What Is Sildenafil?
It’s a medicine that belongs to a group of drugs known as phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, or PDE5 for short. These medicines, which includes Sildenafil help men who suffer erectile dysfunction get and maintain an erection suitable for sex. They work by opening the blood vessels in the penis, the increased blood flow helps maintain an erection.
Sildenafil is the drug contained in several products, including Viagra Connect and Viagra. Sildenafil, or as some people know it Generic Viagra has been available since 2013, helping men get great value, low-cost treatment for their ED.
What is Sildenafil Citrate?
Sildenafil Citrate is just the technical name for Sildenafil. Medicines are often poorly absorbed by the body and so they are administered as a salt form (Citrate) to improve their effectiveness. You will often see references to Sildenafil Citrate and Sildenafil all over the internet but be assured that all Sildenafil is Sildenafil Citrate.
At Travelpharm we refer to our Sildenafil Citrate erectile dysfunction medicines as Sildenafil, or Generic Viagra.
What side effects could I expect?
Most patients who use Sildenafil 100mg tablets will not experience any side effects, but some of the very common (more than 1 in 10) and common (less than 1 in 100) include:
- Visual disorders
- Nasal Congestion
- Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
This list is not exhaustive and for less common side effects please refer to the patient information leaflet.