The effects of an overdose with Revatio (sildenafil citrate) will vary, based on how much was taken and whether it was taken with any other medications. Potential symptoms include decreased blood pressure, fainting, and diarrhea. Treatment will likely include administering certain medications, pumping the stomach, or providing supportive care.
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Revatio® (sildenafil citrate) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension to improve exercise ability, reduce symptoms, and slow down worsening conditions caused by the disease. As with most medications, it is possible to overdose on Revatio.
The specific effects of a Revatio overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Revatio dosage, whether it was taken with any other medicines or substances, and the underlying health conditions of the person overdosing on the drug.
Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have intentionally or accidentally overdosed on Revatio.
In general, an overdose of Revatio will cause the same side effects as a standard Revatio dose, but at an increased frequency and severity (see Revatio Side Effects).
The effects of a Revatio overdose include but are not limited to:
- Decreased blood pressure
- Dizziness or fainting
- Prolonged erection
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Redness or feeling of warmth in the face, neck, or upper chest (flushing)
- Shortness of breath.
A case of death from a Viagra® (sildenafil citrate) overdose has been reported. Viagra contains the same active ingredient as Revatio.