About Viagra

The following information is a summary about VIAGRA . It is not intended to replace a doctors instructions:

VIAGRA is a pill used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help many men who have erectile dysfunction get and keep an erection when they become sexually excited (stimulated). You will not get an erection just by taking this medicine. Viagra is taken approximately one-hour before sex. It is effective for about 4 hours. Sexual stimulation is still required to get an erection, but often times, less than would be normally required. It is recommended that it not be used more than once a day. The most common side-effects noticed were mild headache, facial flushing, and/or upset stomach. With larger doses, some men developed a very unusual side-effect: a color shift towards blue, making green and blue indistinguishable. Because Viagra does not cause an erection but simply makes it easier to get one, the most dangerous side effect of injectables (which do cause an erection) is avoided. Injections can cause a condition known as priapism where a man cannot lose his erection. This is a very dangerous condition that must be treated immediately, and can lead to permanent damage. Given that no chemical is being injected, Viagra also does not lead to scarring.

sildenafil One point that needs to be emphasized is that difficulties with getting an erection occur to almost all men, at least some of the time. However, Viagra is designed for the approximately 140 million men worldwide affected by long-term erectile dysfunction. In studies, the drug was effective across patients with erection problems attributed to diabetes, prostatectomy, spinal cord injury, psychological, and other causes. It is not meant to be used casually and men should be carefully evaluated for underlying medical/psychological causes. Indeed, it is my concern that this drug will be given to men who really need relationship or personal counseling. Thus, many men will not get the help they really need. Difficulties with erections are often merely a symptom of underlying problems. If doctors merely hand out a pill, they will be doing men and their partners a great disservice.

The other interesting thing about Viagra (that no one is mentioning for fear that the drug will be abused), is that in many men, the drug allows them to maintain an erection even following multiple orgasms. So, in a sense, Viagra may eventually be useful for treatment of premature ejaculation. As a matter of fact, if this really works, it will be premature ejaculators who win out -- they still maintain their erection, but get to have more orgasms! Another implication is that for men who have partial erections, or easily lose their erections, this drug may make it easier for them to use condoms and have safer sex. Given the incredible risks some men take in not using a condom, this would seem to me to be a legitimate use for the drug.

The Unexpected Discovery of Viagra

The discovery that sildenafil could lead to an erection was an unplanned event. The sildenafil compound was originally developed by Pfizer for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (chest pain due to heart disease). During the heart clinical trials, researchers discovered that the drug was more effective at inducing erections than treating angina. Pfizer realized ED was an unmet medical need and a major opportunity for financial gain.

In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Viagra, the first oral treatment for erectile dysfunction, under a priority review.

And now, Viagra helps thousands men around the World and saves millions of families. But like others medications Viagra has side effects, please read it here before using Viagra.