What is Viagra?
Viagra is the most well-known treatment for adult men with erectile dysfunction, sometimes known as impotence. This is when a man cannot get, or keep a hard, erect penis suitable for sexual activity. Viagra pills have been used to treat erectile dysfunction for over two decades and been proven to be very effective for more than 80% of men. When you take Viagra pills you may be able to:
- Improve your ability to get and maintain an erection
- Be more confident in your ability to get and maintain an erection
- Be satisfied with the hardness of your erections
What is Sildenafil?
Sildenafil (also known as sildenafil citrate) is the generic version of the Viagra licensed since 2013 in the UK. Sildenafil is a drug used for erectile dysfunction in men. It is the generic form of the well-known drug, Viagra. This drug is virtually known by everyone and is famous for its ability to help a man achieve and maintain an erection.
What is the difference between Viagra and Sildenafil?
Sildenafil citrate is the active ingredient in Viagra and is available in a generic, unbranded tablet. Sildenafil and Viagra are medically equivalent but Sildenafil is available at a much lower cost.
Generic medicines contain the same active ingredient and are equally effective and medically equivalent as the branded products but are available at a lower price. Generic manufacturers have to demonstrate that they are medically identical to the branded product - i.e. they offer the same quality, strength, stability and effectiveness.
Generic medicines are required meet the same standards of safety, quality and efficacy as the branded medication. To receive market approval from the European Medicines Agency and MHRA, a generic medicine must be 'bioequivalent' to the originator product.
You should take Viagra (Sildenafil) about one hour before you plan to have sex. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Viagra (Sildenafil) can be taken with or without food. However, you may find that Viagra (Sildenafil) takes longer to start working if you take it with a heavy meal.
The recommended starting dose for Viagra (sildenafil) is one 50mg pill taken 1 hour before sexual activity. If you achieve the desired effect but are suffering from side effects, try lowering the dose to 25mg. If after trying 50mg pills four times without the desired effect, and you are not experiencing side effects, increase the dose to 100mg. If after trying 100mg 8 separate times without effect you should cease treatment and consult your doctor. You should not take Viagra (sildenafil) more than once a day as this will have not increase the effectiveness and may increase the likelihood of experiencing side effects.
Viagra has been used by millions of men worldwide for over a decade and has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. For the majority of users, no side effects are experienced. However, some men may experience mild side effects and less than 1% will experience serious side effects.
Very Common Side Effects (affects more than 10% of the population)
Common Side Effects (affects between Than 1-10% of the population)
- Blurry Vision / Visual Disturbances
- Hot flushes
- Blocked nose
Each Sildenafil tablet contains sildenafil as the active ingredient at a strength of either 25mg, 50mg or 100mg.
Each tablet also contains microcrystalline cellulose, calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, poly (vinyl alcohol), titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 3350 & talc.
The active ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil.
The inactive ingredients in Viagra are microcrystalline cellulose, calcium hydrogen phosphate (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), lactose monohydrate, triacetin, and indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132).