Silcap™, containing the active ingredient sildenafil citrate is a medicine used to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men.
It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis when you are sexually excited. This allows blood to flow into your penis, allowing you to get an erection in the natural way. Silcap™ will work only if you are sexually excited. It does not cure ED or increase your sex drive. Silcap™ is not for use in women.
Silcap™ contains the active ingredient sildenafil, which belongs to a class of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis when you are sexually excited, allowing blood flow to your penis, allowing you to get an erection hard enough for sex. The amount of time Silcap™ take to start working varies from person to person, but it normally takes within 30-60 minutes. It should only be taken when you need it. Silcap™ works only when you are sexually stimulated.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending on your condition and response. This can be 25mg a day, 50mg a day or up to a maximum of 100mg a day (two 50mg capsules). Do not take more than one dose of Silcap™ a day.
Silcap™ (sildenafil citrate) is a prescription medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men.
You must not take Silcap™ if you are taking nitrates or nitrite medications. It may lead to a severe drop in your blood pressure, which may be difficult to treat. Because sexual activity may place a strain on your heart, your doctor will need to check whether you are fit enough to take Silcap™.
Do not take Silcap™ if you are taking guanylate cyclase stimulators (GCS), such as Adempas (riociguat). GCS is a type of medicine used to treat high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs caused by blood clots in the lungs (chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, CTEPH) or narrowing of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension or PAH).
Do not take Silcap™ if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or does not look quite right even if the wafers may look alright.
Do not take Silcap™ if the expiry date on the pack has passed. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Do not take Silcap™ if you have an allergy to sildenafil or similar medicines or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet. An allergic reaction can include:
Do not take Silcap™ if you:
Tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions. If you have not told your doctor or pharmacist about any of the above, tell him/her before you start taking Silcap™.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Do not take Silcap™ if you are taking or using nitrate medicines for angina.
Do not take Silcap™ if you are taking guanylate cyclase stimulators (GCS), such as Adempas (riociguat).
Some medicines and Silcap™ may interfere with each other. These include:
You may need different amounts of your medicine or you may need to take different medicines. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines. They also have a more complete list of medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking Silcap™. Ask your doctor or pharmacist, if you are not sure if you are taking any of these medicines.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Silcap™.
While Silcap™ helps most people, it can cause some unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines have side effects. If unwanted effects occur, most are likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not get any of them.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:
If any of the following happen, tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital:
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may occur in some people and there may be side effects not yet known. If you notice any other symptoms that worry you, check with your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you don't understand anything in this list.
Get into the mood. You will not get an erection just by taking Silcap™. You must be sexually stimulated for it to work.
Take your time. Silcap™ usually starts to work within 30-60 minutes. Take your dose of Silcap™ about one hour before you intend to have sex.
Eat smart before you start. Silcap™ can be taken with or without food. If you take Silcap™ after a heavy or high-fat meal, it may take a little longer to start working.