Viagra’s Recommended Dosage: Needed Gradual Increase?
Viagra (Sildenafil), the NO 1 ED treatment drug in the world, is produced in blue tablets containing 25, 50 and 100 mg of Sildenafil. Viagra’s generics contain the same quantity of the active ingredient; however some of them offer the increased amount: 150 mg and even 200 mg of Sildenafil. It means that every man can choose the right dose he needs. Below we will figure out what dosages are fit for each ED situation.
Doctors advise that the usual dose of Sildenafil makes up 50 mg per day. It should be taken once a day nearly 40 minutes prior to the sexual intercourse. In some cases pill starts to act in less than 20 minutes. In other cases patients are recommended to take the pill earlier: one hour and more. The reason for this can be the age of the patient (in elderly people Viagra starts acting much later) or his health state and serious diseases such as diabetes he is suffering from. In these cases the recommended dose of Viagra does not exceed 25-50 mg per day.
The larger dosages can be taken by young and middle-aged men without serious health deviations. The general rule of Viarga’s intake is that the daily dosage should not exceed 100 mg of Sildenafil. Larger dosages may increase the risk and the scale of side effects which are typical of Viagra: hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, headaches, heart beating, diarrhea and so on. In case of strong side effects urgent medical assistance is vitally important. So, in order to avoid unpleasant or dangerous consequences one should consult the doctor and follow his instructions as far as the dosage is concerned.
When gradual increase is needed
However, it doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to increase the dosage once defined by the doctor. As a rule, patients are recommended to start with the smaller doses as it helps prevent the appearance of side effects. Nevertheless, in some cases small doses may not work at all. So, after analyzing the patient’s situation the doctor can take a decision to increase the daily dose. Let’s try to find out in which cases the dosage can be increased and in which cannot.
If a man is under 60 and has no contraindications he can try larger dose. For example, if he starts with 25 mg of Sildenafil and feels no effect the next time he should take 50 mg and estimate the result. If there is still no desirable effect the dosage can be increased up to 100 mg. However, in case if the absence of Viagra’s effect is caused by the alcohol drinking or heavy food the doctor will certainly recommend to refrain from alcohol and to revise the eating habits. Only after that the doctor can allow the man trying larger dosage.
If the man suffers from some systemic diseases like diabetes he and his doctor should take the decision concerning the dose of Viagra pill very carefully. Diabetes causes major damages to the blood vessels that play important role in the natural mechanisms of erection. That is why it is very dangerous to overload them with such strong medicines as Sildenafil is. The patient with diabetes is prescribed smaller dose at the very beginning and undergoes thorough medical check. If the smaller dose doesn’t cause serious problems the patient can be prescribed a larger one. However, if the man suffers from the disease recurrence the doctor will recommend him to improve his health state first rather than take larger dosage.
If a man is over 65 years old age-specific changes of the human health impose some restrictions upon the prescription of certain medications including Viagra. Usually, the recommended dosage of Viagra can be increased from 25 to 50 mg if the man is not satisfied with the effect of the smaller dosage.
These are the typical situations that require the step-by-step increase of Sildenafil dosages. All of them involve serious health disorders so it is vitally important for the patient to consult the doctor first.
What are the age limits for using Viagra?
Viagra, one of the most popular medical drugs in the history of pharmacology, is famous for its high effectiveness and at the same time a long list of precautions. Viagra or Sildenafil (and their generics as well) are not prescribed for patients suffering from cardio-vascular disorders or liver and kidney diseases, priapism, vision and ear problems and so on. Moreover, Viagra is not recommended for people who are taking certain drugs such as nitrates (nitroglycerin), antibiotics (ketokonazol), alpha blockers (Flomax, etc.) and so on.
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Why so many precautions?
There are several factors that are responsible for such a long list of precautions and limitations of the Viagra application. Firstly, the active ingredient of Viagra – Sildenafil Citrate – is known to be very strong and effective. Secondly, as Viagra is an ED treatment drug and is usually taken prior to the sexual intercourse it wouldn’t be inappropriate to mention that sexual activity requires intensive work of all the organs and systems of the human body, especially cardio-vascular one. So, what do we have? On the one hand, we have intensive load of the sexual activity and on the other hand, additional effect of the medication. If a man has a serious health disorder and takes any strong medicine Viagra will most probably intensify his current health problem and cause serious side effects rather than will improve his ED symptoms.
In order to avoid such cases patients are provided with the complete list of precautions and side effects in every medical insert to the Viagra pills. Moreover, people are recommended to apply to the doctor for the medical consultation before taking the “magic blue pills”.
What about age limits?
As for the age limits there is one limitation, in fact. Viagra is not for use in children and teenagers under 18 years old. Men of the remaining age groups can use Viagra for treating their ED problems. However, it is not that simple either. The age of the patient dictates the rules of Viagra’s intake. So, we can say that every age group should pay special attention to the certain limits or peculiarities while taking Sildenafil.
The recommended dose of Viagra for an adult man without serious health disorders is 50 mg of Sildenafil. If a man is over 65 years old he is usually prescribed smaller dose due to the age-related health issues: the state of blood vessels and cardio-vascular system often deteriorates with the course of time so it is better that the elderly man starts taking 25 mg of Sildenafil and watches carefully his reaction to the drug. In case of no bad consequences to the health and no effect the man can increase the dose under the control of his doctor. According to the numerous feedbacks from patients who are more than 60 they are perfectly happy with the dose of 25 mg; in some cases 50 mg make them really exhausted.
Thus, if you are 18 and more you can try Viagra for any reason: to add passion in your sex life if you have no serious problems with your erection or to get the harmony back into your sexual relations despite your age. Just don’t forget to consult your health care professional in any case!