Viagra

Viagra

Viagra is used to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). It contains the active ingredient, Sildenafil. It works by relaxing the blood vessel walls, allowing blood flow to the penis more easily, which is an essential factor in getting and maintaining an erection. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

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Viagra is the brand name for Sildenafil. This is an oral therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). ED (or impotence) is when a man has problems achieving or maintaining an erection.

This medication has a relaxing effect on the blood vessel walls and allows the blood to flow more easily to the penis. This helps the man get an erection and pursue a normal sex life.

It can be taken up to four hours before commencing sexual activity and usually takes about 30-60 minutes to work. Viagra will not cause an erection on its own. it has to be used in conjunction with sexual stimulation.

Viagra is suitable for men of all ages, although it is particularly helpful for older men who find it hard to get an erection. It is also useful to treat ED that is caused by medical problems.

Viagra is also taken for pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure), although today Revatio is more commonly used for this and Viagra (Sidenafil) for ED.

What is Viagra?

Viagra is used to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).

It contains the active ingredient, Sildenafil. It works by relaxing the blood vessel walls, allowing blood flow to the penis more easily, which is an essential factor in getting and maintaining an erection.

Viagra is a blue, diamond-shaped tablet that comes in doses of 25mg, 50mg or 100mg.

You should follow the advice of a doctor when taking this medication. It is possible to buy it online without a prescription, but this is risky as the ingredients may be harmful, so we advise you to consult a doctor before taking Viagra. They will advise you on the correct dosage and whether any other medication you are taking may interfere with its effectiveness.

After taking the medication you should expect to see an effect after about 30 minutes. You will need to be sexually aroused in order for it to take effect.

When is Viagra used?

Viagra is for adult men seeking to treat impotence, or erectile dysfunction. ED is the lack of blood flow to the penis, making it impossible to achieve or maintain an erection for long enough to have satisfactory intercourse. ED can happen due to age, a medical condition or it can be psychological.

Erectile dysfunction is often an embarrassing issue for those who suffer from it and can have many negative effects. Erectile problems can lead to stress in relationships, low self-esteem, and a decreased sex drive. Viagra (Sildenafil) can be an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction if taken correctly, as instructed by a doctor.

Often, men suffering from ED have already tried non-medical remedies to treat it, such as changing their diet, increasing exercise and reducing stress before deciding to seek medical treatment such as Viagra. If you have decided that Viagra is the right option for you we advise you to request a prescription through a doctor to ensure you take the right dosage.

Viagra works alongside sexual stimulation to achieve an erection. When a man becomes aroused something called cyclic GMP is released. This causes the blood vessels to relax and expand and more blood to enter the penis. The result of this is an erection. Cyclic GMP is broken down by an enzyme known as PDE5. Viagra (Sildenafil) works to stop this break down occurring and therefore helps maintain the erection.

Maintaining a healthy sex life is important for psychological and physical well-being. Viagra is an aid for men who have insufficient blood flow to the penis and therefore problems having sex.

How do you use Viagra?

Always take Viagra exactly as prescribed to you by your doctor. Viagra is an oral medication taken in pill form as and when the patient wishes to use it. This is typically between 30 minutes to 1 hour before engaging in sexual activity, although it's possible to take the drug up to four hours in advance.

It’s usual to start taking Viagra with one 50mg tablet. A doctor may prescribe a lower dose for men over 65.

If you find your prescribed dosage isn´t working for you speak to your doctor. Don´t just increase the amount you take on your own as this could cause side effects.

Also, if the tablet you have taken doesn´t seem to be working at all do not take another. This could be dangerous and cause a painful erection that lasts several hours and damages the penis tissue. Speak to your doctor before commencing with further doses.

Your diet and your overall health will affect how Viagra works for you, including how long its effects last. The average length of time it lasts is between 2 and 3 hours. You may achieve more than one erection after taking one Viagra tablet but you will not have a continuous erection. After ejaculation you may or may not get another erection, depending on your metabolism. And you will only achieve more erections with further sexual stimulation.

You can take Viagra with or without food. If you take it after food or a heavy meal it may take longer to work.

There are many common misconceptions about Viagra, or Viagra more generally. In order for the drug to be effective, you will have to engage in normal sexual stimulation, it will not work on its own or sporadically. If you feel relaxed and comfortable the medication is likely to be more effective and act sooner.

If you do not experience erectile dysfunction then it is not advisable to take Viagra. It will not have any effect, it does not increase libido, penis size, or act as an aphrodisiac. This is a common myth. Viagra also won't cause an erection without stimulation or for prolonged periods of time. It should be used as an aid for treating erectile dysfunction only.

