7 Expert Tips To Know Before Taking Viagra®

There is no short­age of infor­ma­tion on the inter­net about erec­tile dys­func­tion; the prob­lem is the infor­ma­tion is not always accu­rate. Erec­tile dys­func­tion affects an esti­mat­ed 18 mil­lion men in the US alone. One of the main­stays in treat­ing erec­tile dys­func­tion is through oral med­ica­tion, with Via­gra® being one of the most preva­lent and well-known brands on the mar­ket to treat sex­u­al function.

Get to know the truth about Via­gra® and if it would be right for you.

1. Not every man can or should take Viagra®.

Tell your doc­tor if you take nitrates, have chest pain, or suf­fer from low blood pres­sure, have had a heart attack, heart fail­ure, or stroke with­in the last year before start­ing this med­ica­tion. Via­gra® can cre­ate adverse reac­tions in those that take cer­tain med­ica­tions or have cer­tain health con­di­tions, so be sure to tell your doc­tor all the med­ica­tions that you take and if you have any allergies.

2. Tim­ing matters.

You need to plan for a min­i­mum of two hours between the last thing you eat and ingest­ing the tablet. The dose should be tak­en one hour before sex­u­al activity.

3. There are lim­i­ta­tions as to how often you can take Viagra®.

You should NOT take the dose more than once per day.

4. What and when you eat can impair the effec­tive­ness of Viagra®.

Avoid fat­ty meals on days when you plan on tak­ing Via­gra®. This can cause Via­gra® to take effect more slow­ly. Try eat­ing light meals through­out the day before tak­ing Via­gra®, and avoid heavy meals with red meat, fried food and oth­er high-fat components.

5. Via­gra® comes in dif­fer­ent doses.

While Via­gra® comes in 25mg, 50mg and 100mg tablets, the usu­al rec­om­mend­ed dose is 50mg. Your doc­tor may rec­om­mend that you take more or less than the aver­age dose depend­ing on your per­son­al sit­u­a­tion. The max­i­mum rec­om­mend­ed dose is 100mg.

6. Via­gra® doesn’t always work the first time you take it.

Via­gra® isn’t mag­ic; it does require sex­u­al stim­u­la­tion to result in an erec­tion and it may not work the first time. You should allow at least two to three attempts to eval­u­ate whether it is work­ing for you. If you fear it is not work­ing when you are with your part­ner, first try tak­ing it on your own and self-stim­u­lat­ing. Direct stim­u­la­tion of the penis after tak­ing the tablet can also help.

7. There can be minor or seri­ous side effects when tak­ing Viagra®.

Com­mon side effects that are usu­al­ly not seri­ous include:

  • Dizzi­ness
  • Flush­ing
  • Headache
  • Indi­ges­tion
  • Visu­al disturbances
  • Mus­cle aches
  • Nau­sea
  • Stuffy or run­ny nose

See a doc­tor imme­di­ate­ly if you encounter any of these seri­ous side effects:

  • Pro­longed or painful erec­tion (if an erec­tion lasts longer than 4 hours). This is a seri­ous uro­log­ic con­di­tion and you need to head to the emer­gency room imme­di­ate­ly for treatment.
  • Aller­gic reac­tions like skin rash, itch­ing or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • Breath­ing problems
  • Chest pain
  • Fast, irreg­u­lar heartbeat
  • Hear­ing loss
  • Seizures

If you are impact­ed by erec­tile dys­func­tion, con­sid­er talk­ing to you pri­ma­ry care physi­cian or urol­o­gist to see if Via­gra® would be right for you. Sched­ule an appoint­ment online.