Apcalis is a drug that is classified as a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. It is used to relax the blood vessels and muscles in the vessel walls in the male penis.
This improves the blood supply to the penis during sexual stimulation. Apcalis also improves the manufacture rate of the cGMP enzyme.
This enzyme also increases the rate of blood flow to the penis, leading to improved ability to obtain and maintain an erection.
Never consume grape juice while using the drug. This may lead to serious side effects and health issues.
Do not take Apcalis if you have a history of heart diseases and heart attacks. If you have had a stroke, anemia (sickle cell), extreme blood pressure and others, talk to your doctor first.
If you are a man with Peronei’s Disease, talk to your doctor before taking Apcalis or any other erectile dysfunction treatment.
Apcalis uses lactose as an ingredient. If you are galactose intolerant, do not take this medicine. The same goes for people with Lapp lactase deficiency and reduced galactose absorption.
If you are suffering from diabetes, consult with your doctor before taking Apcalis. If you have had liver or kidney issues, do not take this medication.
Do not give Apcalis to women, or to children under 18 years of age. Store Apcalis tablets in dry, cool places away from direct sunlight.
The normal Apcalis dosage is one 20mg tablet every day. If taking the tablet as needed, it should be taken approximately one hour before beginning sexual activity.
Never take Apcalis twice or more a day. The effects of the drug last for up to 36 hours without requiring another booster.
Take the tablet with water. Swallow it whole. Do not crush, chew or break it. Mealtimes are not an issue for Apcalis dosage.
If you are elderly or over 50 years of age, begin treatment with 10mg a day. Watch for side effects. If none appear, go up to 20mg.
Missed doses and overdose
If you happen to miss a dose of Apcalis, make sure you take it as soon as you can. If it is nearly time for your next dosage, ignore the one you missed.
Never take larger doses to make up for the one you missed. This could lead to an overdose. If you overdose, make sure you contact EMS and your local poison hotline.
Common side effects may include:
More severe side effects include:
Erections lasting over 4 hours
Permanent damage of the penis
Swollen and red eyes
Blurred or lack of vision
Call your doctor immediately if you experience these side effects.
Do not take Apcalis if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction. These include hives, itchiness, swollen facial regions and difficulty breathing.
Do not take this medicine if you are currently on any other impotence medication. The two could react harmfully.
Do not use Apcalis in conjunction with other nitrate medication and nitroglycerin. The result could be fatal or leave you in hospital.