Sildenafil Side Effects, Contraindications, Interactions And Precautions

Sildenafil contraindications: when you should not take Silagra

Silagra is a safe drug with a long history of effective and trouble-free use. Sildenafil, the active component in Silagra, has proven itself to be well-tolerated, effective and usable in men of different age groups. How come that Silagra still is a non-recommended pill in some patients? Every drug has its contraindications which come from other diseases, hypersensitivity, incompatibility with other drugs, etc.

It is therefore your responsibility as a patient to inform your doctor about the medicines you currently use and your health history. Below we will list health conditions that make the use of Silagra dangerous. Avoid taking sildenafil if you have:

  • Heart disease
  • Leukemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Hemorrhage disorder
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Duodenum ulcer
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Priapism
  • NAION
  • Angular glaucoma
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Hypersensitivity to sildenafil
  • Hypersensitivity to lactose
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver dysfunction

I take other drugs; can I take Silagra?

The answer to this question entirely depends on what kind of medications you are taking, and if you plan to take them alongside with Silagra or not. Fundamentally though, you need to discuss the drug compatibility with your prescriber. He or she will advise you how to use the medications together with maximal safety.

And yet, here is the list of drugs that absolutely should not be used alongside with Silagra. How do you tell which they are? Consult your doctor, the insert to the drug, keep our ”Generic Sildenafil - What You Need To Know” handy, or remember the drug classes to avoid when taking sildenafil:

Alpha-blockers Doxazosin (Cardura), Prazosin (Minipress), Terazosin
Beta-blockers Acebutolol (Sectral), Atenolol (Tenormin), Bisoprolol (Zebeta), Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), Nadolol (Corgard), Nebivolol (Bystolic), Propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran XL)
Anti-fungals Clotrimazole, Econazole, Miconazole, Terbinafine, Fluconazole, Ketoconazole, Amphotericin,
Anti-retrovirals Abacavir (Ziagen), Didanosine (Videx), Emtricitabine (Emtriva), Lamivudine (Epivir), Stavudine (Zerit), Tenofovir alafenamide (Vemlidy), Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread), Zidovudine (Retrovir),
Nitrates Nitroglycerine, Dinitrate, Isosorbide mononitrate

What side effects can Silagra cause?

The nature of Silagra side effects is:Silagra Side Effects And Contraindications

  • Short-lived
  • Mild to moderate
  • Manageable

What side effects to expect?

  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Digestive trouble
  • Queasy stomach
  • Nasal discharge problems

When to seek medical help?

  • If adverse reactions are persistent or intense
  • If you cannot breathe normally, have pain in the chest/arm, swelling of the face, abnormally prolonged or painful erection, or have a fainting episode

Silagra side effects management

This is how you avoid developing Silagra side effects: a) always follow doctor’s advice and read the insert carefully; b) take the drug after a light meal; c) avoid drinking alcohol at the moment of intake; d) do not increase the dose without doctor’s approval.

This is how you mitigate sildenafil side effects: a) continue taking Silagra – the side effects disappear with long-term use as your body adjusts to sildenafil; b) discuss a reasonable reduction in dose with your prescriber.