How Do They Occur and How to Eliminate Them?

Modern life is actually impossible without drugs. People use vaccines, antibiotics, antihypertensives, antiviral remedies, drugs for sexual problems, etc.

Unfortunately, each drug may cause side effects, and Sildenafil (which contains sildenafil as the key agent) is no different.

  • What adverse events are associated with its use?
  • What’s the cause of them and how to eliminate them?

The List of Viagra’s Side Effects, Their Frequency

The blue pill can occasionally cause the following adverse reactions:

  • headaches;
  • stomach disorders, incl. nausea;
  • vision abnormalities like having a blue color tinge, blurry vision;
  • spinal pain;
  • stuffy and runny nose;
  • muscle pain;
  • rash;
  • heart disturbances;
  • hearing impairments;
  • priapism (a long-lasting and painful penile erection).

According to the study by Moreira SG Jr, Brannigan RE, Spitz A et al. (Baylor College of Medicine, 2000), sildenafil’s bad reactions most commonly happened were flushing (30.8%), headache (25.4%), nasal congestion (18.7%), and heartburn (10.5%)

An interesting fact:

Earlier (in 1990s), the positive action of Viagra was also a side effect, which was reported by many participants in the initial cardiac studies of sildenafil; pronounced effect on the blood flow in the penis, prompted the idea of using this drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction

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Why Does Viagra Cause Side Effects?

How to Minimize/Avoid Their Occurrence?

The medication’s side effects are usually mild and transient. They develop in a relatively small percentage of men.

However, there is a pattern: the higher the dosage you take, the higher the risk of developing adverse events.

While you are taking dosages within the normal range (from 25 to 100 mg), the risk is not very large. However, an overdose, for example, using two pills at a time, escalates it.

There are a few tips you should follow to maximally secure yourself:

If side effects already occur, you can treat them with over-the-counter meds.

For instance, Tylenol, Aleve or aspirin combat headaches, TUMS and Pepto-Bismol help to overcome upset stomach symptoms.

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