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Viagra: What do you really need to know.

Let’s explore the use and availability, among other topics on the popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, in South Africa. It seems that there is a large demand for Viagra beyond what one may perceive and South Africa is no exception. With this high demand for the drug and the fact that the patent for using Sildenafil Citrate as a remedy for ED has expired created an opportunity for many other drug manufacturers to get in on the market. Drug manufacturers in South Africa have joined the ranks and are now producing generic forms of the drug.

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Viagra. What does this mean for Viagra, the manufacturer and their bottom line?

Well, they are going to have to work at it to stay competitive. They must educate the consumer on not just the product itself, but the dangers of counterfeit drugs and sugar pills. Viagra is a well known name and trusted brand for an ED drug and this will work greatly in their favor. The first line of defense would be to use scare tactics to keep the market from going to sketchy and undocumented sources for the generics and the knock offs. When I say “scare tactics” I am not talking smoke, mirrors and putting the fear of God into play. I am speaking of Viagra educating the consumers with real facts and information on what is available and the downside of going away from a proven drug for a cheap generic substitute. The other issue that they can educate the consumers on is the dangers of on-line shopping for ED drugs of any nature. The very first and real possibility is that your transaction is processed and that is the end of it, or so you think. They received your credit card information to process your payment and not only do they have your money, but they can now sell your identity, too. The message that Viagra is trying to get across is that for the desire to perform well for your lover, you could find yourself broke, financially ruined and your partner not being served very well at all. There are some legitimate on-line places to shop for and buy Viagra and generics, but how do you know which ones are legitimate and which ones are scams to fleece you. This author’s suggestion is that you visit your doctor and have a prescription written and subsequently filled at a trusted pharmacy. This removes the threat of generic and dangerous knock offs, identity theft and paying for a product you don’t receive.

Let’s talk about some of the side effects of Viagra.

While they are not generally severe, they can be. It depends on the person and the dosages. Dizziness, head aches, and upset stomach are a few of the minor side effects you can expect and then you can experience other, more severe, side effects, such as, chest pains, loss of hearing and sight. These are not all the side effects that are possible and most people do not experience them to any great degree. This is something that should also be discussed with your doctor to be sure that you are a good candidate for Viagra.

Staying on the topic of side effects, let’s imagine this scenario. A man is experiencing ED and wants to do something about it and is too embarrassed to see his doctor. He goes on-line and searches through the variety of offerings there are. He does some price shopping and finds an attractive product and buys it. A few days later it arrives. What he is unaware of is that the manufacturer has no accreditation in the marketplace and due to poor quality control the dosage is not consistent. He takes the drug that evening planning a wonderful night of love making with his partner. What he does not know is that the pill he took was 50% higher in dosage than it was labeled and he has a heart condition. He dies. This is the message Viagra will need to keep in the consumer’s mind to stay in the game. Be Safe, don’t be Sorry.

Viagra: prescription, side effects and how its works

Viagra, produced by Pfizer, is one of the brand name medications of the generic Sildenafil (Revatio is another brand name drug with similar active compounds). Viagra is a vasodilator (widening of blood vessels to allow for more blood flow) used to treat erectile dysfunction (the inability to get or maintain an erection, sometimes called impotence) and pulmonary arterial hypertension. It was originally designed for the purpose of treating high blood pressure, which is ironic, because it is dangerous for people with high blood pressure to take Viagra and similar medications (Cialis, Staxyn, Levitra).

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About prescription and how to buy
If you have a prescription from a physician licensed in South Africa, it is legal to buy Viagra over the internet as an citizen in South Africa. There are many sites to do this on, viagrastoresa.com, and others. Prices vary quite significantly between sites. Some charge up to 8 $/pill regardless of milligrams, while others charge just over 1 $/pill. It is often cheaper to buy them at a pharmacy but if discretion and privacy are worth the extra cost then this may be the route you want to pursue. It is worth noting however that there are also an endless number of scam websites that offer Viagra and other medications but will take your credit card information and send you fake medications or nothing at all. It is best to ask your doctor, physician, or trusted health care provider for recommendations on where to safely purchase your medications online.

Sid effects
Your doctor should also have provided you on information on side effects, but it is worth reiterating the ones that have the more dire consequences if they are not followed. Do not use medication for high blood pressure with Viagra as it can cause your blood pressure to dip dangerously low. Do not take Viagra if you have had a heart attack or stroke in the past 6 months or if you have Factor V blood clotting disorder, or if you have a blood clot, or your risk for a secondary stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism is significantly increased. These are all mood killers if you are trying to maintain an erection. Do not take Viagra with alcohol, which is also a blood thinner and can cause blood pressure to dip dangerously low.

About Priapism
Priapism, or a painful prolonged (lasting more than 4 hours) erection is a rare but possible side effect of taking Viagra. It is more common in men with sickle cell anemia and leukemia but can happen to anyone who takes Viagra or similar medications. If this happens consult your doctor immediately.

This condition can be treated in a doctor’s office with a shunt if the condition is severe enough (as was the case of a 25 year old man who took 50mg of Sildenafil and had an erection that lasted 4 days: http://www.urologyannals.com/article.asp?issn=0974-7796;year=2009;volume=1;issue=2;spage=67;epage=68;aulast=Sharma, this is not typical treatment of priapism).

Many people believe that taking Viagra will cause an erection. It is important to understand that simply taking the medication does not cause an erection. Viagra and similar drugs ENABLE erections. The medication must be paired with physical or psychological sexual stimulation to produce an erection. Viagra does not work for all conditions that cause erectile dysfunction, but it has been proven effective and safe for a large number of root causes of erectile dysfunction.