Sildenafil or Viagra is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It also treats other male sexual function problems. The sildenafil citrate is the salt form of the drug. It is generally used to increase blood flow to the penis to help a man sustain his erection to enhance sexual activity.
This drug does not protect users against sexually transmitted disease ( HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhoea, syphilis). Do not consume more than once daily. A high-calorie diet may delay the effect of the drug. The other condition that the medication is used for is pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The consumption of alcohol should be kept to a minimum level as it may trigger side effects such as dizziness, fainting or fatigue. If you are a heart patient or have undergone bypass surgeries within the past 6 months, you must consult the doctor.
People suffering from kidney and liver disease must also be careful. If you have fluctuating blood pressure then you are advised to use this drug as it directly interferes with the blood flow.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Sexologist before using this medicine.