Drug Uses & More
Intagra is an analogue of Viagra. The same active ingredients of Viagra, the same reliability and reduced side effects are some of the highlights of Intagra.
Usage Information for Intagra
Ask your doctor for detailed instructions on using Intagra. On the other hand, you can always refer the patient information booklet which contains professional instructions regarding medication usage.
Intagra is absorbed into the body depending on one's health. So, the time often differs in different people.
In most cases though, it is best when taken 60 minutes prior to having sex.
The effects of the drug will last for much longer.
The maximum permitted dosage is one pill in a 24 hour period. Do not exceed it.
Dosage Missed? Important Information
Intagra is taken only as and when required. It is not to be used every day as a regular therapy. So, the problem of a missed dose does not arise.
If you accidentally missed to take the medication prior to having sex, then you can take it as soon as you remember it. But then you will have to wait for the stipulated amount of time for Intagra to be absorbed by the body and start to take effect.
We recommend storing your medications at room temperature (59 and 86 degrees F) in its original container. Keep it away from excessive heat, moisture or light.
Protect it from kids and pets.
I think that I overdosed. What should I do?
Seek emergency medical care if you suspect an overdose. Contact the nearest poison control center immediately.
Safety Information Warning Precautions
Before you begin therapy, you should discuss your medical history in detail with your health care provider. Allergies if any, to both food items and medications must be clearly mentioned.
Include complete details about over-the-counter medications, herbal pills, dietary supplements and prescription drugs.
Conditions under which you should avoid using Intagra
Is vigorous exercise restricted to you because of cardiac health?
Intagra is a used to provide an erection when sexually stimulated. So, usage of the drug is restricted if you have a history of heart problems like arrhythmic disorders, heart attack or stroke.
If you notice any symptoms like, chest, shoulder, neck, or jaw pain; numbness of an arm or leg; severe dizziness, headache, nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting; fainting; or vision changes, while indulging in sexual activity or any other vigorous exercise, then stop doing it immediately. Seek emergency medical care for it might be signs of a heart attack.
Intagra must also be avoided if one or more of the following conditions apply to you:
Kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)
A blood cell disorder such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
A bleeding disorder such as hemophilia
A stomach ulcer; retinitis pigmentosa (an inherited condition of the eye), a physical deformity of the penis (such as Peyronie's disease)
Alcohol Usage & Medication
Usage of alcoholic beverages is generally not recommended while taking the medication because alcohol is a muscle relaxant.
Some patients also experience mild giddiness or drowsiness when they first use Intagra. This will stop occurring once the body gets used to the medication.
If you experience this, then you must avoid undertaking tasks that require an alert mind. Driving, handling heavy machinery etc should be avoided.
If you feel giddy or drowsy, then sit or lie down immediately till the feeling passes off..
Medications that can cause reactions with Intagra
Intagra can react adversely when taken simultaneously with certain medications. The reactions can be mild in nature or extremely severe.
These medications include:
Nitrates in any form (Ointments, patches, pills). This includes any and all medications containing nitrates including Nitrostat, Nitrolingual, Nitro-Dur, Nitro-Bid, Minitran, Deponit, Transderm-Nitro, Dilatrate-SR, Isordil, Sorbitrate, sosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket).
Recreational pills called poppers.
A blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
Cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB);
An antibiotic such as erythromycin (E-Mycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab) or clarithromycin (Biaxin);
Doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), Terazosin (Hytrin);
HIV medicines such as amprenavir (Agenerase), tipranavir (Aptivus), darunavir (Prezista), efavirenz (Sustiva), nevirapine (Viramune), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase), lopinavirritonavir (Kaletra), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), atazanavir (Reyataz), or nelfinavir (Viracept);
An antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
Carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal), or phenytoin (Dilantin); or
Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane) or rifabutin (Mycobutin).
Read this before using Intagra
If you experience an erection that lasts for more than 6 hours, then you should seek emergency medical care. This erection may occur randomly after taking the medication and will not subside even after you have sex. It may cause permanent damage to your penile tissues.
The usage of other similar ED medications may intensify the side effects and hence should be avoided completely while using Intagra.
If you are over the age of 65 and have liver problems then you must maintain general caution while using Intagra.
Intagra is not for use by women or children.
The Importance of Safe Sex Practices
Intagra is not a protective barrier against sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. For that, you must always practice safe sex techniques. Speak to your doctor for more details.
Pregnancy/Breast Feeding Information
Intagra is an oral therapy for curing male impotency. It is not to be used by women who are pregnant or expecting a child. It may cause harm to the unborn fetus.
It is not clear whether the medication is excreted via the breast milk. Speak to your doctor for more information.
It is common for some side effects to occur as the body adjusts to Intagra. These include diarrhea, flushing, headache, indigestion and stuffy or runny nose.
But if these side effects do not go away by themselves or become bothersome, then seek medical attention.
Rarely, some very serious side effects may also occur. These need to be reported immediately to your health care provider. These include allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, breathing problems, changes in hearing, changes in vision, blurred vision, trouble telling blue from green color, chest pain, fast, irregular heartbeat, men: prolonged or painful erection (lasting more than 4 hours) or seizures.