Ever since its inception, the blue pill, Viagra has been used by millions of men. Although the researchers were testing it for different purposes, the drug got discovered by an accident as it was noted that it was pretty good at keeping men’s erection firmer and long lasting.
Uses of Viagra
Viagra created a stir in market upon its debut but at the time, not a lot of people were interested in knowing how it works. Knowing how any medication works and in what amount it needs to be taken is important to produce the best result and minimum side effects. Viagra is available in three strengths; 25mg, 50mg and 100mg and in controlled amounts, is basically used in the treatment of ED, Erectile Dysfunction, a condition in which a man has difficulties in achieving, and/or maintaining an erection during the duration of sexual intercourse. There could be a host of reasons for this condition, and likewise, various treatments are also available.
How it works
Viagra is also known as a phosphodiesterase inhibitor or a PDE inhibitor, and it works through maintaining levels of messenger cyclic guanosine monophosphate that relaxes smooth muscles allowing the blood to flow in the penis and get erect when it is sexually stimulated. During this process, the arteries in the penis dilate, hence, increasing the blood flow. Blood perfusion into the erectile tissues aids this mechanism.
Viagra is best taken on an empty stomach, and it would require about an hour to be effective. Although, the effects get somewhat reduced following a large meal but do not completely fade away.
It is available, over the counter, in many countries and others are heading towards increasing its availability to the common people due to its effectiveness. Since it is widely available and effective; it is recommended not to take more than one pill every 24 hours as it could lead to side effects.
When not to take Viagra
It is recommended not to administer Viagra if you’re already on medicines called “nitrates” like nitroglycerin or other medicines called guanylate cyclase stimulators. One should also refrain from Viagra if they’re allergic to it.
Administration of Viagra should be done in accordance with the prescribed dose to avoid any complications arising from it’s overdose. Anyone can purchase Viagra online from reputed websites. However, despite the potential side effects, there is no doubt that Viagra is a time-tested product and has a number of applications with men suffering from erectile dysfunction.