Sildenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction (trouble getting or keeping an erection).
Take sildenafil with a glass of water, about one hour before having sex, or as directed. You can take it with or without food.
It may keep working for up to 4 hours.
Do not take more than one dose a day.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with sildenafil including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Prolonged erection (longer than four hours)
Changes in vision
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Runny or blocked nose
Muscle aches and pains
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. March 2023
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