IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT VIAGRA
Never take VIAGRA if you take any medicines with nitrates. This
includes nitroglycerin. Your blood pressure could drop quickly. It could
fall to an unsafe or life-threatening level.
ABOUT ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)
Erectile dysfunction means a man cannot get or keep an erection. Health
problems, injury, or side effects of drugs may cause ED. The cause may
not be known.
ABOU T VIAGRA
VIAGRA is used to treat ED in men. When you want to have sex,
VIAGRA can help you get and keep an erection when you are sexually
excited. You cannot get an erection just by taking the pill. Only your
doctor can prescribe VIAGRA.
VIAGRA does not cure ED.
VIAGRA does not protect you or your partner from STDs (sexually
transmitted diseases) or HIV. You will need to use a condom.
VIAGRA is not a hormone or an aphrodisiac.
WHO IS VIAGRA FOR?
Who should take VIAGRA?
Men who have ED and whose heart is healthy enough for sex.
Who should NOT take VIAGRA?
• If you ever take medicines with nitrates:
• Medicines that treat chest pain (angina), such as nitroglycerin
or isosorbide mononitrate or dinitrate
• If you use some street drugs, such as “poppers” (amyl nitrate or
• If you are allergic to anything in the VIAGRA tablet.
BEFORE YOU S TAR T VIAGRA
Tell your doctor if you have or ever had:
• Heart attack, abnormal heartbeats, or stroke
• Heart problems, such as heart failure, chest pain, or aortic valve
• Low or high blood pressure
• Severe vision loss
• An eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa
• Kidney or liver problems
• Blood problems, such as sickle cell anemia or leukemia
• A deformed penis, Peyronie’s disease, or an erection that lasted
more than 4 hours
• Stomach ulcers or any kind of bleeding problems
Tell your doctor about all your medicines. Include over-the-counter
medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor if you
take or use:
• Medicines called alpha-blockers to treat high blood pressure or
prostate problems. Your blood pressure could suddenly get too
low. You could get dizzy or faint. Your doctor may start you on a
lower dose of VIAGRA.
• Medicines called protease inhibitors for HIV. Your doctor may
prescribe a 25 mg dose. Your doctor may limit VIAGRA to 25
mg in a 48-hour period.
• Other methods to cause erections. These include pills, injections,
implants, or pumps.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF VIAGRA
Side effects are mostly mild to moderate. They usually go away after
a few hours. Some of these are more likely to happen with higher doses.
The most common side effects are:
• Headache • Feelingflushed • Upsetstomach
Less common side effects are:
• Trouble telling blue and green apart or seeing a blue tinge on things
• Eyes being more sensitive to light • Blurred vision
Rarely, a small number of men taking VIAGRA have
reported these serious events:
• Having an erection that lasts more than 4 hours. If the erection is
not treated right away, long-term loss of potency could occur.
• Sudden decrease or loss of sight in one or both eyes. We do not
know if these events are caused by VIAGRA and medicines like
it or caused by other factors. They may be caused by conditions
like high blood pressure or diabetes. If you have sudden vision
changes, stop using VIAGRA and all medicines like it. Call your
doctor right away.
• Sudden decrease or loss of hearing. We do not know if these
events are caused by VIAGRA and medicines like it or caused
by other factors. If you have sudden hearing changes, stop using
VIAGRA and all medicines like it. Call your doctor right away.
• Heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeats, and death. We do not
know whether these events are caused by VIAGRA or caused by
other factors. Most of these happened in men who already had
If you have any of these problems, stop VIAGRA. Call your doctor
HOW TO TAKE VIAGRA
• Take VIAGRA only the way your doctor tells you. VIAGRA
comes in 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg tablets. Your doctor will tell
you how much to take.
• If you are over 65 or have serious liver or kidney problems, your
doctor may start you at the lowest dose ( 25 mg).
• Take VIAGRA about 1 hour before you want to have sex.
VIAGRA starts to work in about 30 minutes when you are
sexually excited. VIAGRA lasts up to 4 hours.
• Do not take VIAGRA more than once a day.
• Do not take more VIAGRA than your doctor tells you. If you
think you need more VIAGRA, talk with your doctor.
• Do not start or stop any other medicines before checking with
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