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Viagra Dosage

Viagra and Its Active Element

viagra active dosageViagra comprises of an active element called Sildenafil, which is a citrate salt and is a PDE-5 inhibitor. This substance triggers the release of Nitrous Oxide chemical, which causes enlargement of blood vessels in penis during arousal.

Levels of ingredients in each pill varies with how strong the pill is. Aside from the main constituent, inactive elements are also included in Viagra tablet to assist by providing support for the main active element to be effective.

Even though they are harmless and neutral, ensure you go through the list to check for interaction with certain medicines together with potential allergic reactions. Viagra should not be taken with nitrate medicines useful in treating chest pains or other drugs used in treating impotence.

Grapefruit, grapefruit juice, fatty foods and alcohol should be avoided when taking this medicine as they affect how it works in the body. Taking ED drug and consuming alcohol may result to unwanted effects.  

All Available Doses

Viagra DosageViagra dosage comes in three standards, which include 25, 50 and 100 milligrams. The dose you need to use in treating your condition depends on how effective it is for you and your general health.

The 25 milligram is the lowest dosage. It may be prescribed if you happen to take pills for treating hypertension or controlling HIV. Ingesting alpha-blockers to treat hypertension and Viagra at a go may make you experience dizziness and hypotension.  Conditions that can lead to consuming the 25 milligram dosage include:

  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Coronary artery diseases  
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Leukemia
  • Physical deformity of the penis

100 milligram is the highest dose and must not be exceeded in a single day. It is appropriate for men who may not achieve an erection sturdy for penetration after taking 50 milligrams of Viagra. You therefore should take the 50 milligram dosage first and only increase it when the effect is unsatisfactory.

What Is the Normal Dosage for Viagra?

viagraRecommended dose of Viagra that you should take for the first time is 50 milligram. Most individuals find this Viagra dose sufficient in curing impotence and elevating their sex experience. According to toleration and how effective it is, the Rx can be reduced to only 25 milligrams or redoubled to 100 milligrams.

Take medication exactly as it is prescribed. All of the directions on the prescription label ought to be followed. To effectively work, take it around half an hour to four hours prior to engaging in sex. It can be ingested prior to or soon after eating and ought not to be consumed more than once in twenty four hours.

The dosage you require relies on your overall health and how effective it is. However, various age-related conditions may affect your dosage intake. It will not be wise to use two ED medicines since it puts you at the risk of facing dangerous effects.

During sex, if you undergo through experiences that are not normal, it is important to notify your doctor right away. They include nausea, feeling dizzy, experiencing tingling in chest, neck, jaws or arm and feeling numb. They may be serious effects from ingesting the drug.

Viagra Overdose

This drug works by inhibiting phosphodiesterase type 5, which make your penis’ muscles to relax, allowing blood flow making you to erect. Too much of it will cause most of the blood in your body to rush towards the penis causing it to swell up.

Viagra overdose increases the chances of experiencing serious effects. It can cause hypotension and fainting. It also increases risks of sore and elongated erections termed as priapism that can last for long. It can lead to enduring damages to your penis when not cured within a day. Under certain circumstances, surgery can be an option to treat priapism.

Aside from priapism, an overdose may greatly reduce blood pressure resulting to heart issues, such as an irregular heartbeat and even a stroke. It is important to see your doctor right away if your penis will not go down after accidentally taking an overdose.

Basically, you can avoid the risk of overdosing by ensuring that you consult a doctor for an Rx, and avoid self-prescription.

About author
Charlotte Mercy
She received her medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 5 years. Her core specialization is erectile dysfunction.
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