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How does Silagra 100 mg work
Silagra 100 MG Tablet contains Sildenafil Citrate that belongs to a class of medications known as PDE 5 (Phosphodiesterase Type 5) inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of the enzyme PDE 5 and improves blood circulation throughout the body, including the penis.
Due to the action of the enzyme PDE 5, the arteries get constricted and blood cannot flow easily to the penis. As a result, it becomes difficult to achieve or maintain an erection. Sildenafil Citrate present in Silagra blocks the action of PDE 5 and allows blood to flow easily to the penis. It prevents PDE 5 from destroying cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate) and enables the contraction and dilation of blood vessels. As cGMP is produced, blood flows easily to the penis. This creates pressure in the penis leading to an erection.
Uses of Silagra 100 mg
This medicine is used for the treatment of the following medical conditions:
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – also known as impotence, it makes a man unable to achieve or sustain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It occurs due to a decreased blood flow to the penis which is caused by physical and psychological factors.
Dosage of Silagra 100 mg
A single tablet of Silagra 100 mg is recommended to be taken in one day. Do not consume more than one tablet in 24 hours. This medicine can be taken with or without food. However, it works best when taken on an empty stomach. Take this pill exactly one hour before sexual intercourse. The effects of this medicine can be experienced within the first hour of its consumption. The effects typically last for 4 hours. However, this may vary from person to person. If you don’t suffer from erectile dysfunction, do not consume this tablet unless advised by your physician.
Missed Dose: This medicine is taken as and when required. Therefore, you’re less likely to miss a dose.
Overdose: An overdose of the drug can lead to various side effects. If an overdose is suspected, seek medical help immediately.
Silagra 100 mg may not be suitable for you if you suffer from any medical condition. Before you take this medicine, let your doctor know:
- If you are allergic to Sildenafil Citrate or any other medications.
- If you have a history of stroke, congestive heart failure, etc.
- If you suffer from blood cell problems such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, etc.
- If you suffer from a kidney or liver disease.
- If you have a physical deformity of the penis or Peyronie’s.
- If you have uncontrolled blood pressure.
- If you suffer from conditions such as diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.
- If you have a rare inherited eye condition such as retinitis pigmentosa.
- If you take nitrates for chest pain.
- If you suffer from epilepsy or seizures.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from ischemic heart disease (also known as coronary artery disease).
- If you are an alcoholic or have a history of substance abuse.
If you suffer from any medical conditions not listed here, let your doctor know about them. Discuss your medical history in detail with the doctor.
Side effects of Silagra 100 mg
As with any other medication, there are certain side-effects that can occur while taking Silagra 100 mg tablet. Most of these side-effects are temporary and go away after some time.
Some common side effects include:
- Visual disturbances
- Painful urination
- Nasal congestion
- Tingling in arms and feet
- Back pain
Some rare side effects include:
- A prolonged and painful erection of more than 4 hours (a condition known as priapism)
- Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes (known as NAION)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Trouble breathing
The above list shouldn’t be seen as a complete guide of side-effects. If you experience any other side-effect of the medication, report it to the doctor.
If you take any prescription or non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements, let your doctor know about them. Certain medications can interact with Silagra 100 mg and affect the way it works.
- Imatinib Mesylate
- Other medicines for ED
This isn’t a complete list of potential drug interactions. Discuss possible drug interactions with your doctor before starting this medicine.
Interaction with alcohol
Alcohol increases the risk of adverse side-effects and reduces the chances of getting an erection. Avoid consuming alcohol along with this medication.
Interaction with grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juice raises the levels of Silagra in the body and delays the time it takes for the medication to work. Therefore, it should not be consumed while taking this medication.
Silagra 100 mg tablets should be stored safely at room temperature in their original packaging.
- These pills should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep the pills away from direct heat, moisture, and sunlight.
- Do not consume the pills past their expiration date.
- Keep the pills in a cool and dry place in an airtight container.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is Silagra 100 used for?
Ans. Silagra 100 tablet is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED, also known as impotence) in men. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis that helps to achieve or sustain an erection.
2. How to take Silagra 100 tablet?
Ans. Silagra 100 is meant to be taken orally with or without food. A single tablet can be taken via mouth with water an hour before planned sexual activity. For best results, take it on an empty stomach.
3. Is Silagra the same as Viagra?
Ans. Silagra and Viagra both contain the same active ingredient – Sildenafil Citrate. Both drugs work in a similar manner. However, Silagra being the generic version of the drug costs less than Viagra.
4. How long does Silagra last?
Ans. The effects of Silagra last for a period of 4 hours. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to experience the positive results of this medication. You need to be sexually stimulated for this pill to work properly.