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VEGALIS 20MG TAB
Vegalis 20Mg Tab
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Vegalis 20mg tablet is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction also known as impotence in men. Erectile dysfunction is a condition where a man is unable to maintain a penile erection sufficient enough for sexual intercourse which occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the penis. This tablet is also used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate gland enlargement), which may include painful, difficult and frequent urination. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Vegalis 20mg tablet is Tadalafil (20mg).

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Tadalafil is a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor. It functions by relaxing the smooth muscles present in the walls of blood vessels in the penis. This drug stimulates blood pressure in the penis when there is sexual stimulation resulting in improved penile erection and does not show any effect when there is no sexual stimulation.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Vegalis 20mg tablet.

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet formulation.
  • Mild to severe heart failure
  • Recent stroke
  • Uncontrolled arrhythmias
  • Unstable angina
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Loss of vision due to non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION)
  • Other conditions where sexual activity is inadvisable
  • Caution:
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Anatomical penal deformation
  • Priapism
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Seizure disorders
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease
  • Renal impairment
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Vegalis 20mg tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. More common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Flushing
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Change in color vision
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Hypotension
  • Anginal chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Tinnitus
  • Sudden decrease or loss of hearing
  • Transient amnesia
  • Haematuria
  • Peripheral oedema
  • Prolonged and painful erection
  • Peeling and blistering of skin
How to Use

How to Use

Take Vegalis 20mg tablet as directed by your doctor. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose, if you do, take Vegalis 20mg tablet as soon as remember, however if its almost time for your next dose, skip the previous dose and take it according to your normal scheduled time.

Take the tablet 30 minutes before sexual activity as it helps in achieving erection when sexual stimulation occurs.

Vegalis 20mg tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food. Take the tablet at the same time as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.

Overdosage

Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Vegalis 20mg tab, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Serious cardio vascular events (Stroke)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • Ventricular arrhythmia
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Vegalis 20mg tablet may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of Vegalis 20mg tablet.

Liver:

Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the Vegalis 20mg tab may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with moderate to severe liver diseases.

Pregnancy:

Vegalis 20mg tablet might be risky to use during pregnancy if suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension as it may cause heart failure, stroke or other medical problems in both mother and baby. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this tablet for nursing women, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol with Vegalis 20mg tablet is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects such as nausea, confusion, dizziness, light headedness. If found any symptoms of extreme drowsiness, vomiting, weakness, report to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

Vegalis 20mg tablet in some patients may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, confusion, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Avoid taking grape fruit juice with Vegalis 20mg tablet as it causes toxic serum levels.

Drug Interactions:

Alert your doctor if you are taking Vegalis 20mg tab with any of the below medicines:

  • Riociguat – nitrate drug causes hypotension
  • Ketoconazole
  • HIV protease inhibitors
  • Antihypertensive drugs – metoprolol, bendrofluazide, amlodipine
  • Phenytoin – decreased serum concentration
  • Phenobarbital
  • Rifampin
  • Antifungals, azoles – increased serum concentration

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Precautions
  • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
  • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-25 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Tadalafil for:

This medication is a phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor, prescribed for erectile dysfunction (impotence; inability to get or keep an erection) in men. It increases blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation.

How does Tadalafil work:

Tadalafil helps response to stimulation. It calms lung vessels.

How should Tadalafil be used:

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth (orally), with or without food. Initial: 10 mg once daily at least 30 minutes before sexual activity, up to 20 mgdose. Max: Once daily. If used with potent inhibitors of CYP3A4: Max: 10 mg once every 72 hr.

Common side effects of Tadalafil :

Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and staying in cool places may help. Headache. Belly pain or heartburn. Back pain. Nose stuffiness. Eyesight changes may rarely happen.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Tadalafil :

If you have an allergy to tadalafil or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about ras; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you use drugs called poppers like amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite. If you have been told not to have sex by your doctor.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Erection that lasts more than 4 hours. Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Sudden change or loss of eyesight. Change in hearing. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Tadalafil with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.

How do I store Tadalafil :

Store at 15-30°C. Store it at room temperature and keep in an airtight container.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the use of Vegalis 20mg Tablet?

Vegalis 20mg tablet is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction also known as impotence in men. Erectile dysfunction is a condition where a man is unable to maintain a penile erection sufficient enough for sexual intercourse which occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the penis. This tablet is also used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate gland enlargement), which may include painful, difficult and frequent urination.

Can we take this medicine daily?

No, do not take the medicine daily. Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

How many Vegalis 20mg tablets can be taken in a day?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day. Do not take more than 2 tablets in a day.

What are the side effects of this medicine?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include headache, heartburn, nausea, flushing, cough, dizziness, change in color vision, difficulty in breathing, hypotension, anginal chest pain, palpitations, tachycardia, diarrhea, gastroenteritis. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as nasal congestion, tinnitus, sudden decrease or loss of hearing, transient amnesia, haematuria, peripheral oedema, prolonged and painful erection, peeling and blistering of skin.

Does this medication make you sleepy?

Vegalis 20mg tablet in some patients may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, confusion, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

When should I take the medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Take the tablet 30 minutes before sexual activity as it helps in achieving erection when sexual stimulation occurs.

Is this medicine harmful for health?

Vegalis 20mg is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to serious cardio vascular events, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, ventricular arrhythmia.

 

Can we take this tablet on empty stomach or with food?

Vegalis 20mg tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.

What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the Vegalis 20mg tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with mild to severe heart failure, recent stroke, uncontrolled arrhythmias, unstable angina, seizure disorders, bleeding disorders, priapism, anatomical penal deformation, aortic stenosis and other conditions where sexual activity is inadvisable.

Can I give this medicine to a child?

Vegalis 20mg is not recommended to children 18 years since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

How long does the effect of medicine last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is approximately 36 hours.

Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?

Vegalis 20mg tablet might be risky to use during pregnancy if suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension as it may cause heart failure, stroke or other medical problems in both mother and baby. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

At what time can I take the medicine?

To get the most benefits, take the medicine preferably at the same time as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take the tablet 30 minutes before sexual activity as it helps in achieving erection when sexual stimulation occurs.

Can I take Vegalis 20mg tablet without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am using this medicine?

Consumption of alcohol with Vegalis 20mg tablet is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects such as nausea, confusion, dizziness, light headedness. If found any symptoms of extreme drowsiness, vomiting, weakness, report to your doctor immediately.

How to store the medicine?

Store the medicine at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

 

If I have trouble swallowing this tablet, can I mix it in water and drink?

Vegalis 20mg tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

 

How long should I take this medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. If your symptoms do not improve within 2 days of taking this tablet, stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor.

By when should I start seeing results of the medicine?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 30 minutes. Take the tablet 30 minutes before you expect to have sexual activity.

What are the alternate medicines to Vegalis 20mg tablet?

Tazzle 20mg Tablet

Megalis 20mg Tablet

Forzest 20mg Tablet

Alfil 20mg Tablet

Pulmopress Tablet

Note: All the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional to be sure.

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