|Starts In||30 minutes to 1 hour|
|Last Long||Up to 36 hours|
How does it work
Vidalista 5 mg contains Tadalafil that comes under the class of medications known as PDE-5 inhibitors. It blocks the action of the enzyme PDE 5 and allows blood flow to certain areas of the body, including the penis.
cGMP, which is responsible for the contraction and dilation of blood vessels is destroyed by the action of PDE5. Tadalafil present in Vidalista 5 mg prevents cGMP breakdown so that blood can flow easily to the penis. As more and more blood flows to the penis, pressure is created. This leads to an erection.
Vidalista 5 mg is prescribed for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – also known as impotence, it makes it difficult for a man to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – age-associated prostate gland enlargement that causes painful and frequent urination.
The recommended dose of Vidalista 5 mg is one tablet per day. It should not be taken more than once in 24 hours. This pill can be taken with or without food. It should be taken approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour before any sexual activity or as advised by the doctor. The effects of this medicine can last for around 36 hours. However, this may vary from one person to another.
For patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a single tablet is advised to be taken once daily.
This medicine is taken as and when needed. Therefore, the chances of missing a dose are less. However, if you are taking it for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled one. Talk to your doctor about what happens when a dose is missed.
An overdose of the drug can lead to serious side effects. If you experience any side effects for long, seek medical attention immediately.
Before you take Vidalista 5 mg, tell your doctor:
- If you are allergic to tadalafil
- If you have suffered a heart attack in the past or have had an irregular heartbeat
- If you have a chronic disease related to the kidney
- If you suffer from PAH and take other medications to treat it
- If you suffer from a chronic heart disease
- If you have abnormal blood pressure
- If you have a history of vision loss
- If you are prone to dehydration
- If you have any penis condition, like angulation, Peyronie’s disease, or fibrosis/scarring
- If you have a history of long painful erection (priapism)
- If you have sickle-cell anemia or multiple myeloma or leukemia
- If you have bleeding disorders
- If you have active stomach ulcers
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding (this drug is not safe for women, especially pregnant women)
If you are about to have surgery, including dental surgery, let your doctor know in advance about all the medicines you take.
Common side effects of Vidalista 5 mg include:
- Hot flushes
- Muscle pain
- Mild diarrhea
Some more serious side effects may include:
- Severe lightheadedness
- Pain in the chest, arm, or back
- Skin rashes
- Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy-NAION, i.e., sudden loss of eyesight
- A continuous ringing sensation in your ears
- Respiratory issues
If any of these side effects persist for long, contact your doctor immediately.
Interaction With Other Drugs
If you take any herbal, OTC, or any other form of drugs to treat your existing health condition or for any other purposes, let your doctor know about them. Certain drugs can interact with Vidalista 5 mg and affect the way it works.
- Nitrates like nitroglycerine and isosorbide taken for heart problems or ‘poppers’ like butyl nitrate used for recreational purposes (suddenly drops the blood pressure)
- Alpha-blocker drugs used to treat BPH like tamsulosin, alfuzosin, and doxazosin
- Beta-blockers like atenolol
- Azole antifungals like ketoconazole and itraconazole
- Warfarin or any other anticoagulants (aka blood thinners)
- Antibiotics like clarithromycin or erythromycin
- Epilepsy drugs such as carbamazepine
- HIV Protease inhibitors such as fosamprenavir and ritonavir
- Hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors like boceprevir and telaprevir
- Other ED medications
Interaction With Alcohol
Alcohol may cause a sudden drop in your blood pressure when taken with Tadalafil. This may cause dizziness. Avoid consuming alcohol with this drug.
Interaction with grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juice could increase the plasma levels of tadalafil in the body and affect the metabolism of tadalafil. Therefore, grapefruit juice should be avoided.
Vidalista 5 mg tablets should be stored safely in their original packaging.
- Keep the tablets at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.
- Keep them out of the reach of children and pets.
- Dispose of the expired tablets safely with your local waste collection department’s guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Is there a difference between Vidalista and Cialis?
Ans. Both the medicines contain the active ingredient Tadalafil. However, Vidalista is the generic version whereas Cialis is the brand name. So, Vidalista is significantly cheaper than Cialis.
2. How long does Vidalista 5 mg last?
Ans. The effects of Vidalista 5 mg usually last for around 36 hours.
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