FAQ – Sildenafil (Generic Viagra)

Sildenafil (Generic Viagra) - Frequently Asked Questions

Sildenafil is the generic name of the commonly prescribed drug Viagra. It is a PDE5 inhibitor which is a class of drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction in men and a lung disorder known as Pulmonary Hypertension.

PDE5 inhibitors work by increasing the circulation (blood flow) in the body. In the situation of ED Sildenafil significantly increases the ability of blood to flow into the pelvic organs (penis) allowing for faster, firmer, longer lasting erections.

The most common reported side effects are headache, nasal stuffiness, redness of the face/neck/chest, and visual disturbances. All side effects resolve spontaneously with cessation of the product. A much less common potentially significant side effect is Priapism – an erection lasting more than four hours. If any of these or any unexplained side effects occur when taking Sildenafil you should immediately cease taking Sildenafil and contact your physician.

Sildenafil is safe with most medications. People on NITRATE medications for heart problems SHOULD NOT TAKE SILDENAFIL. Discuss ALL medications you are on with the doctor PRIOR to receiving a prescription for Sildenafil.

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