What is this medicine used for? Treatment of erection problems in men and pulmonary hypertension
Who should not take this medicine? Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications: cisapride; methscopolamine nitrate; nitrates like amyl nitrite, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, nitroglycerin; nitroprusside; other medicines for erectile dysfunction like tadalafil, vardenafil; other sildenafil products
Key warnings before taking this medicine? Your health care provider needs to know if you have any of these conditions: bleeding disorders; eye or vision problems, including retinitis pigmentosa; Peyronie’s disease, or history of priapism; heart disease, angina, a history of heart attack, irregular heartbeats, or other heart problems; high or low blood pressure; history of blood diseases; history of stomach bleeding; kidney disease; liver disease; stroke; an unusual or allergic reaction to sildenafil or other products. If you notice any changes in your vision while taking this drug, call your healthcare provider immediately. If you experience symptoms of nausea, dizziness, chest pain or arm pain upon initiation of sexual activity after taking this medicine, you should refrain from further activity and call your healthcare provider immediately. Do not use alcohol while using this medicine. Using this medicine does not protect you or your partner against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted infections.
What are the precautions when taking this medicine? Possible interactions include: certain drugs for high blood pressure; certain drugs for the treatment of HIV infection or AIDS; certain drugs used for fungal or yeast infections, like fluconazole, ketoconazole, and voriconazole; cimetidine; erythromycin; rifampin. This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Some items may interact with your medicine.
How is it best taken? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. The dose is usually taken 1 hour before sexual activity. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children as this medicine is not used in children for this condition.
What do I do if I miss a dose? If you are taking this medicine as needed, this does not apply. Do not take two doses at the same time.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine? Back pain; dizziness; flushing; headache; indigestion; muscle aches; nausea; stuffy or runny nose. This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Call your healthcare provider immediate if you experience signs of an allergic reaction like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue; breathing problems; changes in hearing; changes in vision; chest pain; erection lasting more than 4 hours; fast, irregular heartbeat; seizures
How should I store this medicine? Store this medication at 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C) and away from heat, moisture and light. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Do not flush unused medications or pour down a sink or drain.
General statements: Do not share or take any one else's medicine. Talk with your healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins. The capsule formulation was compounded specifically for you. This patient information summarizes the most important information about your medication; if you would like more information, talk with your doctor.