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What is SildeHEXAL?
SildeHEXAL contains the active ingredient sildenafil and belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. SildeHEXAL works by relaxing the blood vessels in the penis, allowing the blood to flow into the penis more easily. As a result, it helps men to get and sustain an erection when they are sexually stimulated.
What is it used for?
SildeHEXAL is prescribed in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), sometimes known as impotence. ED is a very common problem which is often caused by vascular problems in the penis that limit or prevent blood flow to the corpus cavernosum. SildeHEXAL temporarily reduces these circulation problems, allowing men to get an erection suitable for sexual activity.
How to use SildeHEXAL
You should take SildeHEXAL about one hour before you plan to have sex. The tablet should be swallowed whole with some liquid. SildeHEXAL can be taken before, during or after meals. Taking this medicine with food can, however, cause the medicine to take effect in a delayed way. SildeHEXAL is not suitable for men without erectile dysfunction and should not be taken by women.
SildeHEXAL is available in various strengths. The exact strength and dosage should be determined by the doctor. Unless otherwise prescribed, the usual starting dose for men aged 18 and above is:
- 50 mg once a day, one hour before sexual activity.
Before you start using SildeHEXAL, be sure to read the package leaflet. It is important not to exceed the prescribed dose.
SildeHEXAL may have side effects, although not everyone gets them. The most commonly reported side effects include:
- Facial flushing;
- Effects on vision (blurred vision, colour tinge to vision);
- Nasal congestion.
If you have an erection for longer than four hours, contact your doctor immediately. See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
SildeHEXAL should not be used by women.
This medicine may cause dizziness and blurred vision. Please be aware of this and stay out of traffic if you experience these side effects.
Drinking alcohol can temporarily impair your ability to get an erection. To get the maximum benefit from your medicine, you are advised to limit or stop drinking alcohol before taking SildeHEXAL.