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Kamagra 50 MG Tablet

Manufactured byAjanta Pharma Ltd.
ContainsSildenafil
Description

Sildenafil citrate is the active ingredient in Kamagra 50 MG Tablet, which is informally also known as the "blue pill". It is primarily used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), which is also called impotence, in men. Erectile dysfunction is a condition where a man is unable to achieve and/or maintain a penile erection adequate enough for sexual intercourse. It happens when there is a decreased blood flow to the penis. The decreased blood flow may be due to physical complications following an injury or disease or due to some psychological conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, etc. Chronic lifestyle factors such as obesity, smoking, drinking, etc., could also contribute to ED. ED is strongly age-related, and the occurrence of moderate-to-severe ED could increase two-fold to three-fold between the ages of 40 and 70 years. Kamagra 50 MG Tablet relaxes the smooth muscles present in the wall of blood vessels and helps in increasing the flow of blood to the penis. It works well when the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction is physical, psychological, or both. If the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction is psychological, Kamagra 50 MG Tablet may or may not work, based on the severity of the condition. In cases of psychological causes alone or psychological (including lifestyle) and physical causes, it is important to undergo psychological counselling to achieve the best possible effect along with the standard of care which may include Kamagra 50 MG Tablet. This medicine may cause severe side effects such as a prolonged and painful erection that lasts for more than 4 hours, loss of vision in one or both the eyes, hearing impairment, etc. It is recommended to consult a physician immediately in case of such adverse events. NOTE: It is also important to note that this medicine does not offer any protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV, etc.; hence, adequate safety measures should be taken while having sexual intercourse. Kamagra 50 MG Tablet may also be used for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (high blood pressure levels in the arteries connecting the heart and the lungs) only after taking into consideration all the risks and benefits associated with its use. Kamagra 50 MG Tablet is generally not recommended for use in women and children. But for conditions like pulmonary arterial hypertension in children aged >1 year and women, the treatment with Sildenafil could be considered.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Kamagra 50 MG Tablet

  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Nosebleed
  • Indigestion
  • Sleeplessness
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet
  • Visual disturbances
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Prolonged and painful erection
  • Painful urination
  • Excessive tearing of the eye
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Deafness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations

Uses of Kamagra 50 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 120 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine may last up to 4 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Use of alcohol should be avoided or kept to a minimal level while you are taking this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches, changes in heart rate, etc.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the appropriate course of treatment after evaluating all the risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine. This medicine may be used in women only to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the appropriate course of treatment after evaluating all the risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition. This medicine may be used in women only to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to sildenafil or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Nitrate containing medicines

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients receiving any other medicines containing nitrates due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Riociguat

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients receiving Riociguat (Popular trade name is Adempas) due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Cardiac insufficiency

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe unstable angina or severe cardiac failure for whom sexual activity is inadvisable.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the appropriate course of treatment after evaluating all the risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine. This medicine may be used in women only to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the appropriate course of treatment after evaluating all the risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition. This medicine may be used in women only to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
General warnings

Hypotension (low blood pressure levels)

Consumption of this medicine can cause a mild and short-lasting decrease in blood pressure levels. Caution should be exercised if you are taking any medication for lowering high blood pressure levels. It is advised that you report all your current medicines, including any herbs and supplements, to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Other medications

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are receiving medicines such as nitroglycerine, riociguat, etc. due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. This medicine should be used with caution in patients receiving medicines to treat high blood pressure levels, heart diseases, etc. It is advised that you report the use of all your current medicines, including any herbs and supplements, before starting therapy with this medicine.

Deformation of penis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a physical deformity of the penis which may be due to angulation, cavernosal fibrosis or Peyronie's disease. The risk of permanent loss of sexual potency is very high if this medicine is used in patients suffering from these conditions. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the patient's clinical condition.

Priapism

This medicine may cause Priapism, a painful erection lasting for more than 4 hours. Patients suffering from sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, leukemia, physical deformation of the penis, etc. are at higher risk of priapism. Priapism may result in penile tissue damage as well as permanent loss of sexual potency. Hence, this medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients predisposed to priapism. Any incidence of priapism should be reported to the doctor promptly and emergency medical assistance should be taken.

