Interested in finding out how it can benefit you? Read on!
There are plenty of reviews on Viagra if you take a look online. Many men have been treating their erectile dysfunction with it for years. That’s what makes Viagra so many men’s go to for erectile dysfunction. Wondering how it works? Let’s take a look.
Viagra is one brand name of a drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence): the inability to get, and maintain, an erection. It is also used in the treatment of high blood pressure specific to the heart and the arteries that feed the lungs. The generic name of the drug is sildenafil (pronounced sill-den-a-fill). The drug itself will not give patients an erection without sexual stimulation. When a man becomes aroused the brain sends a signal to the cells in the penis to release nitric oxide, which turns on the production of cGMP. Without the stimulation to produce nitric oxide, there is no cGMP build-up and no erection. Viagra binds to the cGMP when taken, those an erection with stimulation.
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The dose prescribed by the doctor takes into account a patientâs age, underlying cause of their impotence, and their kidney function. That’s why it is imperative that you see a doctor before using this drug. When used to treat erectile dysfunction, patients are directed to take the drug once per day, 30 minutes to one hour before their planned sexual activity. The effects of the drug will take longer to kick in if it is taken with food. All forms of the drug are sold as solid oral tablets in doses between 25 and 100 milligrams. For the treatment of high blood pressure, the tablets also come in a 20 milligram dose.
Once you have that prescription how do you take Viagra? You can swallow a pill by mouth. When taken by mouth, Viagra for erectile dysfunction results in an average time to onset of erections of 27 minutes (ranging from 12 to 70 minutes). You can also take it under the tongue. Under the tongue use of Viagra for erectile dysfunction results in an average onset of action of 15 minutes and lasting for an average of 40 minutes. There are also mouth spray preparations of Viagra for faster onset of action.
There are some side effects to taking Viagra you should consider. Common side effects include headaches, heartburn, and flushed skin. Caution is advised in those with cardiovascular disease. Rare but serious side effects include a prolonged erection that can lead to damage to the penis, vision problems, and hearing loss. Sildenafil (Viagra) should not be taken by people on nitrates such as nitroglycerin (glycerin trinitrate), as this may result in a serious drop in blood pressure. Sometimes after taking Viagra you may feel dizzy. One way to combat this is to sit up slowly. Put your feet on the floor and sit tall before trying to get up. This gives the blood time to reach all body parts.
Viagra is one of the most trusted brands in the Erectile Dysfunction field. Give it a try and see if it works for you.
I am a medical student from Melbourne.