All You Need To Know about Viagra

All You Need To Know about Viagra

Sildenafil, better known as Viagra, is a common drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. In addition to sexual stimulation, the drug is also responsible for promoting sexual and penile health in men, boosting blood flow to the organ, and promoting stronger erection. However, ED pills do not protect against any sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea, hepatitis B, HIV, or syphilis. Despite taking this oral medicine, safe sex should be practiced.

Different Dosages of Viagra

Only a doctor can determine the necessary dosage of the drug. There are several brand names of Sildenafil, including:

  • Aphrodil;
  • Edegra;
  • Erasm;
  • Penegra;
  • Revation;
  • Supra;
  • Silagra;
  • Zwarga.

The active ingredients, Sildenafil Citrate, is responsible for treating erectile dysfunction, or impotence, in males. It helps men with erectile dysfunction to achieve as well as sustain an erection during sexual stimulation.

Different strengths of generic Viagra include:

  • A low dose of 25mg;
  • A standard dose of 50mg;
  • An increased dose of 75mg and 100mg;
  • Super dose of 120mg, 130mg, 150mg and 200mg.

Usually, doctors recommend a standard dose of 50mg, which is good enough to provide a hard and long-lasting erection. Fox’s Drugstore offers an array of doses to make sure users can find the one they need.

Why is Viagra Prescribed?

The drug has various effective properties. Whilst it is mainly used for treating erectile dysfunction, it is often prescribed to adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to increase physical strength and ability to exercise. PAH increases the blood pressure of the vessels transporting blood to the lungs, which cause dizziness, tiredness, and shortness of breath. However, it should be taken only in recommended doses.

Viagra is not meant for children. As such, it shouldn’t be given to children. However, there’s a variety of Sildenafil, Revatio, which may be prescribed for treating children’s condition.

How to take Viagra?

The medicine comes in the form of oral suspension or tablet.

If you have been prescribed Viagra for erectile dysfunction, follow doctor’s advice and guidelines. You should take the drug as suggested before your sexual activity; taking a pill at least one hour prior gives good result. However, you can take the drug any time – even 4 hours before the act.

It is important to note that this medication shouldn’t be taken more than once every 24 hours. If you have any underlying health complication, your doctor may suggest some other instructions to be followed for using this drug. The pills can be taken with or without food. However, taking them with a highly fattening meal usually makes it difficult for the medicine to work.

In addition, always follow directions given on the label carefully, and you should also ask your pharmacist or doctor to explain the instructions, just in case you don’t understand. Always make sure you take the drug as directed. Do not take less or more than the prescribed dose.

Precautions

Before taking Viagra, it is very important to understand why you are taking it. The purpose of taking this drug should be defined in order to get the optimum result. Before taking this drug, you should inform your doctor about a few things, such as:

  • Whether or not you are allergic to sildenafil or other medications
  • If you are already taking some medications for other health issues
  • Inform whether you are taking any herbal medicine or alternative supplement or multivitamins
  • Tell your pharmacist whether you smoke and drink or not, and know the consequences

How does Viagra work

Side Effects

It’s a fact that drugs have certain side effects. However, it can be regulated. Viagra can cause mild side effects like:

  • Headache;
  • Heartburn;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Flushing or feeling warm;
  • Nosebleed;
  • Sleeping disorder;
  • Muscle aches;
  • Sensitivity to brightness and light;
  • Burning, tingling or numbness in the hands, feet, legs or arms.

In case if the aforementioned side effects are persistent, you should inform your doctor.

Storage Instructions

Always store the drug in the same container it comes in, closing it tightly, and keeping it out of reach of kids around the house. Tablets should be stored at room temperature, avoiding excess moisture or heat. Suspension should be stored at room temperature or even in the refrigerator, but not in the freezer. Outdated drugs should not be taken. Suspension opened for more than 60 days should be discarded.

Viagra is a drug that should be taken only after thorough check-up and consultation. We recommend consulting your doctor before buying and using this drug for safety and health benefits.

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