Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet contains Sildenafil. It is better known as the blue pill. It is an effective medicine used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Erectile dysfunction is a condition where a man is unable to achieve and/or maintain an erection adequate for sexual intercourse. This happens because of decreased blood flow due to physical injuries and certain medical conditions, or due to some psychological conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, etc.
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet relaxes the blood vessels and helps in increasing the flow of blood to the penis. Some side effects of Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet include flushing (redness and feeling of warmth), headache, stomach upset, dizziness, blurred vision, etc. Usually, these side effects get resolved on their own. Consult your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a long time.
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food, as prescribed by your doctor. It is recommended that you take the tablet 30-60 minutes before having sex. However, you can also take it up to 4 hours prior to sex. This medicine will help you get/maintain the erection only if you are sexually stimulated. Do not take extra pills for quick results. Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is intended only for men. It is not recommended for use in women and children.
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is not recommended for people with heart and kidney problems, Avoid taking this tablet if you have a recent history of stroke or angina (chest pain and discomfort). Avoid or limit drinking alcohol during the treatment as it makes you feel dizzy. Do not drive or operate machines while you are under treatment with Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet.
Major & minor side effects for Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet
- Trouble sleeping
- Bloody and cloudy urine
- Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet
- Visual disturbances
- Sensitivity to light
- Prolonged and painful erection
- Painful urination
- Excessive tearing of the eye
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Nasal congestion
- Redness of the skin especially on the face and neck
Uses of Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
- Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction or impotence is a condition where a man is unable to achieve/maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It happens due to a decreased blood flow to the penis. This may be due to physical problems such as an injury; diseases like benign prostatic hypertrophy (prostate gland enlargement), diabetes, neuropathy (nerve pain), prostate cancer; and psychological causes such as anxiety, stress, depression, etc. Habits such as smoking, drinking, etc. could also contribute to ED.
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is used to help sustain an erection by increasing the blood flow to the penis. While it is important to treat the underlying cause of ED, it is also important to undergo counselling and lifestyle modifications along with treatment with this medicine to achieve the best possible effect.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet if you have a history of allergy to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Nitrate containing medicines
If you have been prescribed any medicine that contains nitrates such as Nitroglycerin, Isosorbide, etc, avoid taking Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet as it lowers blood pressure and leads to cardiovascular collapse (a dangerous drop in the blood pressure that can be fatal). The risk of other side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, headache, flushing, heart palpitations, and priapism (prolonged and painful erection unrelated to sexual activity) may also increase.
Riociguat is a medicine that is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH; high blood pressure in the vessels that carry blood to the lungs). Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are on treatment with Riociguat as it may significantly lower your blood pressure, which can be dangerous. You may also experience other side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, and nasal congestion.
Cardiac insufficiency (heart failure), is when the heart muscle is not able to pump blood as well as it should. People having severe unstable angina (chest pain) or severe cardiac failure should not take Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet. Sexual activity is also not recommended in such cases due to the potential risk of a heart attack. This medicine affects the blood vessels of the heart also and could lead to other heart problems.
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in women.
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in women.
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet can cause mild and short-lasting hypotension (decreased blood pressure levels) as it relaxes the blood vessels. Be careful if you are taking it along with any medication for lowering high blood pressure levels.
Priapism, a painful erection lasting for more than 4 hours. Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet may cause priapism in some people. Priapism may result in penile tissue damage and permanent loss of potency if not treated promptly. Use Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet with caution in such conditions. If an erection persists longer than 4 hours, you should seek immediate medical assistance.
- Loss of hearing
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet has been associated with a sudden decrease or loss of hearing. It may be accompanied by tinnitus (ringing of ears) or dizziness as the increased blood flow to the ears may cause damage. This tablet is not recommended for people having hearing problems. Seek prompt medical attention if you experience any hearing loss after taking this medicine.
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet can cause a severe drop in your blood pressure when combined with the effects of anaesthesia and other drugs used during surgery. If you are taking this medicine, inform your doctor before undergoing any surgery.
- Use in children
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children less than 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data of this medicine are not clinically established.
