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Sildenafil Side effects

As with all medications, sildenafil may produce side effects in some individuals. A lot of people do not experience any negative side effects or have only minor ones.

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Common side effects

Common side effects occur in more than 1 out of 100 people.

If you experience any of those side effects continue taking the medication however, inform your physician or pharmacist if any of these adverse effects are bothering you or don’t disappear:

  • headaches
  • feeling sick
  • hot flushes that include facial flushing
  • indigestion
  • an odor that tints your vision, or blurred vision
  • stuffy nose
  • dizziness

Serious side effects

Rarely do you experience serious side effects and are seen in less than one in 1,000 people.

Sildenafil should be stopped. consult a physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • chest pains occur after or during sexual activity, try to get into the semi-sitting position and attempt to relax. Don’t make use of nitrates to treat chest pain.
  • lengthy and painful erections. If are experiencing an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours, see a doctor immediately.
  • A sudden loss or decrease of vision
  • A serious skin reaction symptom could include severe swelling and peeling of the skin, blistering around cheeks, the genitals, and around the eyes.
  • seizures

Acute allergic reaction

In some rare instances, it is possible to experience an extreme allergy (anaphylaxis) to sildenafil.

It is imperative to call 999 immediately or head to A&E If:

  • You may experience a skin rash which may be swelling, red, itchy, and blistered skin
  • You’re complaining
  • there is tightness in your throat or chest.
  • you experience difficulty breathing or speaking.
  • your face, your mouth lips, tongue, your throat begin to swell.

There is a chance that you’re experiencing an extreme allergic reaction and require immediate medical attention in a hospital.

This is not the only negative side effect of sildenafil.

For a complete list of the medicines available, refer to the leaflet included in the medicine packet.

Page Sources:

  1. https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/sildenafil-viagra/
  2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Viagra_in_Pack.jpg
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