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Frequently Asked Questions about Viagra


How much does Viagra cost?

Viagra prices can really oscillate depending on the retailer and the country the drug is bought in. When it comes to original Viagra, the price per pill usually ranges somewhere between $7 and $12. A 4-pill pack may cost as much as $25-$45. The more pills you buy, the lower price per pill is.

Generic Viagra is habitually much cheaper and may cost $1.50 - $4 per pill.

How long does Viagra last?

How long Viagra stays in one’s system will depend on their metabolism, but effects can usually last up to 4 hours on most men, which is why the drug is prescribed “as needed” instead of a fixed daily dose.

How long does it take for Viagra to start working?

Viagra works on a pill-by-pill basis. The effects can usually be observed from the very first pill. Reports on how long the mechanism takes to kick in vary, but most people feel some kind of effect as early as 20 minutes after taking their dose. The manufacturer recommends taking the pill 30 to 60 minutes before sex.

Can women take Viagra?

Viagra hasn’t been approved by the FDA or any other government entity to be used by women. That said, research has shown that the pills are safe for women to take, as they may only suffer from the same type of mild side effects as men do. Dosages should be adapted for the woman's size and frame though, so while it can’t be prescribed, medical supervision is definitely advised.

What happens if a woman takes Viagra?

Apart from the obvious physiological differences between a woman’s and man's body, what happens when a woman takes Viagra is quite similar to what would happen to a man. The blood flow is directed to the genital area. In case of women, it may potentially increase lubrication and sensation, both of which can make for a more intense climax. Some women also experience a firm clitoris erection. As for side effects, they usually include headaches, nausea, heartburn and flushing, which is also what can generally happen to men.

Does Viagra make you last longer?

Yes, Viagra is known to enhance the duration of sexual intercourse. In fact, aside from impotence, it’s also prescribed to deal with premature ejaculation.

When does Viagra patent expire?

Viagra’s patent has been extended until 2020. However, generic versions of the drug can be released in the market before that, under specific agreements and circumstances.

Viagra and blood pressure

Sildenafil, the main component of Viagra pills, is a vasodilator, which means it relaxes the tissue of veins and arteries so that they become dilated and the blood flows more freely. It is this mechanism that allows the pills to increase and direct blood flow to the penis, thus causing an erection. As a side effect, the pills may also lower blood pressure, which is why people with underlying cardiovascular diseases can’t usually take Viagra.

How much Viagra should I take?

Viagra is usually prescribed “as needed”, which means the user can take it whenever he feels the need to. However, no more than a single dose (25, 50, or 100 mg) should be taken within the period of 24 hours. There is no official daily recommended dose for women though, as the pills aren't commonly prescribed to them.

Viagra and alcohol

Both Viagra and alcohol have an effect on blood pressure, and the combination of the two can cause anything from mildly unpleasant side effects to very serious cardiovascular problems. It’s strongly recommended not to mix Viagra with alcohol.

Viagra and cocaine

First of all, it should be stressed that cocaine is an illicit drug that is proven to be detrimental. However, some people may take cocaine and Viagra together in order for the drugs to enhance the effects of each other, providing even more intense sensations during sexual activity. The risk of taking a vasodilator in combination with a strong stimulant is quite serious, as it can turn out to be too much for the heart. So you must not mix the two since it can be dangerous for your health and life.