Based on the pharmaceutical salt of Sildenafil Citrate, Viagra has demonstrated remarkable results in patients suffering from penile erection problems or erectile dysfunction (ED), where they failed to attain and maintain strong penile erections. This branded version of the generic medication of Sildenafil is known to offer a strong penile erection for four to six hours approximately.
How does the Blue Pill work?
Widens the blood vessels in order to allow more flow of blood, eventually bringing relaxation to the blood vessels. Blood flow is pushed towards the penile area, eventually achieving and maintaining a proper erection.
Sildenafil has no direct relaxant effect on isolated human corpus cavernosum but increases the effect of nitric oxide by inhibiting phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), which is responsible for the degradation of cGMP in the corpus cavernosum. When sexual stimulation causes the local release of Nitric Oxide, inhibition of PDE5 by sildenafil causes increased levels of cGMP in the corpus cavernosum, resulting in effortless muscle relaxation and inflow of blood to the corpus cavernosum. Sildenafil has no effect in the absence of sexual stimulation.
How is this Medicine Excreted out of the Human Body?
After either oral or intravenous administration, sildenafil is excreted as metabolites predominantly in the feces (approximately 80% of the administered oral dose) and to a lesser extent in the urine (approximately 13% of the administered oral dose).
What are the Common Side Effects of taking Blue Pill?
The common side effects of Viagra are the same as that of the other PDE5 inhibitors. However, there are certain side effects that are specific to Viagra as mentioned below herein:
- Nasal Congestion
- Flu syndrome
- Vision Change or abnormal vision
- Colour Blindness
- Back pain
- Respiratory Infection
- Aches or pains in the muscles
- Bleeding Nose
- Difficult or labored breathing
- Pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
- Redness of the skin
- Stomach discomfort following meals
- Congested or runny nose
- Troubled sleeping
- Unusually warmer skin
When to consult a doctor?
Viagra is a prescription drug and patients should always look for a thorough diagnosis before visiting any pharmacy (whether online or offline) to procure it for their symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
Also, it is extremely important that the patients share everything about their past medical history and all prevailing medications so that the doctor is able to figure out whether Viagra would be suitable or if it might react with any of the other ongoing medicines and throw the patients in severe conditions.