Suhagra is an erectile dysfunction medication that works similarly as viagra and it also contains the same active ingredient sildenafil citrate in it. This generic version pill produces the same effect similar to its branded counterpart but at a relatively low cost. This medication which is manufactured by Cipla is one of the cheapest pills available for the treatment of erectile dysfunction with high efficacy. Because of its effectiveness in treating erectile dysfunction in men the generic version of this pill is also approved by FDA.
What is Suhagra prescribed for?
The medication is prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. The pill helps a man to regain his confidence thus improving his well-being. The main ingredient sildenafil citrate in this medication works by blocking the enzyme phosphodiesterase 5 which delays the erection process.
Sildenafil in Suhagra relaxes the arteries in the genital area and helps to increase the blood flow resulting in hard erection during sexual stimulation.
Men should be sexually aroused while taking Suhagra to gain an erection.
Dosage and Administration
Suhagra comes in dosages of 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. The medication should be taken in the exact way as prescribed by the physician. To avoid complications it is advised not to take this pill for longer or shorter duration than prescribed.
It is advised not to take more than one pill a day thinking that it would improve the efficacy because doing so would only result in the worsening of side effects.
Usually 100mg Suhagra is prescribed for erectile dysfunction which will be effective within half an hour upon consumption. The effect of this pill remains for nearly 5 hours in the body of men who take this pill.
For ED, Suhagra should be taken along with water. It may take longer time for the medication to show its effects when it is taken right after a meal.
Like other ED medications, use of Suhagra also leads to few side effects that should be treated immediately. Side effects usually occur when the pill is not taken in the way it has been prescribed. Some of the most common side effects include:
The drug is found to interact when it is taken together with erythromycin or other antibiotics. Also it is not advised to take Suhagra together with cimetidine (a drug that is used in the treatment of heart burn) as it results in harmful side effects. People taking protease inhibitors to help in the treatment of HIV should be careful as the drugs are found to interact with each other. This pill is not recommended for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in women.
Sildenafil, being a PED5 inhibitor interacts with nitrates and causes severe hypotension. And as there is no antidote to PED5 inhibitors, treatment of severe hypotension is only possible by aggressive fluid resuscitation. Suhagra may also interact with alcohol, grapefruit juice and cause severe side effects.