Megalis 20 Tablet is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It increases blood flow to the penis to help men get an erection. It works by helping to relax the blood vessels in your penis, allowing blood to flow into your penis when you get sexually excited.
Megalis 20 Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or with a meal. It should be strictly taken as advised by your doctor. The medicine will only help you to get an erection if you are sexually stimulated. You should take it about one hour before you plan to have sex. The amount of time it takes to work varies from person to person, but it normally takes between 30 minutes and one hour. Only take it if you need it and it has been prescribed to you by a doctor.
This medicine is not intended for use by women and men should avoid using any other medicines to treat impotence without talking to a doctor. It can be dangerous to take it along with medicines called nitrates (often given for chest pain). Do not take this medicine if you have severe heart or liver problems, if you have recently had a stroke or heart attack or if you have low blood pressure. Let your doctor know if you suffer from these or any other health problems before taking it. You should not drive if this medicine makes you feel dizzy. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can lead to side effects.
BENEFITS OF MEGALIS TABLET
In Treatment of Erectile dysfunction
Megalis 20 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called PDE5 inhibitors. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis. This allows blood to flow into the penis and produce an erection when sexually aroused. This medicine will only help get an erection if you are sexually stimulated. It is very effective but needs to be taken at least 30 minutes before sexual activity.
Do not take this medicine if you also take medicines called nitrates (often given for chest pain).
HOW TO USE MEGALIS TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Megalis 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW MEGALIS TABLET WORKS
Megalis 20 Tablet is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works in erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis by relaxing the muscles in penile blood vessels.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Megalis 20 Tablet.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megalis 20 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Megalis 20 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Megalis 20 Tablet is not indicated for use in women.
Megalis 20 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Megalis 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megalis 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Megalis 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megalis 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Megalis 20 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Megalis 20Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
- Nitroglycerin/Glyceryl Trinitrate : (SEVERE)
- Isosorbide Mononitrate : (SEVERE)
- Ritonavir : (SEVERE)
- Erythromycin : (SEVERE)
- Doxazosin : (SEVER)
- Cimetidin : (SERVER)
- Ketoconacole : (MODERATE)
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE MEGALIS TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Megalis 20 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Megalis
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Blurred vision
- Muscle pain
- Upset stomach
Q. Can the use of Megalis 20 Tablet affect fertility?
No, using Megalis 20 Tablet does not affect fertility. It works by relaxing the muscles of penile blood vessels and has no effect on fertility.
Q. Do I need to avoid alcohol while taking Megalis 20 Tablet?
Alcohol in small amounts may not cause any discomfort to you. However, drinking too much alcohol (5 units or greater) can increase your chances of getting a headache or feeling dizzy, increased heart rate or low blood pressure.
Q. Does Megalis 20 Tablet delay ejaculation?
No, Megalis 20 Tablet is not known to affect ejaculation. It is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Q. What are the symptoms that should prompt me to discontinue Megalis 20 Tablet?
You should immediately consult your doctor if you experience sudden vision loss in one or both eyes, sudden decrease in hearing or hearing loss, ringing in ears and dizziness. Also, contact your doctor if you experience prolonged erections greater than 4 hours and painful erections greater than 6 hours in duration.
Pack size – 4
Pack form – tablet
Weight – 7 (gms)
dimensions – 1 (cm) x 7 (cm) x 7 (cm)
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.