FAQs ABOUT PENEGRA PAH
What are the uses of PENEGRA PAH?
PENEGRA PAH is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in both adults and in children. It reduces blood pressure within the lungs by relaxing the blood vessels supplying the lungs.
What does PENEGRA PAH do?
PENEGRA PAH reduces blood pressure within the lungs, where sildenafil acts by blocking the effects of certain enzymes (PDE5) which limits blood flow to the lungs. As a result, it causes widening of blood vessels (arteries) supplying the lungs, improves blood supply to the lungs and enhances pulmonary functions.
How to take PENEGRA PAH?
PENEGRA PAH should be taken as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not cursh or chew. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking PENEGRA PAH without consulting your doctor.
Can elderly men take PENEGRA PAH ?
Yes. PENEGRA PAH 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.
Can PENEGRA PAH be used in women?
Yes. PENEGRA PAH 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. Women of child-bearing potential should use proper contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with PENEGRA PAH.
Can PENEGRA PAH treat erectile dysfunction?
No. PENEGRA PAH is not meant for treating erecrtile dysfunction. It is used for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults and children and adolescents (1-18 years). If you wish to treat erectile dysfunction, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor would either prescribe a higher dose of sildenafil or suggest an alternative therapy based on your medical condition.
What are the side effects of PENEGRA PAH?
The most common side effects of PENEGRA PAH are headache, muscle pain or stiffness, dizziness, blurred vision, or flushing. Consult your doctor if any of the side effect troubles you. Also inform your doctor if you experience any painful or prolonged erections after taking PENEGRA PAH.
Can PENEGRA PAH affect sexual performance?
No. PENEGRA PAH is used to reduce increased blood pressure in the lungs. It may have influence on erection but cannot improve sexual performance.
Can PENEGRA PAH cause painful erections?
Yes. PENEGRA PAH may cause painful and prolonged erectiuons. Inform your doctor if you experience any such effects.
What medicines should I avoid while taking PENEGRA PAH?
Before taking PENEGRA PAH, inform your doctor about all the medicines that you use to treat your current illnesses. Avoid concomittant use of similar medicines which can relaxes 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 antiepiletic drugs (Ex. carbamazepine, phenytoin) before undergoing treatment with PENEGRA PAH.
Can I consume alcohol while taking PENEGRA PAH?
No. Consumption of alcohol while taking PENEGRA PAH gives less efficient results. Avoid alcohol to achieve maximum benefits of PENEGRA PAH.