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The Various Side Effects of Viagra

The various side effects of Viagra
HWC Team
July28/ 2015


Viagra or Sildenafil is a drug, which is used to treat male sexual problems like erectile dysfunction or impotence. This drug when used in combination with sexual stimulation, works by improving or raising the blood flow in the penis so that a man can get and maintain an erection.  This drug cannot be used to stay away from sexually transmitted diseases and even on its use; one may need to use protection like condoms etc.

Viagra must only be used after the consultation and prescription of a medical practitioner because there are several side effects associated with it.  There are many brands and companies that manufacture it but you must only go for a reputed or well-known brand. The following is a list of the various side effects of Viagra:

Common Side Effects:

  • One of the most commons side effects of Viagra is dizziness and a feeling of ache in the head. This is not such a serious side effect and may reduce on its own. To reduce the risk of dizziness, you may make it a point to avoid getting up from a seated or lying down position too fast.
  • Another common side effect of Viagra is a sensation of flushing.
  • After the consumption of Viagra, some people also observe having an upset stomach or digestive problems.
  • In some cases, one may also observe vision changes after taking Viagra. They may become more sensitive to light, have a blurred vision or may have a difficulty in telling similar colors apart from one another. This side effect may also reduce after a while but if  persists,  you must tell your doctor about it.
  • Some of the other common side effects of Viagra include nausea, vomiting sensation, pain in the chest, jaw or the left arm etc.

Serious Side Effects:

  • Serious side effects of Viagra are rare but may occur if one takes the drug in more than prescribed amount or number of times. One of the serious side effects of Viagra is sudden decrease in the vision and this may also lead to permanent blindness in either one or both the eyes. If this happens, then you must seek help of your doctor straight away.
  • Some other serious side effects of taking Viagra include risk of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and eye problems. It may also cause high blood pressure and other problems especially if are involved in other bad habits like smoking.
  • In some cases, a sudden loss in hearing or problems in hearing may also occur and this is yet another side effect of taking this pill or drug. In some cases, a certain ringing sensation along with dizziness may occur and this can also lead to fainting.
  • Abdominal or stomach pain is a rare side effect but it can sometimes persist for a long time and may even cause trouble during meals.
  • Anxiety, abnormal dreams and difficulty in swallowing are also few side effects of  taking Viagra.
  • So, you need to be very careful in consuming Viagra and should not prefer unless suggested by your doctor.

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