What is Sildenafil(Viagra)?

Viagra is the brand name version of the drug Sildenafil. Viagra is one of a class of drugs known as PDE-5 (Phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitors. Sildenafil is one of the most popular drugs that is used in treating Erectile dysfunction. Viagra is the only medication for Erectile dysfunction that is FDA approved. 

What is viagra?
What is viagra?

Sildenafil is basically an Oral Medicine which is taken about an hour before sexual activity. But it can be taken 30 Minutes to 4 Hours beforehand.

Will Sildenafil work in treating Erectile Dysfunction(ED)?

Yes, it works, and it is approved for treating people who have from Erectile Dysfunction(ED).In several clinical studies, Sildenafil was effective in treating ED. In these studies, men who used the drug had an improved ability to have and keep erections that allowed for successful sex.

Across the studies, between 43% and 83% of men who took Sildenafil had improved erections. (These rates varied depending on the cause of their ED and the dosage of Sildenafil being used.) In comparison, improved erections occurred in 10% to 24% of men who took a placebo (no active drug).

How does Viagra work(Sildenafil)?

Viagra does not cause a man to be sexually aroused. Viagra is only effective if you are sexually aroused. To understand how it works you need to understand the mechanics of how a man gets an erection. When you get sexually stimulated, the nervous system in the erectile tissue of your penis releases nitric oxide.

How does Viagra work?
How does Viagra work?

The nitric oxide stimulates an enzyme that produces something called a messenger cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). The cGMP relaxes the smooth muscle cells. One result of this is that the arteries in your penis dilate and the blood can flow into your penis more easily. Another result is that the erectile tissue itself fills with blood. Both of these processes result in an erection. Viagra works by maintaining the level of cGMP in the smooth muscle cells.

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If you are not turned on, your brain will not stimulate the release of any nitric oxide and you will not produce any cGMP.

When compared to placebo, clinical trials have found that Viagra and other medications of the same class increase erectile function significantly. While Viagra has been shown to be a safe and powerful prescription, it is not suitable for all and does not function in all circumstances.

How to take viagra effectively?

The best time to take Viagra is around 60 minutes before you plan to have sex. It takes roughly 30-60 minutes for most men to metabolize in the body and get to work. So if you take it one hour before you anticipate that you need it, this should give the drug ample time to become active in the body.

How to take viagra effectively?
How to take viagra effectively?

One should take only one viagra tablet at a time. You should never take more than one Viagra in any 24 hour period. If you take one, but you don’t feel like it has worked well enough, talk to your prescriber. They may be able to increase your dose to something more suitable.

Viagra becomes effective in just under an hour when you take a tablet on an empty stomach. Viagra can remain effective for between four and six hours. If you take it after a meal that has a high-fat content, it may take longer than an hour to become effective.

If you find yourself taking more than three sildenafil tablets a week, it might be worth considering a medication like Cialis (tadalafil) daily instead, because this is designed to be taken every day.

How long will Sildenafil stay in my system?

After taking a dose, the drug’s level in your body will gradually decrease over a period of a few hours. You’ll have low levels of the drug in your body after about 4 hours. (And at this point, the drug won’t be working any longer.) But it can actually take about 24 hours for Sildenafil to be completely removed from your body.

When to avoid taking viagra?

In case if one is suffering from any of the below conditions he should stop taking viagra as it can result in dangerous side effects. The conditions include

When to avoid taking viagra?
When to avoid taking viagra?
  • severe heart or liver problems
  • recent stroke or heart attack
  • low blood pressure
  • certain rare inherited eye diseases

Factors affecting Viagra

  • Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.
  • Grapefruit may interact with sildenafil and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products.
  • Avoid using any other medicines to treat impotence, such as alprostadil or yohimbine, without first talking to your doctor.

When to see the doctor

Check with your doctor right away if you have a sudden decrease in hearing or loss of hearing, which may be accompanied by dizziness and ringing in the ears.

If you already use medicine for high blood pressure (hypertension), sildenafil could make your blood pressure go too low. Call your doctor right away if you have more than one of these symptoms: blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly, sweating, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

Side effects of viagra

Some of the side effects of viagra include

  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Facial flushing
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness
  • Runny nose
  • Rapid heartbeat

Can I directly order Sildenafil(Viagra) online?

Because you need a prescription for ordering Sildenafil, up until recently this required an in-person visit to the doctor. It is now so much easier. If you feel uncomfortable about the visiting doctor, you can try the free consultation provided by “The ED Clinic”. “The ED Clinic” offers a variety of medication and simple on-line intake. Get your erectile dysfunction issue in front of some of the best physicians in the field from the comfort of your own home.

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Conclusion

Viagra is one of the most effective medications that are available in the market which is FDA approved. By taking necessary precautions while taking Viagra one can easily treat Erectile dysfunction conditions. In case if you feel any of the side effects do contact a doctor immediately about it. 

Dr. Nolan Noska
Dr. Nolan Noska

Dr. Nolan Noska is the Medical Director of Washington based clinic Low T 99.

He treated thousands of men suffering from Erectile Dysfunction and other hormonal imbalances visiting “The ED Clinic” and “Low T 99”.

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