WHAT IS THIS MEDICATION USED FOR?
Viagra helps a man with erectile dysfunction (impotence) get and keep an erection only when he is sexually stimulated.
HOW DO I TAKE MY VIAGRA?
Viagra should be taken approximately 60 minutes prior to having sex, with or without food. If you are sexually stimulated, Viagra can help you get an erection about 30 to 60 minutes after taking it. The erection can last for up to 4 hours. Alcohol can be consumed while taking Viagra.
Viagra should not be taken more than once a day.
If you are taking protease inhibitors for the treatment of HIV, you may want to take the lowest dose (25 mg) of Viagra and not exceed a maximum single dose of 25mg in a 48 hour period.
If you are over 65, or have serious liver or kidney problems, you may want to start with the lowest dose (25 mg) of Viagra.
If you are on Tagamet(Cimetidine), ketoconazole, itraconazole, saquinivir, or erythromycin, you may want to start with the lowest dose (25 mg) of Viagra.
Viagra tends to work better on an empty stomach. You can take it after you have eaten, but it may take longer to work, especially after a high-fat meal.
Impotence is sometimes the result of other disease states including diabetes, vascular disease, and heart disease. It is extremely important that you have regular yearly check ups with your primary care physician!
Viagra does not prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
Do not share this medication with anyone.
Store this medication at room temperature and out of the reach of children. Protect from moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE VIAGRA?
People who are currently taking nitrates, whether this is ongoing or just periodic therapy. A list of all medications that falls in the category of nitrates can be found on the reverse side of this information sheet.
People who are using inhaled nitrates, amyl nitrate or nitrite, also known as poppers.
People whose heart is not healthy enough for sexual activity. If you have chest pain during sexual activity, you should consult your primary physician to see if your heart can handle the strain of this activity.