How it works
Apcalis SX is a Tadalafil based medication. It works by increasing the flow of blood into the penile region when the person is sexually aroused.
Guidelines for usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
Apcalis SX is most effective when taken 15 to 30 minutes before initiating sexual activity. However, it may differ depending on the person’s health.
The medication is available in two different dosages (10 and 20 mg)
The effect of a single dose of Apcalis SX is known to last for almost 36 hours in the body. This allows you to select the right moment for you and your partner.
Apcalis SX may be used with or without food. But we recommend that you avoid high fat meals because it tends to interfere with the absorption of the medication and may delay its effects.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
Apcalis SX is used as needed. It is not used according to a dosing schedule so you are unlikely to miss a dose.
How & where do I store Apcalis SX?
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Overdose Related Information
If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
You have a history of heart problems or doctors have asked you to avoid sexual activity or any form of strenous exercise
You have high blood pressure
You have a peptic ulcer
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
The usage of Apcalis SX is also restricted if you have blood disorders or problems with epileptic seizures.
To be avoided
You must avoid using Apcalis SX if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or
Sexual activity is restricted to you due to cardiac problems.
You have blood cell disorders like sickle cell anaemia
You are using Alpha Blockers
Apcalis SX is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Apcalis SX.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
Possible Drug & Food Interactions
Certain prescription drugs or health supplements or even food items are known to interact with the effects of medications. Apcalis SX is known to have possible interactions with the following medications.
• Hypertension or BPH drugs like alfuzosin (Uroxatral), doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), terazosin (Hytrin), tamsulosin (Flomax)
• Medicines used for treating cardiac conditions like diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac), nicardipine (Cardene), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan)
• A tuberculosis drug called isoniazid
• An antidepressant called nefazodone
• Antibiotics like clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek)
• Antifungals like itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend)
People with a history of weak cardiac health are at a risk while using Apcalis SX. If you experience sudden nausea or dizziness after starting sexual activity then stop immediately and do not continue. Seek emergency medical help because it may be a heart attack.
If your doctor has prescribed laboratory tests then ensure that you do not miss out on them.
Although rare, Apcalis SX has been known to cause sudden sudden loss of vision especially in people above the age of 50 and who have some type of diabetes. If you experience sudden vision loss, then seek emergency medical help.
Elderly people are more likely to experience side effects while using Apcalis SX. If the side effects are bothersome, then seek medical help.
A painful erection lasting for more than 4 hours should be reported to the doctor immediately. It may cause permanent and irreversible damage.
Apcalis SX does not protect or prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV (The virus that causes AIDS)
It also does not boost libido or work as a birth control method.