Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is a medicine used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (a condition that occurs when a man has difficulty in getting and/or keeping an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse). It is also used to treat urinary symptoms caused due to an enlargement of the prostate gland (a walnut-sized gland located just below the bladder that secretes fluid to nourish and transport the sperm) in older men.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet works by relaxing the blood vessels in the penis, increasing the flow of blood to the penis. This medicine also relaxes the muscles present in the prostate gland and bladder thereby, improving the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet may cause side effects such as headache, back pain, muscle aches, pain in the arms and legs, facial flushing (redness of the skin of the face), nasal congestion, and indigestion. Most of these side effects are temporary and may subside with time. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, consult your doctor.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose and duration of treatment will be determined by your doctor based on your clinical condition. For erectile dysfunction, Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet should be taken at least 30 minutes before sexual activity. This medicine will help you get/maintain an erection only if you are sexually stimulated. Avoid taking more than the recommended dose.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have liver, heart, or kidney problems, or if you are taking any other medications.
List of substitutes for Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet
Modula 5 MG Tablet
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Tafil 5 MG Tablet
Ajanta Pharma Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet
Decrease/loss of vision
Change in color vision
Decrease/loss of hearing
Prolonged and painful erection
Pain in the arms, legs and the back
Uses of Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Erectile dysfunction or impotence is a condition in which a man is unable to achieve and/or maintain an erection adequate for sexual intercourse. It happens when there is a decreased blood flow to the penis. The decreased blood flow may be due to physical complications following an injury or disorder or due to some psychological conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, etc. Chronic lifestyle factors such as obesity, smoking, drinking, etc., could also contribute to ED. Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland (a walnut-sized gland located just below the bladder that secretes fluid to nourish and transport the sperm). As the prostate surrounds the urethra (a tube that carries urine out of your body), an increase in the size of the prostate may lead to symptoms such as difficulty in urination, weak urinary stream, frequent urination, loss of bladder control, etc. Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet helps to treat the urinary symptoms associated with BPH.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are taking other medicines containing nitrates (medicines used for chest pain or heart problems). Taking Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet with a nitrate medication might result in a sudden and severe drop in blood pressure.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are taking Riociguat (a medicine used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs). Concomitant use of these medicines may significantly lower your blood pressure.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet should be avoided if you have preexisting heart problems and sexual activity is not recommended due to the potential risk. This medicine is not recommended for use if you recently had a heart attack (a condition that occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked) within the last 90 days or a stroke (a condition that occurs due to decreased oxygen supply to the brain) within the last 6 months as it may worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is not intended for use in pregnant women.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is not intended for use in breastfeeding women.
Loss of hearing
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet may cause a sudden decrease in hearing capabilities along with a buzzing or a ringing sound in the ears. Stop the use of this medicine if you experience a sudden decrease or loss of hearing and consult your doctor.
The underlying cause of erectile dysfunction may be physical, psychological, or both. It is important to determine the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction to devise an appropriate plan of treatment. In cases of psychological causes alone or psychological (including lifestyle) and physical causes, it is important to undergo psychological counselling to achieve the best possible effect.
Driving vehicles or operating machines
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet may cause dizziness in some cases. Hence, avoid performing activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Hypotension is a condition in which blood pressure is lower than usual. Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet may cause a mild and short-lasting decrease in blood pressure. Hence, use this medicine with caution if you have low blood pressure.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is used as and when required so the chances of missing a dose are less likely.
However, if you are on a scheduled dosage regimen, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose of Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet as it may lower your blood pressure. You may experience symptoms like headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, changes in heart rate, etc.
Interaction with Medicine
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is filtered by the kidneys and removed from the body through urine. This medicine should be used with caution if you have kidney problems as it may lead to the accumulation of Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet in the body. This may cause further kidney damage. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney functions and recommend dose adjustments based on your clinical condition.
A seizure is a condition in which there is uncontrolled body movement due to an electrical disturbance in the brain. Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have seizures as this medicine may trigger seizure attacks.
Priapism is a condition that causes a painful erection lasting for more than 6 hours. If left untreated, it may result in tissue damage in the penis as well as permanent loss of sexual potency. Hence, Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet should be used with caution as this medicine may cause priapism in some cases. If you have an erection that persists for more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical assistance.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet should be avoided if you have eye conditions affecting the retina (a thin layer of tissue that covers the back of the eyeball) where colour discrimination is impaired as it may worsen your condition. This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a history of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (an eye condition that causes a decrease in the blood flow to the nerves in the eyes and may lead to loss of vision). Consult your doctor immediately if you experience a sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet is broken down in your liver. Hence, Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in your body and increase the risk of side effects. This medicine should be avoided if you have severe liver problems.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Tadaflo 5 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than the recommended dose.
For erectile dysfunction, take this medicine at least 30-60 minutes before sexual activity. It is important to note that when taken for erectile dysfunction, this medicine will not work without sexual stimulation.