Loss of hearing

This medicine may cause a sudden decrease in hearing capabilities along with a buzzing or a ringing sound in the ears. Stop the use of this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if such symptoms are experienced. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Loss of vision

This medicine may cause a sudden loss of vision in one or both the eyes. It may also cause impairment in color differentiation capacity. Hence, it should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from a rare genetic disorder of the retina called retinitis pigmentosa since these patients are at a higher risk of vision loss. Stop the use of this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if such symptoms are experienced. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Heart diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution if you have a disease of the heart and blood vessels. It is not recommended for use in patients who have suffered from a heart attack, stroke, or life-threatening arrhythmia within the last 6 months. Use of this medicine is not recommended if your doctor has asked you to not indulge in any sexual activity due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects on the heart.

Surgery

Report the use of this medicine to your doctor/surgeon before undergoing any surgery including dental procedures.

Risk of side effects

The risk of side effects is extremely high in smokers, elderly patients, and in patients suffering from conditions including heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure levels, high cholesterol levels, etc. Caution should be exercised in such cases and patients should be counseled appropriately. Some side effects like dizziness, numbness, nausea, pain, etc. could occur while having intercourse after taking this medicine. Report any such instances to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

Use of this medicine is not recommended for patients less than 18 years of age. However, certain studies have been done in children for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Your doctor may advise the use of this medicine if other alternatives are not available and only after thoroughly reviewing all the associated risks and benefits.

Use only under medical supervision

This medicine may be available over the counter in certain countries; however, you are strongly recommended to consult a doctor before taking this medicine. It should be taken only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction are at an increased risk of developing BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) and vice versa. Hence, the evaluation of BPH is recommended in patients with erectile dysfunction. Also, this medicine may interact with medicines used for the treatment of BPH and their interaction may cause severe adverse effects. Your doctor will counsel you appropriately based on your clinical condition.

Counseling

The underlying cause of erectile dysfunction may be physical, psychological, or both. It is important to determine the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction to devise an appropriate plan of treatment. In case of a psychological cause, you may require counseling along with treatment with this medicine to achieve the best possible effect.

Missed Dose

Oral: For erectile dysfunction, this medicine is used as and when required, so the chances of missing a dose are less likely. However, when used for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, in case of a missed dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. The dose can be skipped if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Injection: Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

Overdose

Oral: Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. You may require immediate medical attention depending on the severity of the symptoms. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Use of alcohol should be avoided or kept to a minimal level while you are taking this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches, changes in heart rate, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Carbamazepine

Clarithromycin

Dexamethasone

Imatinib Mesylate

Ketoconazole

Atazanavir

Nitroglycerin

Isoniazid

Terazosin

ACE inhibitors

Atenolol

Tamsulosin

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

Report the incidence of any disease of the heart and blood vessels to the doctor. Use of this medicine is not recommended in such patients, especially in patients who are advised to refrain from any sexual activity, due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects on the heart.

Kidney Disease

Report the incidence of any kidney disease to the doctor. Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients having severe kidney function impairment. If the impairment is mild, then this medicine can be used with suitable dose adjustments, based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Disease of the retina

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from disorders of the retina where color discrimination is impaired since it may worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the patient's clinical condition.
Food interactions
Avoid using grapefruit juice in large quantities while taking this medicine. Consumption of grapefruit juice may interfere with the working of this medicine and the desired effect may not be achieved or there may be a delay in achieving the desired result.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not consume it in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Follow the exact dosage regimen if this medicine is taken for treating Pulmonary arterial hypertension. When taken for erectile dysfunction, take this medicine at least 30-60 minutes before sexual activity. It is important to note that when taken for erectile dysfunction, this medicine will not work without sexual stimulation.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the smooth muscles present in the walls of blood vessels in the penis. This action is limited to particular areas of the body and the flow of blood in these areas are increased. Thus, when there is sexual stimulation, this medicine increases blood flow in the penis, resulting in a successful or improved penile erection and does not show any effect when there is no sexual stimulation. When used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, this medicine decreases the blood pressure in the pulmonary blood vessels.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Drugs for erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory disorder, Agents for pulmonary hypertension, Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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