FAQs about Viagra

Viagra has proven so successful in treating erectile dysfunction that more than 20 million men worldwide now use the drug on a regular basis. To learn if it is a good treatment option for you, review the frequently asked questions and corresponding answers below.

Who is a typical user of this medication?

The average user is a man in his fifties who has high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. He is likely to be married or in a committed relationship. He has experienced erectile dysfunction symptoms for several years prior to seeking treatment.

Does a man develop an erection as soon as he takes a pill?

Viagra does not cause erections. Rather, it helps men develop and maintain strong erections during sexual intercourse by allowing the blood to flow to the penis. Sexual stimulation is still required get an erection. Without the stimulation, men have no physical reaction after taking the pill.

How long does a man have to wait to have sexual intercourse?

It generally takes about 30 minutes for Viagra to become active in your system. The actual amount of time it takes to develop an erection depends on the stimulation. Men with more severe erectile dysfunction symptoms may take longer to arouse simply because of poor self-image or embarrassment.

Will a man want sex more often after taking this drug?

There is no impact on physical desire associated with Viagra. You will not feel more or less desire when you take a pill. However, you may be more willing to engage in sexual activity because you are more confident once your erectile dysfunction symptoms have been treated.

Is Viagra effective for all men who experience erectile dysfunction?

According to the manufacturer, approximately 75% of men who buy Viagra and use the drug find it to be an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. There may be outside factors that contribute to those men who do not continue to use the drug. These factors include undiagnosed medical conditions, psychological issues, and unusual expectations.

Should a man continue to take Viagra if it does not work the first time?

For men who have suffered from erectile dysfunction for a while, the manufacturer recommends taking Viagra up to eight times to make sure it is actually ineffective. Couples who have dealt with this condition over an extended period of time may need extra time to become comfortable with another again.