Viagra in Erectile dysfunction: What Should you know

Some men suffer from the inability to grow an erection for sexual intercourse, such men are unable to have penetrative sex due to their inability to have an erection even when they are being stimulated sexually by their sexual partner. This can lead to a loss in confidence in the part of the man and might cause him some level of unhappiness and on the other hand cause problems in their sexual relationships as the sexual partners of these men suffering from erectile dysfunction are left sexually unsatisfied or deprived.

Viagra is a drug used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men.

How  it Works

The drug works in the system of a man by binding to the enzyme phosphodiesterase. By binding to this enzyme, Viagra stops it from converting cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) into guanosine triphosphate (GTP).

Building up cGMp translates to the relaxation of artery walls which then makes the arteries bigger and therefore allows for a freer and better flow of blood into the penis.

Arousal in a man makes the brain send signals to the cells in the penis to release nitric oxide that facilitates the production of cGMP. What this means is that without sexual stimulation there will be no production of nitro oxide and consequently no cGMP build-up and no erection whatsoever.

Viagra should be taken about an hour before intended sexual intercourse. When used Viagra has the ability to give erection to a man for about 4 hours after it has been consumed, what this means is that the man will be able to have an erection within a four hour period although the actual erection during sexual intercourse will only last for the normal space of time in an ideal situation.

It should be noted that Viagra on it’s own without sexual stimulation cannot just cause an erection, Viagra is not a cure for erectile dysfunction, does not increase sexual desire, does not protect one from sexually transmitted diseases nor serve as a birth control measure for men.

Administration of Viagra

Viagra is sold as solid oral tablets in doses of 25, 50, and 100 milligrams for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. When being used to treat high blood pressure the tablet also comes in a dose of 20 milligrams.

While prescribing a dose of Viagra for a patient the Doctors puts into consideration his age, underlying cause of his impotence, and the functionality of the patient’s kidney.

For the treatment of erectile dysfunction, Viagra is prescribed to be taken once a day and between 30 minutes and an hour before planned sexual intercourse. When used with food, it will take longer for the drug to become effective in the system.

Cost of Viagra in Australia

Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction comes in doses of 25, 50, and 100 milligrams with four tablets in every packet. Viagra is sold at edonlinestore.net for $6.20 per packet regardless of the dose.

The drug is being subsidized by the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme in Australia, the actual cost to the government is between $54 to $82 per packet depending on the particular brand. It is more expensive when Viagra is being bought over the internet.

Cialis or Viagra

Both Cialis and Viagra are phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors but a major difference between them is the amount of time they last in the system. Viagra can aid erection for just four hours while Cialis can last for about 18 hours in the system.

Side Effects Associated with the Usage of Viagra

The following are some of the common side effects associated with the usage of Viagra

  • Headache
  • Flushed skin
  • Indigestion
  • Abnormal vision
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Before taking Viagra a patient should talk to his Doctor about his situation who then will give him the prescription best for him.

In certain situations, Viagra can cause a prolonged and painful erection that won’t just subside. In a situation where an erection lasts longer than four hours, the patient should contact the nearest hospital or emergency department. Prolonged erections can become extremely dangerous and should be handled quickly.

Men with a medical history of stroke, heart attack disease, or retinitis pigmentosa (an eye disease) are advised not to use Viagra. Viagra is considered not to be safe for men who have these medical conditions.

The usage of medications like nitrates used for the treatment of heart disease and blood pressure medicines should not interact with Viagra. Men who use nitrates in any form whatsoever or are being treated for pulmonary  hypertension are advised against the usage of Viagra

If you use Viagra, you should not take more than one tablet daily it should not be taken with other Erectile Dysfunction medications.

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