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Forzest Tablets (Generic Tadalafil) - Product Information
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Forzest Tablets (Generic Tadalafil) is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) as well as to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Forzest tablets are marketed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in the strengths of 20 mg.
Name of the Drug
We supply original Forzest tablets manufactured by Hetero Labs Ltd..
Manufacturer of Forzest Tablets
Hetero Labs Ltd., Marketed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Active Ingredient present in Forzest Tablets
The active ingredient present in Forzest Tablets is Tadalafil. Each tablet contains 20 mg of Tadalafil.
Uses of Forzest Tablets (Generic Tadalafil)
Forzest is for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition where the penis does not fill with enough blood to harden and expand when a man is sexually excited, or when he cannot keep an erection. A man who has trouble getting or keeping an erection should see his healthcare provider for help if the condition bothers him. This medicine helps increase blood flow to the penis and may help men with ED get and keep an erection satisfactory for sexual activity as well as to enhance manhood. Once a man has completed sexual activity, blood flow to his penis decreases, and his erection goes away. Some form of sexual stimulation is needed for an erection to happen with this medicine.
Forzest Tablets Dosage
The recommended dosage of Forzest tablets is given below:
Forzest for use as needed:
The recommended starting dose is 10 mg up to once daily taken at least 30 minutes prior to anticipated sexual activity . Increase the dosage to 20 mg or decrease to 5 mg based upon efficacy/tolerability. This medicine improves erectile function compared to placebo for up to 36 hours after taking the dose.
Forzest for once daily use:
The recommended dose is 2.5 mg taken once daily, without regard to timing of sexual activity. This dose may be increased to 5 mg based upon efficacy and tolerability in individual patients.
Forzest may be taken with or without regard to meals. The maximum dose frequency is once per day. Generic Tadalafil 10 mg and 20 mg is intended for use prior to anticipated sexual activity and it is not recommended for continuous daily use.
How to Use Forzest Tablets
Forzest by Hetero Labs Ltd. (Marketed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.) can be used as a continuous treatment of ED or on a need basis when you intend to have sexual activity.
On a need basis:
Take one tablet before you expect to have sexual activity. You may be able to have sexual activity at 30 minutes after taking Forzest and up to 36 hours after taking it. Some form of sexual stimulation is needed for an erection to happen with Forzest.
Take one tablet every day at about the same time of day. You may attempt sexual activity at any time between doses. If you miss a dose, you may take it when you remember but do not take more than one dose per day. Some form of sexual stimulation is needed for an erection to happen with this medicine.
Do not take this medicine more than one time each day.
Forzest does not:
• cure ED
• increase a man's sexual desire
• protect a man or his partner from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV
• serve as a male form of birth control
Forzest is only for men over the age of 18 who have ED, including men with diabetes or men who have undergone prostatectomy. Forzest is not for women or children. This medicine must be used only under the supervision of a doctor.
Forzest tablets are contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to or any inactive ingredient present in Forzest tablets.
Administration of Forzest tablets to patients using any form of organic nitrate is also contraindicated because Forzest was shown to potentiate the hypotensive effect of nitrates.
Forzest Side effects
The most common Forzest side effects occuring in 2% or more of the patients include headache, dyspepsia, back pain, myalgia, nasal congestion, flushing, and pain in limb.
The other common side effects with this medicine are indigestion, muscle aches, flushing, and stuffy or runny nose. These side effects usually go away after a few hours. Men who get back pain and muscle aches usually get it 12 to 24 hours after taking this medicine. Back pain and muscle aches usually go away within 2 days. Call your healthcare provider if you get any side effect that bothers you or one that does not go away.
Uncommon side effects include an erection that won't go away (priapism). If you get an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, get medical help right away. Priapism must be treated as soon as possible or lasting damage can happen to your penis, including the inability to have erections. Color vision changes, such as seeing a blue tinge (shade) to objects or having difficulty telling the difference between the colors blue and green.
In rare instances, men taking PDE5 inhibitors (oral erectile dysfunction medicines, including this medicine) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to these medicines, to other factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or to a combination of these. If you experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking PDE5 inhibitors, including this medicine, and call a healthcare provider right away.
Sudden loss or decrease in hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears and dizziness, has been rarely reported in people taking PDE5 inhibitors, including this medicine. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to the PDE5 inhibitors, to other diseases or medications, to other factors, or to a combination of factors. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking this medicine and contact a healthcare provider right away.
This is not a complete list of all the possible side effects of this medicine. For more information, ask your healthcare provider.
Warnings & Precautions When Using Forzest Tablets
Ask your healthcare provider if it is safe for you to have sexual activity. You should not take this medicine if your healthcare provider has told you not to have sexual activity because of your health problems. You should not take Forzest tablets if:
• have low blood pressure or have high blood pressure that is not controlled
• has had a stroke
• have liver problems
• have kidney problems or require dialysis
• have retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic (runs in families) eye disease
• have ever had severe vision loss including a condition called NAION
• have stomach ulcers
• have a bleeding problem
• have a deformed penis shape or Peyronie's disease
• has had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours
• have blood cell problems such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
• take any medicines called “nitrates”
• use recreational drugs called “poppers” like amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite
• are allergic to this medicine or ADCIRCATM or any of its ingredient
• have heart problems such as angina, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, or have had a heart attack
Do not use other ED medicines or ED treatments while taking this medicine. Do not drink too much alcohol when taking this medicine (for example, 5 glasses of wine or 5 shots of whiskey). Drinking too much alcohol can increase your chances of getting a headache or getting dizzy, increasing your heart rate, or lowering your blood pressure. It does not help enhance manhood.
Forzest Tablets During Pregnancy
Tadalafil has been classified by the US FDA as Category B. Forzest (Tadalafil tablets) is not indicated for use in women. Animal reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but there are no adequate and controlled studies in pregnant women.
Forzest Nursing Considerations
Forzest tablets are not indicated for use in women.
It is not known whether Tadalafil is excreted into human milk. Animal studies have proved that Tadalafil or some metabolite of Tadalafil was excreted into rat milk, the medicine levels in animal breast milk may not accurately predict levels of drug in human breast milk.