What is Viagra?

ViagraNoBGFirst lets clear one thing up, although most people refer to the medication as Viagra, this is actually the trade name and not the name of the product. The official medication is called Sildenafil but for the purposes of this article we will refer to it as Viagra.

The primary use of Viagra is to treat erectile dysfunction. Though it might not seem like a serious health issue, it can have grave effects on a man’s confidence, self esteem, sex life and also fertility and therefore should be taken seriously. It’s important to discuss with your doctor the causes of your erectile dysfunction, many cases can be solved with therapy. However, for those who are biologically unable to sustain or maintain an erection, Viagra is an excellent choice. There are many situations in which Viagra can be useful, for example many men who take antidepressants can experience erectile dysfunction.

As with all drugs, there is a possibility of side effects, but these are minimal. If you’re worried you can always discuss things with your doctor. Though those with a diagnosed heart condition should take extra care before taking the drug. Tablets are not the only form that the drug comes in, you can also get a spray form which works quicker than taking it as a pill. The tablet takes roughly half an hour to work and will last on average around 45 minutes. The spray will take action in around half that time, 15 minutes, and will last roughly the same amount of time.

The drug has been on the market since 1998 and it widely used across the world. It was discovered in Kent and first thought to be a treatment for hypertension. There is also some evidence from Argentina that says the drug may also be useful in combating jet lag.