Directions to use, dosage
Viagra, or sildenafil citrate, is one of the most popular and widely used drugs for treating erectile dysfunction. It was approved for use in Australia in 1998. Taken as directed, it has been shown to safely treat erectile dysfunction and has boosted the confidence of men and improved the sex lives of thousands of couples. Although originally designed to treat other conditions such as angina and hypertension, it was soon discovered that the drug’s mechanism of relaxing blood vessels also worked to counteract erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis. Only after a man has become sexually stimulated, Viagra works to help produce an erection and allows the man to maintain that erection. Yet Viagra does not cure erectile dysfunction permanently and some planning is needed for its use. It is recommended that the pill be taken approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour before sexual activity is expected to unfold. After taking the drug and becoming sexually stimulated, a man may expect to achieve erections for up to 4 hours. While some take the drug recreationally, it is recommended that it not be taken more than once daily. The maximum recommended dose is 100 milligrams.
Be cautious: side effects
Although proven a relatively safe drug, Viagra does not come without a list of side effects. Some of these include indigestion, headaches, flushing, dry mouth, impaired vision, nasal congestion, muscle and back aches, and even some more severe possible side effects such as hearing loss, arrhythmia, and even heart attack. Men taking Viagra may also experience a painful and long-lasting erection. Those wanting to take Viagra also need to make sure it is safe for them to take based on their current health and other medications they may be taking. Men with cardiovascular issues, kidney disease, low blood pressure, or men that have recently had a heart attack or a stroke should consult with a doctor to determine if Viagra will be safe for them. Viagra may have unsafe reactions with other drugs so those taking nitrates, HIV protease inhibitors, statins, and alpha-blockers need to consult with their doctor. Caution must also be taken when taking Viagra and consuming alcohol, as alcohol may actually lower your ability to get an erection. And because Viagra and alcohol both lower blood pressure, the interaction of the two could result in negative side effects. However, a small amount of alcohol, such as a beer or perhaps a glass of wine, should be safe while taking the drug.
How to purchase Viagra online?
While there are many websites that allow people to purchase Viagra online, the safest option is to first consult with your doctor and get a prescription and recommendations about where to purchase the drug. Viagra is one of the most generic drugs in the world, and so caution must be taken when purchasing. Only buy from reputable and trusted vendors. Sildenafil is also sold under the names Cialis, Levitra, Vasafil, Vedafil, and Priligy and generic offerings on the market are just as effective and often cheaper. Pills are sold in 25 – 100 milligram tablets. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme subsidies the the drug at a general patient charge of 6.20 per pack when purchased through a trusted local pharmacist. Australians can therefore expect to pay more online at sites like www.viagrastoresa.com.
Medical Practitioner (General Practice) with postgraduate diplomas in Cape Town. My special interest is erectile dysfunction.