What dosages are there?

The Viagra dosage will be determined by your age, gender, medical condition, and drugs which you are already taking (if any). A medical professional must assess these factors in order to prescribe a specific dosage for you.

Viagra comes in blister packs of 20mg, 50mg and 100 mg tablets. Always follow the instructions on the packaging and refer to your doctor's prescription advice.  

Most men are recommended a 50mg dosage to start with. If you experience strong side effects, this is usually decreased to 25mg. Alternatively, if you find the effects are not strong enough, you can increase the dosage to 100 mg. Always check with your doctor before increasing your dosage and if you have strong side effects or symptoms which you find alarming, stop taking the drug immediately and seek medical assistance.  

Men aged 65 years and over are usually advised to take a 25mg dosage as the effects of the drug can be stronger than for younger people.

Some other important things to remember when taking Viagra are:

  • Take the tablet between 30 minutes and 4 hours before engaging in sexual activity.
  • Swallow your Viagra (Sildenafil) tablet whole: do not crush or chew it, and do not dissolve it in water.
  • Take Viagra (Sildenafil) with or without water.
  • Do not exceed one Viagra (Sildenafil) dose per day.

What are the side effects of Viagra?

Like many drugs, Viagra (Sildenafil) may not be right for all men with erectile dysfunction, as it can produce various side effects. If you do experience side effects with Viagra, another product may be more suitable for you. Talk to your doctor if this is the case.

Common side effects of Viagra can include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vision disturbance
  • Flushing
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Nosebleeds or nasal congestion
  • Dleeping problems
  • General pain in the arms, chest, jaw or neck areas

If you do experience any of the side effects above, or any other alarming side effects, visit your doctor straight away. Your medical history and any current medication should be taken into account when introducing a new drug to your body. This is why it is important to talk to a doctor before taking Viagra (Sildenafil).

When shouldn't you use Viagra?

  • If you have a medical condition in which sexual activity is not advisable (such as a heart condition) you should not take Viagra.
  • You should also not take this medication if you have low blood pressure, take any nitrate medication, have liver problems or have had an eye condition known as non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION).
  • Viagra is not prescribed to women. Viagra will not increase libido or increase the sexual experience when taken by women and it is not advisable for women to take the drug for that purpose.
  • This is also true for men who do not suffer from erectile dysfunction. Viagra will not increase libido, penis size or have any other effect on sexual activity.
  • Pregnant women should not take this drug to avoid causing harm to themselves or their unborn baby.
  • Although it is safe to drink moderately (approximately 2-3 units) whilst taking Viagra. Drinking alcohol should be avoided. Alcohol may counteract the desired effects of the medication and prevent sexual intercourse from taking place so it is recommended to avoid it.
  • Whilst under the effects of Viagra, it is highly advisable to avoid driving as it may cause drowsiness or dizziness.  
  • Avoid drinking grapefruit juice whilst taking this medication as this could potentially cause additional side effects such as headaches, flushing, or low blood pressure.
  • Viagra is not licenced for anyone under 18.

Does Viagra interact with other medication?

  • If you are using any other medication, consult your doctor before using Viagra. Different types of Viagra can interact with drugs in different ways.
  • Viagra should not be taken by anyone who has low blood pressure, suffered a recent heart attack or stroke, or has heart or liver problems. Consulting your doctor before taking Viagra (Sildenafil) is important because the drugs prescribed to treat these conditions, in conjunction with Viagra (Sildenafil), could prove fatal.
  • Viagra should not be taken in conjunction with nitrate-based recreational drugs such as amyl nitrates (also known as 'Poppers'). Doing so can cause potentially serious and life-threatening side effects.
  • Once you have been prescribed Viagra by your doctor, read the packet and the instructions carefully before use.
  • You should also inform your doctor if you are taking any herbal medicines as these can interact with Viagra.

Where can you buy Viagra ?

In order to purchase Viagra you must be prescribed it from a doctor first. Discuss your symptoms with a GP, in order to get a prescription to purchase Viagra from a pharmacy.

There are some places on the Internet where you can buy Viagra without a prescription, but we do not recommend this as these products are unlikely to be licenced and may contain harmful ingredients.

Can I get Viagra without a prescription?

Viagra is a prescription only drug. This means it's important to follow the instructions given to you by your doctor in order for the drug to be effective and safe for use. You can get a Viagra prescription via your doctor or through an online medical consultation.

 

 

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