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Viagra Frequently Asked Question - Viagra FAQ


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  1. How Should I Take Viagra, and How Often Can I Take It?
  2. When Should I Take Viagra?
  3. How Long Will It Take for Viagra To Start Working, and How Long Does It Last?
  4. How Does Viagra Work?
  5. Can I Take Viagra If I Am Taking Other Medicines at the Same Time?
  6. How Can I Know I Am Receiving Genuine Viagra Medication?
  7. Can I Be Assured of Getting an Erection with Viagra?
  8. Can Viagra Be Used Recreationally?
  9. Are There Potential Side Effects with Using Viagra?
  10. Is There a Generic Equivalent of Viagra?
  11. Is Generic Viagra Effective?
  12. What Are the Ingredients in Viagra?
  13. How Do I Get a Viagra Prescription?
  14. Can Viagra be Used Recreationally?
  15. Can Anyone Take Viagra?
  16. Can I Order Viagra Online?
  17. Will Viagra Cure My Erectile Dysfunction?
  18. Can I Overdose on Viagra?
  19. What Does Viagra Cost?
  20. Can a Psychiatrist Prescribe Viagra?
  21. Does Viagra Help to Delay Ejaculation?

1. How Should I Take Viagra, and How Often Can I Take It?

Take Viagra one pill at a time, and exactly as directed by your physician. You should never take additional doses (more than 1) of Viagra at the same time, or any time during the next 24 hours. Viagra can be taken with or without food. Also be aware that taking Viagra with a high-fat meal may mean it takes longer to start working. Moderate alcohol consumption is okay, but excessive consumption may reduce the effectiveness of the medication.

2. When Should I Take Viagra?

It is best to take Viagra approximately 4 hours before the time you foresee yourself being intimate with your partner.

3. How Long Will It Take for Viagra To Start Working, and How Long Does It Last?

It can depend on the individual, but Viagra will usually start working within 30 to 60 minute of taking the pill. Viagra’s effectiveness will last for anywhere from 4 to 6 hours after taking the medication.

4. How Does Viagra Work?

Viagra works by increasing blood flow to the penis, and this increased flow in turns helps the man achieve and maintain an erect penis for sex when he receives sexual stimulation.

5. Can I Take Viagra If I Am Taking Other Medicines at the Same Time?

It is important to have a discussion with your physician regarding all other medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription for Viagra. This includes OTC (over-the-counter) non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Viagra may have drug interactions with them and therefore it is important to have your physician make an expert determination on this.

6. How Can I Know I Am Receiving Genuine Viagra Medication?

Genuine branded Viagra pills will be 4-sided and medium blue in color and with the manufacturer’s name ‘Pfizer’ imprinted on one side of the pill and then ‘VGR’ on the other side along with the number for the dosage.

7. Can I Be Assured of Getting an Erection with Viagra?

No, you can not count on getting an erection simply because you have taken the medication. Viagra is effective for facilitating or enhancing the chemical mechanisms in the body that promote blood flow to the penis, but in order for that to happen the man must still receive sexual stimulation.

8. Can Viagra Be Used Recreationally?

No, Viagra is only to be used when prescribed by a physician and explicitly for treatment of erectile dysfunction. It is not designed for use enhancing the erection response and duration for men who are not suffering from ED, and should not be used for this aim.

9. Are There Potential Side Effects with Using Viagra?

Viagra is a safe erectile dysfunction medication that is US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved. Men can take it with the guarantee that it is entirely safe, but there is the chance of side effects. These potential effects are listed above on this same page.

10. Is There a Generic Equivalent of Viagra?

Yes, there is a generic version of Viagra, sildenafil, and it is available with the same prescription written for branded Viagra if you prefer a less-expensive alternative.

11. Is Generic Viagra Effective?

Yes, generic Viagra (sildenafil) is as effective as branded Viagra. In order to be approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) it must be proved that the generic equivalent of a drug has the same effectiveness of the branded version of it.

12. What Are the Ingredients in Viagra?

The active ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil citrate.

13. How Do I Get a Viagra Prescription?

The only way to get Viagra is to visit a licensed physician and have him or her write you a prescription for Viagra.

14. Can Viagra be Used Recreationally?

No, Viagra is only to be used for physician-directed treatment of erectile dysfunction. It is not safe to use it for the interest of improving the quality or duration of a man’s erection.

15. Can Anyone Take Viagra?

Any man of any age can take Viagra, but be aware that an older man’s slower metabolism or other health conditions may lower his responsiveness to the medication.

16. Can I Order Viagra Online?

Yes, you can order Viagra online, and ordering Viagra online from Canada is a popular choice to get a better price on the medication.

17. Will Viagra Cure My Erectile Dysfunction?

No, Viagra does not cure erectile dysfunction. It provides temporary relief from the condition by promoting increased blood flow to the man’s penis. Erectile dysfunction is not a curable condition, and you will almost certainly continue to experience it if you stop using Viagra.

18. Can I Overdose on Viagra?

No, you can not overdose on Viagra. However, it is important to never exceed the dosage prescribed by your physician OR take more than one Viagra pill in a 24-hour period. Doing so may come with adverse health risks, but you will not overdose on the medication.

19. What Does Viagra Cost?

The per-pill price of Viagra will depend on the dispensing pharmacy and variables related to that State’s regulations regarding pharmaceuticals, as well as the total quantity of medication being purchased and the dosage of the pills.

20. Can a Psychiatrist Prescribe Viagra?

No, a psychiatrist cannot prescribe Viagra or any other erectile dysfunction medication. Only a physician is able to prescribe Viagra.

21. Does Viagra Help to Delay Ejaculation?

No, the medication does not work to desensitize a man’s response to sexual stimulation and will have no effect on how quickly he ejaculates.