ACTAFIL

Brand name authorized in: South Africa

Active ingredients

The drug ACTAFIL contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 Tadalafil
UNII 742SXX0ICT - TADALAFIL

Tadalafil is a selective, reversible inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). When sexual stimulation causes the local release of nitric oxide, inhibition of PDE5 by tadalafil produces increased levels of cGMP in the corpus cavernosum. This results in smooth muscle relaxation and inflow of blood into the penile tissues, thereby producing an erection. Tadalafil has no effect in the absence of sexual stimulation.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Tadalafil
G Genito urinary system and sex hormones → G04 Urologicals → G04B Other urologicals, incl. antispasmodics → G04BE Drugs used in erectile dysfunction
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