General

Erectile dysfunction (ED), otherwise known as impotence in men, is when a man is unable to get or keep an erection that allows sexual activity with penetration. This can be a short-term condition caused by stress, alcohol or tiredness while others experience it over a longer period of time, which may be due to physical or emotional causes, and should be investigated by a doctor.

ED occurs when not enough blood flows to the penis, preventing an erection.

If you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection hard enough for sex, Wafesil or Silcap may help. However, Wafesil or Silcap isn't right for everyone so if you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. It should be used only under medical supervision.

Wafesil Information

You must not take Wafesil if you are taking nitrates or nitrite medications. It may lead to a severe drop in your blood pressure, which may be difficult to treat. Because sexual activity may place a strain on your heart, your doctor will need to check whether you are fit enough to take Wafesil.

Do not take Wafesil if you are taking guanylate cyclase stimulators (GCS), such as Adempas (riociguat). GCS is a type of medicine used to treat high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs caused by blood clots in the lungs (chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, CTEPH) or narrowing of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension or PAH).

Do not take Wafesil if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or does not look quite right even if the wafers may look alright.

Do not take Wafesil if the expiry date on the pack has passed. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.

Do not take Wafesil if you have an allergy to sildenafil or similar medicines or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet An allergic reaction can include:

  • Hives, itching or skin rash
  • Swelling of the face, lips or tongue which may lead to difficulty swallowing or breathing.

Do not take Wafesil if you:

  • Have heart or blood vessel problems that make sexual intercourse inadvisable
  • Have suffered a heart attack or stroke in the last 6 months
  • Have severe liver problems
  • Have blood pressure that is unusually high or low or is not effectively treated
  • Have loss of vision in one or both eyes from an eye disease called non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION)
  • Have an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa

Silcap Information

You must not take Silcap if you are taking nitrates or nitrite medications. It may lead to a severe drop in your blood pressure, which may be difficult to treat. Because sexual activity may place a strain on your heart, your doctor will need to check whether you are fit enough to take Silcap.

Do not take Silcap if you are taking guanylate cyclase stimulators (GCS), such as Adempas (riociguat). GCS is a type of medicine used to treat high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs caused by blood clots in the lungs (chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, CTEPH) or narrowing of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension or PAH).

Do not take Silcap if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or does not look quite right even if the wafers may look alright.

Do not take Silcap if the expiry date on the pack has passed. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.

Do not take Silcap if you have an allergy to sildenafil or similar medicines or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet An allergic reaction can include:

  • Hives, itching or skin rash
  • Swelling of the face, lips or tongue which may lead to difficulty swallowing or breathing.

Do not take Silcap if you:

  • Have heart or blood vessel problems that make sexual intercourse inadvisable
  • Have suffered a heart attack or stroke in the last 6 months
  • Have severe liver problems
  • Have blood pressure that is unusually high or low or is not effectively treated
  • Have loss of vision in one or both eyes from an eye disease called non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION)
  • Have an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa