Viagra is an oral therapy that is used to treat erectile dysfunction commonly known as impotence. This product is a citrate salt of a selective inhibitor known as sildenafil. The drug makes the muscles to relax hence increasing the flow of blood to specific organs of the body. It makes the body to become sexually active thus improving the performance of men during sex.
There are several precautions you should observe before taking this very sensitive drug. never take Viagra if you are also taking Revatio unless your doctor advises you to do that. This is because both the two drugs are brands of Sildenafil, and taking both maybe an overdose to the body. Avoid taking this oral therapy if you are using nitrate drugs for heart problems or chest ache. The reaction between nitrate drugs and sildenafil causes a sharp and a sudden decrease in the blood pressure. The effect may be fatal and it may lead to loss life.
Seek medical attention if the reaction lasts more than 4 hours or if you are feeling pain. When a penis erect for long than the normal time, it may lead to serious damages. The effect is known as priapism. You should stop using Viagra immediately when you develop sudden vision loss and seek emergency medical services.
Lastly, before taking Viagra, inform your doctor or pharmacist about your health history. More so if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney failure, dehydration etc. Viagra contain inactive components that may cause allergic reaction and worsen the problem. Note that, Viagra may harm the unborn baby, inform the doctor if you are pregnant.
Another important factor to consider is the dosage of this drug. Take 50 mg once a day between 30 minutes to 4 hours before having sex. The prescription should be followed strictly as directed by the physician. Never take this drug for long or in large quantities than recommended way. Viagra is only taken when needed, roughly half an hour to 4 hours before having sex. Never take the drug more than once in a day. In case of an overdose, seek medical attention or call the poison help line for assistance.
While taking Viagra, avoid any other drug that treats erectile dysfunction; don’t take alcohol while using this medicine because it may have side effects. You should also avoid grapefruit and its products because their reaction with the active component leads to unwanted side effects.
The following are some of the serious side effects associated with taking Viagra. You should immediately call your doctor for assistance.
· Irregular heartbeat
· Sudden hearing loss
· Short breaths
· Swelling hands, ankles and feet.
Other common side effects may include; dizziness, headache, muscle pain, upset stomach etc.
You can get the drug from local hospitals and chemists. The drugs can also be ordered online from very many sites. Just check the most convenient site for your location. Be advised that, Viagra is a very sensitive drug and it should be purchased from recognized and registered hospitals. Misuse of this drug may lead to serious damage to the body.