The Viagra Side Effects

Viagra, like in any other part of the world, is a prescription medicine and is most commonly preferred by men for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in the country compared Cialis and Levitra, the other two drugs available. Like any drug, the side effects of Viagra are inevitable, however, in most scenarios, similar to other countries, most men in Australia find the side effects mild and to a comforting extent, temporary.

Viagra in Australia

How it works

Viagra works to help treat erectile dysfunction in men by triggering how blood flows to the penis. For a man to experience an erection, the penis has to have a sufficient inflow of blood. Erectile dysfunction, most often, occurs when the blood flow to the penis is poor. The drug is composed of a chemical ingredient referred to as sildenafil which is also the most active ingredient. It is the sildenafil that triggers the needed blood flow by relaxing blood vessels allowing for the ease of an erection to occur.

The Side Effects

Taking viagra, as earlier mentioned, can result in some side effects. The side effects, nonetheless, are often balmy and do not last long and, sometimes dependent on controllable factors such as dosage or commitment to other drugs.

Very common side effects

Headaches are arguably the most common downside of taking Viagra. Out of every ten men taking Viagra, common to any part of the world, at least one will indicate a headache as a side effect, but, this should not be worrying as a headache does not usually last and is never that serious. Furthermore, an over the counter painkiller like aspirin can easily offer respite.

Common side effects

Other common side effects that may be experienced by 1 in 10 men or 1 in 100 men include nausea, indigestion, stuffy nose, redness of the face and, in some men, dizziness, and blurred vision.

The good thing, however, like headaches, these side effects are never long lasting, but one should take precaution to avoid involving tasks when feeling dizzy. Blurred vision lasting more than an hour should also be a cause for concern as it can interfere with sight and due to this, immediate medical help should be sought.

Uncommon side effects

There are also uncommon side effects usually experienced by few men, precisely, 1 in 100 men and to some extent 1 in 1000. These side effects may include vomiting, dehydration, skin rashes, vertigo, numbness, blood in urine, muscle aches and blocked nose.

Rare but serious side effects

Viagra can also cause serious side effects like most medicines although the side effects in most cases are usually rare. Some of these side effects tend to result when Viagra is taken with other medicines such as nitrate drugs taken to manage chest pains.

These side effects require one to seek the attention of a doctor and include painful erections, chest pains, prolonged erections that last more than 4 hours, seizures and a decrease of vision.

In rare instances, Viagra can trigger allergic reactions with the potentiality of being dangerous such as causing breathing difficulties.

How to minimize the side effects

While doing away with the Viagra side effects may be impossible, decreasing the risks of the side effects can be achieved. Some of the measures to avoiding the side effects include:

· Avoiding alcohol. Alcohol speeds the risk of some side effects such as dizziness and it also makes erection difficult.

· Stick to the prescribed dosage.

· Confirm the interactions of Viagra with other drugs before taking.

· Avoid mixing Viagra with recreational drugs. Some recreational drugs can cause harmful interaction especially if they contain Nitrates.

While with side effects, Viagra has been credited for being the most appropriate answer to erectile dysfunction. The drug is certified as safe in Australia and with the side effects in most instances not threatening, it should be easy using Viagra. However, if there should arise any doubts on the drug and its side effects, one should promptly visit a doctor.

 

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