For example, Viagra can cause prolonged erection. If not treated, this can lead to permanent erectile dysfunction. Viagra can also cause a serious eye condition called non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, which can lead to permanent vision loss. But these side effects were both rare in studies of the drug.
Is sildenafil safe to take daily?
Technically, Viagra, or its generic form, sildenafil, can be taken daily, but it’s not always the best choice. Viagra works by opening up your blood vessels and increasing the amount of blood in your penis, making it easier to get an erection.
How can I reduce the side effects of sildenafil?
Most of the mild side effects of Viagra either tend to go away within a few hours of taking your dose or can be easily relieved. For example, headaches, flushing, and dizziness can often be eased by lying down and resting. Avoiding alcohol will also help reduce these side effects.
Is it OK to take ibuprofen with sildenafil?
Response from Dr Fox: Unfortunately headache is a very common side effect when taking Viagra (sildenafil) and other ED tablets. You could take paracetamol or another simple pain killer, such as ibuprofen or aspirin at the same time as Viagra.
Can Viagra Cure ED permanently?
In summary. So erectile dysfunction can be cured, but it depends on the cause. Some causes of ED are easier to “cure” than others. But, with the right diagnosis, support, and treatment, it’s possible for ED to go away without the need for ED medications like Viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis (Tadalafil).
How should I take Viagra for best results?
- Timing is everything. Viagra should be taken orally 30 minutes to four hours before sexual activity but is most effective if taken one hour beforehand.
- Take the prescribed amount. The standard dose is 50 mg taken with or without food.
- Sexual stimulation is required. Viagra may not work the first time for everyone.
Why does sildenafil stop working?
There are a number of reasons why Viagra may no longer work. Most commonly it may be that it is bad luck – you may not have taken it properly or did not give it enough time to work. You may have been tired or stressed out. If Viagra did not work once, try it again before giving up.
Does sildenafil make you rock hard?
An increase in sildenafil dose from 50 mg to 100 mg was associated with a higher proportion of completely hard and fully rigid erections and a higher rate of SSI during the initial attempt using the higher dose, improvements that were statistically significant in the larger study.
How long does 40mg of sildenafil last?
Sildenafil (Viagra) for ED (erectile dysfunction) lasts about four hours. It reaches peak concentrations in about an hour, so it’s best to take sildenafil 30 to 60 minutes before sex. While you can take it up to four hours beforehand, the effects will decrease after two hours or so.