Generic Viagra is nothing but a PDE5 inhibitor which is a drug used in order to block the effect of PDE5 ( phosphodiesterase type 5 ) in the muscle cells which line the blood vessels of the penis. To put it in simple words, it is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Apart from that it is also used in treating signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia when seen along with ED. Viagra has been in the market for a very long time and has worked in 90% cases, therefore, Viagra has had a good track record.

MODE OF ACTION

phosphodiesterase type 5 On sexual stimulation, there is a local release of Nitrous Oxide (NO). Generic Viagra inhibits PDE5, thereby increasing the levels cGMP in corpus cavernosum in the penis. This results in smooth muscle relaxation and the inflow of blood to the penis in the corpus cavernosum. Sildenafil Citrate therefore will not have any effect in the absence of any sexual stimulation.

HISTORY

Developed by British Pfizer scientists names Peter Dunn and Albert Wood, the drug Sildenafil Citrate was meant for the treatment of coronary heart diseases, chest pain and angina.

HOW TO USE IT?

Although it varies from one person to another, the average mode of onset of this drug is about 30 minutes after consumption and thereby is recommended to be taken 30-40 minutes before sex. Taking the drug on an empty stomach is the best possible thing as the effect of this drug gets altered otherwise. Generic Viagra remains effective for 4-6 hours and has a half life of 4 hours.

DOSAGE

Available in 25 mg, 50mg and 100mg pills, however the 25mg pill is the commonly prescribed dosage. To start with, the 10mg pill is prescribed and it may be increased or decreased according to the results. Viagra is small, rounded and roughly diamond shaped blue coloured tablet with 'Pfizer' engraved on one side of the tablet and the dosage engraved on the other. It is available in various flavors such as strawberry, lemon, mint and banana if it's a soft tab.

SIDE EFFECTS

Generic Viagra pills

  • · Can lower the blood pressure
  • · If taken along with alcohol, can lower blood pressure even more
  • · Should not be mixed with high blood pressure medications
  • · Rashes
  • · Feeling dizzy
  • · Abnormal sweating
  • · Difficulty in breathing
  • · Headache
  • · Heartburn
  • · Flushing
  • · Muscle or back pain
  • · Nausea
  • · Mucus accumulation
  • · May cause temporary vision alterations
  • · Unable to differentiate between colors blue and green (rarely)
  • · Chest pain
  • · Light headedness
  • · Memory problems
  • · Ringing and Tingling sensation in the ears

DRUG INTERACTIONS

One of the most absolute contraindication of this drug is the use of Organic Nitrates. PDE5 inhibitors can cause transient low blood pressure. Using organic nitrates within 48 hours of the consumption of Viagra Hence it is important to consult your doctor before starting this medication as it may interfere with the action of Nitrates and cause angina.

HOW TO BUY IT

It is available online on various major pharmacies. It is not available over the counter and needs a Doctor's prescription.

GENERIC NAME

The generic name of this drug is Sildenafil and it's active content is Sildenafil Citrate.

PRICE ONLINE

Generic Viagra ~ $2 price per pill

Available in 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120 and 180 pills packs.