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Viagra Side Effects

Viagra's main active ingredient is Sildenafil Citrate, and it was approved by the FDA in 1998 for the treatment of impotence in men.

Common Viagra Side Effects

Abnormal vision (blurring, color tinge, sensitivity to light), nasal congestion, urinary tract infection, acid indigestion, diarrhea, flushing, headache.

It is quite possible for side effects other than those listed here to occur. If this happens and/or if any seem particularly strange or bothersome, contact a healthcare provider.

Special Viagra Warnings

Viagra has not been fully studied in patients who have had a history of Heart attack, stroke, or life-threatening irregular heart rhythm within the last 6 months.

Additionally Viagra has not been fully studied in patients who have had a history of very low and very high blood pressure, heart failure or unstable chest pain as well as certain eye disorders.

Heart irregularities, heart attack, stroke, dangerous surges in blood pressure, and sudden death have all been reported after use of Viagra, usually in men with existing cardiac risk factors, and typically during or shortly after sex.

In some instances, Viagra can cause a rare but serious condition of prolonged erection (priapism). It is important for the affected individual to contact their health care provider immediately if their erection lasts longer than 4 hours.

Individuals should not take Viagra if they are taking any nitrate-based drug, including nitroglycerin patches (Nitro-Dur, Transderm-Nitro), nitroglycerin ointment (Nitro-Bid, Nitrol), nitroglycerin pills (Nitro-Bid, Nitrostat), and isosorbide pills (Dilatrate-SR, Isordil, Sorbitrate). Combining Viagra with these drugs may cause a severe drop in blood pressure.

Noteworthy

Viagra offers no protection from transmission of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). Additionally, this drug is not for use by women.

Warning: This information is intended to supplement, not be a substitute for the expertise and judgment of a doctor. Please consult a doctor for final and more detailed information about the possible side effects of this prescription medication.
 
 
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