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How Long Does Sildenafil Take To Work

How Long Does Sildenafil Take To Work

How does it work?

An erection happens when nerves in your penis are stimulated. Then, muscles around two cylinder-shaped chambers of spongy material along your penis, known as the corpus cavernosa, relax and allow blood to flow in, causing an erection.

With ED, your nerves don’t communicate properly with your brain and blood doesn’t flow properly into the corpus cavernosa. Taking Viagra relaxes the walls of your blood vessels and lets blood flow more easily into the parts of your penis that cause an erection.

How do I take Viagra?

Viagra is taken as a little blue pill. Take Viagra on an empty stomach, and certainly not after a heavy meal. Take sober. Viagra should be consumed at least an hour before sex to allow maximum time to take effect.

How to store sildenafil

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light

Usually higher doses are more effective and tend to last longer

Your GP will prescribe the right Viagra dosage to you

Viagra is available in doses from 25-100mg

How long does Viagra last?

The length of time Viagra lasts for will also vary from person to person, but it has been known to work for up to 5 hours at a time, when used alongside sexual stimulation. Most men will find, however, that the effects of the pill will start to wear off 2-3 hours after first taking it.

There are certain factors that will contribute to how long Viagra will last for in your individual situation, and you should always discuss your full medical history and details of any medicines you are currently taking before starting a course of treatment with Viagra.

What alternatives are there to Viagra?

Some men don’t respond successfully to Viagra but there are many alternative treatments for erectile dysfunction. Other ED medications include:

Levitra: Similar to Viagra in length of effect but can be taken with meals.

Cialis: The most expensive treatment but also the longest lasting. Cialis remains active in the body for up to 36 hours.

Sildenafil: Sildenafil is the active ingredient of Viagra. It is essentially the same medicine without the Viagra brand name and therefore significantly cheaper.

Spedra: As the name suggests, Spedra is the fastest acting ED medication. It should be taken about 15 minutes before sex.


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.