Figral 100 is a Mexican brand of Sildenafil (VIAGRA), used to treat male sexual function problems (impotence or erectile dysfunction-ED). In combination with sexual stimulation, sildenafil works by increasing blood flow to the penis to help a man get and keep an erection.
This drug does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis). Practice “safe sex” such as using latex condoms. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
How should I take Figral?
Take Figral exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Figral is usually taken only when needed, 30 minutes to 1 hour before sexual activity. You may take it up to 4 hours before sexual activity. Do not take Figral more than once per day. Figral can help you have an erection when sexual stimulation occurs. An erection will not occur just by taking a pill. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
During sexual activity, if you become dizzy or nauseated, or have pain, numbness, or tingling in your chest, arms, neck, or jaw, stop and call your doctor right away. You could be having a serious side effect of sildenafil.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since Figral is used as needed, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What to avoid
Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with sildenafil and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products while taking sildenafil.
Avoid using any other medicines to treat impotence, such as alprostadil or yohimbine, without first talking to your doctor.
What are the side effects of Figral?
Figral can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Figral. These lists don’t include all possible side effects.
For more information on the possible side effects of Figral, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to deal with any side effects that may be bothersome.
Mild side effects of Figral can include:*
- mild and temporary vision changes, such as a blue tinge in your vision, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light
- nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
- back pain
- muscle pain
Most of these side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. But if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Figral aren’t common, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.
Serious side effects and their symptoms can include:
- Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), which is an eye condition that causes damage to your optic nerve. Symptoms can include:
- sudden decrease in vision in one or both of your eyes
- sudden loss of vision in one or both of your eyes
- Sudden decrease or loss of hearing. This condition may also involve other symptoms, such as:
- tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in your ears)
Other serious side effects, which are explained in more detail below in “Side effect details,” include:
- allergic reaction
- priapism (long-lasting and sometimes painful erection)
- low blood pressure, if Figral is taken with certain other medications
- cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, irregular heartbeat, or stroke, all of which occur mainly in people with heart disease.
How to relieve Figral side effects
Most of the mild side effects of Figral either tend to go away within a few hours of taking your dose or can be easily relieved.
For example, headaches, flushing, and dizziness can often be eased by lying down and resting. Avoiding alcohol will also help reduce these side effects. Headaches and sensitivity to light can also be improved by turning off any bright lights around you. If you have bothersome headaches with Figral, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a pain reliever that’s safe for you to use.
If you get indigestion after taking Figral, try taking your dose of Figral with a snack or light meal. Just be aware that if you do this, Figral may take slightly longer to start working for you. (This is especially true if you eat a high-fat meal with your dose.) If your indigestion is bothersome, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend medication to help reduce your discomfort.
Also keep in mind that certain side effects occur more often with higher doses of Figral. These side effects include headaches, flushing, indigestion, nasal congestion, and changes in your vision. So if these side effects are a problem for you, talk with your doctor about taking a lower dosage of Figral. You can find useful information on: What Do Fake Viagra Pills Look Like?