Top Questions Asked by Viagra Users

What is Viagra used for?

Viagra is prescribed to treat impotence – also known as erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is a disorder that occurs when a man is unable to keep or achieve an erection sufficient enough for sexual activity. Viagra treats erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis and also by relaxing the muscles at the base of the penis, which helps let more blood in. Viagra will only work during sexual stimulation, you will not get spontaneous erections throughout the day. Sometimes Viagra is also used to help people with pulmonary arterial hypertension exercise more easily. This is because Viagra can work to relax the blood vessels in your lungs, which allows more blood and oxygen to flow to them.

Viagra is not a cure for erectile dysfunction and will not increase your libido or sexual desire. There are many different causes for erectile dysfunction, and finding a cure depends on the cause. Viagra also does not prevent STDs or pregnancy. Viagra is also not a cure for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

You can purchase Viagra online or at traditional pharmacies.

How should I use Viagra?

Viagra is prescribed as an oral tablet. You should take it on an as needed basis, at least 4 hours before sexual activity but preferably between 30 minutes and one hour before. You should only take Viagra once per day. Certain health conditions may limit how often you can take Viagra, so let you doctor know your full medical history. Viagra can be taken with or without food but may be slightly less effective or take longer to work if you take it with a meal that is high in fat. If you are using Viagra to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, you will likely take it three times a day, at the same times each day, with four to six hours between doses. This depends on your condition though, so you should always follow your prescription instructions. If there is something you do not understand, ask your doctor or pharmacist for clarification. Do not take Viagra more often, or at higher dosages, then prescribed. Speak with your doctor about any concerns or side effects. Sometimes your dosage may need to be increased or decreased.

If you are using Viagra to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, you should not stop using it without first speaking with your doctor.

Is there anything I should know before using Viagra?

Be sure to be completely honest with your medical history and let your doctors know about any health conditions you have now or have had in the past, and mention any medications you might be taking. Before taking Viagra tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, or any other medications. Do not take Viagra if you are using or have recently used nitrates – including recreationally. Tell your physician about any herbal products or supplements you may be using.

Let your doctor know if you use nicotine products, if you've ever had an erection that lasted for more than four hours, or if you have recently been dehydrated. Before purchasing Viagra online or at your local pharmacy, it is important to have a valid prescription and be under the supervision of a doctor.