What are the side effects of Viagra?

Viagra is a well known in the public since it’s introduction to the market in 1998. It belongs to the class of the medication family known as the phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors. Viagra is a brand name for this medication and there are several other brands available in the market, such as Cialis and Levitra. People uses this medication to treat erectile dysfunction, which is the inabillity to get or keep an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse. It can help to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing the blood flow to the penis during sexual intercourse. It is an effective medication, but every medication has the potential side effects that you must be awared off when using it. Side effects of viagra can be due to its medication itself, interaction with other medication and taking viagra in some conditions can cause other problems.

The most common side effect of Viagra is headache or nausea. It can be due to the effect of blood flow to the brain as a result of the Viagra. This complaint affect about 10% of the Viagra users. You should visit your doctor if you have suffering from this persistent side effect. Doctor may need to change your dosage or medication to reduce the side effects. Besides that, there are some other common side affects such as stuffy nose, indigestion, dizziness, changes in vision and skin flushes on the face (face redness). The common side effects affect about 1% to 10% of the Viagra users. The uncommon side effects can be vomiting, tiredness, dehydration, numbing sensation, chest pain, heart palpitations or skin rashes. There are some serious side effects associated with usage of Viagra, which affects about 1% of the Viagra users. These serious side effects include prolonged or persistent painful erection of the penis (priapism), irregular heart beats, seizures, heart attack, blistering of the skin or mini-stroke. These situations are very rare. In fact, if you noted there are unpleasant symptoms or signs after started the medications, please talk to your doctor about that to clarify the problem.

It is also notable that Viagra medication can interact with other medications that you are taking currently. It should be cautioned as interaction between medication can increase the incidence of undesired side effects. Please tell your doctor all the medications or drugs you are taking.

Some examples of medications that interact with Viagra includes :

–       Alpha blockers (alfuzosin, doxazosin, prazosin) . It can cause severe low blood pressure.

–       Blood thinners (warfarin)

–       Alcohol

–       HIV protease inhibitors medication

–       Other erectile dysfunction medications

–       Grapefruit juice

In some conditions, you should consult the doctor before taking viagra. These conditions includes :

–       Have or had heart problems before, such as heart attack, irregular heartbeat or angina

–       Have pulmonary hypertension

–       Have or had a stroke

–       Have uncontrolled blood pressure, can low or high blood pressure

–       Have or had erection more than 4 …