Vardeforce Tablets contain Vardenafil 20mg, a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor that helps men with erectile dysfunction (impotence) to achieve and maintain an erection, when sexually aroused. Vardeforce (Vardenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men, which is inability to achieve or maintain a hard erect penis suitable for sexual activity, due to insufficient blood flow into the penis.
|Dose for men||
1 tablet / day
4 - 6 hours
Vardeforce (Vardenafil) relaxes the blood vessels in the penis, increasing blood flow and causing an erection, which is the natural response to sexual stimulation. Vardeforce (Vardenafil) is not an aphrodisiac and stimulation will be required to develop an erection.
Vardeforce contains Vardenafil which acts on the erectile tissue of the penis to increase the blood flow to cause an erection. During sexual stimulation, nitric oxide is released in the erectile tissue of the penis which activates the enzyme guanylate cyclase.
Vardeforce contains Vardenafil, a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor that is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men (impotence). During sexual stimulation nitric oxide is released in the erectile tissue of the penis (corpus cavernosum), and activates the enzyme guanylate cyclase. This increases levels of a chemical called cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) that relaxes the blood vessels in the penis and allows blood to fill the spongy erectile tissues to cause an erection. Another enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) breaks down cGMP preventing blood flow into the penis, which causes loss of an erection. When taken before planned sexual activity, Vardeforce (Vardenafil) inhibits the PDE5 allowing cGMP to continue to increase blood flow into the penis causing an erection.
The safe indicated dose of Sildaforce (Sildenafil Citrate) within a 24 hour period is 100mg (1 tablet). This medicine will become effective within 30 to 60 minutes. Effective treatment time is 4 - 6 hours. Always take this medicine with a large glass of water.
Avoid large or fatty meals close to when you intend to take the medicine. Additionally, avoid the regular consumption of large amounts of grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of Sildenafil Citrate in your body and delay the time it takes for the medication to work.
Alcohol will also reduce the effectiveness of this medicine. Sildaforce (Sildenafil Citrate) can lower blood pressure, and combining it with alcohol may further increase this effect. You may be more likely to experience symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, and heart palpitations. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with Sildenafil Citrate, and use caution when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
Never take other erectile dysfunction medications at the same time as taking Sildaforce (Sildenafil Citrate). Seek urgent medical advice if an allergic reaction, sudden vision loss or painful erections lasting more than four hours occur.
Along with its needed effects, Vardeforce (Vardenafil) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Commonly reported side effects of Vardeforce (Vardenafil) include: headache, dizziness or light-headedness, flushing, nasal congestion, dyspepsia (heartburn) and nausea. Other side effects include: visual disturbance, increased tear formation causing watery eyes, changes in blood pressure (hypo and hypertension), sleepiness, dyspnoea (shortness of breath) and pain (in the back joints, abdomen). See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Common side effects
These common side effects are connected to dehydration and usually diminish by increasing water intake.
- Facial redness or flushing
- Blocked nose
- Dryness in eyes
- Mild Nausea
Less common side effects
The following side effects of Vardeforce (Vardenafil) may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects are not dangerous and may normally diminish as your body adjusts to the medicine. Patients presenting with these side effects generally do not need to stop taking Vardeforce (Vardenafil).
Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- Aches or pains in the muscles or back
- Changes in color vision
- Increased redness of the eye
- Light sensitivity
- Slight blurred vision
- Sore throat
- Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Stomach discomfort, upset or pain
- Watery eyes
Serious side effects (uncommon)
Although serious side effects are rare, if you experience any the following serious side effects, stop taking Vardeforce (Vardenafil) and seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Chest tightness or heaviness
- Erection longer than 4 hours (Priapism)
- Severe decrease or loss of vision
Patients taking the following medicine types should NOT take Vardeforce (Vardenafil):
- Drugs that cause a serious reaction with Vardenafil — any nitrate medication, such as nitroglycerin for angina, alpha-blockers like terazosin or doxazosin for benign prostatic hyperplasia, verapamil or diltiazem (for high blood pressure)
- Drugs that affect Vardeforce (Vardenafil): cimetidine for treating ulcers, antibiotics like erythromycin and rifampicin, itraconazole or ketaconazole (for fungal infections), ritonavir or indinavir (for HIV)
- Drugs that are affected by Vardeforce (Vardenafil) such as doxazosin for benign prostatic hyperplasia
Vardeforce (Vardenafil) is not suitable for everyone. Patients under treatment for the following conditions; or any ongoing managed condition, should consult their doctor prior to taking Vardeforce (Vardenafil):
- Heart Related & Cardiovascular diseases including aortic stenosis, idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis and general ventricular outflow obstruction
- Stroke, myocardial infaction (heart attack) or serious arrhythmia
- Cardiac failure or coronary artery disease causing unstable angina
- Blood Pressure related diseases including Hypertension & Hypotension and patients with severley impaired autonomic control of blood pressure
- Resting hypotension (low blood pressure) of (BP <90/50)
- Resting hypertension (high blood pressure) of (BP >170/110)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (genetic disease of the retina)
- Sickle cell or other related anaemias
- HIV (specifically on treatment with protease inhibitors)
- Organ donor recipients