How it works
Caverta is a Sildenafil Citrate based medication that contains the same active ingredient as brand Viagra. It dilates the blood vessels in the male genital area and causes an increase of blood which results in an erection when the person is sexually stimulated.
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.
Caverta 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.
Caverta 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 Caverta?
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 use nitrates or nitrate based medications in any form. This includes Nitrostat, Nitrolingual, Nitro-Dur, Nitro-Bid, Dilatrate-SR, Isordil, Sorbitrate, Imdur, ISMO, Monoket and recreational drugs called Poppers.
You are using a drug called Revatio which also contains Sildenafil Citrate
You have liver or kidney problems or are undergoing dialysis
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
To be avoided
You must avoid using Caverta 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
Caverta 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 Caverta.
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. Caverta is known to have possible interactions with the following medications.
HIV/AIDS medicines such as amprenavir (Agenerase), tipranavir (Aptivus), darunavir (Prezista), efavirenz (Sustiva), nevirapine (Viramune), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), atazanavir (Reyataz), or nelfinavir (Viracept)
Carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal), or phenytoin (Dilantin); or Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane) or rifabutin (Mycobutin).
Bosentan (Tracleer) or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin)
An antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole) or telithromycin (Ketek)
Cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB) or an antibiotic such as erythromycin (E-Mycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab) or clarithromycin (Biaxin)
An antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend)
Revatio, because it also contains Sildenafil
Caverta may cause a painful and prolonged erection. If not treated immediately, it may cause permanent damage to the penile muscles. So seek emergency medical attention if this occurs.
If you feel a tingling sensation or numbness in your arm after initiating sexual activity, then stop immediately and seek medical help because you may be experiencing a very serious side effect of Caverta.
If your doctor has prescribed laboratory tests then ensure that you do not miss out on them.
Elderly people are more likely to experience side effects while using Caverta. If the side effects are bothersome, then seek medical help.