IS VIAGRA A SURE THING?

If Viagra® doesn’t help you get an erection, it doesn’t mean it’ll never work for you. In fact, it could be the way you’re taking it. So here’s our top dos and don’ts when taking the ‘little blue pill’.

Viagra® can’t do all the heavy lifting.

Viagra has been used by more than 65 Million men with ED, but just because you’re taking Viagra® doesn’t mean results magically appear, especially if you’re not in the right mood. That’s because when you get aroused your brain sends a signal via nerves to your penis. This releases a chemical that relaxes the blood vessels and increases blood flow to your penis, allowing you to get an erection in the natural way. If you’re not aroused, that chemical won’t form in the first place. Moral of the story? Viagra® works, but it might take a little work from you.

 

Eating’s cheating.

No, we’re not advocating an extreme diet. In fact Viagra® can be taken with or without food. Just remember that eating a meal before you take Viagra® can make it harder for the active ingredient to enter the bloodstream, the net result being a slower onset of action.  This is especially true with high fat meals. Your best bet is to take Viagra® on an empty stomach or at least an hour or two after eating. 

 

Whoa there!

We know once you take Viagra® you’ll be eager to get going but it pays to wait. Aroused or not, Viagra® usually takes about 30-60 minutes to start working. It’s also long lasting which means if you want to be super prepared you can take it up to 4 hours before sexual activity. 

 

If you think none of the above is the issue, have a chat with your GP or Pharmacist. It could be the way you’re feeling, maybe your dose isn’t quite right. Either way, let the experts look into it and give you the options.

 

To find out whether its best for you to see either your GP or Pharmacist, click here.