Silagra 100 mg Tablet


Silagra 100 mg is an oral drug prescribed by doctors for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. It contains the active ingredient Sildenafil Citrate (found in the famous blue pill) that works by increasing blood flow to the penis. It helps men to achieve or sustain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. This medicine can be taken with or without food or as directed by your physician. For best results, a single tablet should be taken on an empty stomach one hour before sexual intercourse. It takes anywhere around 30 minutes to 1 hour for this pill to show its effects after consumption. The effects of this medicine typically last for 4 hours. However, this may vary depending on a person’s age, metabolism, medical condition, etc. Do not take more than one tablet in 24 hours. Follow your doctor’s prescription carefully and avoid consuming an overdose.

Manufacturer Cipla Ltd.
Active Ingredient Sildenafil Citrate
Starts In 30 Minutes To 1 Hour
Lasts Long  4 Hours
Type  Erectile Dysfunction

How does Silagra 100 mg work

Silagra 100 mg contains Sildenafil Citrate that belongs to a class of medications known as PDE 5 (Phosphodiesterase Type 5) inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of the enzyme PDE 5 and improves blood circulation throughout the body, including the penis.

Due to the action of the enzyme PDE 5, the arteries get constricted and blood cannot flow easily to the penis. As a result, it becomes difficult to achieve or maintain an erection. Sildenafil Citrate present in Silagra blocks the action of PDE 5 and allows blood to flow easily to the penis. It prevents PDE 5 from destroying cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate) and enables the contraction and dilation of blood vessels. As cGMP is produced, blood flows easily to the penis. This creates pressure in the penis leading to an erection.

Uses of Silagra 100 mg

This medicine is used for the treatment of the following medical conditions:

  1. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – also known as impotence, it makes a man unable to achieve or sustain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It occurs due to a decreased blood flow to the penis which is caused by physical and psychological factors.

Dosage of Silagra 100 mg

A single tablet of Silagra 100 mg is recommended to be taken in one day. Do not consume more than one tablet in 24 hours. This medicine can be taken with or without food. However, it works best when taken on an empty stomach. Take this pill exactly one hour before sexual intercourse. The effects of this medicine can be experienced within the first hour of its consumption. The effects typically last for 4 hours. However, this may vary from person to person. If you don’t suffer from erectile dysfunction, do not consume this tablet unless advised by your physician.

Missed Dose: This medicine is taken as and when required. Therefore, you’re less likely to miss a dose.

Overdose: An overdose of the drug can lead to various side effects. If an overdose is suspected, seek medical help immediately.

Important Advisory

Silagra 100 mg may not be suitable for you if you suffer from any medical condition. Before you take this medicine, let your doctor know:

  1. If you are allergic to Sildenafil Citrate or any other medications.
  2. If you have a history of stroke, congestive heart failure, etc.
  3. If you suffer from blood cell problems such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, etc.
  4. If you suffer from a kidney or liver disease.
  5. If you have a physical deformity of the penis or Peyronie’s.
  6. If you have uncontrolled blood pressure.
  7. If you suffer from conditions such as diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.
  8. If you have a rare inherited eye condition such as retinitis pigmentosa.
  9. If you take nitrates for chest pain.
  10. If you suffer from epilepsy or seizures.
  11. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  12. If you suffer from ischemic heart disease (also known as coronary artery disease).
  13. If you are an alcoholic or have a history of substance abuse.

If you suffer from any medical conditions not listed here, let your doctor know about them. Discuss your medical history in detail with the doctor.

Side effects of Silagra 100 mg

As with any other medication, there are certain side-effects that can occur while taking Silagra 100 mg tablet. Most of these side-effects are temporary and go away after some time.

Some common side effects include:

  1. Headaches
  2. Nausea
  3. Dizziness
  4. Flushing
  5. Nosebleed
  6. Indigestion
  7. Diarrhea
  8. Visual disturbances
  9. Painful urination
  10. Nasal congestion
  11. Tingling in arms and feet
  12. Back pain

Some rare side effects include:

  1. A prolonged and painful erection of more than 4 hours (a condition known as priapism)
  2. Deafness
  3. Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes (known as NAION)
  4. Irregular heartbeat
  5. Trouble breathing

The above list shouldn’t be seen as a complete guide of side-effects. If you experience any other side-effect of the medication, report it to the doctor.

Drug Interactions

If you take any prescription or non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements, let your doctor know about them. Certain medications can interact with Silagra 100 mg and affect the way it works.

These include:

  1. Amlodipine
  2. Carbamazepine
  3. Clarithromycin
  4. Dexamethasone
  5. Imatinib Mesylate
  6. Ketoconazole
  7. Atazanavir
  8. Nitroglycerin
  9. Isoniazid
  10. Terazosin
  11. Warfarin
  12. Other medicines for ED

This isn’t a complete list of potential drug interactions. Discuss possible drug interactions with your doctor before starting this medicine.

Interaction with alcohol

Alcohol increases the risk of adverse side-effects and reduces the chances of getting an erection. Avoid consuming alcohol along with this medication.

Interaction with grapefruit juice

Grapefruit juice raises the levels of Silagra in the body and delays the time it takes for the medication to work. Therefore, it should not be consumed while taking this medication.

Storage Instructions

Silagra 100 mg tablets should be stored safely at room temperature in their original packaging.

  1. These pills should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
  2. Keep the pills away from direct heat, moisture, and sunlight.
  3. Do not consume the pills past their expiration date.
  4. Keep the pills in a cool and dry place in an airtight container.

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