ED stands for Erectile Dysfunction. It is a sexual disorder in men in which a man fails to attain or sustain a firm and strong penile erection. Penegra is a cost-effective substitute to the costly branded medicine Viagra available to treat ED.

Erectile dysfunction termed as ED is also called male impotence. Man is said to suffer from ED when he is unable to obtain or maintain a firm and strong erection of the penile organ for a longer period of time. This leads to unsatisfactory sexual intercourse and both partners are deprived of sexual pleasure. Healthy sexual life is necessary for maintaining overall good health. The cause of erectile dysfunction can be physical or psychological.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

The most common causes include:

• Diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels in the blood.

• Poor lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, drug abuse, lack of physical activity etc.

• Use of certain medicines.

• Obesity.

• Surgery.

•  Strained relationships.

• Psychological factors such as stress, depression, performance anxiety, and frustration.

Treatment of ED

There are several options available for treating ED. Medicines belonging to the class of drugs known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors like Sildenafil citrate, Tadalafil, Vardenafil are widely used for treating ED. The use penile pumps, penile implants or penile prosthesis, surgery, lifestyle changes like refraining from smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug abuse, exercising regularly and eating nutritive diet also help in the management of impotence issues in men.

Penegra is the best generic equivalent of the brand Viagra. It is available as a 100mg oral tablet. Sildenafil citrate, the active component of Penegra was approved for the use in ED in the year 1998 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Penegra is used widely among men suffering from ED as it is available at reasonable rate. Sildenafil citrate, the active component of Penegra is a prescription based drug and is not habit forming.

How does Penegra treat ED?

 The enzyme PDE-5 is present in large quantities in the tissues inside the penile region. The active component sildenafil citrate increases the level of the enzyme cGMP by inhibiting its degradation by phosphodiesterase type 5 enzyme. This cGMP is responsible for relaxation of smooth muscles and for dilating the blood vessels inside the penile region. The dilated blood vessels allow more blood to enter the penile region. This increased blood flow inside the penile organ causes a firm and strong penile erection, which is sustained for a longer period of time for successful penetration. The strong and firm erection results in satisfactory sexual intercourse with complete sexual pleasure.

How long does the action last?

The action of this medicine is observed within 30 to 60 minutes after oral administration. The onset of action varies from patient to patient. The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of four hours.

Dosing Instructions

The usually prescribed dose of Penegra tablets is 100mg once in a day. Penegra is to be taken only when you have the desire to indulge in sexual intercourse. Tablets are to be consumed with a glass of water approximately 30 to 60 minutes before sexual intercourse. Avoid crushing, chewing or splitting the tablets. Tablets can be taken with food or without food.

Tips for safe use

Before starting this medicine tell your physician about all the medicines you are taking and diseases and disorders you are suffering from. Penegra should not be taken by the patients with a history of allergy to Sildenafil Citrate or any other PDE-5 inhibitor. Penegra has severe interaction with nitrates and blood pressure lowering medicines.  So, avoid their concurrent use. Also, avoid driving and operating machinery while taking these Penegra tablets. Alcohol consumption and grapefruit juice should also be avoided with Penegra tablets.

Common side effects

The following are a few common side-effects of Penegra which do not last for long period of time. They disappear once the drug is eliminated from the body.

• Pain in back and muscles

• Headache

• Stomach upset

• Flushing

You can thus, effectively get rid of ED with Penegra.