Viagra (Oral)


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Viagra (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Viagra (Oral)

Viagra (Oral) Medication Classification

SILDENAFIL (By mouth)

Viagra (Oral) Brandname

Viagra

Viagra (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Sildenafil (sil-DEN-a-fil) or Viagra treats impotence (problems having sex) by helping you have an erection.

When To Not Use Viagra (Oral)

You should not use Viagra if you are allergic to sildenafil or if you are using nitrate medicines such as nitroglycerin (Nitro-bid®, Nitro-Dur®, Transderm Nitro®, Nitrol® Ointment, Nitrolingual® Spray) or isosorbide (Imdur®, Monoket®, Ismo®, Isordil®).

How Should You Use Viagra (Oral)

Viagra Tablet Usage

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of Viagra to use and how often. Do not use more Viagra or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Sildenafil is for men who have trouble getting and maintaining an erection. Viagra will not make a normal erection last longer or occur more often. Viagra is not for men who have normal sexual function.
  • You may be told to take one dose of Viagra about one hour before you have sex.
  • It is best to not eat a high-fat meal before using Viagra, because it may take longer for the medicine to work.
  • If a Viagra dose is missed:
  • Viagra is used when you want to have an erection. You should not use Viagra more often than one time each day.

Proper Viagra (Oral) Storage

Store Viagra (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Viagra (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Viagra (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Certain drugs should not be used while using sildenafil. Using these drugs can cause very serious medical problems.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using cimetidine (Tagamet®), indinavir (Crixivan®), or medicines to treat infection such as erythromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, or rifampin.

Viagra (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have heart disease or any type of heart problems, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, bone marrow tumors, a bleeding disorder, a stomach ulcer, or an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa. Before using Viagra, tell your doctor if you have curved or abnormally-shaped penis.
  • Viagra should not be given to women, children, or babies.
  • Viagra will not keep your partner from getting pregnant. Viagra will not protect you or your partner from diseases such as syphilis, herpes, or HIV. Use a latex condom for protection. Make sure you understand and practice safe sex.

Viagra (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • An erection that is painful or lasts longer than four hours
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Blurred vision, eye sensitivity to light, seeing a blue or green haze
  • Flushing (warmth or redness in your face and neck)
  • Headache
  • Indigestion