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What to expect when taking Viagra for the first time

19th August 2019

Men try Viagra for a common reason - to treat their erectile dysfunction. Men get erectile dysfunction for various reasons. Some get it as a result of certain medical conditions such as diabetes, clogged blood vessels, heart disease, and others. Some men become unable to get and sustain an erection because of chronic stress or depression. Regardless of the reason behind the inability to get and sustain an erection, men want to get back their old self when they could engage in sexual activity whenever they feel like doing it.

Why take Viagra?

Men who occasionally experience the inability to get or sustain an erection consider it still normal, blaming the inability on stress or financial problems. But when the inability to get or sustain an erection occurs on a regular basis, it becomes a cause for alarm. 

Men who are having problems with erection usually experience any of the following:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Trouble getting an erection during sexual activity
  • Trouble sustaining an erection during sexual activity

Erectile dysfunction is a problem that cannot simply be ignored. Erectile dysfunction has various and long-term implications for the life of men. The inability to get and sustain an erection often impacts a man’s quality of life. Some of the factors that are negatively impacted by erectile dysfunction include a man’s relationship with his partner, his mental health, and his overall wellbeing.

Erectile dysfunction is a serious problem affecting millions of men worldwide. One in ten men suffers from erectile dysfunction. Men who are over the age of 75 are more than 75% likely to have erectile dysfunction. Even men in their 20s may experience the problem. Unfortunately, only about a third of men with erectile dysfunction seek medical treatment.

The introduction of Viagra in the market gave men with erectile dysfunction the hope of getting back their old self. The medication, with sildenafil as its main ingredient, has become the popular choice for men with erectile dysfunction all over the world. 

Cialis

Another similar drug to Viagra is called Cialis (brand name) or Tadalafil (generic name). They both work to help a man achieve an erection. Cialis has a larger window of opportunity, often allowing a man to have sex up to 36 hours after taking. Viagra's timeframe is much shorter, fewer than 12 hours.

The popularity and effectiveness of Viagra made it a byword among men with erection problems. However, together with the popularity of the drug are some myths that gave rise to the wrong use of the drug. Some of the myths associated with Viagra include the following:

  • Viagra isn't the only drug to treat erectile dysfunction - Viagra belongs to the group of drugs called PDE5-inhibitor. There are other drugs in the market that perform the same function as Viagra but Viagra happens to be the most popular among them.
  • Viagra works straight away - Viagra is not a magic pill that works instantaneously. It takes effect from 30 to 6o minutes. Men who take the pill must be patient and wait until they feel the effect of the drug.
  • Viagra gives you a guaranteed erection - Many men with erectile dysfunction get frustrated when they did not get the expected result after their first try. In many cases, Viagra works after trying it several times. Also, a man cannot get an erection even after taking Viagra if he is not sexually aroused. It takes sexual arousal to get an erection.
  • Taking more than one Viagra pill works better - Viagra should be taken only once in a 24-hour period. Taking more than one Viagra pill will not make you any better, but the likelihood of getting side effects will be higher.

Things to remember before taking Viagra

Men who will be taking Viagra for the first time should remember the following:

  • Eating a heavy meal, especially fatty foods, before taking Viagra will limit its effectiveness.
  • You can buy Viagra only with a doctor’s prescription. Buying Viagra online from sources that do not require a doctor’s prescription may be unsafe. You could be buying fake products.

Buy Viagra from your pharmacy or from an online pharmacy that requires first an online consultation with a medical doctor. The medical doctor will decide if Viagra is the right medication for your condition.

What happens when you take Viagra for the first time?

When you take Viagra, the drug will enter your system between 30 and 60 minutes. The drug will cause the walls of your blood vessels to relax, which will allow the blood to flow easily through them. The relaxation of the walls of the blood vessels in the penis helps in getting and sustaining an erection. The PDE5 enzyme reduces the blood flow to the part of the penis that fills with blood to cause an erection. Viagra stops PDE5 from working, which means that the enzyme will not stop the flow of blood. The more blood flowing into the penis makes it easy for a man to get an erection.

Men who will take Viagra for the time should expect success but must also be ready for a failure.