FILDENA® (Sildenafil Citrate 150/100/50/25 mg)

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What is Fildena?

Fildena (sildenafil citrate) is an orally administered erectile enhancer that restores the ability to achieve penile hardness against the background of a sexually arousing context. Fildena is available in form of film-coated tablets containing 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg of sildenafil citrate.

The substance was discovered in the early 90s and approved by the FDA for the treatment of erectile deficiency in 1998 under the name of Viagra.

Fildena is a generically produced drug identical in its effects and safety to the original medication, but with increased economical accessibility explained by the macroeconomic mechanisms that are involved in price formation of drugs manufactured by non-developing producers.

Fildena is taken on demand, in anticipation of sexual activity, although posoligical schemes of treatment have been reported to yield measurable results in the reversal of the symptomatic severity of ED.

How does Fildena (sildenafil citrate 100/50/25 mg) work?

Sildenafil citrate, the active substance in the basis of Fildena, is a vasoactive substance that restores the ability of blood capillaries and vessels in the erectile bodies of the penis to absorb and retain blood when sexual arousal occurs.

This effect is achieved thanks to sildenafil’s ability to block the enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5, hence the name of the drug class sildenafil belongs to – PDE5i), the mechanism which triggers the release of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) and nitric oxide (NO).

These processes lie beneath the expansion of the blood vessels, whose walls regain elasticity required by the smooth muscles of the corpora cavernosa and the corpus spongiosum to get filled with the sufficient amount of blood that is required for a hard and lasting erection to take place.

Fildena side effects

The side effects of Fildena are usually well tolerated, mild and transient. They are:

  • rhinitis
  • facial flushing
  • myalgia
  • headache
  • dyspepsia
  • dizziness
  • abnormal vision

Increased duration of adverse events or their intensity are grounds for reporting them to your prescriber. This list is not full. Severe side effects pertaining to allergic reactions (swelling of the face, lips, tongue, skin rash, tachycardia, angina, etc.) require immediate medical attention.

How to use Fildena (dosage)?

The minimal effective dose of Fildena should be established by healthcare practitioner based on the following data:

  • the presence of comorbidity conditions
  • the severity of the primary condition (ED)
  • patient’s age
  • co-administration of other treatments (if any)
  • sildenafil tolerance
  • individual response towards therapy
  • other factors as determined by prescriber

This said, the mean starting dose of Fildena commonly prescribed across age strata is sildenafil 50 mg. This dose can be titrated up or down according to the individual needs of the patient.

The maximal dose of the drug is Fildena 100 mg. Failure to comply with medication adherence rules will increase the risk of adverse events without translating into meaningful health benefits.

Take a tablet of Fildena by mouth without breaking, chewing or crushing it. Wash the pill down with 0.5/1 glass of water or any other liquid, but avoid liquids containing alcohol, caffeine or fresh grapefruit concentrate.

How long does Fildena last?

The therapeutic window of Fildena is 4 hours, during which it is possible to achieve erections of sufficient hardness subject to the presence of sexual stimulation.

Fildena vs. Viagra

Fildena and Viagra are the two interchangeably used medications with the same active ingredient taken in the identical quantity (25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg). Viagra is a sildenafil based drug produced by the original developer of the sildenafil molecule while Fildena is manufactured by a generic producer. The effects yielded by either of the drugs are identical. The price policy established for the two drugs is fundamentally different, which can be explained by a complicated mechanism behind the cost of drug development involved in the production of the original Viagra. Being much more affordable solution, Fildena does not yield in quality to the original preparation and undergoes certification in its country of origin.

How to use sildenafil citrate tablets?

Fildena is used on demand; a tablet of sildenafil is taken during 60 minutes leading up to sexual activity. The effect of the drug will occur only in the presence of sexual stimulation. During While Fildena therapeutic window lasts, the user can achieve erections with minimized refractory (post-ejaculatory recovery) times.

Sildenafil 100/50 mg how long does it last?

The therapeutic window of sildenafil 100 mg is equal to that of sildenafil 50 mg and is not dose-related. The longevity of Fildena effects depends only on the individual response (which improves with continued use) and the attendant circumstances of administration (preprandial / postprandial state, general state of the patient, etc.).

Sildenafil 25 mg: how many pills should I take?

Do not take more than 1 recommended dose (=1 Fildena tablet) within the course of 24 hours. If you find that your dose does not result in desired health outcomes, contact your prescriber for eventual dose titration.

Fortune Health Care

Fildena is produced by Fortune Health Care, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Gujarat, India. The company was founded in 2004, and over the years of its existence it has become a renowned international player in the industry of pharmaceuticals, its business connection reaching far and wide.

Fortune Health Care specializes in production of medications with well-studied effects that have been known on the market; it also possesses research laboratory capacities enabling it to actively engage in successful drug developing studies.

The methods of production at Fortune Health Care are consistent with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice promulgated by the FDA in everything that concerns the quality of materials, appliances, technologies used and the hygiene of the work space. In this way, the company ensures its competitive advantage in acquiring certification for production of such popular generic products as sildenafil (released under the marketing name of Fildena) whose safety users can depend on.

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