Upwardz 10 MG Tablet

Manufactured byTtk Healthcare Ltd.
ContainsTadalafil
Description

Upwardz 10 MG Tablet relaxes the smooth muscles present in the wall of blood vessels and helps in increasing the flow of blood in certain specific areas of the body. It is used for the treatment of erection disorders, prostate gland enlargement and Pulmonary Hypertension (high blood pressure of blood vessels connecting the lungs and the heart).

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Upwardz 10 MG Tablet

  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Flushing
  • Persistent cough
  • Decrease/loss of vision
  • Change in color vision
  • Decrease/loss of hearing
  • Prolonged and painful erection
  • Dizziness
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Peeling and blistering of skin
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Pain in the arms, legs and the back
  • Uterine bleeding

Uses of Upwardz 10 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Erectile Dysfuntion
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30-60 minutes of oral administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 36-40 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Use of alcohol should be avoided or kept to a minimal level while you are taking Upwardz 10 MG Tablet. Symptoms like dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches should be reported to the doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women unless clearly needed. Consult a doctor and discuss the benefits and risks before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    The use of this medicine should be avoided by nursing mothers. Consult your doctor so that suitable substitute may be advised.

Allergy

Upwardz 10 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to sildenafil or any other component of this medicine.

Organic nitrates

Upwardz 10 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are currently using any medicine that contains organic nitrates. Example: Nitroglycerin, Isosorbide etc.

Riociguat

Upwardz 10 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are consuming a medicine named Riociguat (Popular trade name is Adempas).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women unless clearly needed. Consult a doctor and discuss the benefits and risks before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

The use of this medicine should be avoided by nursing mothers. Consult your doctor so that suitable substitute may be advised.
General warnings

Hypotension

Consumption of Upwardz 10 MG Tablet can cause a mild and short-lasting decrease in blood pressure. Caution should be exercised if you are taking any medication for lowering high blood pressure.

Other medicines

This medicine should be used with caution if you are taking medicines for hypertension, heart disease etc. Report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor.

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 disease. The risk of permanent loss of sexual potency is high in such cases.

Prolonged and painful erection

This medicine should be used with caution if you have had a painful erection lasting for more than 4 hours. This may be due to an underlying condition like Sickle cell anemia, Multiple Myeloma or Leukemia.

Loss of hearing

This medicine may cause a sudden decrease in hearing capabilities along with clinging sound in the ears and dizziness. Contact your doctor immediately if such symptoms are observed.

Loss of vision

This medicine may cause a sudden loss of vision in one or both the eyes. It may also cause an impairment in color differentiation capacity. It should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from this rare genetic disorder of the retina called Retinitis Pigmentosa

Heart disease

This medicine should be used with caution in you have a condition of the heart and blood vessels. Use of this medicine is not recommended if your doctor has asked to not indulge in any sexual activity due to a risk of adverse effect on the heart.

Risk of adverse effects

The risk of side effects is increasingly high in smokers, elderly and people suffering from conditions of the heart, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels etc. Caution should be exercised in such cases. Some side effects like dizziness, numbness, nausea and pain could occur while having an intercourse after taking it. Report such instances to the doctor immediately.

Pediatric use

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients aged below 18 years.

Seizure disorder

Use of this medicine has been associated with increased frequency and severity of convulsion and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from epilepsy or any other seizure disorder.

Alcohol

Use of alcohol may cause a fall in blood pressure and associated symptoms like fainting, dizziness, excessive sweating etc. It is recommended to limit or avoid the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine.

Liver/kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of normal liver/kidney function. Use of this medicine is not recommended if the impairment is severe. Appropriate dose adjustment and frequent clinical monitoring are advised in case of mild to moderate impairment.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. It can be skipped if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. This applies to conditions like Pulmonary Hypertension where the dose regimen is fixed.

Overdose

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. You might require immediate medical attention if the overdose is severe.
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

Use of alcohol while taking Upwardz 10 MG Tablet may increase the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine. Caution is advised especially in patients who are chronic alcohol users.

Instructions

Use of alcohol should be avoided or kept to a minimal level while you are taking Upwardz 10 MG Tablet. Symptoms like dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Carbamazepine

Ketoconazole

Phenytoin

Nitroglycerin

Cimetidine

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

Report the incidence of any disease of the heart and blood vessel to the doctor. Use of Upwardz 10 MG Tablet is not recommended in such patients especially the ones who are advised to refrain from any sexual activity due to the risk of adverse effects on the heart.

Kidney Disease

Report the incidence of any kidney disease to the doctor. Use of Upwardz 10 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients having severe kidney impairment. If the impairment is mild then this medicine can be used with suitable dose adjustments.

Obstructive disease of the lungs

Report the incidence of any obstructive disease of the lungs (veno-occlusive disease, emphysema, bronchitis etc.). Use of Upwardz 10 MG Tablet is not recommended as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high.

Priapism

Report the incidence of prolonged and painful erection to the doctor. This may be due to underlying conditions such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia or deformation of the penis. The risk of permanent tissue (penis) damage is high in such patients and hence caution is advised while administering Upwardz 10 MG Tablet.

Disease of the retina

Upwardz 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disorder of the retina in which color discrimination is impaired. Use of this medicine should be avoided in this cases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Upwardz 10 MG Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not consume this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Follow the dosage regimen if this medicine is taken for treating Pulmonary Hypertension. Take this medicine at least 30-60 minutes before sexual activity if taken for erection disorders.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the smooth muscles present in the walls of blood vessels. This action is limited to particular areas of the body and the flow of blood in these areas are increased.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Agents for pulmonary hypertension, Impotence agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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