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What are the side effects caused by taking Sildenafil?


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Answered by

Dr. Aditi Gupta

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 28, 2016
Reviewed AtMay 3, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have used Caverta for recreational purposes for the past one and a half years. I used to have it once in a month or two and the dose used to be about 10 mg. What are the side-effects?

Answered by Dr. Aditi Gupta


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Using this for such a long time and at a young age can produce pronounced side effects like erectile dysfunction at a later stage, and low BP problems. I would advise to avoid the drug and try a more natural way of life. Use a barrier contraceptive that enhances the duration of sex and you can successfully wean off the drug. You can take it occasionally but it will be at your own risk. Besides, it produces short-term side effects also like dryness of respiratory tract and retention of alcohol. So avoid taking it with alcohol. Take care and keep healthy.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aditi Gupta
Dr. Aditi Gupta

Internal Medicine

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