Maxon Active 25 mg, 8 film-coated tablets

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Maxon Active 25 mg, 8 film-coated tablets

Maxon Active is a product used to treat impotence, i.e. the inability to obtain or maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual activity. Maxon Active is intended for adult men with erectile dysfunction.

Each tablet contains 25 mg of the active ingredient sildenafil. This substance belongs to the type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibitors. The drug increases the flow of blood into the penis when you are sexually aroused by helping to relax the blood vessels in your penis. Maxon Active will only help you to get an erection if you are sexually stimulated.

Maxon Active 25 mg is used in adults:

    to treat adult men with erectile dysfunction, i.e. impotence.


1 tablet contains:

    active substance: 25 mg of sildenafil (as sildenafil citrate),
    the other ingredients:
        excipients: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium croscarmellose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate,
        shell composition: Opadry II 31F58914 white: hypromellose 15cP, lactose monohydrate, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 4000, sodium citrate dihydrate.


Increasing blood flow into your penis when you are sexually aroused by helping to relax the blood vessels in your penis.

Always use Maxon Active exactly as described in the package leaflet or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.


    Adult men: The recommended dose is 25 mg. After consultation, the doctor may recommend a different dosage method.
    The tablet should be taken about one hour before planned sexual activity, by swallowing it whole with a glass of water.
    The amount of time Maxon Active takes to work varies from person to person, but it normally takes between half an hour and one hour.
    It may take longer to work if this medicine is taken after a heavy meal.
    If you have the impression that the effect of the drug is too strong or too weak, does not lead to an erection after taking it, or if the erection duration is not long enough for sexual intercourse, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
    Maxon Active will only help you get an erection if you are sexually stimulated.


If you have any further questions about the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

    Hypersensitivity to sildenafil or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
    If the patient is using:
        nitrates, as their simultaneous intake can lead to a dangerous reduction in blood pressure;
        nitric oxide releasing medicines (such as amyl nitrite poppers), as taking them together can also lead to a dangerous drop in blood pressure;
        Riociguat - a medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure in the lungs) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (i.e. high pressure in the lungs caused by blood clots). PDE5 inhibitors such as Maxon Active have been shown to potentiate the blood pressure lowering effects of this drug. If you are taking riociguat or are unsure, please inform your doctor.
    Severe heart or liver disease.
    Low blood pressure, recent heart attack or stroke.
    Hereditary degenerative changes in the retina such as retinitis pigmentosa.
    Pattern loss has ever been identified as a result of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.


Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.


Side effects

Maxon Active can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The side effects reported in association with the use of the drug are usually mild to moderate and of a short duration.


If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Maxon Active and seek medical attention immediately:

    allergic reaction - this occurs uncommonly (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) Symptoms: sudden wheezing, difficulty breathing or dizziness, swelling of the eyelids, face, mouth or throat;
    chest pains (this occurs uncommonly). If this happens during or after intercourse: Get in a semi-sitting position and try to relax, avoid the intake of nitrates to relieve chest pain;
    prolonged and sometimes painful erections - this is rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people). If an erection lasts more than 4 hours, contact your doctor immediately;
    sudden decrease or loss of vision - this occurs rarely;
    severe skin reactions - this occurs rarely. Symptoms may include severe peeling and swelling of the skin, blistering of the mouth, genitals and around the eyes, fever;
    seizures or convulsions - this is rare.


Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 patients);


Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

     flushing of the face
     hot flushes (symptoms include a feeling of heat in the upper body)
     visual disturbances (vision with a colored tinge, sensitivity to light, blurred vision or reduced visual acuity)
     stuffy nose

Warnings and Precautions

    Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Maxon Acitve if:
        sickle cell anemia (an abnormality of red blood cells), leukemia (cancer of blood cells), multiple myeloma (cancer of bone marrow);
        if you have an anatomical deformation of the penis or Peyronie's disease;
        heart ailments. In this case, the doctor should assess whether the heart condition allows for the additional effort associated with sexual activity;
        ulcers or bleeding disorders (such as haemophilia).
    If you experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately.
    The drug should not be used in parallel with other orally or topically applied treatments for erectile dysfunction.
    The drug should not be used concomitantly with treatments of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with sildenafil or with other PDE5 inhibitors.
    Do not take the drug if there is no evidence of erectile dysfunction.
    Do not take Maxon Active tablets simultaneously with VIAGRA tablets, which disintegrate in the oral cavity. The drug should not be used more than once a day.
    Do not take more tablets than indicated in the package leaflet. If you take more than the recommended dose of Maxon Active, the patient may experience more side effects and may be more severe. Taking a dose greater than 100 mg does not increase the effectiveness of the drug. Contact your doctor if you have taken more tablets than recommended.
    The drug is not intended for women.