Caverta is one of the drugs for overcoming erectile dysfunction. It belongs to the group of PDE-5 inhibitors widely used for treatment of erectile problems. Caverta’s active substance is Sildenafil Citrate, the main component of the well-known Viagra. However, the price for Viagra is high, that makes Caverta a worth analogue of Viagra available at a much lower price.
Molecular formula of Caverta is C22H30N6O4S.
Caverta’s action is ensured by relaxing smooth muscles in the penis, so the flow of blood isn’t prevented from going to penis. In this way a productive erection is achieved.
Keep in mind that Caverta’s effects manifest only in the presence of sexual stimulation. It isn’t enough to only take a pill. It means that the drug enhances natural mechanisms of achieving erection.
Caverta has the following dosages: 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg of Sildenafil Citrate. However, keep in mind that stronger dose is more likely to provoke side effects. Don’t exceed the dose prescribed by your healthcare provider and never change it by yourself.
Caverta is to be taken approximately half an hour before supposed sexual activity. Its effect lasts for about 4 hours.
The maximum recommended dose is 100 mg once per day. Do not exceed this amount in order to avoid overdose.
Caverta is to be taken orally with a glass of water. If it is taken after a heavy meal rich in fats manifestation of drug’s action may be postponed.
Caverta may cause some side effects, mostly mild. Common adverse effects after taking Caverta include headache, facial flushing, dyspepsia and nasal congestion, slight low in blood pressure.
Severe side effects such as vision loss or persistent erection are extremely rare and are usually provoked by an overdose or violating doctor’s prescription. If your erection lasts more than 4 hours, you should seek medical aid immediately as such state can cause serious long-term harm to your penis.
The first thing you need to do before starting treatment with Caverta is to have a medical consultation with your doctor. Provide your general practitioner with the information about all the medications you are currently taking and your current health situation.
It is crucial to inform your doctor:
- about experienced heart problems (angina, heart failure, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, stroke, heart attack or narrowing of the aortic valve)
- hypo- or hypertension
- whether you have ever had severe vision loss or inherited eye disease retinitis pigmentosa
- have ever had any kidney or liver problems, ulcer or any types of bleeding problems
- have ever had any blood problems, including sickle cell anemia or leukemia
- are allergic to the active ingredient Sildenafil
- deformation of penis, Peyronie's disease, or experience of persistent erection of more than 4 hours
Keep in mind that some medicines can have impact on the effect of Caverta. Do not start taking other drugs during your treatment with Cavetra without consulting your healthcare provider.
Do not combine Caverta with nitrates (medicines used for treating angina or chest pain) or alpha-blockers (used for the treatment of hypertension pressure or prostate problems).
It is also dangerous to take other ED medications during your treatment with Cavetra.
Anti-HIV drugs, such as ritonavir, can significantly increase the level of Sildenafil in blood; thus, patients following anti-HIV therapy are not prescribed more than 25mg of this drug.
Cavetra has the same contraindications as Viagra. Elderly patients and those suffering from hepatic or renal diseases are prescribed a lower dose of the medication (25 mg).
Efficiency, safety, and precautions of both Caverta and Viagra are virtually identical, the main difference between these two drugs is their price. In general, Cavetra is 3-5 times cheaper than Viagra that makes it a good alternative to the branded drug.
Never forget the basic precautions while taking Cavetra:
Take it when necessary. Do not take more than one pill per day in order to avoid overdose. Exceeding the dose doesn’t enhance efficiency of the drug and is likely to provoke severe side effects.
Caverta is taken about 1 hour before supposed sexual activity, but tanks to the time of its action it is also possible to use it between 30 minutes and 4 hours before sexual intercourse.
Caverta works stimulating natural processes for achieving erection. The drug will have no effect without sexual arousal.
If you have a persistent painful erection for more than 4 hours after taking Caverta, you should seek medical aid immediately.
Avoid taking Caverta after experiencing a stroke, a heart attack or if you have a serious liver disease or very low blood pressure (<90/50 mmHg). If you suffer from any of these problems inform your doctor in order to ensure a safe treatment.