Month: December 2020
Recreational Viagra use refers to people taking the drug who don’t suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) – who take Viagra without a medical need or legitimate prescription. Taking Viagra can open a new world of sexual satisfaction for many men suffering from ED, but it can be dangerous when used recreationally.
Even when a man isn’t taking nitrates, there’s been concern that Viagra might make his underlying heart disease much worse. There have been reports of men suffering heart attacks or chest pain after taking the popular erectile dysfunction drug.
Some potential side effects of Viagra are headache and a runny or blocked nose, or a nosebleed. Some men feel lightheaded or dizzy. In rare cases, Viagra can cause fainting. Some men taking PDE5 inhibitors report back or muscle pain.
Using Viagra may be damaging men’s fertility, researchers have warned. Experiments suggest that the anti-impotence drug can harm sperm and may prevent some men from fathering families. In particular, young men who use the drug recreationally could impair their ability to have families.
Sildenafil (Viagra) is used to treat erectile dysfunction (difficulty obtaining or maintaining erections). These drugs increase blood flow to the penis following sexual arousal, helping to produce an erection. They do not inhibit ejaculation, so they are not prescribed for premature ejaculation.
The clinical information is incomplete, but men who take Viagra should be aware that grapefruit juice might boost blood levels of the drug. That could be a good thing for some men with erectile dysfunction, but it could trigger headaches, flushing, or low blood pressure.
Do not take Viagra more than once daily. The usual recommended dosage is 50mg (range 25mg to 100mg), taken when needed, an hour before sexual activity. However, it may be taken anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours before sexual activity. Do not exceed the maximum recommended dose.
Even when Viagra works, one of the problems for people who need to take it indefinitely is that it becomes less effective over the course of months or years. “This is quite common. Most patients will experience a worsening of their erections after they’ve been on Viagra for a while,” says Hatzichristodoulou.