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Once called, The Little Blue Pill, Viagra is widely known to the world to treat erectile dysfunction in men. Erectile dysfunction is common as men age, although can happen during any age past puberty. Once a man has a consistent difficulty obtaining and maintaining an erection it is then deemed to be a disorder, which is then called Erectile dysfunction.
Viagra in today’s time is prescribed by doctors all over the globe, including South Africa, to treat this disorder.
However, the medication was not always meant to be used for this treatment. When Viagra was first discovered it was used for the treatment of lowering blood pressure. It was found that in order to be effective patients had to take high doses and more than three times daily. During this time it was noted that patients would report that they would have prolonged erections. This is where a further study was conducted to see if there was a different, better use for the medication. Viagra has became very popular across the globe. Because of its popularity, Viagra is one of the highest counterfeit medications on the market.
You are able to purchase this medications in shops and online without a prescription.
This has resulted in unknown ingredients and wrong amounts of ingredients added. Reports have shown that men have been having serious health issues and even death from these counterfeit medications. In South Africa the people have come together to find out ways to prevent this from happening. It has now became law that you are unable to buy Viagra without a prescription and it is illegal otherwise. In order to obtain a prescription in South Africa you need to be seen by a healthcare professional. You will be asked about your health history and even some tests may be ordered. You will need to advise the doctor of any medications that you take as some medications such as nitrates counteract with Viagra. Once your health and medications have been cleared you will then talk with the doctor if Viagra is right for you.
As with all medications, Viagra can give some patients minor side effects.
These side effects are generally no bother as they are short lived and go away over time when taking the medication often. You may experience slight headaches, redness in your cheeks, and you could even experience an upset stomach. Whenever taking Viagra it is recommended to eat with no food, but if it does upset your stomach a light meal is preferred. When taken with a heavy meal it can affect the way the medication works, and you may not have the desired effect. For most men there are no bad experiences with taking it, and overall has very good reports. The older the male and if there is an allergic reaction are typically the causes of side adverse effects.
Not only does Viagra work by helping men achieve and maintain an erection, but it also boosts their confidence and allows them to engage in relationships once again without worry if they wanted to become sexually active.
In order for Viagra to work you need to be sexually stimulated, so no worries about taking the medications without being about to control an erection. It is to be taken no more than once daily, but usually is only taken when the man wants to engage in sexual activity. When a man is wanting to become sexually engaged they need to take Viagra 1-2 hours prior, and avoid alcohol. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra and is what causes blood vessels to expand and allow more blood flow through the penis, which is needed in order to gain an erection. There are other medications on the market that contain Sildenafil, but Viagra is by far the most popular.
When you reside in South Africa you can take your prescription to a trusted pharmacy and have your medication filled at your convenience.
There are also ways to purchase the medication online from trusted pharmacy companies that require a prescription. You can talk with the doctor via Skype or another virtual portal. After they deem it safe, you can then order the medication from them. Depending on your insurance and what they will cover will depend on what you will pay for the medication. In South Africa the name brand Viagra can run a pill, but there are generic options that chop that price in half.
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