What is Sildenafil?
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 it’s branded alternative, yet Sildenafil is a much more affordable option.
How to order Sildenafil Tablets
To place an order for Sildenafil, you need to complete the three steps detailed below.
How to take Sildenafil
Take one Sildenafil tablet about one hour before sex. For optimum performance, take on an empty stomach. The effects of Sildenafil can last between 4-6 hours.
Never take more than a 100mg tablet within 24 hours
Sildenafil should not be taken with more than one or two units of alcohol, as it may not be effective.
How does Sildenafil work
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.
How Effective is Sildenafil
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.
While side effects are uncommon, they can include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Sildenafil can also cause nasal congestion, headaches, facial flushing, slight vertigo, a pounding heartbeat and blurred vision.
Nitrates and Sildenafil
Sildenafil cannot be prescribed by our doctor if you are taking nicorandil or nitrate-based medication, such as GTN spray or isosorbide mononitrate tablets for angina.
Alpha-blockers and Sildenafil
If you are taking alpha-blocking medicines, such as tamsulosin or trazodone, you are advised to leave at least six hours between taking your alpha-blocker and Sildenafil.
Sildenafil is a cheap Viagra alternative, with prices starting from £7.95. Branded Viagra costs are significantly higher.
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 of Sildenafil in the form of Viagra Connect. This contains Sildenafil 50mg.
Vitaros cream is another alternative to oral medications in treating erectile dysfunction.
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.
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 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.