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Using Viagra for the First Time? Learn How To Use Viagra for Best Results

So you've decided to try the popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra. Maybe a friend or family member has talked to you about using it, or you've read about it on a blog or in a magazine, or you've seen a commercial about it on TV. Regardless of how you found out about it, you're probably wondering if Viagra is right for you, and how to use it most effectively.

Once you've decided that Viagra is the right ED treatment for you, you should go to your doctor to get a prescription. Many men, especially those who suffer from ED due to physical conditions like diabetes, or psychological conditions like depression, find that Viagra is the only effective treatment that works for them. Viagra is also an effective treatment for many younger men who suffer from ED due to psychological conditions like stress, anxiety, or performance anxiety.

When you get your prescription for Viagra, you may be wondering how to use it correctly. This article is dedicated to all the most popular concerns related to erectile dysfunction and Viagra use. You'll find out how to use Viagra, how to store it, and more.

What is Viagra?

Viagra is a brand name for Sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Viagra. It is a prescription drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It is also used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Viagra works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). cGMP relaxes muscles, including the muscles in the penis. The relaxation of these muscles allows more blood to flow into the penis. As more blood flows into the penis, it becomes erect.

Viagra is also sold as a generic drug.

Viagra Dose Size

Though Viagra is available in 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg tablets, it is recommended that men start off with the lowest dose, 25mg. The maximum recommended dose is 100mg. A man can take a Viagra tablet on an empty stomach, or with a light meal. The effects of Viagra are the same whether you take it with food or on an empty stomach.

It is also recommended that men take Viagra 30 minutes to an hour before sexual activity. This will allow the drug to be absorbed into the bloodstream and take effect. In clinical studies, Viagra was shown to take effect in about 30 to 60 minutes.

How To Use Viagra For Optimal Results

Viagra comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken as needed, about 1 hour before sexual activity. Limit alcohol intake as it can cause side effects, as well as possible interactions with Viagra. Do not take Viagra more than once a day. Taking the tablet more than once a day will not increase its effectiveness and is dangerous.

Most men will begin to notice the effects of Viagra after 30 minutes to 1 hour. Viagra can last for up to 4 hours.

You can take Viagra with or without food, as food does not change the effectiveness of Viagra. This is because food does not affect the absorption of Sildenafil Citrate.

For best results, avoid taking any other medications or having any alcoholic drinks before taking Viagra.

Viagra Side Effects and Warnings

In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Viagra were headache, flushing, heartburn, nasal congestion, and stuffy or runny nose. The most serious side effect of Viagra was vision changes. If you experience any of these side effects, or any other unusual or bothersome side effects, please discuss them with your doctor.

In rare cases, men have reported a painful erection lasting for hours. If this occurs, seek medical attention right away. An erection that lasts more than 4 hours, or one that is painful, may be a sign of a serious problem and should be checked by a doctor immediately.

Viagra is not recommended for use in children under 18 years old.

You should not take Viagra if you are taking a nitrate drug for chest pain or heart problems. Taking a Viagra tablet with a nitrate drug can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure. This can lead to fainting or even heart attack or stroke.

If you are taking certain other medications, including erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, and ritonavir, you should not take Viagra. These medicines are used to treat bacterial infections. They can interact with the active ingredient in Viagra, Sildenafil. This can lead to a serious drop in blood pressure, which can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting.

Viagra can cause a rare but serious allergic reaction. Seek medical attention right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, or fainting. These may be signs of a serious allergic reaction.

Before taking Viagra, tell your doctor about any allergies you have, including allergies to food, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Also tell your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you are using, as well as any herbal products. Tell your doctor if you have an active infection, as Viagra can make it worse.

Viagra does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

If you have certain medical conditions, Viagra may not be right for you.

Conclusion

If you're ready to take the plunge and try Viagra, remember that you should only take it once a day. If you take any other medications or have any medical problems, you should talk to your doctor before taking Viagra. Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects of Viagra, and what medications you are already taking.

If you’re looking to try Viagra, Phoenix Health’s male-exclusive telehealth platform is ready to help. Our doctors prioritize your comfort, which is why you don’t need to worry about turning on your camera during your visit. Make an appointment today and regain control of your sex life.

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