Viagra (Sildenafil): Pros and Cons

Scientists tried to create a new drug for increasing blood flow to cardiac muscle and decreasing arterial pressure. However, it did not meet their expectations. But it was noted that the drug provided significant blood flow to male genitals, and as a result, improved erection. This drug was named «Viagra».

This drug is effective only when a man feels the natural sexual excitement, and after sexual intercourse penis naturally returns to the relaxed state. In other words, Viagra only affects natural erection mechanisms and this explained its undoubtful novelty and huge popularity.

When is Viagra Used?

According to researches, this drug can help:

  • with psychogenic erectile dysfunction;
  • with diabetes;
  • with atherosclerosis;
  • with penis vessels nerves injury;
  • with spinal cord injury and other related clinical conditions;
  • reduce number of medicaments taken at the same time, etc.

Unfortunately, this drug is unable to cure all forms of erectile dysfunction. In any case, before taking any medication, you should consult your doctor.

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When is Viagra Taken with Caution?

Everyone heard about this remedy for men. But few people know about its side effects and serious consequences of uncontrolled administration.

Viagra should be taken with caution if you are going to operate different machinery after applying the drug. Sometimes after drug intake change in color perception with a predominance of blue colors may occur, though this side effect quickly disappears. In this regard, one of US airline company management forbad their pilots to take Viagra an hour before the flight.

Especially careful should be people with severe cardiovascular system disorders (cardiac insufficiency, angina, cerebrovascular disease). They require constant medical supervision. Sexual intercourse is a serious physical activity for a person with cardiac problems. This fact should be remembered, if there are symptoms such as heartache during physical activity and/or at rest, memory impairment and mental capacity disorders, progressing over the last few months. Those, who had blood stroke or myocardial infarction, should consider seriously whether or not to take Viagra. This means that it is obligatory to consult your doctor about reasonability of applying such drugs.

There are some men who can’t take this medication. Since sildenafil is involved in biochemical processes connected to nitrogen oxide exchange; it can interact with other drugs called nitrates, which are used to treat heart diseases. Therefore, any man who takes nitrates in any form must not take this drug under any circumstances.

Those patients who have previously had priapism. Although today, there are no reports about priapism caused by sildenafil, patients who have a predisposition to this disorder also need serious medical control.

As for Viagra effect on healthy men, who had heard about magical drugs want to satisfy their curiosity, the ED drug does not have any impact on them according to «Pfizer» experts opinion. That is, if after Viagra pills you experienced some kind of revolutionary breakthrough in their sexuality, apparently, it is time to visit andrologist for consultation. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have some disease, but examination won’t hurt anyone.

Most common side effects of Viagra:

  • headache (15.8%);
  • sudden redness on face and neck (10.5%);
  • anosmia (5.5%) and nasal cavity redness(4.2%).

These side effects are usually temporary, mild or moderately severe, and do not require treatment cancellation.

Above mentioned facts allow concluding that current knowledge of this medication makes it possible to assign it to patients for both episodic and long-term erectile dysfunction treatment, considering, of course, all the precautions.