This leaflet answers some common questions about Viagra. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Viagra against the benefits they expect it will have for you. It should be used only under strict medical supervision. Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction, more commonly known as impotence, in men. If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This is when a man cannot get, or keep, a hard erect penis suitable for sexual activity. Viagra belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis when you are sexually excited. YOU MUST NOT TAKE VIAGRA IF YOU ARE TAKING NITRATES OR NITRITE MEDICATIONS. This allows blood to flow into your penis, allowing you to get an erection in the natural way. IT MAY LEAD TO A SEVERE DROP IN YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE, WHICH MAY BE DIFFICULT TO TREAT. BECAUSE SEXUAL ACTIVITY MAY PLACE A STRAIN ON YOUR HEART, YOUR DOCTOR WILL NEED TO CHECK WHETHER YOU ARE FIT ENOUGH TO TAKE VIAGRA. The primary indication of sildenafil is treatment of erectile dysfunction (inability to sustain a satisfactory erection to complete intercourse). Its use is now one of the standard treatments for erectile dysfunction, including for men with diabetes mellitus. Rare but serious adverse effects found through postmarketing surveillance include prolonged erections, severe low blood pressure, myocardial infarction (heart attack), ventricular arrhythmias, stroke, increased intraocular pressure, and sudden hearing loss. Care should be exercised by people who are also taking protease inhibitors for the treatment of HIV infection. Protease inhibitors inhibit the metabolism of sildenafil, effectively multiplying the plasma levels of sildenafil, increasing the incidence and severity of side effects. Those using protease inhibitors are recommended to limit their use of sildenafil to no more than one 25 mg dose every 48 hours. blocker (typically prescribed for hypertension or for urologic conditions, such as benign prostatic hypertrophy) at the same time may lead to low blood pressure, but this effect does not occur if they are taken at least 4 hours apart.
Viagra is a prescription-only drug used to treat erectile dysfunction also known as impotence. It is actually the brand name of a medicine called sildenafil citrate. Viagra, or sildenafil citrate, is one of the most widely used and effective drugs for treating ED, or erectile dysfunction. In many cases, a.