume alcohol while under the effect of Kamagra jelly.
Interaction with grapefruit juice
An enzyme present in the grapefruit breaks down the sildenafil citrate molecules and makes the drug less effective. It increases the drug’s bioavailability and delays its absorption by the body. So, avoid taking grapefruit juice with Kamagra oral jelly 100 mg.
Store the jellies in their original package in a dry place.
- Store them at room temperature, in the absence of direct sunlight and moisture.
- Keep them away from the reach of children and pets.
- If the package has expired, do not consume the jellies.
- The discarded package or expired jellies should be properly disposed of and not flushed in the toilet.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Is Kamagra Oral Jelly 100 mg effective for the treatment of ED?
Ans- Yes, its active ingredient is Sildenafil citrate (the same as Viagra) which is known to increase the blood flow in the penis and help you get and maintain an erection.
2. Kamagra tablets or jellies, which are better?
Ans- Both tablets and jellies have the same effect. However, tablets need to be swallowed with water and have no flavor. On the other hand, jellies come in different flavors and one may chew them. The ultimate choice depends on individual taste.
Q3. What are other safe alternatives for sildenafil/ Kamagra?
Ans- Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra), and Avanafil (Stendra) are a few safe alternatives to sildenafil.
Q4. Is Kamagra Oral Jelly 100 mg safe?
Ans- Although it is considered safe, it can cause certain side effects like nausea, dizziness, and chest pain but they usually go away in a short time. However, you should consult a physician before taking it regularly as it may interfere with the workings of any other medications you take and therefore, may cause harm.