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Viagra - What You Need to Know About the ED Solution

An Effective Treatment But Not Without Risk

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Updated April 07, 2014

Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence as it is often called, affects men of all ages. That's why the drug Viagra has had such success in the marketplace. There was a time when treatments were few and success of treatment was rare. That was before the ED drug everyone has heard of. That was before "the little blue pill." That was before Viagra.

ED and the Meds That Cause It

Viagra (sildenafil) belongs to a group of medicines that delay the enzymes called phosphodiesterase from working too quickly. By controlling phosphodiesterase, sildenafil helps to maintain an erection that is produced when the penis is physically stimulated. We have all heard of the popularity of Viagra. In fact, men of all ages are finding a new found sexual youth because of the little blue pill. But like any prescription medication, Viagra is not without its pitfalls and problems however. Let's take a closer look at Viagra.

Viagra Fact Sheet

How is Viagra Prescribed?

Viagra comes in tablet form in dosages of 25mg, 50mg and 100mg.
  • Men Up to 65 Years of Age - Viagra 50mg is prescribed to be taken once a day, 30 minutes to 4 hours before intercourse. In situations where 50mg isn't effective, your doctor may prescribe 100mg to be taken once daily 30 minutes to 4 hours before intercourse.

  • For Men Older than 65 Years of Age - Viagra 25mg is prescribed to be taken 30 minutes to 4 hours before intercourse. In some circumstances, men older then 65 may have their doses increased.

Important Caution - Under no circumstances should men increase their Viagra doses without first consulting their physician.

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