FAQs ABOUT ALFIL 20MG TABLET
What are the uses of ALFIL 20MG TABLET?
ALFIL 20MG TABLET is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). It can also be used to treat erectile dysfunction in men.
What does ALFIL 20MG TABLET do?
ALFIL 20MG TABLET works by blocking the effects of certain enzymes (PDE5) in the body that limits blood flow to the penis. This relaxes the blood vessels supplying the penis, improves blood flow to the penis and makes it stay erect throughout the process of sexual intercourse. It also relaxes the blood vessels supplying the lungs which enable the blood to flow more smoothly within them with less pressure, leading to reduction in the signs of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
How to take ALFIL 20MG TABLET?
ALFIL 20MG TABLET should be taken as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew.
Can elderly men take ALFIL 20MG TABLET?
Yes. ALFIL 20MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients, especially if they have any pre-existing heart conditions and taking medicines for it. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can ALFIL 20MG TABLET be used in women?
Yes. ALFIL 20MG TABLET can be used in women for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, it should be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women only if considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can ALFIL 20MG TABLET treat erectile dysfunction?
Yes. ALFIL 20MG TABLET can also be used to treat erectile dysfunction in men in addition to pulmonary arterial hypertension. It improves blood flow to the penis and makes it stay erect throughout the process of sexual intercourse.
What are the side effects of ALFIL 20MG TABLET?
The most common side effects of ALFIL 20MG TABLET are headache, muscle pain or stiffness, dizziness, blurred vision, or flushing. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects troubles you.
Can ALFIL 20MG TABLET affect sexual performance?
ALFIL 20MG TABLET is not an aphrodisiac (sex-stimulating agent). It does not induce sexual thoughts or can improve sexual performance/pleasure in healthy men. It would help you to get an erection only if you are sexually stimulated.
Can ALFIL 20MG TABLET cause painful erections?
Yes. ALFIL 20MG TABLET may cause painful and prolonged erections. Inform your doctor if you experience any such effects.
What medicines should I avoid while taking ALFIL 20MG TABLET?
Before taking ALFIL 20MG TABLET, inform your doctor about all the medicines that you use to treat your current illnesses. Avoid concomitant use of similar medicines which can relax your blood pressure such as nitrates (Ex. nitroglycerin). It is also important to inform your doctor about the use of antibiotics (Ex. erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, rifampicin), antivirals (Ex. saquinavir and ritonavir) and antiepileptic drugs (Ex. carbamazepine, phenytoin) before undergoing treatment with ALFIL 20MG TABLET.
Can I take ALFIL 20MG TABLET daily?
ALFIL 20MG TABLET is generally prescribed as one dose per day. However, your doctor will decide the number of doses per day depending on your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not take ALFIL 20MG TABLET more than once a day without consulting your doctor.
How long does it take for ALFIL 20MG TABLET to start working?
It may take around 30 minutes to 1 hour for ALFIL 20MG TABLET to start working, therefore take this medicine at least one hour before planning to have sex. This time may vary from person to person depending upon their health condition.
Can the use of ALFIL 20MG TABLET delay the release of sperms?
No. ALFIL 20MG TABLET would only help to get an erection (hard penis) in patients with erectile dysfunction. It does not exert its effects on sperm release (ejaculation) and therefore cannot be used to prevent premature ejaculation (early release of sperm).
What do I do if I take too many tablets of ALFIL 20MG TABLET?
In case of over consumption of ALFIL 20MG TABLET contact your healthcare practitioner. Symptoms of overdosage may include chest pain, hearing problems or sudden decrease or loss of vision.
Will taking a higher dose of ALFIL 20MG TABLET be more effective?
No. Do not take a higher dose of ALFIL 20MG TABLET than prescribed by your doctor, as it could lead to toxicity. Always consume the dose prescribed by your doctor. If you feel that the prescribed dose is not working for you, consult your doctor for advice.
What should I do if I miss a dose of ALFIL 20MG TABLET?
If you miss a dose of ALFIL 20MG TABLET, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of ALFIL 20MG TABLET to compensate for the missed dose.