Revatio 20mg is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. It lowers blood pressure by expanding these vessels. Revatio belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors.
BEFORE YOU START TO TAKE Revatio
You should not take Revatio
– If you have hypersensitivity to sildenafil or any of the other ingredients of Revaccio.
– If you are taking medicines containing nitrates or such as amyl nitrate / forbidden sexual stimulant /. These drugs are often given to relieve a disease that occurs with various forms of impaired blood supply to the heart. Revatio may cause a serious increase in the effects of these medicines.
– If you have recently had a stroke, myocardial infarction or have a serious liver disease or low blood pressure
– If you are taking a medicine containing ketoconazole or itraconazole or containing ritonavir.
Pay special attention to Revatio
– If you have a severe heart problem
– If you have pigment retinitis
– If you have sickle-cell anemia, leukemia, multiple myeloma, a disease or a penile deformity.
– If you are currently suffering from a stomach ulcer, an increased tendency to bleeding or problems with bleeding from the nose
– If your illness is due to a clogged or narrowed vein in your lungs rather than a blocked or narrowed artery.
Revatio should not be used in children and adolescents below the age of 18 years.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be pregnant, ask your doctor for advice before taking Revatio. It should not be used during pregnancy unless strictly indicated.
Stop breastfeeding when you start treatment with Revatio. It should not be used in lactating women, as it is not known whether the medicine passes into breast milk.
HOW TO RECEIVE A Revatio
Always take Revatio, strictly following your doctor’s instructions. Consult your doctor if you are not sure. The recommended dose is 20 mg three times a day, taken with food or on fasting.
If you have the impression that the effect of Revasion is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
In clinical studies, the following side effects have been reported very commonly: headache, flushing, indigestion, back pain, diarrhea and pain in the extremities.
The side effects reported commonly in clinical trials are: flu-like complaints, sleep disturbances, visual effects, cough, nasal bleeding, muscle aches, increased body temperature, skin redness, stomach inflammation, sinusitis, numbness, anemia, abdominal distension, gastroenteritis, changes in color vision, bronchitis, dizziness, heartburn and migraine.
Revatio contains the same active ingredient as Viagra, which is used to treat male erectile dysfunction – MED (also called impotence). Sildenafil belongs to a class of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. When used to treat COPD in rare cases, it is reported for the following undesirable visual effects of PDE5 inhibitors, including sildenafil: partial, sudden, temporary or permanent reduction or loss of vision on one or both eyes.