Sildenafil Dosage

Tablets, capsules or jelly containing Sildenafil citrate are for oral administration only. Frequency of Sildenafil citrate use must not exceed one dose a day. An optimal Sildenafil citrate daily dose depends on the severity of erectile dysfunction, man’s age, as well as some comorbidities or their absence.

When should I take Sildenafil citrate?

  • Quick-release forms of Sildenafil citrate (oral jelly, chewable tablets) help to recover erection within just 10-15 minutes after oral intake.
  • Film-coated tablets or extended-release capsules Sildenafil citrate provide restoration of erection within approximately 30 minutes after oral use.
  • If Sildenafil citrate is taken along with other drugs, or after man had some fatty food, erection may be restored with 1-hour delay.

Most males are able to get erection within 4 hours after the intake of one Sildenafil citrate dose. Therefore, during these 4 hours man can be sure that he will fully meet the expectations of his sexual partner. Sometimes, the duration of pharmacological effect of Sildenafil citrate is up to 8-10 hours.

What daily doses of Sildenafil citrate can restore erection?

Minimal daily dosage of Sildenafil citrate is 25mg. Usually minimal doses of Sildenafil citrate are prescribed for:

  • Elderly men over 65 years old
  • Men taking some group of drugs
  • Men with cardiovascular risk factors
  • Men with liver and (or) kidney disease

The most prescribed Sildenafil citrate dosage is 50mg. A single dose Sildenafil citrate 50mg can be prescribed even when erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with other diseases.

For the treatment of severe ED, a maximal daily dose Sildenafil citrate 100mg is administered. Thus, doctor should only prescribe the maximal dose of Sildenafil citrate 100mg if smaller daily doses Sildenafil citrate 25mg and Sildenafil citrate 50mg do not provide an expected effect.

Sildenafil citrate has dose-dependent side effects. That is why, increasing the dose up to Sildenafil citrate 100mg, may cause unwanted adverse reactions. If side effects appeared or the old side effects got worse after the increase of Sildenafil citrate daily dose, man should reduce the dosage of this drug.

Can I get overdose with Sildenafil citrate?

Maximal dosage of Sildenafil citrate, which has been studied during clinical trials, was 800mg. Men, who have been taking a single dose Sildenafil citrate 800mg have had the same side effects, as men who have been using normal doses – Sildenafil citrate 25mg, 50mg and 100mg.

However, the severity of side effects when overdosed with Sildenafil citrate is significantly higher than with the optimal doses of this medication. That is why; men might need a symptomatic treatment when getting an overdose with Sildenafil citrate.

If Sildenafil citrate overdose causes severe side effects, man should drink as much water as possible, provoking vomiting if possible. Having held gastric lavage, man should take some activated carbon and refrain from any other medications.

In case side effects do not get weaker after gastric lavage and activated carbon, man should immediately seek a professional medical advice.

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