Sildenafil Actavis is a medication that is widely used in dealing with symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction in men. The medicine belongs to a group of medications referred to as “Phosphodiesterase” inhibitors. It is normally recommended for advance or long-term erectile dysfunction problems only and not for temporary problems. Sildenafil Actavis was approved in December 2009 and there has been no fatal incidence or death linked to the medication.
The active substance in this medication is Sildenafil and it is available in three tablets sizes- 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg. It is regarded as a generic medicine that has been authorized in Europe, and North American countries. Sildenafil Actavis is 100% safe and has been approved by European Union health authorities as a generic medicine that is equivalent to medications such as Viagra, similarly, its benefits far outweigh possible risks.
How Sildenafil Actavis works?
In order to make this medication work effectively, the patient will require some sexual stimulation. The medication works basically by relaxing blood vessels in the male organ thus allowing blood to flow at an incredibly high speed when you are aroused sexually. The tablet is a film-coated one, that appears in blue color and they are elliptical in shape. The tablet is marked as “SL100” on one side. In most cases, the tablet is sold in 100mg containers. Oral application is the basic option of administering this medication.
Sildenafil Actavis works in a simple way. The main ingredient which is Sildenafil is a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor that blocks the phosphodiesterase enzyme which is the enzyme responsible for breaking down cyclic guanosine monophosphate (a substance produced in the male organ during sexual intercourse and its main function is to cause the spongy tissue in the male organ to relax). The blockage of this enzyme will allow blood to flow much better and faster thus producing and sustaining an erection. Blocking the breakdown of the enzyme will restore the normal functioning of the male organ, though, a sexual stimulation will still be necessary in order to achieve an erection.
Sildenafil Actavis is effective because it gives you a bigger and longer-lasting fuller erection, thus making the whole experience tighter and more pleasurable. Patients dealing with liver and kidney problems are usually advised to start with the 25mg dose.
Prior to the treatment of erectile dysfunction, patients are usually tested for their cardiovascular wellbeing, considering the fact that there is a level of cardiac risk associated with sexual activities. Sildenafil Actavis is known to possess some vasodilator properties that can cause a mild decrease in blood pressure, hence the physicians will consider checking a patient for some underlying factors that may be affected by a temporary decrease in blood pressure. Patients who have obstruction to their ventricular blood flow, for instance, may be moderately affected by low blood pressure.
How is Sildenafil Actavis administered?
The daily recommended dose for Sildenafil Actavis is 50mg and it is usually taken when needed especially an hour before any sexual activity is performed. Subsequent prescription of the medicine will depend on the efficacy of the medication as well as how the patient can tolerate the treatment. The maximum dose that can be recommended to anyone on a single treatment is 100mg, while the maximum recommended dose is one tablet a day. If the medication is taken alongside food, its effect may be delayed unlike when it is taken on a fasted state.
Elderly patients who are older than 65 years of age will require dosage adjustments. The dosage that is recommended for younger adults are only meant for moderate to mild erectile dysfunction. Individuals suffering from renal impairment may be placed on the 30mg dose, in the beginning, this may be increased based on the efficacy of the medication as well as tolerability. Similarly, patients who suffer from Hepatic impairment may also be placed on 25mg a day dose and then increased to 50mg a day base on tolerability and efficacy.
Are there any contraindications with Sildenafil Actavis?
Sildenafil Actavis is known to counter-act with some substances, most especially any medication or food containing nitric oxide. It is known to have some hypotensive effects on nitrates, similarly, patients who are being treated for cardiovascular disorders are usually advised to stay away from Sildenafil Actavis. The use of Sildenafil Actavis in combination with some other medications is not recommended, though there are ongoing studies on the possible effect of such combination.
Are there any side effects with the use of Sildenafil Actavis?
When applied at its recommended doses, Sildenafil Actavis is completely safe to use. Excessive or prolonged use of this medication has been linked to a number of side effects. For instance, temporary drop in low blood pressure may be witnessed after usage, however normal blood pressure is restored after few minutes or hours after the sexual activity.
Combining Sildenafil Actavis with some other medications may also trigger some side effects. Individuals who suffer from underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease, sickle cell anemia, and Leukemia may develop some complications when Sildenafil Actavis is mixed with other medications. The intake of Sildenafil Actavis with other similar medications (PDE5) inhibitors can cause minor impairment to vision, and in such a situation, the patient is normally advised to stop using Sildenafil Actavis immediately. There are no links between the recommended doses of this medication and any side effect on breastfeeding and pregnant mothers.
When Sildenafil Actavis is abused, some of the nervous system disorders or side effects that may be recorded include; dizziness, and headache, while some uncommon and rare side effects may include; syncope, and hypoesthesia. Vertigo, palpitations, fatigue, and tinnitus are rare side effects recorded with overdose or prolonged usage of the medication.
Sildenafil Actavis can be taken with or without water just as it can be taken with or without food, if you do not need it urgently, it may be advisable to take the medication after eating, considering the fact that the medication takes effect slowly when it is taken after food.