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Viagra Side Effects

How Viagra Works

Soon after consuming Viagra, the main element in the ED drug starts working by inhibiting PDE-5. As it hinders how PDE-5 works, the little blue tablet allows for plasma to effectively flow towards the penis.

You’ll only erect to the maximum if you have the required stimulus for it to happen. Unfortunately, Viagra won’t get you sexually stirred.

The little blue pill is taken up by the body quickly according to your size as well as metabolism. You may get good results in quarter of an hour. If there are no changes after such a time, then you may get desirable results after half an hour or an hour. After about an hour or so, the drug’s effects will be at maximum levels and so your erection.

You may be able to sustain an erection for around four hours. Later, the levels of the ED drug in body will go down by half. The drug may last in the system for up to half a day hence, you can still be able to acquire an erection.

Common/ Uncommon Side-Effects of Viagra

The most shared Viagra side effects are basically minor and will not last for long. One of it is experiencing headache which normally affects one out of ten individuals who consume the drug. It is always not severe and will quickly pass.

back painAnother effect is experiencing unclear vision. According to the many cases reported, it only happens shortly. It if tends to persevere to almost sixty minutes, seek medical care. Other shared side effects of Viagra comprise of:

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Nose congestion
  • Flushing
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain

Uncommon effects happen to very few individuals who take the impotence drug. They include signs like sensitivity, redness and pain in the eyes, muscle aches, a faster heart beat changing your blood pressure, rushes and ringing in the ears.  It is advised not to operate or drive machines if you experience dizziness.

Dangerous Side Effects

The dangerous side effects Viagra are rarely reported as one or two out of a thousand individuals may experience them after taking sildenafil. You may experience an elongated and aching erection with a possibility of working for four hours.

This condition is very serious and should be taken care of without ado. If not, long term damage may be done to your penis. Treatment for this may include use of ice cubes or a surgical procedure in very serious cases.

grave eye naion
grave eye naion

Unexpected visual loss in both or one eye may be experienced. It may be as a symptom of a grave eye issue called NAION. It is painless and may occur in only one of your eyes. An operation may be required when the condition is grave.  

Other serious effects are immediate decrease or loss of hearing, chest pain, penis bleeding, heart attack, feeling irritable and swelling of throat and mouth. Very few cases of death have occurred due to side effects of Viagra in older men. Discontinue intake of Viagra if you experience such symptoms and visit your doctor instantly.

Viagra side effects long term includes developing psychological dependency on the drug. If you do not suffer from ED, ingesting the blue pill at all times when engaging in sex exposes you to depending on the drug.

 

How Can I Lower the Risk of Viagra Side Effects?

physician
physician

The main reason for experiencing negative results is taking a higher dosage than recommended or prescribed. It is important not to exceed the standard endorsed quantity.

You may lower the risk of experiencing effects by seeing your physician. A sex therapist is knowledgeable of your health details and can predict probable effects. Based on your status, the optimum dosage will be prescribed.

You should not consume other ED medicines together with sildenafil since they will work together exposing you to life threatening and grave conditions. Teas and medicinal herbs ought to be avoided also as they will also work with the blue pill.

Remember to provide your physician with a record of the drugs you ingest every day or once in a while to prevent probable risks and long term side effects of Viagra. In addition, do not ingest drugs to cure symptoms related to effects of using Viagra. Request a doctor to recommend treatment for normalizing the situation.

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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