Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to Viagra

What is Viagra?

 Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to Viagra

Viagra is a new drug developed by Pfizer for the treatment of male impotency. Its pharmacological name is sildenafil citrate. It was approved by the US Food & Drug Administration in March 1998, and by the UK authorities on the 23rd September 1998, for the treatment of male impotency.

What does Viagra do?

Viagra increases the body’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection during sexual stimulation. Viagra does not produce spontaneous erections; sexual stimulus must be present for erection to occur.

How does Viagra work?

Viagra is dispensed as a pill and ingested orally. After absorption into the bloodstream, it functions as an inhibitor to an enzyme called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) which is found primarily in the penis. The enzyme, PDE5 breaks down cyclic GMP. Cyclic GMP is produced during sexual stimulation, leading to penis erection. The longer the cyclic GMP is allowed to persist, the greater the chance for increased blood flow to the penis, thereby generating an erection.

How long does Viagra remain effective after ingestion?

The half-life is approximately 4 hours. It is recommended that sexual stimulation commence from 30 to 60 minutes after Viagra is taken.

What happens if there is no sexual stimulation
after Viagra is taken?

Sildenafil, or Viagra, is naturally eliminated from your body within a few hours.

Who should NOT take Viagra?

The main contraindication to prescribing ViagraĊ½ are people who suffer from a rare disease, retinitis pigmentosa, or those who are on nitroglycerin or nitrous oxide.

Viagra MUST NOT be taken by men who are on medications containing nitrates, such as nitroglycerine tablets.

Men who have medical conditions, such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, or multiple myeloma, or those with abnormally-shaped penis should also not take Viagra because of a possibility of producing a sustained erection.

Can I get Viagra over-the-counter?

No, Viagra is a prescription medication. Most suppliers do not offer free online consultations, nor free prescriptions.

How often should Viagra be taken?

Viagra should only be taken once per day, about 1 hour before sexual activity.

What Viagra dosage is best?

Many physicians are now recommending Viagra therapy begin with 25mg dosage, the minimum. Standard dose is 50mg. Dosages higher than 100mg per day are NOT recommended.

Can Viagra be combined with other treatments for erectile dysfunction?

The use of such combinations is NOT recommended, since no studies have been done to assess its safety and effectiveness.

Is there a book available on Viagra?

Yes, In “The Virility Solution”, distinguished New York internist Dr. Steven Lamm describes his extraordinary success with a simple drug program unlike any ever before available.

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