What is Viagra or Sildenafil

Viagra / Generic Viagra (sildenafil)

Viagra® is an oral medication that is used to treat ED. Sildenafil is a generic form of Viagra®. Pills are available in various doses and should be taken as directed by your healthcare provider, usually as needed.

Overview

Viagra should be taken on an empty stomach, 30-60 minutes before sex and its effects last up to 6-8 hours

Serious side effects are not common, but include an erection lasting more than 4-hours, sudden hearing decrease or loss, as well as sudden blurring or loss of vision. If any of these side effects occur, please seek medical attention immediately. 

Talk to your doctor about your medical conditions and your medications before taking Viagra. Do not take Viagra if you are allergic to its ingredients. 

How does it work 

Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat problems with male sexual function problems such as erectile dysfunction or impotence. Works only when sexually stimulated, Viagra relaxes muscles found in the walls of blood vessels and increases blood flow to particular areas of the body. The product creates more blood flow to the penis to help a man experience and maintain an erection. The product may be taken up to 4-hours before sexual activity, so there’s no need to rush. After taking part in any sexual activities, your erection should go away as there is no longer any stimulation. 

How should I take Viagra?

The correct dosage for an individual should be taken 30-60 minutes before sex. It can be ingested with or without food, but a heavy meal can slow down the body’s absorption of the drug, delaying its effectiveness. Avoid the consumption of alcohol when taking the medication, as it can significantly reduce the effects the drug will have on your body. 

Common Side Effects  
The most common side effects for an individual taking Viagra includes; backache, headache, nausea, dizziness, or nosebleed. Serious side effects from taking Viagra can occur, but are not common, include; decrease in vision, allergic reactions, priapism, or cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or irregular heartbeat.