- Generic for Viagra
- Sildenafil Citrate
Sildenafil Citrate was developed in 1998, and commercialized under the name Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil may also be known as generic for Viagra. Erectile dysfunction is usually caused by an abnormality in the blood flow that does not allow blood to get to the male reproductive organ to become erected during sexual intercourse. Sildenafil reactivates an enzyme known as cGMP, which allows the male organ to get filled with blood, and get a complete erection. At the same time, it also blocks the enzyme PDE5, not letting it interfere with the blood flow to the penis.
The normal starting dose recommended is a Sildenafil Citrate 100 mg pill approximately an hour before the sexual encounter takes place. The pill has to be taken complete, it must not be broken, crushed or dissolved in a liquid. It is also worth mentioning that the patient has to be sexually aroused for this drug to have an effect on the male reproductive organ. It is stimulation and the ensuing rush of blood that create an erection, Sildenafil merely allows the blood to actually reach the penis.
When taken in the recommended amount, Sildenafil Citrate sometimes causes some mild reactions in the body, which are short lasting and normally end once the body has gotten used to the medication. Examples of side effects include mild headaches, dizziness, facial blushing, and a high sensitivity to bright light. In the extremely rare case that an erection lasts more than four hours, look for urgent medical assistance.
There is the possibility of cardiac risk related to sexual activity in patients who already have cardiovascular disease. Thus, treatment for erectile dysfunction should be prescribed with caution for men with a cardiovascular status that makes it not recommendable for them to engage is sexual relations. It is important to be aware of this and other precautions before deciding to buy Sildenafil Citrate online.