Viagra Side Effects

Which Side Effects Does Viagra Cause?

shortnessOne of the basic conditions of harmonious and long relations between a man and a woman is the physical and sexual health of a partner. However, daily turmoil, conflicts at work, stressful situations, the desire to succeed in life sometimes affects both the physical and sexual well-being of the stronger sex. And now, to unpleasant situations at work and daily stresses, problems in the intimate sphere are gradually added, which sometimes fall on the heads of men with the diagnosis of “erectile dysfunction.” In this context, it should be remembered that the problem of erectile dysfunction can be eliminated with the help of modern effective drugs that have a favorable safety profile, among which the most famous is Viagra.

The principle of action of Sildenafil in the composition of Viagra

So, sildenafil citrate is a selective inhibitor of type 5 phosphodiesterase. This chemical compound improves blood circulation in the pelvic region and the genital organs of a man, which is a guarantee of the onset of an erection. Sildenafil is sold under the international name Viagra. Not all people know that Viagra tablets contain sildenafil, this is the main active substance of the medicine. Accordingly, any drug has its own contraindications and side effects.

Sildenafil citrate successfully cures erectile dysfunction. Viagra should be prescribed by a doctor. A distinctive feature of the drug is that the erection occurs in the case of sexual arousal of a man. You can take Viagra once a day, no more. The maximum recommended dosage is 100 mg. Side effects of sildenafil are possible in case of taking large portions of the drug – over 200 mg per day. However, if you don’t check out the list of contraindications and use Viagra having one of the forbidden health conditions, you are likely to experience serious side effects.headache

Side effects include:

  • headache (16% of men),
  • dizziness (2%),
  • increased eye sensitivity to light (3%),
  • dyspepsia (7%),
  • diarrhea (3%),
  • stuffy nose (4%),
  • urinary tract infection (3%),
  • skin rash (2%),
  • tremor,
  • nausea (1% each).

The appearance of side effects is possible only in the case of taking a large dose of sildenafil citrate, usually exceeding 100 mg.

Side effect on the digestive system: vomiting, dry mouth, belching, gingivitis and stomatitis, esophagitis, gastritis, gastroenteritis, colitis, abnormalities in liver tests, rectal hemorrhoids.

Side effect on lymph – and hematopoiesis: anemia and leukopenia.

Influence on metabolism: thirst, puffiness, thickening of blood, destabilization of diabetes, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, hypernatremia, peripheral edema.

Influence on the musculoskeletal system: arthritis, arthrosis, myalgia, tendon rupture, tendosynovitis, bone pain, myasthenia gravis, synovitis.

Nervous system: ataxia, increased muscle tone, neuralgia, neuropathy, paresthesia, tremor, vertigo, depression, isosomnia, somnolentia, nightmares, decreased reflexes, hyperesthesia (hypersensitivity).

Respiratory system: asthma, respiratory disorders, laryngitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, increased separation of sputum, increased cough.

Skin diseases: acne, simple herpes, contact and exfoliative dermatitis, skin ulceration.

Disturbances in the senses: mydriasis, conjunctivitis, photophobia, ringing and pain in the ears, tenderness of the eyes, hearing impairment, eye hemorrhage, cataracts, dry eyes.

Genitourinary system: cystitis, bedwetting, increased frequency of urination, enlargement of mammary glands in men, ejaculation disorders, swelling of the genital organs, absence of orgasm.back pain

The risk of side effects increase if you have contraindications

It is necessary to mention that there are contraindications to the use of Viagra on the basis of sildenafil citrate. Any medicine has them and they must be taken into account.

  • These tablets for potency cannot be consumed with alcohol, any nitrate drugs, donators of nitric oxide.
  • Also, some diseases become an obstacle on the way to taking sildenafil. This is hypertension, hypotension, arrhythmia, unstable angina, heart failure, stroke or heart attack in the last 6 months, sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, leukemia, cavernous fibrosis, priapism, angulation, bleeding, duodenal ulcer and stomach, allergy to sildenafil , pigmentary retinitis, insufficient functionality of the liver and kidneys.

As you can see, diseases of the cardiovascular system pose a serious danger to those who take sildenafil. All because this drug improves blood circulation and creates a strain on the heart. So if you have such problems with health, it is better not to use Viagra. Always before taking any medication it is advisable to visit the doctor and get the professional consultation.

dizzinessChildren and young people under 18 years of age should not use Viagra. In addition, it is worth remembering that this drug was developed to treat severe sexual disorders in men, and it is not intended for use by healthy men. In other words, if a man is healthy, then Viagra will not act on him. However, if a person who considers himself to be healthy takes a pill and his erectile function improves, then, consequently, he may have some “hidden” erectile dysfunction.

Use Viagra with caution:

  • If you have an anatomical deformation of the penis.
  • If there are diseases that are accompanied by bleeding.
  • If you have an exacerbation of peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum.
  • If half a year ago you had a myocardial infarction or a stroke.
  • If you have a severe arrhythmia.
  • If you have blood pressure more than 170/100 mm Hg. Art. or less than 90/50 mm Hg. art.