Viagra

Sildenafil / Viagra Generic – 100mg

Indications with Viagra

A phosphodiesterase inhibitor, Viagra is used in the treatment of various sexual problems mainly, erectile dysfunction and impotence in men. When administered in combination with sexual stimulation, Viagra increases the blood flow in the penis area and causes sustainable erection. Not designed for use on women and children, Viagra does not offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. Using ‘safe sex’ choices like latex condom is advised.

Before using Viagra:

Viagra may result in serious drug interactions with some medicines or some health conditions. For example, avoid this medication if you are currently taking nitrates like isosorbide, any nitric oxide donor medicine, nitroprusside, any form of nitroglycerin, or any type of recreational drugs also known as ‘poppers’ that contain butyl or amyl nitrate.

Avoid Viagra if you are currently using alpha blocker medications like doxadosin, alfuzosin, terazosin or prazosin.

If you are currently taking any other medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction your dose and health management may need closer monitoring. This holds true if you are taking antifungal medications like macrolide, itraconazole or ketoconazole, antibiotics such as clarithromycin or erythromycin;; blood pressure medicines or HIV protease inhibitors like indinavir or ritonavir.

It is advisable not to stop or start with Viagra without approval of your pharmacist or doctor. Inform the doctor about your current medical condition including problems with erection and penis, if you have painful and long erection, history of heart problems, whether you have liver or kidney ailments, ulcers in the stomach, problems with bleeding or blood cell like sickle cell anemia, myeloma or leukemia; problems with the eyes like diseases of the retina, like retinitis pigmentosa, high blood pressure or any type of allergies.

Viagra is not recommended to be used if you have a past history of pain in the chest or angina, stroke, heart attack, serious problems of the liver, low blood pressure of if you have been advised by your doctor not to indulge in any sexual activity because of some kind of health issues.

Directions for using Viagra

Viagra is meant for oral ingestion before sexual activity or as directed by your doctor.
The normal dose is once-a-day. Do not exceed this dose. If you are taking other medicines, dose of this drug can be brought down to once every 2 or 3 days.

For more information on this, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
You can take Viagra with or without food. Keep the medicine at room temperature 77 °F (25 °C) in an air-tight container and keep it far away from light and heat. Storing this briefly between 59 and 86 °F (15 and 30 °C) is allowed.

Points to remember with Viagra

Viagra should not be taken if you are allergic to this drug or any of its ingredients. Since Viagra can cause changes in vision and giddiness, it is not advisable to drive or operate machinery or perform a job that demands alertness. You should not do any of these activities till such times that you are aware about how to handle the impact of this drug.

Using this medicine with other medication or alcohol can reduce your ability to drive or perform any other activity that is potentially dangerous. To reduce the sensation of hed spinning and giddiness, you should sit up or stand gradually from the seating or lying postures. Alcohol consumption increases the risk of side effects including giddiness, headache, light headedness, etc. Drink in moderation when using Viagra.

The recommended dose should not be exceeded without prior approval of your doctor. Your dosage has been fixed according to your condition and reaction to therapy as well as other concurrent medicines that you might be taking.

Sexual activity for heart patients can be stressful. If you are suffering from heart problems and face problems during sexual activity, stop having sex and inform doctor urgently.

Such signs include fainting, pain in the chest, giddiness and nausea.
The elderly should be administered Viagra more cautiously, as they are prone to be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug. Women and children should not use this medication.

Expected side effects of Viagra

Some of the expected side effects are: stomach upset or nausea, pain in the back and muscles, vision changes, heartburn, headache, flushing, confusion in distinguishing between blue and green colors, seeing a blue tint to objects . If these start to bother you or become worse, consult doctor immediately.

Chances are low that you would have a long and painful erection that lasts for more than 4 hours. In case you experience this, stop taking the medication immediately and ask for urgent medical help or there can be chances of permanent problems.

Allergic reactions with Viagra are rare. But, call doctor if you have them. Allergic reactions can be in the form of: skin rashes, itching, strange swelling, serious giddiness, problems of breathing, etc.

Overdose with Viagra

If you suspect that you have consumed an overdose of this medicine contact local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Signs of overdose include pain the back and muscles, impaired vision.

Important information on Viagra

In case of no improvement of your symptoms or worsening of symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. Do not share this drug with anyone who has not been prescribed this drug as they may be suffering from problems which is not treatable with this drug or their condition can worsen with this drug.

Viagra should not be used to treat other health problems. Keep this drug away from pets and children. If you are using this medication for a long period of time, keep enough supplies to prevent a stock out situation.

Effect of drug interactions with Viagra

Serious side effects can occur when Viagra interacts with another medicine It may also reduce the efficacy of Viagra. Some medications or some health conditions can react adversely with Viagra. You should inform your pharmacist and doctor about all the medicines – both prescription and over the counter that you are having.