“What terrible times I had when I was the age of my kids? They don’t have to undergo the same despondent feelings my wife and me had to endure”, you lazily say to yourself as the hammock sways to and fro in the gentle breeze. You still dread the day you were diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. “Impotence won’t affect my kids”, you think reassuredly looking at the magic blue pill in your hand.
Viagra has replaced the reliance on painful surgeries and therapies with the popping habit. Viagra was the first approved prescription pill for the treatment of ED. Erectile dysfunction is the sexual dysfunction of men characterized by the inability of penis to attain and maintain sufficient erection for satisfactory and enjoyable sex.
For long, ED was considered as a potential relationship-breaker by the affected patients. Men and women were reporting emotional upheavals and other physical ailments directly to indirectly attributable to ED. The treatments available were not very popular owing to their invasive and painful nature. No oral drug was approved by the US FDA to treat ED till 1998 when Viagra came to the fore.
Actually, the advent of Viagra in itself was nothing more than accidental. Sildenafil Citrate – the active ingredient of Viagra – had been in use for the treatment of angina for the past 20 years. The results for the treatment of angina were not very positive. But sildenafil citrate proved to be a boon for the sufferers of ED. 4 out of 5 patients showed promising signs in the clinical trials. And the rest is history.
Viagra works within 14 minutes of its intake, in some cases. The effects of the drug last up to 4 hours in some cases. With minimal side effects, Viagra became overnight hit and has posted record sales since its launch. The patients, after a proper prescription from the doctor, can buy Viagra online.