Viagra

What is Viagra?

Sildenafil, sold as Viagra and other trade names, is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Common side effects include headaches and heart burn, as well as flushed skin. Caution is advised in those who have cardiovascular disease. Rare but serious side effects include prolonged erections, which can lead to damage to the penis, and sudden-onset hearing loss. Sildenafil should not be taken by people who take nitrates such as nitroglycerin, as this may result in a severe and potentially fatal drop in blood pressure.

It acts by inhibiting cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), an enzyme that promotes degradation of cGMP, which regulates blood flow in the penis.

It was originally discovered by Pfizer scientists Andrew Bell, David Brown, and Nicholas Terrett. Since becoming available in 1998, sildenafil has been a common treatment for erectile dysfunction; its primary competitors are tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra).

Questions and answers on "Viagra"

Hi I am healthy 46 year old and have been taking 25 mg of viagra once a week over the past month and have found it great with new girlfreind . But I am taking wyld for men too as I would adventually like to stop taking viagra and continue on wyld for a more natural lifestyle is it okay to take both at rhis time hope you can help

doctor1 MD

hi and welcome to health care magic....
there is no harm in taking both medicine at the same time....viagra just cause vasodilatation of penis...it has no effect on androgen level....while wyld slowly increse androgen level which then cause good erection...
wish you good health.....

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I’m 24 year old my wife is virgin can I give her viagra .. and she is allergetic

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Viagra can be given to her

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Viagra can be given to your wife.
It increases blood flow to the Clitoris,labia and vagina similar to natural arousal.
It should be taken one hour before intercourse on empty stomach.
It is toxic to embryo,so it should be stopped when...

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Hi, I currently take OxyElite Pro, is that safe to take with Viagra? if not how long should i wait before i use Viagra as I been taking OxyElite Pro daily for the last month I am 33/male 250 lbs

doctor1 MD

Hello!

Thank you for the query.

However there is no know reaction between Viagra and OxyElite Pro, this supplement contains Methylhexanamine. This substance might be XXXXXXX and can affect heart rate, blood pressure and blood vessels. And as Viagra also can have same effect on heart and...

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im having a urine sample taken for work, i took viagra and wonder if it will show in the test, how long does it stay in your system for

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query.     
Viagra in body is excreted by liver & kidneys .Depending upon the food supplement & liver & kidney function it can be detected up to 6-24 hours.Generally job people in India do`t test for Viagra.
‘Hope I have answered your query, I will be available to answer your...

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I have used viagra for several years and it has always worked well for me, until last weekend, when it did not work at all. The only things that seemed different were: (1) about 24 hours before using viagra, I took a dose of cialis; (2) I was also taking extended release pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (120 mg). Would either of these interfere with Viagra... and if so, then for how long???

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM.
Pseudoephedrine has a side-effect of causing drowsiness, hence reducing arousal. A sexual arousal is needed for the action of Viagra.Just swallowing a Viagra tablet will not give rise to erection.Having taken it in the dose mentioned, it's best to wait for you to become...

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how long does viagra take to leave the body in urine and blood samples I have to take a drug test and I took 25mg of Viagra 4 days before the test. Was wondering how long Viagra stays in the body. Marc_johnson75@yahoo.com thanks for any info.

doctor1 MD

Hi,Marc,thanks for query.Viagra is not a drug first of all.There is no test done in any medical examination to detect levels of viagra in blood.So do not worry.Again till 4 days the drugs can not stay in body.Do not worry.bye.

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Hi
Can I take Viagra whilst I am taking Bisoprolol Fumarate 5mg ?

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for using health care magic

The only medications that are not allowed when taking viagra are the nitrate family of medications.
Bisoprolol does not belong to this family of drugs, it belongs to the beta blocker family.
It is not known to have any problems with viagra.

I hope this...

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i take metoprolol tart-25mg-3 pills per day for high bp.is it okay to take viagara with this medication?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, you can take viagra but with care.

Detailed Answer:
Hi!

