- Brand: Edegra
- Active Ingredient: Sildenafil Citrate
- Treatment: Erectile Dysfunction
- Manufacturer: Sun Pharma
- Country of Manufacture: India
Review and Description
Edegra is a generic medication produced by the company, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries LTD in India (Sun Pharma). Edegra is indicated for use in erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to develop or maintain an erection during sexual activity.
Sildenafil Citrate, the active ingredient in Edegra, is the original and most well-known molecule used for ED worldwide. Viagra is the known original brand. Other molecules in the same class that are also used for ED are Vardenafil and Tadalafil. Phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE5-Inhibitors) is the collective name of this class of medications.
PDE5-inhibitors work by relaxation of smooth muscles in the penile blood vessels walls, which causes them to expand, increasing blood flow to the corpus cavernosum of the penis, and leading to sustained erections.
PDE-5 inhibitors, do not cause spontaneous erections. When using Edegra sexual stimulation is needed to enable an erection. Edegra needs to be taken 30 to 60 minutes before intercourse.
PDE-5 inhibitors can be used for other medical conditions such as pulmonary hypertension; however, Edegra is only registered for use in impotence.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries LTD, the producer of Edegra, is one of the world’s top 5 largest manufacturers of generic medications. It is accredited by various medicine control councils across the world including the FDA in USA and MCC in South Africa. The company was established in 1983 and has a global presence in 5 continents and 150 countries. It is highly reputable and has received many awards and accreditations. Caverta (25, 50,100mg) is another drug produced by Sun Pharma, also used for ED.
Customer reviews on Edegra are relatively scarce online. However, the reviews that were found were positive. Anthony Martin from New York in the US say that “the experience was awesome” and that he would “recommend my entire fellow friend for it.” Donald Hall, also from the US, described Edegra as the “best ED pill.” Another American, Mr. H. Taylor from Alaska, states that Edegra has allowed him to “improve his sexual pleasure” with his partner.
Although reviews are not in abundance, the international reputation and accreditation of Sun Pharma count in favour of this product. Caution should be advised, however, to always thoroughly research a generic product and user feedback before purchasing tablets that might relatively unknown.
Pricing and Dosage
Edegra is sold as either 50mg or 100mg tablets. An order of 80 tablets of Edegra 100mg at EMeds Retail will cost you $0.90 per tablet. Tablets are usually packaged in fours. Ten Edegra 100mg tablets will cost you $2.20. This compares well with the price of the original brand, Viagra, which costs on average $22.00 according to The New York Times.
The recommended dose of Edegra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction is 50-100mg daily.
How to Buy Edegra Online
Edegra is widely available from a number of online stores for international purchase. These stores include iShop Pharmacy (free shipping above $150 dollars), AsterMeds (free shipping worldwide), PharmaExpressRx (free worldwide shipping), AssertMeds (free registered shipping on orders above $100) and EMedsRetail. Edegra will cost you between $0.90 and $1.50 depending on the number of tablets you order, and where you buy them from. It is important to ensure that the store you are buying from is reliable. Rather opt for the more expensive tablet, if it is a better-known company.
How to Use
Edegra (Sildenafil Citrate) should be taken 30-60 minute before sexual activity, with or without food. Foods high in fat will, however, slow down its absorption. The recommended daily for Edegra dose is 50-100mg. Start with the lowest dose, 50 mg, and increase if needed. In elderly patients, a starting dose of 25mg is recommended. It is important not to take more than 100 mg in 24 hours, as it can cause a lowering effect on your blood pressure. The usual duration of action of the drug is 4 hours.
Before taking Edegra, it is important to consult a doctor about drug interactions if you are using any medications.
Side effects of Edegra are headache, stuffy nose, facial flushing, and possible gastric discomfort. Most side effect resolve within twelve hours. Less common side effects are blurred /bluish discoloration of vision, back pain or muscular pain. Visual side effects are rare. If you have an erection for more than four hours, seek medical advice.
Edegra can lower your blood pressure: If you are taking nitrates for chest pain, do not use Edegra at all. Consult your doctor before starting Edegra if on blood pressure treatment. If suffering from any heart condition, use Edegra with caution, start with the lowest possible dose. Do not take Edegra with alcohol.
Edegra is a generic formulation of the original brand Viagra, containing the active ingredient Sildenafil Citrate. It is indicated only for use of impotence in men 18 years and older.
Customer reviews were limited, but overall positive and in favour of the product. More reviews are needed to assess user experiences, especially efficacy and side-effects properly. The pharmaceutical company, Sun Pharma that produces Edegra is a generic pharmaceutical giant in the world’s industry and is one of the largest exporters of generic drugs to the USA. The international credibility of this company adds value to the review of Edegra. A rating of 3 out of 5 is given, based on limited customer reviews.
Edegra is a prescription medication in most countries, due to its potentially fatal side effects, especially in combination with other chronic medications. It can be ordered online without a prescription, but it is advised to consult your doctor before starting Edegra, even if you are not on any medications. A medical check-up is important to exclude underlying organic causes of ED like testosterone deficiency or diabetes.