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A drug, C22H30N6O4S, used to treat sexual dysfunction by increasing the level of cyclic GMP, which increases blood flow to erectile tissues.

[Perhaps alteration of s(ulfon)yl + (pyrimi)dine + ph(en)yl.]
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Noun1.sildenafil - virility drug (trade name Viagra) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
anti-impotence drug, virility drug - drug to treat impotence attributable to erectile dysfunction


n sildenafil m, sildenafilo (INN)
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Several other generic drug makers have filed Abbreviated New Drug Applications with the Food and Drug Administration for sildenafil citrate.
Sildenafil prescriptions have tripled since 2006 to three million.
Dapoxetine is indicated by prescription only, while tadalafil and sildenafil can cause a severe drop in an individual's blood pressure.
The ministry has received a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the drugs 'Man of Steel' containing sildenafil, and 'Super Panther 7k' containing sildenafil as well as tadalafil.
They were randomly divided into three groups; 10 men were given sildenafil (Viagra) at 50 mg twice a week, 10 were given tadalafil (Cialis) at 20 mg twice a week, and 10 were given vardenafil (Levitra) at 20 mg twice a week.
Contract notice: Supply framework agreement abacavir (doe) / lamivudine (doe), sildenafil (doe) and tadalafil (doe) destined for the hospitals of navarra health service-osasunbidea.
Sildenafil has been commonly used for treating erectile dysfunction since 1998.
Voltammetric determination of sildenafil citrate in pharmaceuticals formulations
This study was aimed at assessing any changes in voiding parameters: International prostate symptom score (IPSS), post voided residuum (PVR) and maximal urine flow (Qmax), which were assessed at the start of the study before treatment, at the middle of study and at the end of three-month period during which the patients were on sildenafil treatment.
PRESCRIPTIONS for sildenafil - sold as Viagra but also available under other trade names - rocketed from 1.
Exercise Tolerance in Dogs with Pulmonary Hypertension Treated with Sildenafil