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5 interesting things you probably didn't know about Viagra

30th October 2019

Viagra is the most common erectile dysfunction medication in the world. Despite its popularity, there are many important things that are not widely known about Viagra. If you take Viagra, the following are some facts you should know about the world's most popular ED drug.

1. Viagra makes flowers erect

Flowers are big business. Once cut, flowers have a very limited shelf life. It is potentially very lucrative to find ways of making flowers "last longer". Viagra does just that, doubling the shelf life of cut flowers.

Israeli and Australian researchers found that 1mg of Viagra dissolved in a vase of water can double the shelf-life of cut flowers by retarding the breakdown of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP).

"We do have limited evidence from human trials and epidemiological studies that show Tadalafil can be effective in treating heart failure.

"This study provides further confirmation, adds mechanistic details and demonstrates that Tadalafil could now be a possible therapy for heart failure.

2. Viagra is the most counterfeited drug in the world

The problem of fake Viagra is so prevalent around the world that Pfizer created their own security force to track down and prevent fake Viagra from being sold. One study done by this Phizer Global Security Team found that 80% of the online websites that claimed to sell Viagra, actually were selling counterfeit pills.

Some dangerous counterfeits were found to contain blue printer ink, illegal amphetamines, rat poison and floor wax. You should avoid websites selling Viagra online unless they are legitimate. We put together a guide to selecting an online pharmacy. In short, UK Meds is a regulated online pharmacy which is authorised to sell Viagra legally in the UK.

3. You don't need a prescription to buy Viagra in the UK

Is Viagra a prescription-only medication? No, you can purchase Viagra in the UK over-the-counter in the form of "Viagra Connect". This is the exact same formula of Viagra that requires a prescription. The difference is that Viagra Connect only comes in 50mg pills that you are allowed to take once daily.

Back in April of 2018, Viagra Connect became available to purchase without prescription in the UK. You can also buy Viagra from legitimate online pharmacies such as UK Meds. To buy Viagra Connect without a prescription, visit this link.

4. Viagra is saving endangered species

Chinese traditional medicine (CTM) calls for ingredients that can only be obtained by harvesting them from endangered species. Ingredients such as rhino horns, tiger bones, reindeer antler velvet and other ingredients from rare species have been harvested to help men last longer in bed, as called for by CTM. Demand for rare endangered species parts have dropped in recent years, thanks to Viagra.

Recently, conservationists have debated whether consumers of animal and plant potency products used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) might be switching to Viagra, consequently consuming fewer of these animals and plants. To address this question, a survey examined the medical decisions of male consumers of TCM in Hong Kong who were over the age of 50. As predicted, these consumers reported selectively switching to Western medicines to treat ED, but not to treat other health ailments. These findings provide support for the possibility that Viagra may have conservation benefits for certain species.

Thanks to Viagra, many endangered species now have a better chance to survive because there is less of a demand for them to be poached to harvest their body parts.

5. Viagra is used to treat conditions other than ED

Viagra is not only used in treating erectile dysfunction. It can also be used to treat pulmonary hypertension. When used to treat this condition, the same sildenafil that is the main ingredient in Viagra is called Revatio. Revatio is Sildenafil, just as Viagra is Sildenafil.

What is pulmonary hypertension? It's a type of high blood pressure that affects arteries in your lungs, as well as the right side of your heart. In some forms of pulmonary hypertension, tiny arteries in the lungs (called capillaries) become narrowed, blocked or destroyed.

Viagra May Someday Be Used As Heart Failure Treatment A study found at Science Daily, which was done on Tadalafil (more commonly known by its brand name Cialis) found that "the dysfunction drug was 'effective' as heart failure treatment".

"This discovery is an important advance in a devastating condition which causes misery for thousands of people across the UK and beyond," said Professor Trafford.

While at the time of this writing, Viagra is not commonly prescribed for heart failure treatment, it is important to consider if you thought that Viagra may be bad for the heart. In fact, Viagra was originally tested for heart problems.

Viagra was originally tested for heart problems – angina pectoris, a chest pain associated with coronary heart disease – on the basis of its vasodilatory effects (in other words it widens the blood vessels). Its results as an anti-angina drug were only modest, but patients reported the unexpected “side effect” of improved erections. The focus of interest in this drug shifted rapidly from the heart to the bedroom.

Viagra is a popular medicine for treating erectile dysfunction. We hope these five facts about Viagra have improved your day. Have you been considering buying Viagra online? If so, order from UK Meds. We have the regular version which requires a prescription, as well as Viagra Connect which can be sold over-the-counter. Thanks for reading and we hope you purchase your next order of Viagra through UK Meds.