Erectile dysfunction or impotence as it is commonly called is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection long enough for a man to have sexual intercourse. This not only affects the ego and esteem of men but could also have fatal implications on intimate relationships. Several drugs have been formulated to help beat this condition among them being Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. Generic drugs of the aforementioned brands have been made to confer the same benefits at a cheaper price. One such generic drug is Penegra which is a generic of Viagra. It works in the same way as Viagra and has proven effective in alleviating the symptoms associated with impotence in men regardless of their age.
Penegra contains the active ingredient Sildenafil citrate which is a phosphodiesterase Type 5 inhibitor. This works to increase the amount of blood flowing to the penile tissue by inhibiting the degradative action of phosphodiesterase type 5 enzyme on cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate (cGMP). The cGMP is a chemical messenger released in smooth muscles in response to nitric oxide released from nerve endings in the penile tissue when one is aroused. With the help of Sildenafil Citrate, the effects of Nitric Oxide are prolonged as the cGMP released acts for a long time without being degraded. This results in a hard erection that is reliable in love-making and holds for long enough for one to actually be able to satisfy himself and their partner sexually. By applying the same mechanism of enhancing the effects of cGMP, Penegra can be used in the treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
What is the right Penegra dose to treat erectile dysfunction? The dose will differ from one person to the other and the initial reaction matters most. The initial dose is 50mg which needs to be taken 30minutes before sexual intercourse. The maximum dosage is up to 100mg taken as a single dose. Both formulations are sold as tablets to be taken by mouth with a swig of water. Penegra may be taken only when needed or on a daily basis for extended effects.
Like most other ED drugs, those on Penegra may experience side effects like chest pain, flushing and headaches. Penegra is contraindicated in people allergic to sildenafil citrate or any other ingredient. Those on nitric drugs like the ones used to treat blood pressure conditions should also not use penagra as it may lead to adverse effects. Since it is excreted via the renal route, those with kidney problems should be careful with taking any Erectile dysfunction drugs. Other groups that need to be careful with taking ED drugs include those with heart conditions, low blood pressure, bleeding disorders and liver impairments.
What can you expect when you take Penegra? The effectiveness of the drug in treating impotence has been confirmed by many men who have tried it. Taking alcoholic drinks however may reduce this effectiveness greatly. When on Penegra and want to get the best results, it is advisable not to take any alcohol. The advice of a doctor is important but is not a must for those who want to try out Penegra for their impotence problem. In case of any serious side effects however, medical attention needs to be sought immediately.