Who should not take Sildenafil CITRATE?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • multiple myeloma
  • leukemia
  • sickle cell anemia
  • pigmentary retinopathy
  • hearing loss
  • significant uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • a sudden worsening of heart related chest pain called angina
  • narrowing of the aortic heart valve
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • life-threatening irregular heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • a stroke
  • low blood pressure
  • liver problems
  • Peyronie's disease
  • a bent penis with erection
  • fibrous tissue formation in the penis
  • problems with food passing through the esophagus
  • severe insufficiency of the autonomic nervous system
  • a sudden vision loss due to loss of the blood supply to the front of the optic nerve
  • pulmonary veno-occlusive disease
  • hereditary retinal dystrophy
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function

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