With Viagra’s booming popularity among men, it is important that you get all the information you need to know about this drug before you can take it. Below are some important FAQ’s about Viagra
Q. What is Viagra for?
A. Viagra is an FDA approved for the treatment of men who have difficulty having and maintaining an erection.
Q. How is Viagra supplied?
A. Viagra is available as oral tablets in 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg doses.
Q. Is Viagra a prescription drug?
A. Yes, Viagra is available by prescription only.
Q. How does VIAGRA work?
A. When a man is sexually excited, the arteries in the male sexual organ relax and widen. This allows more blood to flow here. This increased blood flow causes the male sexual organ to become hard and erect. The veins that normally carry blood away then become compressed, restricting the blood flow. With more blood flowing in and less flowing out, the male sexual organ enlarges, resulting in an erection. Viagra thus increases blood flow to the penis, so a man can maintain an erection.
Q. Does Viagra automatically cause an erection?
A. No. With Viagra, you must be sexually stimulated to get an erection. If you take Viagra and are not sexually stimulated, nothing will happen. Viagra is not an aphrodisiac. It is a prescription medication to improve erectile dysfunction.
Q. Are there any side effects with Viagra?
A. Yes. The most commonly reported side effects with Viagra include: headaches, flushing, stomach aches, and mild and temporary visual changes.
Q. Is Viagra meant for men only with severe ED?
A. No .Viagra works for men who have both severe and mild ED.
Q. How often can one take Viagra?
A. For most, Viagra should be taken only once a day. In patients taking certain protease inhibitors (like for HIV treatments), it is recommended not to exceed a maximum single dose of 25 mg of VIAGRA in 48-hours.
Q. Can I cut Viagra in half?
A. Viagra pills should not be cut in half, as no studies have been done to determine if half a tablet is effective. Take a lower dose of Viagra instead.
Q. Who should not take Viagra?
A. Viagra is for patients with ED only. It is not meant for children or women. Do not let anyone else take your Viagra and only use it under supervised healthcare professionals.
Q. Can I take Viagra with alcohol?
A. No. Drinking affects the ability to get an erection. For best results, it is best not to drink large amounts of alcohol before taking Viagra.
Q. I tried Viagra once, but it did not work. What does this mean for me?
A. For most men, Viagra works the first or second time they try it. It may also work better the third or fourth time you take it, so it is important to keep trying. Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking Viagra, for best results.
Q. Do I need to get Viagra from a doctor?
A. Only your doctor can know for sure if Viagra is right for you. It is against the law for pharmacies in the U.S to sell Viagra over the Internet without a prescription. If your doctor prescribes Viagra for you, you can get it from an online pharmacy. It is recommended that you do not purchase this drug over the Internet without seeing your doctor first.
If you do buy Viagra online, check with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (www.nabp.net) to determine whether the website is a licensed pharmacy.
Q. Can Viagra be used with other treatments for impotence?
A. The effectiveness and safety of Viagra with other impotence drugs has not been studied and the use of such treatments in combination with Viagra is not recommended.
Q. What if I am taking other drugs?
A. Always speak to your doctor about all of the medications you are taking both prescription and non-prescription. In that way, you can receive the best advice.
Q. Can Viagra be used by women?
A. Currently, Viagra is not recommended for women. Pfizer, Inc., Viagra’s manufacturer, did its own studies and did not come up with any positive results. The study was then dropped.