Although erectile dysfunction is a normal result of aging, medical treatments and lifestyle changes can often resolve this frustrating problem. The most common medication prescribed for erectile dysfunction is sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra. If you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection, we invite you to learn more about how Viagra could help.
How Does Sildenafil Work?
This medication increases blood flow to the penis to create an erection when you become sexually stimulated, so it can be taken up to four hours to 30 minutes before sexual activity. After ejaculation, the penis should return to its flaccid state. This medication can be effective for men with varying degrees of impotence, including those who can get an erection but are unsatisfied with its hardness.
How Do I Take Viagra?
Sildenafil is usually prescribed in tablet form and is designed to be taken as needed before sexual activity. An hour before sex occurs is the ideal time to take the medication, but it can be effective when taken anytime from four hours to 30 minutes before intimate activity. Most people can take Viagra safely once every 24 hours, but people with certain health conditions may need to take it less often. Of course, our medical professional will make sure to provide you with exact instructions regarding its use.
Does Viagra Have Side Effects?
Some people who take sildenafil experience minor side effects like headache, impaired vision, flushing, and nasal congestion. We will make sure to provide you with a list of possible side effects. Talk with our professional right away if you experience major issues when using this medication.
When Is It Safe to Take Viagra?
Sildenafil should not be combined with certain other medications, particularly those containing nitrates. It should not be taken in combination with street drugs that contain nitrates. When prescribing sildenafil, our medical professional will review all other over-the-counter and prescription drugs you take, including herbal supplements, to prevent dangerous interactions.
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While you may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about seeking help for this problem, erectile dysfunction is common; it affects more than 30 million men in the United States and half of men older than 40. If you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection, talk with our specialist at Longevity in Oklahoma City to learn more about whether sildenafil is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!