Drug Uses & More
Silagra is a branded generic medication for curing ED. It is now considered to be on par with some of the biggest brands like Viagra and Cialis in terms of effectiveness.
Usage Information for Silagra
Ask your doctor for detailed instructions on using Silagra. On the other hand, you can always refer the patient information booklet which contains professional instructions regarding medication usage.
Silagra 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 4 hours to 25 minutes prior to having sex.
You need to be aroused sexually for Silagra to work and your erection will fade after you complete intercourse.
Dosage Missed? Important Information
Silagra 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 Silagra 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 Silagra
Is vigorous exercise restricted to you because of cardiac health?
Silagra 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.
Silagra 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.
Other than this, mild drowsiness or blurred vision may be experienced while using Silagra. This will stop occuring once the body gets used to the medication.
So, it is recommended that you avoid tasks that require an alert mind. For ex, driving, handling heavy machinery etc until you know how your body reacts to the drug.
If you feel giddy or drowsy, then sit or lie down immediately till the feeling passes off..
Medications that can cause reactions with Silagra
Silagra is known to react adversely when combined with certain medications. The reactions are normally mild in nature but can be severe at times.
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 Silagra
Rarely, a condition called Priapism, in which a painful erection occurs has been noticed. The erection lasts for more than 4 to 6 hours and cases irreversible damage to the penis. If you notice an erection that does not fade even after having sex, then contact your doctor immediately.
We recommend that you do not use other ED medications while using Silagra.
If you are over the age of 65 and have liver problems then you must maintain general caution while using Silagra.
Silagra is not for use by women or children.
The Importance of Safe Sex Practices
Silagra is a cure for ED but does not protect against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Hence, always practice safe sex.
Pregnancy/Breast Feeding Information
Silagra is not to be used if you are pregnant or expecting a child. It may pose risks to your unborn fetus. Speak to your doctor for more information on this.
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 Silagra. These include warmth or redness in your face, neck, or chest; stuffy nose; headache; upset stomach; or back pain.
These do not require medical care unless they become bothersome or do not get cured after a while.
Rarely, some very serious side effects may also occur. These need to be reported immediately to your health care provider. These include sudden vision loss; ringing in your ears, or sudden hearing loss;
chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; irregular heartbeat; swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; shortness of breath; vision changes; feeling light-headed, fainting; or penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.