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Does Generic Viagra Work

Does Generic Viagra Work

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Viagra and generic Viagra (Sildenafil) are essentially the same medicine in that they contain exactly the same active ingredient: sildenafil citrate. Viagra is the brand name, whereas Sildenafil is a common label for the generic equivalent. Both are taken to treat erectile dysfunction and have a success rate of around 60-70%.

Sildenafil citrate was originally developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Pfizer decided to begin selling it under the brand name Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and until June 2013 they were the only company that could legally manufacture it. When Pfizer’s patent ended in 2013, it became legal for other companies to develop and market their own versions of sildenafil citrate. These other companies use the name “Sildenafil” in place of “Viagra”, as a recognisable shorthand for its active ingredient.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not take VIAGRA (sildenafil citrate) if you:

  • take any medicines called nitrates, often prescribed for chest pain, or guanylate cyclase stimulators like Adempas (riociguat) for pulmonary hypertension. Your blood pressure could drop to an unsafe level
  • are allergic to sildenafil, as contained in VIAGRA and REVATIO, or any of the ingredients in VIAGRA

Discuss your health with your doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough for sex. If you experience chest pain, dizziness, or
nausea during sex, seek immediate medical help.

VIAGRA can cause serious side effects. Rarely reported side effects include:

  • an erection that will not go away (priapism). If you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, get medical help right away.
    If it is not treated right away, priapism can permanently damage your penis
  • sudden vision loss in one or both eyes. Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes can be a sign of a serious eye problem called
    non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Stop taking VIAGRA and call your healthcare provider right away if you
    have any sudden vision loss
  • sudden hearing decrease or hearing loss. Some people may also have ringing in their ears (tinnitus) or dizziness. If you have
    these symptoms, stop taking VIAGRA and contact a doctor right away

Does Viagra Work for Everyone?

No. Half the people who try it don't refill the prescription. Some doctors say the 50% dropout rate is because half the people are unsatisfied with the pill. Pfizer says that Viagra studies show the drug doesn't work for only about a quarter of people who try it, and that "interpersonal issues" probably contribute to many of the other dropouts.

"Giving somebody a good erection doesn't necessarily give somebody good sex," says Mike Sweeney, Pfizer's senior medical director of urology.

In a review of 27 Viagra trials involving 6,659 men, researchers from the Veterans Administration found that in all the studies, Viagra worked 66% of the time, compared with 25% for men taking a placebo.

But while Viagra didn't work every time, 83% of the men were able to have sex at least once during the study period, compared with 45% in the placebo group.

When marketing the pill to doctors, Pfizer advises that patients try the pill as many as eight times before giving up on it. The reason, says Pfizer, is not that it takes the pill that long to work, but that a couple who have been plagued by erectile dysfunction may need a few attempts to be comfortable having sex again.

Men who are regular users of Viagra say the pill has been a life-changing experience. Gary Haub, 52, of Irving, Texas, says he began suffering from erectile dysfunction about eight years ago. Viagra worked for him the first time he tried it, but he says the real benefit was to restore the intimacy between him and his wife.

"I didn't want to hold hands or put my arm around her at the theater," he says. "When you can't perform, you stop doing all those things. The really wonderful part about this is that, yes, the sex is there, but the neat thing is we're not afraid to touch or hold hands."

 

 

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