These days Viagra is a household name. Hardly anyone is unaware of what it is. In fact, many people joke about it regularly. There are a few things that you should be aware of before looking seriously into using this pill. We’ve outlined 5 of the most crucial of these below. You may have a vague notion of some of them, and you may be completely unaware of others. Either way we’re sure they’ll give you some food for thought.
You may not have been aware that Viagra is in fact not a generic term. It is actually a brand name and registered trademark of the Pfizer Corporation. The technical name for it is Sildenafil Citrate. As you probably know, the main purpose of this is to treat male erectile dysfunction issues. Basically this means that it to help men get or maintain a satisfactory erection to full intercourse completion.
This is familiar to many as the little “Blue Pill” or “Diamond Pill”. It is this peculiar and unusual design that differentiates it from many of the other competing products out there on the market. It has a diamond shape with the manufacturers name “Pfizer” on the front side. As you can imagine, the tremendous success of this pill has triggered a raft of copycat products onto the market. We’ll cover some of these later on. However another recent development in the erectile dysfunction market has been the introduction of various “herbal” alternatives. We’ll be covering some of these next.
Herbal Viagra – a natural alternative?
Recently a number of competing products have appeared on the market. All of these products share the same goal – to try and capture a share of the market from the market leader Viagra. What is their main selling point? Well it’s exactly what is indicated in the name. They purport to give the same results but with a much more “natural” and healthy solution.
Some of the products are based on ingredients, which have been around for quite some time. Things like Ginseng, Gingko, and Horny Goat Weed are few that are most widely promoted.
However as with anything else, you need to exercise caution as not all of these products have been tested or certified. Some purely contain the ingredient in a very high dose. This can often have serious consequences on those who may be on other medications and have not cleared it with their doctor. Restricted blood flow, possible toxicity in large doses and other issues have been reported.
The Most Common places to obtain
When this pill was originally released it was officially only available via a prescription from a licensed doctor. It is now much more widely available. Some of these options are quite apparent to many of us. For example, how many times have you opened an email to find another spammer trying to sell you a discount pack?
Well, as you can see this still happening every day. You need to be vigilant and remember that many of these vendors are unregulated, and the product being sold may contain numerous contaminants. Always exercise extreme caution no matter how tempting the offer is.
Can Women Use It?
Contrary to popular belief, there are actually quite a few women who are using this on a regular basis. This can be corroborated by the huge numbers of women who write into medical advice columns in the online and offline media. Many report back that they are quite happy with the results too!
So what exactly does it do since women don’t actually suffer or have erectile issues? Well, it is regularly used for treating female arousal disorders such as FSAD and FSD.
This results in making various parts of the female anatomy, specifically the genitalia, hyper sensitive. This gives rise to faster orgasms and the ability to orgasm multiple times during intercourse. There are also a number of competing products such as Cialis. Although these are not specifically for women, they also have a similar effect.
Bear in mind the possible side-effects
Unfortunately, there are a number of side-effects which can occur when using this pill. It’s vital that you are aware of these, and also weigh up the consequences before deciding to go ahead and use it.
A little known, but inconvenient side-effect is on cone cells in the retina of the human eye. This basically affects color vision and the ability to differentiate between colors such blue or green hues. Sometimes it may even result in people seeing everything with a slight blurriness. As you expect this would preclude its use by people in particular occupations that rely on a high visual requirements. Vehicle drivers and operators are most obviously at risk. Pilots for example are legally required to avoid use for a certain number of hours before flying.
This can also interact with other drugs in the system. For example someone who may be taking certain drugs to combat coronary heart disease. In these situations the resulting mix may render the heart medication ineffective and could place that person in serious danger of having a heart attack.
Aside from the above there is also the propensity for smaller niggles like headaches and head pains, nasal congestion, flushing and adverse issues.