What is Caverta?
Caverta is a tablet used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help men who have erectile dysfunction get and sustain an erection when they are sexually excited. One does not get an erection just by taking this medicine. Caverta helps a man with erectile dysfunction get an erection only when he is sexually excited.
How does it work?
Under normal circumstances, when a man is sexually stimulated, the penis fills up with blood. When erectile dysfunction occurs, enough blood does not flow to cause an erection. Caverta, with Sildenafil citrate, relaxes the penile blood vessels when a man is sexually stimulated. This allows blood flow into the penis, resulting in an erection. The erection subsides after sex, just as it is supposed to in normal conditions.
Please understand that Caverta is not a hormone or aphrodisiac, it works only when a man is sexually stimulated.
How much time does it take to work?
Take Caverta about one hour before you plan to have sex. Beginning in about 30 minutes and lasts for up to 4 hours, Caverta can help you get an erection if you are sexually excited. If you take Caverta after a high-fat meal (such as, cheeseburger and french fries), the medicine may take a little longer to start working. Caverta can help you get an erection when you are sexually excited. You will not get an erection just by taking the pill.
What Caverta does not do?
Caverta does not cure erectile dysfunction. It is a treatment for erectile dysfunction. Caverta does not protect you or your partner from getting sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV-the virus that causes AIDS. Caverta is not a hormone or an aphrodisiac.
Like all medicines, Caverta (sildenafil citrate) can cause some side effects. These effects are usually mild to moderate and usually don’t last longer than a few hours. Some of these side effects are more likely to occur with higher doses.
The most common side effects of sildenafil citrate are headache, flushing of the face and upset stomach. Less common side effects that may occur are temporary changes in colour vision.
Do not take more CAVERTA than your doctor prescribes. If you think you need a larger dose of CAVERTA, check with your doctor.
CAVERTA should not be used in individuals below 18 years of age.