Suhagra is a drug that is administered through a doctor’s prescription only. It belongs to a class of drugs known as ‘Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor’ and is also known as the blue pill. The primary use of this pill is to treat erectile dysfunction, which mostly comes with age. In most cases, the dug is therefore administered to men between the ages of 40-70, as erectile dysfunction is common in men of that age brackets. The drug is also used to treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Suhagra belongs to a class of medicines known as ‘Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor’ drugs. It contains Sildenafil as its active ingredient. Each tablet contains 25, 50 or 100mg of Sildenafil Nitrate. The drug works by relaxing the soft muscles present in the walls of blood veins and capillaries, increasing the blood flow to the penis. The penis is thus able to achieve and/or maintain an erection sufficient enough for sexual intercourse.
It is available only in the form of tablets.
How Should This Medicine Be Used?
Suhagra should only be used according to the doctor’s instructions. The patient should, in no circumstance, alter their dosage by either increasing or decreasing their dose. However, it should not be taken more than once a day.
It is advisable to swallow the pill as a whole, without chewing or crushing it. The dug can be taken in an empty stomach, or with food. However, more efficient results are achieved by taking the pill on an empty stomach. Fatty foods should be avoided while administering the drug as it reduces the efficacy of the drug. While resolving erectile dysfunction, the drug should be taken 30 minutes before sexual intercourse. However, the peak effects of the drug have been seen to be achieved one hour after taking the pill.
Posological Scheme & Dosage
The patient should take the drugs according to the doctor’s prescriptions. In most cases, the doctor prescribes 2 tablets a day. However, the severity of the problem being treated may cause some variance in the dosage administered. Other factors that may be considered for the dosage are the BMI, age, and other underlying health issues of the patient. While treating pulmonary hypertension, a missed dose should be taken as soon as it is the patient remembers. But if the missed dose is almost to the time of the next dose, it should be sipped. A double dose should never be taken to compensate for a missed dose. An overdose of Suhagra should be avoided at all costs. In a day, a patient should not exceed 100 mg of Suhagra. In case of an overdose, one should immediately seek medical attention.
Suhagra may exhibit both mild side effects such as:
- Bloody and cloudy urine
- Visual disturbances
- Sensitivity to light
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Burning tingling numbness in hands and feet.
Suhagra may also cause severe side effects such as deafness, blindness on one or both eyes, and a painful and prolonged erection that could last up to 4 hours.