Sildenafil commonly referred to as Viagra belongs to a class of medications known as phosphodiesterase type five inhibitors. Viagra is mainly used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. The medication helps users achieve and maintain an erection that is sufficient for intercourse. Sildenafil does this mainly by enhancing blood flow into the manhood when the user is sexually aroused. Viagra only works as a sexual stimulator and does not enhance sexual desire.
Side effects of Viagra
Most medications have side effects on consumers. This can be described as unwanted reaction to medication when a patient takes them in normal doses. Side effects of Viagra can be permanent, temporary, severe or mild. Specific side effects include redness or warmth in the face, chest or neck, headaches, stuffy nose, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain and difficulty in differentiating between blue and green colors. Ringing in ears, dizziness and loss of hearing are other possible side effects.
Here are more side effects categorized into very common, common, uncommon, rare and very rare:
Very common side effects
-Changes in vision (blurring or blue tint)
-Redness on the face or skin flashes
Uncommon side effects
-Chest pain and Muscular aches
-Hypersensitivity to touching or pain or a numbing sensation
-Increased heart rate and Heart beat
-Sensation of vertigo or spinning
-Evidence of blood in semen or urine
-Discomfort or pain within the eye. This may include double vision, blurred vision, increased sensitivity, watery eyes or eyes appearing bloodshot.
Rare side effects
-Lightheadedness which can lead to passing out
-Difficulty in hearing
-Decreased or increased blood pressure
-Stroke or other heart conditions
Very Rare side effects
-Persistent and painful erection
-Unstable or irregular heart beats
How to decrease the risk of the side effects
-Avoid recreational drugs –
-Take a lower dose
-Take with food
-Check its interaction with other prescription medicines
Viagra is a very reliable choice to counter erectile problems and even though the side effects may be experienced, they are rare for almost 90 percent of users. After extensive research and testing, the medication has been found to be safe for human consumption and millions of men from all over the world feel that its merits far outweigh the potential side effects. Nevertheless before you start using this medication make sure your inform your physician of any other medical conditions or allergies that you have,any other drugs that you are taking and any other important information about your health.Lastly make sure you are fit and healthy enough to have intercourse before you take Viagra!