Revatio contains sildenafil citrate and is prescribed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as well as improving the exercise capacity in people. PAH is a result of high blood pressure in the blood vessels which carry blood into your lungs. This can cause shortness of breath, dizziness and tiredness. Sildenafil Citrate works by relaxing the muscles of your blood vessels in order to increase blood flow around your body. By decreasing high blood pressure in your lungs, your heart and lungs can work more effectively which improves your ability to exercise.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Revatio:
If you have any of the following sildenafil citrate side effects, seek medical help:
What is the difference between Revatio and Viagra?
Both Viagra and Revatio contain the active ingredient sildenafil and increase blood flow around the body by relaxing your muscles. However, Revatio and Viagra are prescribed for different conditions and come in different strengths. Revatio only comes in a 20mg strength while Viagra is available in 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. You should not take both medications and should only take what your doctor prescribes for you.
Who can take Revatio?
Revatio can be used by both men and women above the age of 18 when prescribed by a doctor.