Sildenafil Citrate

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M7029-2 2mg solid $96
M7029-10 10mg solid $401


Sildenafil is a selective inhibitor of PDE5 (type 5 cGMP phosphodiesterase) which catalyzes the hydrolysis of 3',5'-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). As a PDE5 inhibitor, Sildenafil has been reported to enhance neuro-, synapto- and angiogenesis in rat models of stroke and also is reported to be a mild vasodilator. Sildenafil has also been shown to prevent indomethacin-induced small intestinal ulceration formation through an NO/cGMP- dependent mechanism.

Product information

CAS Number: 171599-83-0

Molecular Weight: 666.70

Formula: C28H38N6O11S


UK 92480-10


Sildenafil Citrate



Chemical Name: 5-(2-ethoxy-5-((4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)sulfonyl)phenyl)-1-methyl-3-propyl-1,4-dihydro-7H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidin-7-one 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate

Smiles: CN1CCN(CC1)S(=O)(=O)C1=CC(C2NC3=C(C(=O)N=2)N(C)N=C3CCC)=C(C=C1)OCC.OC(=O)C(O)(CC(O)=O)CC(O)=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C22H30N6O4S.C6H8O7/c1-5-7-17-19-20(27(4)25-17)22(29)24-21(23-19)16-14-15(8-9-18(16)32-6-2)33(30,31)28-12-10-26(3)11-13-28;7-3(8)1-6(13,5(11)12)2-4(9)10/h8-9,14H,5-7,10-13H2,1-4H3,(H,23,24,29);13H,1-2H2,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)(H,11,12)

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power.

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined.

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Pretreatment with 1 μM Sildenafil citrate potentiates the phosphorylation of ERK1/ERK2, an increase in the percentage of cells in S phase and cell proliferation, compared with serotonin stimulation alone (P<0.05). Pretreatment with 1 μM Sildenafil citrate followed by serotonin stimulation leads to dramatic increase in OD value to 0.33, significantly different compared with serotonin stimulation alone (P<0.05). 1 μM Sildenafil obviously enhances the upregulation of ERK1/ERK2 phosphorylation induced by serotonin.

In Vivo:

In the dog model of erection, Sildenafil citrate significantly increases ICP and ICP/BP but shows no significant effect on BP compared with vehicle. Sildenafil treatment significantly decreases the number of TL+-cells at 10 but not 0.5 mg/kg. At this time point, cells positive for the M1-like marker COX-2+ are found in the ischemic core in PBS-treated animals, whereas they are mostly observed in the penumbra in 10 mg/kg (but not 0.5 mg/kg) Sildenafil-treated animals. In contrast, 8 days after pMCAo the number of microglia/macrophages stained by Iba-1 are significantly reduced by Sildenafil treatment (0.5 and/or 10 mg/kg dose). Sildenafil citrate has been reported to decrease flap necrosis in preclinical animal models by increasing the secretion of growth factors (FGF and VEGF), and histologically is shown to be effective in rat cavernous nerve architecture.


  1. Andersson KE. PDE5 inhibitors - pharmacology and clinical applications 20 years after sildenafil discovery. Br J Pharmacol. 2018 Jul;175(13):2554-2565. doi: 10.1111/bph.14205. Epub 2018 Apr 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 29667180; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6003652.
  2. Kelly LE, Ohlsson A, Shah PS. Sildenafil for pulmonary hypertension in neonates. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 4;8:CD005494. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005494.pub4. Review. PubMed PMID: 28777888.

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