I read your query and would like to say:
Yes, you can take viagra together with metoprolol. However, you should take viagra with care.

Because viagra increase the antihypertensive effect of metoprolol, hypothension (dizziness...

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do you write prescription for viagra? erectile disfunction.

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for query.

We are sorry this is not a forum for prescriptions. You need to visit a local doctor for the same.

Yes doctors write prescription for VIAGRA but after proper evaluation of erectile dysfunction.

There can be various situations which can lead to erectile dysfunction...

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Recent questions on  Viagra

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I m currently having problems getting an erection or when I get one, it not very stiff and sometimes becomes soft. I m 48 and having stress-related issues (pending divorce). My doctor prescribed viagra and it definitely works. However, I don t want to become dependent on it. I m assuming my erection problems will go ahead as my stress levels decrease. Will viagra do me any harm until that time comes?

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I am dating a man 51 years old, that has been on dialysis for about 3 mo. Kidney failure due to diabetes. I just started dating him and he can not seem to have a hard on. Is this due to the dialysis? Can he take viagra. We have tried stimulation and oral sex. Neither seems to work

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I am 35 year old 3 year before doctors found that I am diabetic type 1 and having no option other than inject insulin from external resources to maintain surge level of body
But since last 1 year I feels that lost interest in sexual activities gradually problem was increased I started use of Viagra type pills before going sleep to satisfy sexual need of wife life.But now started problem my penice not getting hard required to penetrate and have no erection our marriage life is disturbed badly please suggest treatment .

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Hi ,

I am 28 years , male in India. I am having erectile dysfunction.

I am not married and i have not had sex with anyone. But it is during masturbation i have found to have very weak erections. I remember having the problem since i was around 21-22 years old, before that i dont remember.

In May this year i decided to see a doctor. I saw a physician and a psychatrist. On having the testestorone test, it came to be low normal (details of all tests at end of email).The physician gave me to have Vitamin E in the night and the psychatrist gave me the following medicines a) Flunil 20 after morning breakfast
b) Stablon 12.5 after dinner. I was having the medicines since June 7th. (Vitamin E since May 21). Since there was no improvement in erection i switched doctors.

I am now seeing a sexologist and a different psychatrist. In the prolactin test, results came to be normal but on the higher side. TSH and Diabetes are all normal results. Since last week i have stopped the previous medicines and i am having the following now since 29th June as prescribed by my current doctors -
a) Cavenar Sachet - one sachet after morning breakfast (prescribed by sexologist)
b) Paro-10 after dinner (prescribed by the psychatrist)

I am anxious about this since I was 21 years old. I would also like to share a recent incident. The sexologist had asked me to go for Penile Doppler test. The male doctor at the medical centre measured my penis flows under normal condition. He then asked me to masturbate to get my penis erect while he would wait outside. I could not make it erect and he asked me to leave it. He then left and i was surprised to see a young female nurse come in.She took my penis in her hand and fiddled for some 5-10 seconds, but it was still not erect. She then gave me Viagra pill and after half hour asked me to masturbate when i was alone. I was very embarassed as i could not get an erection even then and she came in , smiled and said I was not fit for the test. Is this the correct way the test is done ? I had heard , there is an injection given. Is it abnormal for me not to get an erection even when the nurse held my penis. I have weak erections , but better than this. I was embarassed. Is it most probably that i have leaky veins and hence failed the penile doppler test ?

My medical results are given below -
Testestorone : 4.21 ng/ml. Men Range : 3.0-10.6 ng/ml
Prolactin : 10.64ng/ml. Men Range : 3-25 ng/ml
TSH, Diabetes test - certified normal by doctors.

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Can I take viagra whilst on prescriptions for ramipril 2.5mg, atorvastatin 20mg and omeprazole 20mg I have had haemochromatosis for 6 years Apart from that I’m healthy and run 60km on average per week including competitive races I have been...

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Are there any non drug aids for ed? Have tried Viagra with some success but looking for a natural approach.

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Going to the dermatologist later. How do I prevent erections

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