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What is Viagra prescribed for?
Viagra is a commonly known drug that is prescribed to treat problems associated with erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction is a common type of male sexual dysfunction, and it is defined as the persistent inability to attain and maintain an erection. ED becomes more common as you get older; it affects as many as 30 million men worldwide. Viagra generic is also available and it is sold under its active ingredient name, Sildenafil. This Sildenafil generic alternative version contains the same active ingredients as the brand-name, hence their equivalent effectiveness.
Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, is also used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which is a rare type of high blood pressure occurring between the heart and lungs. This medication relaxes the blood vessels within the lungs which then increases the blood supply to the lungs and reduces the workload of the heart.
How does Viagra work?
When a man is sexually excited, his body’s normal response is to increase blood flow to his penis to produce an erection, but when he has ED, he is unable to achieve this. Viagra or Sildenafil helps men with ED by enhancing the erectile response when they are aroused. This medication belongs to a drug class known as PDE-5 (Phosphodiesterase type-5) inhibitor, which relaxes muscles and improves blood flow in particular areas of the body. In combination with sexual stimulation, this medication can increase the blood flow to the penis, which can help men get and maintain an erection. The side effects of Sildenafil or Viagra do not include increased sexual desire; it does not provide an instant erection without physical stimulation.
Viagra or the Sildenafil generic come in tablets for oral administration. The Viagra dosage available that can be purchased online come in the following strengths: 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg. Your doctor will take into account potential drug interactions, your age, the severity of your erectile dysfunction and any previous experience you have had with Viagra or the Sildenafil generic to determine which Viagra dosage is most appropriate.
You can buy Viagra to be used in conjunction with healthy lifestyle changes to help manage and prevent physical and psychological causes of ED.
Before taking your prescribed Viagra dosage, read all the instructions and paper work that is given to you by your pharmacist. Take the Viagra or Sildenafil dosage orally 30 minutes to an hour before sexual activity.
Many factors can influence how long Viagra takes to start working. In general, Viagra takes about 30 minutes to produce noticeable effects. But your diet, your overall health, and the medications you’re taking, underlying conditions, and much more can all affect the amount of time this medication takes to work in your body and how long it lasts.
Do not change or increase your dose without consulting your physician first. Avoid taking more than one dose a day.
Store Viagra at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Viagra (Sildenafil) may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Before taking Viagra speak with your doctor about any known allergies. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to heart attacks, kidney disease, high or low blood pressure, severe loss of body water, and priapism. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation you use to avoid interactions with Viagra.
While taking this medication, you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Viagra.
Viagra or the Sildenafil generic does not prevent sexually transmittable diseases (STD's). Be sure to use protection when engaging in sexual acts to prevent STD's.
Viagra side effects can include:
Flushing (redness or warmth of the face, neck, or chest), headaches, stomach upset, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms (such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat), memory problems, muscle or back pain, nausea, low blood pressure, dizziness, blurred vision and changes in color vision, abnormal ejaculation, and prolonged erections (priapism).
Other serious Viagra side effects include:
A painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours, sudden decreased vision (including permanent blindness, in one or both eyes), a sudden decrease or loss of hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears and dizziness.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in additional treatment. For any serious side effects speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: Then your ED is cured! Good news! If ED is still a problem Viagra is taken as needed roughly 30 minutes to an hour before sexual activity.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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