Sildenafil citrate is the active ingredient in Cenforce. Cenforce is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is the inability to get or maintain an erection. While ED is a common occurrence in men, if it is a chronic problem, it is important to get a checkup. Chronic ED can be a symptom of a serious medical condition.
Cenforce is a PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) enzyme inhibitor. Cenforce stops the activity of the enzyme which allows the muscles of the blood vessels of the penis to relax creating an increased flow of blood. When combined with physical or psychological sexual stimulation, Cenforce helps men to achieve and maintain an erection.
Cenforce is manufactured in India by Centurion Laboratories. It is available in multiples strengths.
Warnings and Precautions
It is important to get a physical examination before taking Cenforce. Tell your doctor your complete medical history and all of the medications you are taking; this includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies. Certain drugs can have an adverse reaction when combined with Cenforce.
Cenforce should not be taken if you have or are:
allergic to sildenafil citrate or any of its ingredients
chronic bladder infections
Cenforce may cause dizziness; do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Cenforce affects you.
If you experience an erection that is painful or lasts for more than four hours, seek medical attention immediately. A prolonged erection can cause permanent damage to the penis.
Do not take more than one dose of Cenforce per day. If you accidently take an overdose, get immediate medical attention. When taken in doses larger than prescribed, sildenafil citrate can cause serious side effects. Symptoms of an overdose include:
Cenforce is not intended for use by women, children, or teenage males under 18 years of age.
Cenforce should be stored in a cool dry place, out of the reach of children and pets.
Tell your doctor what medications you take; certain drugs can interact with Cenforce resulting in serious adverse reactions.
Do not take Cenforce if you take any other medication used to treat ED or for prostate disorders unless prescribed by your doctor.
Do not take Cenforce is you also take:
blood pressure medications
hepatitis C medications
This is only a partial list of the types of drugs that can interact with Cenforce; ask your pharmacist for a complete list.
How to use
When taking Cenforce, follow your doctor’s instructions. Do not start, stop, or change your dosage without consulting with your doctor.
One Cenforce tablet should be taken with a full glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablets.
There is little chance of experiencing an accidental overdose of Cenforce; as it is only taken when needed, not to exceed one tablet within a 24 hour period.
Possible Side Effects
Cenforce can cause side effects some are common and should not last; others are serious and require medical attention.
If you experience any of these serious side effects, get medical attention immediately:
loss of hearing
loss of vision
pain in legs or back
priapism – a serious medical condition with a painful or prolonged erection
rash or skin eruptions
ringing in ears
tingling or pain in the arm, jaw, or neck
Common side effects can include:
Report any of the common side effects to your doctor as soon as possible.
This is only a partial list of possible side effects; ask your pharmacist for a complete list.