What is Perrigo Sildenafil 50mg?
Perrigo Sildenafil is a medicine that can help to treat erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can interrupt your love life and can be a source of embarrassment, but Sildenafil can offer a quick and easy solution to a common problem that many men face during their lifetime. If you experience erectile dysfunction regularly, Perrigo Sildenafil may be the solution for you.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence) is a very common problem, especially in men over the age of 40. It has been estimated that 50% of men aged between 40 and 70 will experience erectile dysfunction in some capacity. Impotence occurs when you have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction can sometimes only occur in certain situations, for example, you may experience it when you are with your sexual partner but are able to maintain an erection during masturbation. Seek advice from your GP if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction regularly.
What is an erection?
An erection occurs when a man becomes sexually aroused. The brain sends signals to the nerves in the penis which increases blood flow, resulting in the tissue in the penis to expand. Anything that can interfere with the nervous system or sexual desire (also known as libido) can cause erectile dysfunction and prevent you from gaining or maintaining an erection.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
There are a variety of factors, both physical and psychological, that can cause erectile dysfunction including:
Narrowing of blood vessels in the penis
Side effects of prescribed medication
Surgery or injury
Excessive alcohol consumption
If you are able to gain and maintain an erection in some circumstances and not in others, the cause may be psychological. If you cannot achieve or maintain an erection in any circumstance, the underlying cause may be physical. Although it can be embarrassing, it is important to get a diagnosis from a doctor, as it could be a sign of an underlying health problem.
How can Sildenafil tablets help you to achieve an erection?
Sildenafil is a medication that can be used to treat erectile dysfunction. It belongs to a group of medicines known as phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Sildenafil works by helping to relax the blood vessels in the penis when you become sexually aroused. The medicine usually takes around 30 to 60 minutes to work and you can take it up to 4 hours before taking part in sexual intercourse. Taking Sildenafil alone will not cause an erection. You will need to be sexually aroused or stimulated, in order for the medication to work and for an erection to occur.
How to use Perrigo Sildenafil
Always take this medicine exactly as described by a doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist and ALWAYS read the label before taking any medication. You should take Sildenafil about an hour before you plan to have sex.
Dosage: Swallow one 50mg tablet, whole with a glass of water.
Speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist if you think that the effect of Sildenafil is too strong or too weak. You may find that the effects of Sildenafil take longer to work if you take it with a heavy meal.
Can you take Sildenafil with other medications?
Do NOT take this product with other medicines unless you have been told by your doctor that it is acceptable to do so.
Speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or will be taking any other medications alongside Sildenafil. This product may interfere with some medicines, including those which are used to treat chest pain. In a medical emergency, ensure you notify your doctor that you have taken Sildenafil and when you took Sildenafil.
ALWAYS read the patient information leaflet BEFORE taking any new medication and speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist if you are unsure.
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to Sildenafil or any of the ingredients included in this product (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you:
Are taking medication known as nitrates or nitric oxide donors, as the combination can cause a dangerous fall in your blood pressure
Are taking Riociguat
Have a severe heart or liver problem
Have recently had a stroke or a heart attack or if you have low blood pressure
Have certain rare, inherited eye diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa
Have ever had loss of vision due to non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION)
Talk to your doctor BEFORE taking this product if:
You have sickle cell anaemia (an abnormality of red blood cells), leukaemia (cancer of blood cells)
You have a deformity of your penis or Peyronie’s Disease
You have problems with your heart - your doctor should check whether your heart can take the strain of having sex before engaging in sexual intercourse.
You currently have a stomach ulcer, or a bleeding problem (such as haemophilia)
You experience sudden decrease or loss of vision
You have kidney or liver problems
You should NOT use this product with any other oral or local treatments for erectile dysfunction or with treatments for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension containing Sildenafil or any other phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors.
Possible side effects of Sildenafil
Like all medicines, Sildenafil can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention:
An allergic reaction - wheeziness, difficulty breathing, dizziness, swelling of the eyelids, face, lips or throat
Serious skin reactions
Seizures or fits
Common side effects of this product include:
Colour tinge to vision
This is not an exhaustive list - see patient information leaflet for full list of side effects.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Active ingredient: Sildenafil 50mg
Other Ingredients: Cellulose microcrystalline, Calcium hydrogen phosphate, anhydrous, Croscarmellose sodium, Hypromellose (E464), Magnesium stearate
Film coat:Hypromellose (E464), Titanium dioxide(E171), Lactose monohydrate, Triacetin, Indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132)
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