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Don’t be Put Off of Viagra!

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Don’t be Put Off of Viagra!

The little blue pill has been with us for almost 20 years. It is successful in preventing erectile dysfunction in 80% of cases. So why do some men refuse to embrace the pill and re-kindle their sex lives? It could be price (if you aren’t entitled to a free prescription), stigma, refusal to believe the hype, or, most common of all, fear of the side effects.

Although there are some men who should not take the pill at all because of a medical condition or medications (this is why the drug is prescription-only) some men are put off by the long list of side effects that they could experience. However, some men will experience no side effects with the drug while others may just experience some mild discomfort. While the decision whether to continue with the drug is ultimately down to the drug-taker there are ways to alleviate some of the side effects.

The first is to take the lowest dosage possible while still achieving the desired effect (an erection capable of being sustained to the conclusion of sexual activity). Viagra comes in tablets of 25-mg, 50-mg, and 100-mg. The higher the dosage the more likely any side effects will be experienced, or be more pronounced.  To avoid potential major side effects men should never exceed the dose recommended by their physician. Most physicians will advise starting off with a lower-dose pill. If the initial dose proves to be ineffective the physician must determine whether to increase the dosage and by how much. I know a friend who has a number of full strength Viagra tablets but cuts them in half or even a quarter.

A mild headache is quite common with this drug. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol or aspirin will often work. Be sure to drink plenty of water when you take the pain reliever, because mild dehydration can make a headache worse. If a headache doesn’t seem to be affected by the pain-reliever, don’t take additional pills or try stronger pain killers such as codeine, but instead consult your doctor.

Flushed cheeks can be easily relieved by applying a cool face cloth or flannel to the cheeks, or moving into a cooler room- perhaps one with a breeze through a window. Taking a drink of water will also help cool your body.

Treat a mild upset stomach with milder over-the-counter medicines. An upset tummy often occurs after the sexual activity, and, therefore, should not have spoiled your enjoyment while having sex.

Finally, treat sensitive eyes by avoiding bright lights and not driving while taking Viagra. Visual effects are usually quite mild and will often pass within an hour or two of taking the drug. However if blurred vision occurs, then stop taking the drug and consult your doctor.

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