FORZEST (Tadalafil) is an effective treatment for ED regardless of the cause or duration of the problem or the age of the patient. This section takes you through how FORZEST works, its side effects and the dosage that is right for you.
What is Forzest
Launched by Ranbaxy, FORZEST is a tablet used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help men who have erectile dysfunction get and sustain an erection when they are sexually excited. One does not get an erection just by taking this medicine. FORZEST helps a man with erectile dysfunction get an erection only when he is sexually excited.
How does it work?
Under normal circumstances, when a man is sexually stimulated, the penis fills up with blood. When erectile dysfunction occurs, enough blood does not flow to cause an erection. FORZEST, with Tadalafil, relaxes the penile blood vessels when a man is sexually stimulated. This allows blood flow into the penis, resulting in an erection. The erection subsides after sex, just as it is supposed to in normal conditions.
Please understand that FORZEST is not a hormone or aphrodisiac, it works only when a man is sexually stimulated.
In how much time does it work?
Take FORZEST about one hour before you plan to have sex. Beginning in about 30 minutes and lasts for up to 36 hours, FORZEST can help you get an erection if you are sexually excited. If you take FORZEST after a high-fat meal (such as pav bhaji, cheeseburger and french fries), the medicine may take a little longer to start working. FORZEST can help you get an erection when you are sexually excited. You will not get an erection just by taking the pill.
What Forzest does not do
FORZEST does not cure erectile dysfunction. It is a treatment for erectile dysfunction. FORZEST does not protect you or your partner from getting sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV-the virus that causes AIDS. FORZEST is not a hormone or an aphrodisiac.
Who should take Forzest?
Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. If you take any medicines that contain nitrates – either regularly or as needed – you should never take FORZEST. If you take FORZEST with any nitrate medicine or recreational drug containing nitrates, your blood pressure could suddenly drop to an unsafe level. You could get dizzy, faint, or even have a heart attack or stroke.
Nitrates are found in many prescription medicines that are used to treat angina (chest pain due to heart disease) such as: nitro-glycerine (sprays, ointments, skin patches or pastes, and tablets that are swallowed or dissolved in the mouth) isosorbide mononitrate and isosorbide dinitrate (tablets that are swallowed, chewed, or dissolved in the mouth) Nitrates are also found in recreational drugs such as amyl nitrate or nitrite (“”poppers””). If you are not sure if any of your medicines contain nitrates, or if you do not understand what nitrates are, ask your doctor or pharmacist. FORZEST is only for patients with erectile dysfunction. FORZEST is not for newborns, children, or women.
Do not let anyone else take your FORZEST. FORZEST must be used only under a doctor’s supervision.
Like all medicines, FORZEST (Tadalafil) can cause some side effects. These effects are usually mild to moderate and usually don’t last longer than a few hours. Some of these side effects are more likely to occur with higher doses.
The most common side effects of Tadalafil are headache, flushing of the face and upset stomach. Less common side effects that may occur are temporary changes in colour vision (such as trouble telling the difference between blue and green objects or having a blue colour tinge to them), eyes being more sensitive to light or blurred vision. In rare instances, men have reported an erection that lasts many hours. You should call a doctor immediately if you ever have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours. If not treated right away, permanent damage to your penis could occur.
Heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeats and death have been reported rarely in men taking Tadalafil. Most, but not all, of these men had heart problems before taking this medicine. It is not possible to determine whether these events were directly related to Tadalafil. Tadalafil may cause other side effects besides those listed on this sheet. If you want more information or develop any side effect or symptom you are concerned about, call your doctor.