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Viagra Information

Viagra (Sildenafil) was approved by the Food and Drug administration (FDA) in 1998 and was the first drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Given as an oral medication, 9 tablets are dispensed every second worldwide and Pfizer, the manufacturer of the drug says that millions of men have been helped to improve their sex lives. Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is a problem that affects most men at some time in their lives. Viagra is a drug for those whose problem is not resolving in the short term and who have been advised by their doctor that it is a safe drug for them to try.

How Viagra Works

Originally studied for the use in people with high blood pressure and cardiac problems the drug was found to have a very interesting side effect. Viagra increases the blood flow to the penis and enables a man to maintain an erection for at least 4 hours. It only works if the man is sexually stimulated so will not cause an erection by just taking the pill.

Cost  of Viagra

Viagra costs about anywhere from $5 dollars per pill, but market forces and source can vary the price considerably.

How to take it

The medication is taken in pill form by mouth. One Viagra tablet can be taken in 24 hours, it will usually work within 30 minutes to 1 hour and lasts about 4 hours.

Common side effects

The most common side effects are headache, facial flushing, dizziness, visual problems such as blurred vision, bluish vision and sensitivity to light, nasal congestion, an upset stomach.

Viagra can be dangerous

Do not take Viagra if you use nitrate drugs. These types of drugs used to treat cardiac problems such as angina can if used in combination with Viagra cause the blood pressure to drop to unsafe, sometimes life threatening levels.

People with cardiac problems, anatomical malformations of the penis such as Peyronie’s disease, men with a predisposition to prolonged erections caused by sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma (a form of cancer), leukemia, liver problems (especially severe liver disorders), kidney problems and people taking certain medications used for HIV or those over 65 should NEVER take the drug unless prescribed by a medical practioner. Deaths have occurred during sexual activity in men using the drug.

Viagra is one of the medications that has revolutionized the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It has allowed those who where unable to maintain an erection or only able to have partial erections enjoy a better sex life.

Alternatives to Viagra

Recently we have seen some herbal alternative to viagra. These products will produce significant changes in your sex life without this risks associated with pharmaceutical drugs.

Peter

Author: Peter

Peter is an experienced author specializing in men's health issues. He started Totalpenishealth.com in 2007 and is dedicated to continue to grow the website to become a recognized resource for men worldwide.