10 Interesting Facts About “The Little Blue Pill” Viagra

We get it – erectile dysfunction sucks. Like, really sucks.

But while you may not be able to change whether or not you have it, you can totally change how you respond to it, and by extension, how it impacts your life.

There are a variety of medications on the market that aim to eliminate the symptoms of erectile dysfunction when ingested prior to sexual activity.

Viagra is the oldest one of these medications, and the most well known. The iconic “little blue pill” was approved for medical use in the United States of America, Europe, and Australia in 1998, after being discovered by researchers at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, and millions of doses are taken around the world each year.

What you might not know is that Viagra was actually discovered by accident.

Pfizer didn’t set out with the explicit goal of coming out with a blockbuster erectile dysfunction drug. Actually, the researchers were working on a blood pressure medication. While conducting clinical trials, men reported having more erections as a side effect, and thus began the era of anti-erectile dysfunction drugs.

Viagra comes in doses of 25 milligrams, 50 milligrams, and 100 milligrams.

Your dosage, as determined by your doctor, will depend on your age, the underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction, and your kidney function. There are certain medical conditions that Viagra does not interact with well, so your doctor can review this with you as well.

Viagra is also known under the generic name sildenafil.

In Australia, sildenafil is administered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of the Department of Health under the government of Australia.

Before starting Viagra, or any other form of medication, make sure to consult with your doctor to figure out what’s right for you.

Your doctor will be able to make specific recommendations based on your medical history.

While some online pharmacies claim to sell Viagra, Viagra is actually a schedule four drug in Australia.

That means it is supposed to be obtained through prescription. Viagra is actually one of the most generic drugs in the world, so obtaining Viagra legitimately, via a real prescription at a real pharmacy, is the best way to ensure you get the real deal when it’s time to perform. After all, won’t it be so incredibly annoying to think the drug is kicking in…except it doesn’t? Erectile dysfunction, already an upsetting and frustrating experience, will become even more upsetting and frustrating when combined with a generic drug.

Before taking Viagra, you should consider whether or not the potential side effects will be worth it.
About one in ten men are affected with side effects when taking Viagra. Side effects of Viagra include headache, flushing, an upset stomach, abnormal vision (such as changes in color vision or blurred vision), stuffy nose, runny nose, back pain, muscle pain, nausea, rash, diarrhea, and sudden decrease or loss of hearing.

Millions of men have refused to let erectile dysfunction keep them down with Viagra. You could be the next one to change your life.

John Rogers

I am a doctor from Melbourne, VIC.

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