Sildenafil Citrate Doses 25/50/100/200mg: How To Choose Correctly
Being a strong and effective drug Viagra, has its certain contraindications and precautions. A lot of success in treating ED with Viagra depends upon the correct dosage of the medicine.
Viagra was invented about 20 years ago when it turned out that sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra, was much better in treating the erectile dysfunction, rather than arterial hypertension. sildenafil is the substance referring to the group of PDE5 inhibitors. Its basic therapeutic action involves relaxing the plain muscles in the cavernous body of penis and widening the blood vessels. Wider vessels can transport more blood to penis and thus facilitate stronger and more sustainable erection.
The developing company offers Viagra in three doses: sildenafil 25 mg, sildenafil 50 mg and sildenafil 100 mg. Apart from the branded product, pharmaceutical market is abundant with generic Viagra offers. Generic Viagra is the same drug, but produced by independent pharmaceutical producers in India, Slovenia and other countries.
Producers of generics use the original formula of the branded product, yet they can replace some auxiliary products which are not so important and does not influence the major therapeutic action of medicine. Moreover, producers of generic Viagra try to attract buyers by adding other ingredients such as dapoxetine, aimed at treating the premature ejaculation or by increasing the dosage of sildenafil.
Viagra 50 mg: the most popular Sildenafil dosage
Doctors recommend that the adult patients without any serious health disorders take 50 mg of sildenafil per day. The dosage should be taken once a day 40-60 minutes before the planned sexual intercourse. At the beginning of treatment the patient should monitor his state and consult his health care professional in case of any complications. Usually when patient starts taking Viagra they may experience headaches, hot flashes or stuffy nose. Sometimes they may have blurred vision or changes in color perception. These side effects are temporary and not very strong; in most cases they disappear in the course of treatment. The complete list of side effects are always enclosed in the medical insert
While taking Viagra one should not drink alcohol and refrain from eating heavy and fatty foods. Alcohol may increase the intensity of side effects of sildenafil and fat food reduces the strength of sildenafil action. Patients are advised not to split the dosage or to take a larger dose than prescribed.
When minimal Sildenafil dose is a good idea
When a smaller dose is needed, Viagra 25 mg is used. As a rule, minimal dosage of sildenafil is prescribed for elderly patients who are over 65 years old. Age processes should be taken into account as they influence the process of sildenafil action, metabolism and excretion.
Minimal dose of Viagra 25 mg is recommended for patients suffering from various disorders including gastrointestinal and some cardio-vascular ones. Sometimes doctors prescribe Viagra with care and recommend starting with the smaller dosage. Surely, constant monitoring of the patient’s health state is vitally important.
Another good idea for the minimal Viagra dose is the very first time any patient takes the blue pill. No one knows exactly what the reaction will be. Sometimes even healthy men may face allergic reactions or severe headaches and nausea. That’s why it is better to start with the smaller dosage and then increase it if the effect is not sufficient.
Stronger Viagra doses and their effects and precautions
The strongest dose of the branded Viagra makes up 100 mg of sildenafil. It can be taken by patients under 65 without other serious diseases.
Generic Viagra dose may reach even 200 mg of sildenafil (e.g. Viagra Extra Dosage). The increased content of sildenafil is declared to have stronger and more longstanding effect. However, maximal recommended daily dosage of sildenafil should not be more than 100 mg.
Larger dosages can surely have stronger effect and are popular with those who are eager for new feelings and sexual experiments. These people seem not to be afraid of possible side effects which are usually stronger with larger dose of sildenafil.
It is important to understand that all the common side effects of Viagra that may occur with regular doses will certainly be experienced with a larger dose. Even if the regular dose prescribed personally does not trigger any bad consequences larger dosage is most likely to cause serious side effects. Among them patients may experience severe headaches, dizziness, vomiting and nausea, irregular heart beat and even heart stroke and so on. It is vitally important that patients with cardiovascular diseases never take larger dosage without prescriber’s approval. It is only the doctor who can take the decision regarding the dose of Viagra.
It is interesting that generic Viagra with extra dosage of sildenafil is also popular with customers who take regular doses. They are just glad to economize by buying Viagra 200 mg. Generic Viagra costs several times less than the branded product. So, while buying the pack of extra dosage medication they divide one pill into two or four parts and thus pay even less money. Despite the fact that doctors and producer of the branded product insist that one should split the Viagra tablets producers of generic products do not pay much attention to it.