Sildenafil is an erectile dysfunction treatment used to enhance erections in patients with mild erectile dysfunction (ED). The ingredient in sildenafil is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug. There are many other drugs that can be used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. When to take Sildenafil?
Treatment of ED
If you or your partner are taking sildenafil for the treatment of ED, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist about the recommended dose and frequency of your medications. Your doctor can give you the correct dosage. Do not stop taking sildenafil suddenly if you are having sexual difficulties or any other unusual symptoms. Discuss your intentions with your pharmacist and discuss any concerns or complaints you have about your medications. Your pharmacist can also answer questions you have about how long to take sildenafil and other sexual treatment medications. Remember, too, that your doctor is very familiar with your medical history and will monitor you carefully while you are on sildenafil.
Maintain an erection
The recommended dose of sildenafil is based on how well a patient responds to treatment, and on the factors described above. Your doctor may adjust the dosage of sildenafil or change the duration of your treatment, depending on how well you’re doing. However, most men can typically maintain an erection with sildenafil. In rare cases, like pulmonary arterial hypertension, fluid retention, or neurological problems, there are other causes for either failure to maintain an erection.
Be careful in taking it with other drugs
Is it a good idea to combine sildenafil with another drug (like Viagra)? With Viagra, an orgasm can be achieved within mere minutes, whereas with other drugs, it may take hours or days. If you are taking sildenafil to treat erectile dysfunction and also suffer from sexual anxiety, then it’s probably not a good idea to begin Viagra treatment right away; in fact, you should wait until after your doctor has adjusted your dosage.
What are some possible Sildenafil side effects? Mild side effects are rare, but they could occur. Such side effects include headache, restlessness, fever, nausea, and muscle weakness. Other side effects may include allergic reactions, increased heart rate, jaundice, vomiting, or diarrhea.