Is a Viagra erection a safe one?

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The blue pill, Viagra, has gained popularity with erectile dysfunction, but also among men that may not even need it at all.

Viagra, what first started out as a heart drug and thanks to its unexpected side effects, was unleashed as a blue pill that could cure impotence in 1998.  Since then, many users even use Viagra as an aphrodisiac.

Strictly made available only by prescription, the noted recent increase in the use of Viagra as an entertainment drug where people are consuming it without consulting their doctors is worrying as the drug has been known to have adverse effects.

Some of these adverse effects include symptoms of nausea, chest pains, fainting and irregular heartbeat.  Doctors have also warned that for those taking nitrates, they should stay away from Viagra due to the possibility of very low blood pressure, which could be fatal.

Viagra can easily be purchased through internet retail stores without prescriptions.  If requested, a copy of the prescription can be easily forge.

John Pettigrew, 58, according to The Sun, was a “sex-starved” plumber who now only sees in shades of blue after he admitted to abusing Viagra.  Pettigrew topped up his doctor’s prescription with pills bought over the internet, and now has damaged his vision.  Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer say that some men may experience a blue tint to their sight after taking Viagra and warns consumers to not exceed the recommended dose.

In 2010, Tom Kaulitz, 20, a member of Germany’s most successful boyband endured a two-day erection after overdosing on Viagra.  Kaulitz also complained of a headache and that his vision was blurred the morning after.

In 2009, Sergey Tuganov, 28, bet that he could satisfy two women for 12 hours.  He won the bet, but a few minutes after his orgy, he suffered from a heart attack, and died.

Comparable to other erectile dysfunction drugs, Viagra can stay in the blood for up to 24 hours.  As a result, healthcare providers recommend limiting intake of Viagra to only one pill per day.  In case of an overdose, seek emergency medical help immediately.  If not properly treated, a Viagra overdose can lead to life-threatening complications.

If you are using Viagra, remember that taking the drug does not instantly cause an erection.  It only helps men to achieve an erection and sexual stimulation is still necessary to achieve one – foreplay is still required.

Viagra Overdose Symptoms

Chest pain

Nausea

Irregular heartbeat

Feeling light-headed or fainting

Low blood pressure

Prolonged painful erections

Life-threatening cardiovascular event

Even death (although rarely reported)

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