Also known as: Sildenafil
Penegra is approved to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. With ED, you have trouble getting and keeping an erection that’s firm enough to allow you to have sex.
What causes an erection?
When you’re sexually aroused, either through sexual thoughts or touch, your brain sends messages to your penis. These messages cause certain chemicals to be released in your penis.
One of these chemicals, called cyclic GMP, relaxes and widens certain blood vessels in your penis. Cyclic GMP also relaxes the muscles around the erectile tissue in your penis that’s called the corpus cavernosum. These actions allow blood to flow into the corpus cavernosum, which causes your penis to get hard and become erect.
What happens with ED?
ED can occur if you have certain problems that affect your body’s ability to have an erection. The condition can result from problems with messages being sent from your brain. ED can also result from problems with blood flow into your penis.
What does Penegra do for ED?
Penegra works to treat ED by helping you have and maintain an erection. The drug does this by improving blood flow into your penis when you’re sexually aroused.
Penegra is a type of drug called a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. It works by inhibiting (blocking) the action of an enzyme called PDE5. (An enzyme is a protein that helps chemical reactions to happen inside your body.)
Normally, an erection goes away when PDE5 breaks down the cyclic GMP in your penis. But Penegra blocks the action of PDE5, so it allows cyclic GMP to keep working for a longer period of time than usual. This action improves blood flow to your penis and helps you to have and keep an erection.
Does Penegra increase a man’s sex drive?
No, Penegra doesn’t directly increase your sex drive. And it doesn’t make you sexually aroused. However, some men find that if Penegra works to treat their erectile problem, it also increases their sexual confidence. And this may lead to an increased sex drive.
How can I tell if Penegra’s not working?
Penegra may not work for everyone, and it may not work every time you take it.
If you’re sexually aroused, Penegra should work to help you have or keep an erection within 30 minutes to 2 hours. But if you don’t get an erection within 4 hours after taking a dose, Penegra didn’t work for you this time.
If the drug doesn’t work for you, you shouldn’t take another dose until at least 24 hours later. And talk with your doctor if you feel Penegra isn’t helping to treat your ED. They may recommend that you try a different medication for your ED.
How can I get Penegra to work?
It’s important to remember that Penegra only works if you’re already sexually aroused. Arousal may involve having sexual thoughts, looking at sexual images, masturbating, or engaging in foreplay.
But if you feel anxious, nervous, depressed, or stressed, your body may not respond well to sexual stimulation. If this is the case, try to relax, make yourself comfortable, and take your time. In addition, it’s best to avoid drinking a lot of alcohol. This is because consuming large amounts of alcohol can make it more difficult for you to get an erection.
If you’re having trouble getting an erection, even while using Penegra, talk with your doctor.
Is Penegra a blood thinner?
No, Penegra isn’t a blood thinner. Instead, it belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. (A class of drugs describes a group of medications that work in a similar way.) Penegra works by inhibiting (blocking) the action of a certain enzyme in your body.
Since Penegra has been released onto the market, there have been a few reports of bleeding in people who’ve taken the drug. However, there’s no evidence that Penegra caused these bleeding problems.
It’s not known if Penegra is safe for use by people with a bleeding problem. If you have any bleeding problems, talk with your doctor about whether Penegra is safe for you.
For most patients, the recommended dose is 50 mg taken, as needed, approximately 1 hour before sexual activity. However, VIAGRA may be taken anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours before sexual activity. The maximum recommended dosing frequency is once per day.
Based on effectiveness and toleration, the dose may be increased to a maximum recommended dose of 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg.
If you overdose Penegra (Pfizer) and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Keep this medicine where children cannot reach it. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
Keep Viagra in a cool, dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C. Do not store it or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink.
Do not leave it in the car or on windowsills. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Keep the tablets in their pack until it is time to take them. If you take your tablets out of the pack they will not keep as well.