10 Truths About Sildenafil
Hey guys, my name is Dr. Sam. Now, I often get asked by my patients what to do if Sildenafil doesn’t work? And what are the common side effects of this treatment? If you keep watching, I’ll answer your top ten questions on Sildenafil. So let’s go! Welcome to my channel SwiftMedNZ. If you have a question that you’d like me to do a video on, please post it in the comment section below. Also, if you enjoy my videos please remember to subscribe. And you can also hit the little notification bell, next to the subscribe button So that you don’t miss out on any of our latest videos. Sildenafil is the generic name for brand medicines like Viagra or Silvasta. So they are the same thing! They are pde5 Inhibitors, which enhance nitric oxide release, which enhances blood flow into the penis, so that you can get and keep an erection. It only works when you are sexually aroused. It lasts in your system for about five to six hours. It comes as a pill. You can take it as required, meaning one hour before sex. The usual starting dose is 50 milligrams, although some men need a larger dose of a hundred milligrams, Particularly, if you are a taller person. Others can get away with a smaller dose of 25mg. It is best taken on an empty stomach. It’s very effective! Its effectiveness in studies has been shown to be 84 percent on average. Which is actually very high for a medication. This means that for most men who have ED symptoms they will see an improvement when using a treatment like Sildenafil. It usually starts working within 30 minutes, with its maximum effectiveness at one hour. It lasts in your system for up to five to six hours. Keep in mind that you should only take one dose of Sildenafil in 24 hours. Sildenafil interacts with angina medicines like GTN spray and nitrate tablets. Also some blood pressure medications e.g. Doxazosin. Most men do not notice side effects. But for those that do, they may get a headache, flushing, dizziness, indigestion or an upset stomach. Do not take alcohol with this medication, as it will make those side effects worse. If you get an erection that lasts for longer than four hours, please see a doctor immediately. As it is a medical emergency. Yes, there aren’t any long-term health problems or side effects. It is not recommended for men who have recently had a heart attack or a stroke in the previous six months, who have uncontrolled high blood pressure, severely low blood pressure or Unstable Angina symptoms. Sildenafil might not work for you if you took two smaller dose, if you weren’t sexually aroused or if you had it with food. Initially, I’d recommend to wait a day and try another bigger dose if you weren’t already on the maximum dose. If not, have a chat to your doctor about other treatment options Initially, I’d suggest trying an alternative such as Cialis. Sorry ladies, it’s not licensed for use in women and studies have shown that it doesn’t work in women. Also, there is some concern about the long term effects it may have on the female body. Thanks for watching. And please feel free to stick around and watch some of my other videos on Cialis and Men’s Health.