Cenforce 100 mg is an erectile dysfunction medication introduced by a well-known pharmaceutical company known as Centurion Laboratories Ltd. It is also used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension in both males and females. It should be taken orally usually 20 minutes to 1 hour before sexual activity. The effects of the medicine last for about 2 hours. Cenforce 100 contains sildenafil, which acts by blocking an enzyme called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5), which promotes the breakdown of cGMP. cGMP helps to regulate blood flow in the penis. When a man takes this tablet, the balance of cGMP returns back t0 normal allowing a man to achieve and maintain an erection for longer. However, you must be sexually aroused for this tablet to show its effects. This is a popular and effective form of treatment of impotence in men. Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder found in males of 18-65 years of age.
Tablet has sildenafil citrate as an active composition. It is available in the form of oval-shaped blue pills which are film-coated and blue in color. Sildenafil in this tablet helps to relax the soft-tissue muscles of the blood vessels and increases blood flow to particular areas of the body, including the penile region.
What is Cenforce 100mg prescribed for?
This tablet is one of the dosages of Cenforce, a generic prescription medication that can be used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Some of the various strengths of Cenforce available in the market are 100 mg, 200 mg, 50 mg, Cenforce D, and Cenforce 150.
Cenforce 100mg is primarily used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction which is the inability to get or maintain a satisfactory erection to have satisfactory sexual intercourse. It is one of the standard treatments for erectile dysfunction, including for men with diabetes mellitus.
Antidepressant-Associated Sexual Dysfunction
Some of the evidence also suggests that this tablet may also help men who experience antidepressant-induced erectile dysfunction.
It also improves blood flow and decreases blood pressure in the lungs which gives temporarily relief to people suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension. It also improves the capacity to exercise. People who suffer from PAH have symptoms of chest pain, fatigue, and dyspnoea. It is most commonly found in women who are between the ages of 30-60 years but it can also affect people of either gender or at any possible age.
This tablet and other PDE5 inhibitors are sometimes used to alleviate vasospasm and treat severe ischemia and ulcers in fingers and toes for people with secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon. PDE5 inhibitors have moderate efficacy for reducing the frequency and duration of vasospastic effect.
How do Cenforce 100 Tablets work?
This is a PDE-5 enzyme inhibitor. The tablet prevents the activity of the enzyme and improves the activity of the cGMP enzyme, which allows the muscles of the blood vessels of the penis to relax and expand creating an increased flow of blood. When combined with physical or psychological sexual stimulation, Cenforce 100 helps men to get and maintain an erection. It also results in dilation of the blood vessels in the lungs.
How to Use Cenforce 100 Tablets?
This is available in the form of a tablet. One tablet of Cenforce 100 must be swallowed with water 30 minutes to 1 hour before planned sexual activity. It must not be crushed, chewed, or dissolved in water before consumption as it may reduce the duration and effectiveness of the drug. This medication is only to be used as and when you require it.
The on set period of this tablet is 30 minutes but in some cases, it may take an hour to starts showing its effects on your body. It is best if you take this tablet, 60 minutes before sexual activity for best results.
This tablet is available in various concentrations such as Cenforce 25, 100 mg, 200 mg, 50 mg, and 150 mg, therefore you must consult a doctor before taking the tablet. The recommended daily dose of Cenforce is 100 mg, but, based on the effectiveness and also on the tolerance level of Cenforce, the doctor may increase to Cenforce 200mg or decrease to 25 mg. It is very important to note that Cenforce 100 can be taken only once in 24 hours. The effects of this tablet lasts in the body for up to 4 hours after its onset period.
Missed dosage – Tablets are to be taken as and when required so you are not likely to miss a dosage of this erectile dysfunction medication. If you forget to take the medicine, you can take it as soon as you remember it. In the case of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), skip the missed dose it is time for the next dose.
Overdose – You must only take one tablet of this tablet once in 24 hours. Taking tablet more than once in 24 hours can result in an overdose.
Common Side Effects
The more common side effects of sildenafil can include:
- Upset stomach
- Trouble sleeping
- Respiratory infection
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
If these side effects are mild, they may go away later in the day or within a few days. If they are more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor. In case of severe side effects like loss of vision and painful erection, visit the doctor immediately.
Cenforce 100 should not be taken along with medicines containing nitrates such as nitroglycerin, as this may result in a serious drop in blood pressure. To make sure Cenforce is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have or had:
- Heart problems such as chest pain or heart attack
- High or low blood pressure
- Blood circulation problems
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Bleeding problems
- Pulmonary Veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)
- Liver or kidney disease
- A blood cell disorder such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
- A physical deformity of the penis
- If you have been told you should not have sexual intercourse for health reasons.