Sildenafil 100mg tablets contain the active ingredient Sildenafil which you may know as Viagra. They are used to help men who suffer Erectile Dysfunction, also known as male impotence. Available to buy online without the need to see your doctor.
- 1 What Sildenafil is and what it is used for
- 2 What you need to know before you take Sildenafil
- 3 Sildenafil alternatives
- 4 What causes erectile dysfunction (ED)?
- 5 Different Manufacturers
- 6 How long does it take for sildenafil to take effect?
- 7 Does Sildenafil make you bigger?
- 8 What is better sildenafil or Viagra?
- 9 Why does sildenafil not work?
What Sildenafil is and what it is used for
Sildenafil is a drug used for erectile dysfunction in men. It is the generic form of the well-known drug, Viagra. The patent for Viagra expired in 2013, which allowed manufacturers other than Pfizer to make the medication. This, in turn, drove down the price of the generic form of Viagra. Sildenafil is a popular choice of treatment for erectile dysfunction as, medically, there is no difference between Sildenafil and its branded alternative, yet Sildenafil is a much more affordable option.
Sildenafil works by increasing blood flow into the erectile tissue of the penis. Sildenafil does not have an impact on libido, only your ability to get and maintain an erection when sexually aroused.
What you need to know before you take Sildenafil
All men with erectile dysfunction should consult a doctor face-to-face before buying sildenafil tablets online. Sildenafil is not suitable for all men, particularly men who have severe heart disease or a history of stroke. Some prescribed medicines interact with sildenafil, most notably medicines called nitrates, used to treat angina and heart disease.
Most men find sildenafil effective and do not experience significant side effects.
The commonest side effects, affecting up to 1 in 10 men, are nausea, facial flushing, hot flush (symptoms include a sudden feeling of heat in the upper body), indigestion, colour tinge to vision, blurred vision, visual disturbance, stuffy nose, and dizziness.
Most men will notice a firmer and longer-lasting erection. If the treatment does not work, ask our doctors whether it would be appropriate to increase the dose. Alternatively, they may recommend another treatment.
If Sildenafil doesn’t work for you first time around, it could nevertheless be more effective next time. Doctors often advise trying all erectile dysfunction medicines eight times before giving up.
Although Sildenafil provides the most affordable treatment, it may not always be best suited to your needs. Levitra (or Vardenafil) is the most suitable treatment for people who suffer from diabetes, while Cialis (or Tadalafil) provides a longer-lasting effect. There is also now an over-the-counter option for Sildenafil in the form of Viagra Connect. This contains Sildenafil 50 mg.
Vitaros cream is another alternative to oral medications in treating erectile dysfunction. Vitaros is available in two dosage strengths of 200 and 300 mcg of alprostadil in 100 mg of cream. Vitaros should be used as needed to achieve an erection. Also it’s possible to buy alprostadil in pellets or injections forms.
You can also look at counselling since some men suffer from erectile dysfunction as a result of nerves. If you think your ED is psychological, therapy may provide long term benefit if successful.
What causes erectile dysfunction (ED)?
There is no single factor which causes ED. There are many different causes. The most frequent cause is impaired circulation, which comes in part with ageing. Factors which impair circulation include smoking, lack of exercise, and obesity. Some medical conditions, most notably diabetes, are associated with ED. ED can also occur as a side effect of some prescribed medicines. Operations and trauma, which damage the nerves or blood supply to the penis, can result in ED. This is by no means a complete list.
As Sildenafil is a generic medication, there are multiple manufacturers of the same drug. This means you may see differences in packaging and even the colour of the tablet from prescription to prescription. All manufacturers must meet MHRA standards, and so you can be confident the medication you receive contains exactly the same amount of active ingredient as any other.
In rare instances, some patients may notice one manufacturer is more suitable for them. This can be due to other ingredients in the medication such as colouring, which they may be allergic too. If you have noticed a particular manufacturer is better for you, please e-mail us after placing your order requesting which manufacturer you would like. We will then do our best to accommodate your request, or offer a refund if this is not possible.
Manufacturers of Sildenafil tablets in the UK include Teva, Mylan, Accord, Actavis, Dr Reddys, Sandoz, and Zentiva, amongst others.
Whichever ED treatment you are prescribed, it is important you read the patient information leaflet carefully and take note of the side effects which may occur.
How long does it take for sildenafil to take effect?
It usually takes 30 to 60 minutes for sildenafil to work for erectile dysfunction. You can take it up to 4 hours before you want to have sex. Taking sildenafil alone will not cause an erection. You need to be aroused for it to work.
Does Sildenafil make you bigger?
If you have erectile dysfunction and normally find it difficult to get a complete erection, Viagra might cause your erection to feel bigger than normal. However, it will not make your penis physically larger than its regular size.
What is better sildenafil or Viagra?
Sildenafil and Viagra work the same; they’re equally effective, require the same amount of time to take effect, and they work for the same duration. The main difference between Sildenafil and Viagra is the branding and the price. Viagra tablets inevitably cost more than the generic Sildenafil medication.
Why does sildenafil not work?
Common physical causes of erectile dysfunction include heart disease, diabetes, nerve damage and high blood pressure. Hormonal issues, such as low testosterone, can also affect your level of sexual desire, preventing you from getting an erection even with Viagra.