Who Developed Sildenafil Citrate And Why?
Sildenafil Citrate, the key ingredient in Viagra®, was originally
developed by Pfizer® as a heart medication. Studies revealed
Sildenafil Citrate's ability to improve blood flow by relaxing arteries.
During these studies, a considerable increase in blood flow to the
male genitals was discovered as well.
How Successful Is Sildenafil Citrate?
Years ago, men diagnosed with sexual dysfunction performed normally
for an average of five to six hours after taking Sildenafil Citrate
tablets. According to an AP article released on Oct. 27, 1997, Sildenafil
Citrate tablets achieved a success rate of 80%. In March of 1998,
Sildenafil Citrate was approved by the FDA and marketed in its tablet
form by Pfizer®. This was beginning of Viagra®.
How Does Sildenafil Citrate Work?
When a man is sexually aroused, the arteries in the penis relax
and widen, allowing more blood to flow into the penis. As the arteries
in the penis expand, the veins that normally carry blood away from
the penis become compressed, restricting the blood flow out of the
penis. With more blood flowing in and less flowing out, the penis
enlarges, resulting in an erection. If the nerves or blood vessels
associated with this process aren't working properly, a man may
not be able to get an erection. Sildenafil Citrate increases blood
flow to the penis, so that when a man is sexually aroused, he can
get and keep an erection.
How Do Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs Work So Fast?
When Sildenafil Citrate is in pill form (Viagra®), it must go
through the digestive tract before it can be absorbed into the blood
stream. This process takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes and is
dependent on factors such as whether or not the patient has recently
eaten. Conversely, Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs are absorbed
directly into the blood stream through the cell walls under the
tongue, thereby eliminating the digestive tract, yielding results
in about 15 minutes. This is achieved through a compounding process
developed especially for this product.
Are Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs An Herbal Remedy?
No. Sildenafil Ctrate soft tabs are created through a compounding
process using FDA Approved Viagra® by licensed Physicians and
contain no herbal components.
Do I Need The Same Dosage As The Pill Form?
No. Because the Sildenafil Citrate does not have to go through the
digestive tract you need less of the dosage required using the pill
What Is The Proper Dosage?
For some men, a half dose is adequate to receive the desired results.
You should never take more than one Sildenafil Citrate soft tab
at any one time and not more than once a day. If you are over 65
years old or have any medical condition such as a serious liver
or kidney problem, or are taking protease inhibitors, such as for
the treatment of HIV, consult your physician for the proper dosage.
Who Shouldn't Use Sildenafil Citrate?
Before you start any treatment of Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs,
be sure to carefully go through the online questionnaire. If you
have any questions please consult your health care provider. If
you're a man who uses nitrate drugs, like nitroglycerine, never
take Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs. The combination of Sildenafil
Citrate and nitrates can make your blood pressure suddenly drop
to unsafe or life-threatening level. You could get dizzy, faint,
or even have a heart attack or stroke. Nitrates are found in many
prescription medications that are used to treat angina (chest pain
due to heart disease) such as: Nitroglycerin, (tablets that are
used orally and designed to be disolved in the mouth, skin patches,
sprays, and ointments), isosorbide mononitrate and isosorbide dinitrate
(tablets that are used orally and designed to be disolved in the
mouth) Nitrates are also found in recreational drugs such as amyl
nitrate or nitrite ("poppers"). If you are not sure if
any of your medications contain nitrates, or if you do not understand
what nitrates are, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.
Do not share your prescription with anyone.
Is Age A Factor In The Effectiveness of Sildenafil Citrate?
Age does not seem to be a factor in the effectiveness of Sildenafil
Citrate. In fact many men experience erections that are as firm
as they were when they were in their teens. The erections last longer
and require less stimulation to stay erect because of the increased
Will Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs cause an erection?
No. You must first be sexually aroused to get an erection. If you
take Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs and are not sexually stimulated,
nothing will happen. If however you are sexually stimulated within
that 4 hour period, your erection will generally be firm and long
lasting. When the sexual encounter is over, the erection goes away.
Are there any side effects?
Like all medications, Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs can have some
side effects. The most common side effects are headache, facial
flushing, sensitivity to light, bluish or blurred vision. In rare
cases erection has been known to last more than 4 hours. If this
occurs seek medical help immediately. Sildenafil Citrate soft tabs
provide no protection against sexually transmitted diseases.