Millions of men around the world use Viagra but the drug does not always work as effectively as they want. Such a situation can be caused by different factors, such as, sensitivity of the organism to the active agent, improper administration timing, eating some food etc.

Fortunately, there are some recommendations that will help maximize the effectiveness of the drug. They are simple and easily implementable.

1. Take the Pill on an Empty Stomach

It is reasonable to assume that drugs are absorbed faster and better when patients use them for a while before meals. This has been confirmed by the scientific community.

In particular, De Siati M., Saugo M., Franzolin N. (Ospedale De Lellis, Via Camillo de Lellis, Italy, 2003) noted that “the effect of [Viagra] after a meal could be notably delayed”.

So, if you consume Viagra on an empty stomach, the effect will come much faster than when you take it after a meal. Moreover, it has been experimentally proved that very fatty foods such as hard cheese, french-fried potatoes, khachapuri (a well-known Georgian dish available in the national cuisine restaurants), cream cakes, etc. significantly slow down the absorption of the drug. This does not mean that you do not get a useful effect, you just get it later, perhaps later than you need.

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2. Plan Your Sexual Activity in Advance

According to the official drug information, Cmax, the maximum (or peak) serum concentration, when taking sildenafil on an empty stomach is achieved on average within 60 minutes (from 30 minutes to 120 minutes).

Therefore, it is not surprising that the effect is poor 4-5 hours after taking the pill. Plan your sexual pastime so that the first activity of sildenafil falls directly on sexual intercourse (this is approximately 1-2 hours after consuming the pill).

3. Do Not Panic If the Tablet Does Not Work the First Time

Erectile dysfunctions can have different etiologies. The disease can be organic (physiological), that is, caused by deterioration in blood flow or another condition due to diabetes, heart disease, etc. Often, ED has a psychogenic nature, that is, a problem occurs in the head. These can be complexes such as the small penis complex, the Oedipus complex, low self-esteem, fear of failure, etc.

The good news is that Viagra can help in all cases. Sometimes the patient should switch to another anti-ED drug (Cialis, Levitra, etc.) to get the desired effect. Sometimes the body just needs to get used to the medication. Viagra may not work when you use it for the first or second time, but then the effect is fully manifested.

4. Check Drug Interactions Before Starting Your Treatment

Pharmaceutical substances can interact with each other. Some drugs such as an antiviral product efavirenz (Sustiva) can suppress the effect of sildenafil, with the result that the man gets a less powerful effect. Therefore, before you start taking Viagra, carefully read the package leaflet. If you are taking drugs that may affect the effect of sildenafil, consult a healthcare professional.

Please read the main article: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment and Drug Interactions.

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5. Avoid Grapefruit and Grapefruit-Based Products

Grapefruit is a delicious fruit that contains many nutrients and can be a perfect natural tool for weight loss. But it should not be combined with Viagra. This orange-pink gift of nature contains a substance that inhibits the enzyme responsible for the elimination of toxins and certain drugs, including sildenafil, from the body. As a result, the rate of the drug flow into the blood becomes unpredictable. You can theoretically get a better effect, but the likelihood of side effects is also increasing.

Please read: Viagra Side Effects – How Do They Occur and How to Eliminate Them?

Therefore, it is better to stay away from the grapefruit if you plan to take a blue pill.

6. Stay Healthy

You can improve the effect of Viagra by giving up bad habits, by adjusting your diet and playing sports. Bad habits and unhealthy lifestyle are unlikely to contribute to a good erection.

These simple tips will help you make the most of a little blue pill. Good luck!