Sildenafil Citrate is a first recognized drug for restoring the erectile function in men. A renowned pharmaceutical corporation established this drug by the name of Viagra. It is one of the most prescribed and top selling therapeutic drugs for erectile dysfunction.
In spite of the fact that Sildenafil Citrate works well in attaining an erection, many men have numerous questions that are remained unanswered.
Listed are few common queries asked by men –
• Is Sildenafil Citrate 100 percent effective?
According to clinical trials and research studies on efficacy, this medicinal drug works in nearly 85% of men with impotency. Few men may not achieve its benefits because of the underlying medical cause they are carrying. They could be penile deformities, damage to blood vessels after rectal or prostate surgery, or any other vascular disorder. Also, men with long-term depression, and who are chronic alcoholics fail to reap the benefits of this drug.
• Do I get the erection soon after popping the pill?
No! It takes time for Sildenafil Citrate to assimilate and show its action. Perhaps, 40 to 50 minutes after oral consumption. However, you need to undergo sexual stimulation to experience erection.
• Can a healthy man take this drug?
A healthy man will not experience any change in his erection process even if he takes this anti-impotent drug. However, if he is already having a good and powerful erection, it is not essential to use it. If at all he feels that his erection is a bit weak, he can use it after talking with doctor.
• Will it enhance my sexual pleasure?
Sildenafil Citrate is just for allowing you to achieve an erection. It will not enhance your sexual pleasure. Rather, it may help you get ready for another lovemaking session faster.
• Can I take two doses at a time for more effect?
Never do that! Overdose with Sildenafil Citrate Tablets may increase your chances of going to hospital, because you will experience unwanted drug reactions such as drowsiness, facial flushing, severe headache, vision impairment and stomach upset. In addition, this will decrease your pleasure and desire to make love. In severe cases, you may suffer from Priapism (prolonged erection for more than 4 hours), which may need surgical intervention.
• Can I get addicted to this drug?
Drugs that act on central nervous system are more addictive, because a person becomes dependent on those drugs. And Sildenafil Citrate does not act on nervous system, rather it works on vascular system to improve the blood flow in penile organ. However, in rare cases, few men may prone to psychological addiction with this drug.
• For quick effect, can I crush the tablet and consume it?
Usually, Sildenafil Citrate is available in tablet form, which is to be consumed wholly with a glass full of water, without crushing or chewing it. Crushing or chewing the tablet may reduce the efficacy of the drug, as some part of the drug remains unabsorbed. You can try soft-tab or oral jelly for easy consumption of the drug, but the effect of the drug will be experienced after 40 minutes.
• Can I have alcohol with this drug?
Never think of it! Alcohol significantly decreases the effectiveness of Sildenafil Citrate. It is better to take this medicine on an empty stomach. However, medical experts say that a small amount of wine can be taken, just for enhancing sexual pleasure, otherwise there is no need.
• Can a woman take this drug?
Sildenafil Citrate is not formulated for females; hence, they should not use it. If a woman takes this drug, she will experience sensitivity around the vaginal region due to increased blood flow in the genital organs.
• Can I take it with other medicines?
You need to consult your doctor for the same. Few medications like nitrates, alpha-blockers (hypertension drug), antibiotics and antivirals are not compatible with Sildenafil Citrate in terms of pharmacological actions.
These are few queries men may ask, though many questions arise in one’s mind before, during and after using Sildenafil Citrate. For more information, you can consult your medical provider who will be able to resolve your queries efficiently.