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Viagra (based on sildenafil) taken in adequate doses before eating is considered one of the most efficient remedies for combating male impotence. Nevertheless, its action is not 100% effective in all cases. The fact is that some patients face signs of sexual malfunction even after Viagra intake. But such problems are not inevitable and can be (relatively) easily eliminated. In this article, we will explain the reasons of why anti-impotence meds like Viagra and Cialis (tadalafil) cannot show desirable result and what to do to boost erectile function if Viagra fails.

Why Viagra Might be Inefficient

The key aspect of Viagra’s activity is to activate blood circulation in the penile erectile tissue. Penis, similarly to all the body’s organs, requires constant and steady supply blood current, rich in oxygen, for keeping necessary work. When a man is sexually excited, the blood’s flow into the cavernous bodies of his penis is increased and the erection takes place.

Viagra’s main component, called Sildenafil, blocks the enzyme, which is responsible for regulations of the blood’s flow to the genitalia. It helps to spurt this flow, making the erection bigger. In the majority of cases Viagra works without failures and shows incredible results. But according to research almost 20-30 per cent of males are not able to enjoy all the benefits. Such cases are not unreasonable. Get a glimpse into them below.

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You Use Viagra Incorrectly

Only correct usage of this drug can show desirable effect. To enjoy it, specialists provide the following tips:

Taking the medication in fasted state (on an empty stomach). Heavy and fatty meals may make sildenafil absorption more complicated and continuous. If you notice that the ‘magic pill’ is not efficacious, take it 2-3 hrs after food intake. Light salad wouldn’t be a problem.

Wait some time. The remedy works really fast, but the effect is still not immediate. For proper action, take it one or one and a half hour before your sexual interaction. This way you will allow the body to absorb the medication fully.

Don’t take the drug too early. Sildenafil, which is the main component of Viagra, shows its potent action for 3-4 hours. Then its effectiveness gets lower. For more durable effect, you can choose tadalafil (unpatented Cialis) or genuine Cialis, but make sure to consult your doctor before this.

Drink less alcoholic refreshments. Alcohol has an adverse impact on the blood’s flow, reducing it and decreasing its intensity in the whole body. It aggravates the risk of impotence. That is why drinking alcohol while using the tablet is not recommended.

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Low Dosages Are Used

Both original and non-patented versions of the medicine are sold in several dosages. Each pill can contain from 25 to 100 mg of sildenafil. If your dose seems too low (when Viagra shows no visible result), talk to a healthcare professional and switch to elevated dose. A lot of studies, concerning sildenafil, in particular the one held in 2013, proved that the most effective is 100 mg dose. Consequently, the quality of the erectile function depends on the tablet strength.

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You Refuse from Viagra Prematurely

It is a common thing when Viagra doesn’t work from the initial dose. Men think about its efficiency too much, leading to the development of the anxiety before and during sexual intercourse. Before abandoning Viagra, consume it at least 3-4 times and then decide. If effect is not observed, ask a specialist about increasing doses. Very often few tries make Viagra more efficient, since a patient is getting used to it and know how much to take.

ED is of Psychogenic Nature

There are two causes of problems with erection. The first group includes organic factors (for instance, bad circulation of the blood), the second one is often represented as anxiety. This disorder manifests itself in becoming too nervous during sex. For dealing with ED triggered by such anxiety, Viagra cannot be the only solution. You also need to have a consultation with a sex therapist.

Read a related article: Toxic Family Relationships as a Cause of Mental ED

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Viagra Isn’t Suitable for You

The medical remedy can fail because it simply doesn’t meet your specific needs and health condition. However, don’t despair. There are plenty of great ED drugs in pharmacies, which means that Viagra is not a single option.

Don’t wanna use the blue pill, because it’s action is too short for you? Choose Cialis and you will not get disappointed.

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I’m an Oncologist and Hematology Specialist primary located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. I have over 55 years of experience in the medical field and more than 20 years of practice. I’m skilled at the treatment & diagnosis of a large array of ailments & diseases in adults.

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