There are three main active ingredients in the world today for the treatment of male impotence commonly known as erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil Citrate is ahead of Tadalafil (for Cialis) and Vardenafil (for Levitra) in its use around the globe. It goes by the brand name “”Viagra””. It is currently the most commonly used pill for the healing of this condition.
Erectile dysfunction occurs in men when the male sexual organ fails to develop and maintain an erection. This rather embarrassing situation makes it impossible for the man to perform sexually. It has been known to cause break ups in numerous relationships to the worst. This nightmare is one of the most dreaded conditions to any average man. Scientists all over the world have invested immense resources to try and come up with a permanent solution to this problem.
Viagra’s active ingredient – Sildenafil Citrate, has the unique capability of causing the muscles located in the walls of blood vessels to relax.
This relaxation allows more oxygenated blood to flow into them. In return and with stimulation the penis becomes firmly erect and stays this way for up to four hours. This hard is necessary for any meaningful sexual intercourse to take place between a male and a female. Viagra therefore, successfully treats erectile dysfunction. On top of healing impotence, Sildenafil is also given to those suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension and angina pectoris. It is known to increase exercise capacity in men and women too. Its contribution to the well being of humans cannot therefore go unnoticed.
Viagra is mostly taken orally about thirty minutes to one hour before sexual activity. It does not cause an erection on its own and so sexual stimulation is a must. The dosage is usually 25mg taken only once per day. These pills are commonly packed as diamond shaped blue tablets. It should only be administered to male adults above 18 years of age.
However, the other side of Viagra is not as bright!
Sildenafil has got many, many side effects as we will shortly see. Its intake should therefore be carefully supervised by a qualified medical practitioner. All potential users of Viagra must reveal to their doctors a number of details about their health or face dire consequences. For instance, if you are allergic to Sildenafil, let your physician know at once. Do so too, if you are using any other medication for impotence. Drugs such as Revatio, Riociguat or any other drug containing Nitrate react badly with Viagra. Patients suffering from heart complications, kidney issues, diabetes, blood disorders, peyronie’s disease, stroke, blood pressure, high cholesterol, stomach ulcers and bleeding disorders should never ingest Viagra unless the doctor specifically directs them to.
Viagra is said to contribute in the development of some bad healthy effects like heart attack, ventricular arrhymias, and priapism. Some of the common symptoms of Viagra poisoning include dizziness, nausea, numbness, tingling of chest, arms, neck, jaw and jaw. Others include headache, insomnia, nose bleeding, shortness of breadth and even convulsions.