sildenafil-citrate
(Viagra)

Sildenafil Citrate, more commonly known by its brand name Viagra, is a medication used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil Citrate is in a class of medications called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. PDE inhibitors relax blood vessels and make blood flow easier. In erectile dysfunction patients, the increased blood flow to the penis causes an erection. Sildenafil Citrate costs about $98 for a bottle of 30 20mg tablets. It is an expensive medication, but you can save on Sildenafil Citrate costs by using the Optum Perks website. Compare prices at local pharmacies, then simply download and print your sildenafil citrate coupon to use each time you refill your prescription. Sildenafil Citrate savings are even easier when you use the Optum Perks website to send coupons directly to your mobile device. Download the Optum Perks app and never pay a high Sildenafil Citrate price again.

Sildenafil Citrate is in a class of medications called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. PDE inhibitors work by relaxing blood vessels and allowing blood to flow more easily. In erectile dysfunction patients, the increased blood flow to the penis causes an erection. Sildenafil Citrate treats both pulmonary arterial hypertension and erectile dysfunction. 

Sildenafil Citrate is a tablet taken with water. Taking sildenafil with fatty foods will increase the amount of time before the medication begins to work. 

For erectile dysfunction, Sildenafil Citrate is generally taken an hour before sexual activity, but it may be taken anywhere between four hours and thirty minutes before sexual activity. You should not take sildenafil citrate more than once in a 24 hour period.

For pulmonary hypertension, take sildenafil citrate according to your doctor’s instructions. Generally, you should take one tablet three times per day will meals. Doses should be about 4 to 6 hours apart.

Tell your doctor about all of your allergies and about all other prescription and non-prescription medications, supplements, and vitamins that you are taking. Give your doctor a complete medical history, sildenafil citrate may not be the right medication to treat your condition if you have a history of previous medical issues.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor if you experience an erection lasting longer than four hours.

Sexual activity increases your heart rate. If you experience chest pain, nausea, or vomiting during sexual activity, contact your doctor.

Side effects may include: changes in color vision, difficulty staying or falling asleep, headache, heartburn, diarrhea, sensitivity to light, muscle aches, or nosebleeds.

Call your doctor immediately if you experience: sudden loss of vision, Sudden decrease or loss of hearing, Fainting, Chest pain, Painful erection, Burning during urination, Rash, Shortness of breath.

This may not be a complete list of side effects and warnings. Please talk to your doctor for more information. 

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