The underlying cause of erectile dysfunction may be physical, psychological, or both. It is important to determine the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction to devise an appropriate plan of treatment. Counselling and therapy can increase the effectiveness of Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet.
- Use in females
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in females.
- Effect on vision
Cases of visual defect have been reported with Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet especially if used together with other PDE5 inhibitors (Phosphodiesterase type 5) medicines. If you experience any sudden loss of vision, stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately.
- Effect on bleeding
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet has to be used with caution if you have gastrointestinal bleeding or active ulcer as no safety information is available.
- Ability to drive or operate machines
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet may not severely affect your ability to drive or operate machines. It is important that you become aware of how the medicine affects your body.
- Missed Dose
Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet is used as a single dose when required, so the chances of missing a dose are less.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you have intentionally or accidentally consumed more than the prescribed amount of Ukegra Gold 100 MG Sildenafil Tablet, then you might feel severe dizziness, fainting, painful/prolonged erection. Contact your doctor immediately for further guidance.
Take Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet with or without food but if you have taken a heavy meal, it may take longer to work. Do not crush, break or chew the tablet. Avoid taking it more than once a day.
It is not recommended to give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. It is advisable to take Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet an hour before sexual intercourse. But, you can take it anytime between 30 minutes and 4 hours before sexual activity. Seek medical attention if the erection persists for more than 4 hours after sexual intercourse.
It is important to note that this medicine will not work without sexual stimulation. This medicine does not cure erectile dysfunction. Factors such as obesity, smoking, drinking, etc., could also contribute to erectile dysfunction. Follow major lifestyle modifications like quitting smoking and drinking, weight management, eating a healthy diet, and exercising along with Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet.
Remember that Ukegra Gold 100 MG Tablet does not offer any protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as syphilis, gonorrhoea, HIV, etc. hence, adequate safety measures should be taken while having sexual intercourse.
- You have been prescribed Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
- It is best to take it an hour before sexual intercourse. But, you can take it anytime between 30 minutes and 4 hours before sexual activity.
- Do not take it more than once a day.
- Seek medical attention if the erection persists for more than 4 hours after sexual intercourse.
- Do not use Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet if you have recently taken nitrates (medicines used in angina or chest pain).
- Do not take it if you have had a heart attack in the past 3 months, or stroke or heart failure in the past 6 months.
1. How long does it take for Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet to work?
The amount of time Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet takes to work varies from person to person, but it normally takes between half an hour and one hour. However, Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet may take longer to start working if you take it with a heavy meal. Its effect may last for about 3-4 hours.
2. Can I get Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet without a prescription?
No, you need a doctor’s prescription to get Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet since it is a prescription medicine. Your doctor will prescribe it only if they judge that it would be beneficial for you.
3. Can I take Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet as often as I want?
No, do not take Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet for more than once a day. If you take more Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet than the recommended dose then you may experience an increase in side effects and their severity. These side effects include flushing, headache, muscle pain, stomach upset, allergic reactions and vision changes such as blurred vision. Contact your doctor if Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet does not help you to get an erection, or if your erection does not last long enough for you to complete sexual intercourse.
4. When should I take Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet?
Take Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet about 1 hour before you plan to have sex. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Inform your doctor if you feel the effect of Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet is too strong or too weak.
5. Can I take Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet for premature ejaculation?
No, Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet is not known to have any beneficial effects in treating premature ejaculation. It is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
6. Why is the use of Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet contraindicated with nitrates?
Use of Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet is harmful for patients taking nitrates or blood pressure-lowering medicines as their combined use can cause a severe fall in blood pressure, which can also result in death. However, if these medicines are to be taken together then it is advised to keep a time gap of 24 hours between the intake of Penegra and blood pressure-lowering medicines.
7. Why does Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet cause a fall in blood pressure (hypotension)?
Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet has the property of relaxing the smooth muscle of the blood vessels and widening them which can cause a fall in blood pressure (hypotension). So, when used with blood pressure lowering medicines or nitrates, it can cause a severe fall in blood pressure, which could be fatal. Ukegra Gold 100mg Tablet should not be taken if you are taking nitrates for chest pain or you have a history of heart attack or stroke in the past 6 months.
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