Uses of Pulmopres Tablet
Pulmopres 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension.
It is also used in erectile dysfunction with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
Side effects of Pulmopres Tablet
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Muscle pain
- Back pain
- Pain in extremity.
How to use Pulmopres 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pulmopres 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Pulmopres Tablet works
Pulmopres 20mg 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 works in pulmonary hypertension by relaxing the blood vessels in the lungs to allow blood to flow more easily.
Expert advice for Pulmopres Tablet
Pulmopres helps to have and maintain an erection, but it will not produce the erection without sexual stimulation.
It should be taken just when you need it and one to half hour before sexual intercourse.
It can be taken with or without food.
You should not use if you have recently taken nitrates. Nitrates are commonly used in angina (chest pain).
Inform your doctor if the erection does not subside within two hours after sexual intercourse.
Inform your doctor if you experience any eye sight change while taking Pulmopres.
Do not take Pulmopres if you recently had a stroke, a heart attack or if you have severe liver disease or very low blood pressure (<90/50 mmHg).
Alcohol - Tadalafil can lower blood pressure, and combining it with alcohol may further increase this effect.
Pregnancy - Pulmopres 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation - No information is available on the use of Pulmopres 20mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving - Pulmopres 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney - Pulmopres 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pulmopres 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver - Pulmopres 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pulmopres 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pulmopres 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions for Tadalafil
Q. Is Pulmopres addictive?
No, Pulmopres is not an addictive drug. However, some people may develop an emotional or psychological dependence on the medicine. Always take the medicine for the duration as suggested by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Pulmopres with prednisone?
Pulmopres, when taken with prednisone, may cause low blood pressure. Please consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may be required when the two medicines are to be used together.
Q. Is Pulmopres safe to use?
Pulmopres is safe when used strictly as advised by your doctor and for approved conditions like erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, there are some very common side effects that you may experience with Pulmopres like a headache, flushing, nasal congestion, dyspepsia, back pain, muscle pain, and pain in extremity.
Q. Is Pulmopres better than sildenafil?
Both Pulmopres and sildenafil belong to the same group of drugs called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors, used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, Pulmopres has a slow onset of action with less efficacy but works for a much longer time and is safer than sildenafil.
Q. How long can I take Pulmopres for?
Pulmopres should only be taken only for the time period as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Pulmopres with losartan?
Yes, Pulmopres can be taken with losartan. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking them together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Pulmopres if I have high blood pressure?
Pulmopres can be taken in patients with high blood pressure. However, if you are on medicines for high blood pressure, taking Pulmopres along with them can cause a significant fall in blood pressure which could be harmful. Pulmopres is absolutely contraindicated in patients taking nitrates. Inform your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Pulmopres with antibiotics?
Pulmopres can be taken safely with antibiotics. However, it is degraded in the body by an enzyme known as CYP3A4 and a dose adjustment may be needed when it is used with drugs which can affect the activity of this enzyme. Antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole and itraconazole can decrease the action of this enzyme and increase Pulmopres levels in the blood. Antibiotics like rifampicin increase the action of this enzyme causing an increased breakdown of Pulmopres and decrease its efficacy.
Q. Does Pulmopres affect sperm count?
No, Pulmopres has no known effect on sperm count. It is a medication used for erectile dysfunction, not to increase sperm count.