Revatio (Sildenafil Citrate) is prescribed for both men and women with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to help to improve their ability to exercise. PAH is a result of high blood pressure in the vessels which carry blood to the lungs which can cause shortness of breath, dizziness and tiredness. Sildenafil works by relaxing the muscles of the blood vessels which increases blood flow to particular areas of the body.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common sildenafil side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Revatio side effects:
Q: Is Revatio the same as Viagra?
A: Both Revatio and Viagra contain the same active ingredient known as sildenafil citrate and both medications relax blood muscles to increase blood flow. However Revatio is given in a lower strength than Viagra. Revatio is only sold in 20mg capsules while Viagra is available in 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. Revatio is prescribed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension while Viagra is usually prescribed for erectile dysfunction. You should not take both Revatio and Viagra. Always take the medication prescribed for you by your doctor.
Q: What drugs affect Revatio?
A: Always tell your prescribing doctor about all the other medicines you use especially high blood pressure medications, prostate disorder medications, antifungal medicines and HIV medicines. You should not take Revatio with erectile dysfunction medicines such as Viagra, Cialis, Stendra, Levitra or their generic alternatives.