Viagra is a popular drug for the symptomatic treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). The active substance sildenafil helps ED sufferers to achieve and keep an erection. The mechanism of the tablet’s action is elementary: increasing blood flow to the penis. However, some takers do not feel a surge of sexual strength. There are occasions when Viagra doesn’t provide a declared effect. There are some objective and subjective reasons for this.

Why Viagra Did Not Cause a Positive Effect?

Sildenafil enters the body and relaxes the walls of blood vessels, clearing the way to filling the cavernous bodies with blood. Its action is directed exclusively to natural processes in the body. Understanding the features of Viagra facilitates the search for the causes of misfires in bedchamber that might take place after its administration.

Remember that erection pills do not boost sexual drive (libido) and, naturally, cannot replace a sexual partner. The drug performs an auxiliary function. Taking Viagra for fun without the purpose of subsequent sexual intercourse will provide minimal or zero effect.

Studies have shown that Viagra has a high percentage of effectiveness. However, some genetic characteristics of the body of a particular man can affect the reaction of the organism and blood vessels, to sildenafil.

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The overall health condition often plays a crucial role for proper Viagra efficiency. Men who are obese often have low testosterone levels (or a negative balance in the testosterone-estrogen ratio). This makes it difficult to get an erection even with ‘doping.’ Weight loss and solving the problem of low testosterone levels move to the foreground. Typically, these patients require hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with testosterone (TRT). Elimination of the cause of erectile dysfunction, allows a patient to achieve a longed-for result from Viagra or to understand that he no longer needs auxiliary remedies.

Some ED victims develop too narrow lumen of the arteries of the penis. This leads to the fact that sildenafil becomes minimally effective or even almost useless. In this case, more specific medical intervention may be required.

Some absolutely healthy men buy Viagra in anticipation of a dazzling effect. Naturally, high expectations remain unsatisfied. The only possible effect they may feel is reducing time intervals between sexual acts (shortening refractory periods). More infrequent effect is lasting longer in bed.

How to Take Viagra for Maximum Effect?

Sometimes the effect of Viagra is minimized due to improper intake of tablets. Psychoemotional stress, overeating, alcohol intoxication can prevent you from achieving your goals.

The action of the blue pill may be delayed due to heavy meal, especially if the food was greasy. Overindulgence in food simply delays absorption of sildenafil in the intestine.

It is worth exploring all the contraindications of Viagra. Don’t take the pill if you have any. You won’t get results and also endanger your health.

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Pretty frequently, Viagra pills do not work for the first time. If they fail, don’t increase the dose. Try returning to the medication later. You can correctly assess the situation only after a few administrations (say, 2-5). On the Internet you can find information that the desired effect was achieved only with the 7th attempt. Consult your doctor if you should be so persistent.

A related topic: Can You Take Two Viagra Pills at Once?

A Woman Took Viagra: What Will Happen?

If the question ‘why Viagra does not work for me’ is asked by a woman, the answer should begin with a reminder that this medicine was created exclusively for menfolk. Problems with sexual desire can force ladies to experiment with Viagra.

However, traditional ‘masculine’ Viagra is not suitable to solve such problems. A woman can feel a rush of blood to the pelvic organs. But libido won’t be positively altered. If a woman has problems with vaginal sensitivity, it is better to consult a doctor who will prescribe the necessary treatment (this problem can be solved).

Naive men can slip their women some Viagra. Some really hope that such a trick will induce crazy sexual drive. Do not fool yourself and your partner. Moreover, taking medications to treat erectile dysfunction may be undesirable for some women. Especially when it comes to pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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What to Do if Viagra Does Not Work?

If Viagra did not work on you, do not panic. Try to give the medicine a chance. Final conclusions can be made only after a few tests. Additionally, it is worth analyzing factors that might reduce Viagra’s efficaciousness, and understand what you are dealing with. If you make a mistake in taking Viagra, scrutinize the leaflet and strictly follow it. If you suspect that you may have concomitant diseases, contact your doctor as soon as possible. If you are a woman, do not waste time on taking pills for men, better choose female versions of sexual meds.

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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.

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Certification in Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Hematology Certification in Hematology
  • American Board of Medical Oncology Certification in Medical Oncology