Viagra – Myths and Facts

Viagra – Myths and FactsViagra has been an incredibly successful medical product, generating worldwide annual sales of over $1 billion and winning a reputation as the fastest-selling drug yet.However there has been a lot misinformation and therefore misunderstanding about this media proclaimed ultimate wonder drug for men called Viagra and thus we want to see what exactly it does and does not do. It is therefore the intent of this piece to clear the air surrounding Viagra and state the facts.Below are some facts about Viagra that should help in clearing the air about what it does and does do.

It Restores Erectile Function

Viagra treats male sexual function problems like erectile dysfunction commonly called Impotence. Viagra belongs to a group of medicines that delay the enzymes called phosphodiesterase that affect the flow of blood to the penis from working too quickly thus allowing blood flow into the penis so that a man can achieve and maintain an erection.

It is not Prophylactic

Viagra does not protect the user against any sexually transmitted disease or HIV and would not also protect against unwanted pregnancy.

It can cause blue vision

Users may also experience some vision problems for several hours after taking Viagra, including a slight bluish tinge to their vision or increased sensitivity to light.This happens because Viagra increases blood flow to the penis by blocking an enzyme called PDE-5 but it also affect another enzyme called PDE-6 which is used by cells in the retina. This often causes a change in the way the user perceives green and blue colors. However, this is usually temporal but could be long-lasting if Viagra is taken in excess.

Should not be mixed with grapefruit

If you are using Viagra on a regular basis, you should avoid eating grapefruits or drinking grapefruit juice and other citrus fruit juices. Chemicals in the grapefruit can interact with the actives ingredients in Viagra which can cause it not to work effectively or cause you negative physical effects.You should equally avoid eating high fatty foods because the high fat content in your blood will slow down Viagra’s effectiveness. Alcohol will also affect the absorption of Viagra into your blood system.

Does not cause instant erection

Viagra is NOT an aphrodisiac and therefore will not give you an instant erection upon administration. Viagra needs time to be assimilated into your blood stream for it to be able to carry out its function. Once absorbed into your blood stream, it needs time, sexual stimulation and the right conditions for it to become active.Therefore you need to take Viagra at least an hour prior to sexual activity and it remains effective for about four to five hours. The drug only allows an erection to result following sexual stimulation. No sexual stimulation; no erection.

Does not Increase Sex Drive

Viagra does not increase the libido. Intake of Viagra cannot help increase sex drive as sexual stimulation is also necessary to cause a penile erection and to maintain it. It will not improve your sex drive – it is that simple.

Does not last longer with higher dosage

Taking a higher dosage of Viagra does not make it more effective. Viagra naturally comes in three doses 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg. The different strengths do not have a bearing on time frame. Do not take Viagra more than once a day and you should try the standard dose of 50mg first before taking a higher dosage if it proves ineffective.

Does not have approved safe Generic versions

Viagra – Myths and Facts
The World Health Organisation acknowledges that about half of online site which sell Viagra and conceal their street address supply drugs that does not work as they should.Self proclaimed generic Viagra whether from an online store or in a pharmaceutical are illegal and unapproved. Pfizer’s worldwide patents on Viagra (sildenafil Citrate) will expire in 2011-2013 and therefore still holds the sole rights to produce Viagra. Most online treatments are often counterfeit which is why they are often cheaper and should therefore be avoid.

Does not cause addiction or dependence

There has been no clinical proof that indicates that Viagra can become addictive. It has a very good safety record.

Does not cause heart attack

That is no substantive evidence that proves Viagra or any PDE-5 inhibitors being capable of causing heart attack. Rather older men suffering from erectile dysfunction may be susceptible to heart attack from physical activities which include sexual activity that could cause extra strain on their body.Also the use of a PDE-5 inhibitor with medications containing nitrates can lower the blood pressure significantly, possibly causing a stroke or heart attack. Therefore it is very important that you tell your doctor about any medical conditions that you have and any medications that you are taking to treat them so that they can prescribe better options for treating your erectile dysfunction.
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