Over the last 25 years, Viagra has become the most trusted and reputable prescription drug for treating many erectile dysfunction problems. So it should come as no surprise that many men in South Africa have had their sex lives greatly improved with the help of these blue, oval-shaped pills.
Although it’s become very popular in South Africa in recent years, Viagra was actually first developed in the UK by a group of researchers who ended up selling it to a company based in the United States. After this company, Pfizer, acquired the drug and patents for it, they began to promote and distribute it worldwide after it gained quick approval by the FDA.
Viagra’s main ingredient, Sildenafil, works by causing a relaxation in the muscles that line the blood vessels throughout a man’s body. It’s these very same blood vessels that may often have problems transporting blood for various reasons, which is what often causes erectile problems. So when Sildenafil begins to work, it temporarily reverses these problems in a way and more blood is then carried throughout these blood vessels which will often result in a strong erection if a man becomes aroused.
For men living in South Africa, Viagra is now available to be ordered legally online. The way ordering works is you’ll normally fill out a form for a doctor to review which typically will include information you fill out about your medical history, allergies, age, weight and other information. After this form is reviewed, the doctor will normally make a decision on whether you qualify for a Viagra prescription. Most men with genuine erectile dysfunction problems are approved and the Viagra is often sent to you through the mail or FedEx. This is the new way to be screened for Viagra prescriptions without ever having to see a doctor face to face. Obviously, this can be of benefit to South African men, and not just because it helps to avoid the embarrassment of having to talk face-to-face with somebody about their erection problems. It’s also of major benefit because it gives you more choices on where to order your prescriptions from, as you can now order them cheaply from abroad.
As for dosing, Viagra dosages range from 25mg to upwards of about 100mg. You should normally take no more than one tablet of your prescribed dose every 24 hours and consult a doctor if you think you need to take more than this. After taking a dosage, it can sometimes take up to 1 hour for effects to be felt or noticed, but most men will begin to see erectile improvement within about 30 minutes if they are sexually aroused. If Viagra doesn’t help you attain or maintain erections when aroused, you may need to speak to your doctor again to determine if it’s the correct medication for you or if the dosage needs to be increased.
What are side effects of Viagra?
However, as with all medications, Viagra can cause side effects in some people, which is why it’s important that you follow your recommended dosage amounts. Most of the time these side effects are normal and not a cause for concern, but there are a few more serious side effects that you should seek medical assistance for if they ever occur. Less serious side effects which are commonly reported include headaches, changes in vision quality, a feeling of warmth or flushing in the body or face, and a congested nose. If you experience any other symptoms other than these, you should speak to a doctor immediately to determine if you need medical attention.
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