Sildenafil is a medication that's used to treat erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection when aroused. It's part of a class of medications called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. Other medications in this class include Tadalafil and Revatio.
Have you ever had trouble staying alert in the bedroom? Sure, it's an awkward subject, but it's a problem many men deal with. So let's talk about a solution: Sildenafil (Viagra).
Sildenafil (Viagra) relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow to the penis. The purpose is to treat erectile dysfunction in men.
Erectile dysfunction is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection when aroused. Sildenafil (Viagra) works to maintain the erection. But it doesn't work unless sexual arousal is achieved.
Another brand of Sildenafil (Viagra), called Revatio, is used for both men and women to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Don't take both Sildenafil (Viagra) and Revatio at the same time.
Sildenafil Proper Use
Use Sildenafil (Viagra) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Under no circumstance should you take more than recommended. By doing so, you increase your chances of side effects. Read the patient instructions in detail that come with your prescription of Sildenafil (Viagra).
If you're prescribed the oral liquid form of Sildenafil (Viagra), it's important that you shake the bottle well before use (roughly 10 seconds). Don't forget to rinse the oral syringe used to administer your dose after each use.
This medication may be taken with or without food. Store your Sildenafil (Viagra) in a closed container at room temperature. Keep your medication stored away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Don't freeze.
Your doctor prescribes a specific dose tailored to your needs. Be sure to follow their directions for when to take Sildenafil (Viagra) and how often.
Your prescription varies based on the strength of your dose, how much you may take in a day, and how often you may take it.
Below is an example dose:
Sildenafil (Viagra) is usually taken when needed, 30 minutes to an hour before sexual activity. You may take it up to 4 hours before sexual activity.