Penegra is an oral medication produced by Zydus Cadila to treat male impotence, or erectile dysfunction. It belongs to PDE-5 inhibitors and contains sildenafil citrate as its active ingredient that helps men improve their sexual performance and erections. Those male patients who have certain erectile issues should take Penegra to solve them to make their erections better and stronger when they are sexually stimulated. It should be stored according to the general guidelines indicated on the label.
How to Take Penegra Properly
Men should take one pill as needed, at least 30 minutes before their planned sexual intercourse. Their maximum dosage is 100 mg taken on a daily basis, and the positive effect of Penegra lasts around 4 hours. This ED medication is absorbed fast, and its maximal plasma concentrations are reached within 30 minutes after its intake. However, it’s not advisable to take this medicine with or right after heavy and high-fat meals, as this is what decreases its absorption rate up to 1 hour. The intake of Penegra will help male patients only when they are sexually excited, because it doesn’t act as an aphrodisiac. All men are recommended to start with a low dose (50 mg) to avoid a risk of possible side effects, especially if they:
- Are older than 65 years;
- Have kidney or liver conditions;
- Take alpha blockers and protease inhibitors, including the ones to treat HIV;
- Have hypertension and prostate issues.
Important Precautions and Warnings
There are certain medications and health conditions that may interfere with the natural erectile process, so that a penis can’t be filled with enough blood and men can’t have strong erections. This problem is called erectile dysfunction if it happens on a regular basis. Those men who have specific heart problems should be careful when taking Penegra and having sex. Besides, there are certain cardiac risks for those patients who have pre-existing cardiovascular conditions.
This medication may potentiate the hypotensive results of nitrates, and that’s why its use by those men who take nitrates or nitric oxide donors is contraindicated. Another important thing is that Penegra also contraindicates in patients who have any hypersensitivity to its components. Before starting this ED treatment, doctors should be informed about the heart health of their patients. For example, if any of them have such unwanted symptoms as dizziness, chest pain and nausea, they need to stop taking this medicine and call their physicians.
Finally, Penegra may result in the temporary and mild lowering of blood pressure so that men should be examined to determine whether its intake is safe with other medications. Some of them may potentially interact with it, including nitrates, alpha blockers and other ED meds.