Viagra is a medication that has historical significance. Thanks to the small blue pill, millions of men around the world were able to quickly, guaranteed and painlessly eliminate erectile dysfunction (ED). Before the emergence of Viagra, treatments for ED were often ineffective and unpleasant (we mean intracavernous injections).

Because of the great fame, the drug is actively discussed even now. Leading tabloids do not disdain to post a variety of news about Viagra. Below you will see the latest news and stories related to the “blue diamond”.

Turmoil in the United Kingdom

As reported by the Sun, at the beginning of April 2019, Pfizer company raised concerns regarding buying Viagra by men who don’t have problems with erection as these males reportedly believe it will make them last longer in bed.

In addition, it was reported that the pills are taken in combination with dangerous drugs, which can cause serious harm to health. The blue pill abuse can lead to unsafe sex (including anal penetration). It also increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

Pfizer will work on this issue together with one of the British ministries. They will find out what measures are being taken to prevent the sale of anti-ED tablets to those who do not need it.

Treating Pregnancy Condition with Viagra

According to the METRO, Viagra can help women suffering from preeclampsia, a disease that occurs during pregnancy, one of the key symptoms of which is an increase in arterial pressure. More precisely, the drug probably does not help moms, but is good for their children, as it presumably protects their heart. It is known that babies born to women with preeclampsia have elevated blood pressure in childhood and an increased risk of stroke in adulthood. Viagra (sildenafil) may be helpful in preventing such complications. Studies have so far been conducted on rats, but further experiments are planned in this direction.

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Zambian “Viagra” Energy Drink

As reported by the IOL (Zambian news portal), in March 2019, an energy drink called “Power Natural High Energy Drink SX” was banned in Zambia. This decision was caused by the fact that it contained high quantities of sildenafil, the main active component of Viagra. Moreover, this wasn’t indicated on the drink’s labeling. Of course, this practice is considered a violation of the law, as pharmaceutical ingredients cannot be added to food product in such a brazen way.

Eye Damage Caused by Sildenafil Overdose

In 2018, American scientists described the case of a man who had damaged his eyesight due to taking high doses of sildenafil. (NBC News Digital). The sufferer used this drug in liquid form and, as he admitted, he often did not use the dispenser. Therefore, his body received unknown dosages of a substance for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The overdose had a negative effect on the retina of his eyes, as a result of which he began to see the world around him in red. Even after stopping the use of Viagra, this side effect has not disappeared.

Tanzanian Disquietude

According to SDE (a Kenyan news website), at the end of April 2019, the Tanzanian MP expressed concern about the increase in the importation of drugs for the treatment of impotence in the country. The government was asked if its members researched why the population of Tanzania had low libido. One of the ministers replied that the reasons for this are stress, diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases.