This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your family doctor to find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. .
For instance, if you tried it with your partner, it could be that you were feeling nervous, especially if it’s been a while or you’re feeling “rusty.” You might want to try using Viagra for masturbation to see if it helps you achieve and sustain an erection under those circumstances. If sildenafil doesn’t help after trying it a few times in different scenarios, the next step is to talk to our team about your erectile dysfunction treatment.
This can be useful even if there is a medical cause, as it gives you a chance to talk about how you feel about having erectile dysfunction. If there is an underlying psychological reason for the difficulty, this is a safe place to explore what this might be and what you can do about it. This is generally not available as a funded service and you would normally need to pay for this privately. If you have been sexually abused, then you may be able to access free counselling through ACC.
A trained professional will be able to help you work through many of the psychological effects of ED.
Yes. Get help and advice as soon as you notice a problem. This isn't only important in terms of getting treatment for your ED: it could also be a symptom of other potentially serious conditions (such as diabetes or heart disease).
Either one can’t be used to treat both a lack of sexual drive and erectile dysfunction. If a person has only erectile dysfunction with normal sexual drive, combining Viagra and testosterone has no added benefits, just Viagra would suffice.
The foods you consume also have a direct impact on erectile dysfunction. A diet which is rich in veggies, fruit, fish and whole grains. A healthy diet will also help to maintain a perfect body weight, which is important because men who are having a 42-inch waist are more prone to erectile dysfunction than a person having a 32-inch waist.
Seeing a psychologist or other mental health professional could help improve your ED symptoms. You may want to bring your partner along for counseling sessions to discuss ways to encourage each other. If you don’t know where to start to look for counseling, ask your doctor or urologist for a specific recommendation.
Our patients often undergo a full body exam to determine whether they have early cardiovascular disease, vascular disease or a metabolic condition such as diabetes. Treatment is addressed with a multi-disciplinary approach.
if you take medicine to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, such as riociguat (Adempas).
Sildenafil is also available in other brands and strengths for treating high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension). Do not take sildenafil with any other product that contains sildenafil or other similar medications for erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension (such as tadalafil, vardenafil).
Use caution when co-administering alpha-blockers with VIAGRA because of potential additive blood pressure-lowering effects. When VIAGRA is co-administered with an alpha-blocker, patients should be stable on alpha-blocker therapy prior to initiating VIAGRA treatment and VIAGRA should be initiated at the lowest dose [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].
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A vacuum device (VED) is an external device (not a drug) that goes over the penis. When pumped, it pulls blood into the penis then a special ring is placed over the base of the penis to keep it erect.
Viagra has always been linked to some serious side effects affecting the eyes, ears, penis, heart and blood vessels. A 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine also points to a possible link between the use of sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) and melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. However, the significance of this link is still unclear. How Does Viagra Work?
Physical examination. This might include careful examination of your penis and testicles and checking your nerves for sensation. If the penis does not reach erection, it might be caused by the endocrine.