Popular myths about Viagra

History of viagra

On March 27, 1998, American federal agency FDA approved the drug in sildenafil pharmacy to treat erectile dysfunction, often also called male impotence with the trade name of Viagra. It was a before and after for many couples in which at least one of the members suffered from this problem, derived from physiological disorders. Men, who had until that time had to undergo expensive and painful treatments to achieve an erection, saw his problem with the assumption led to a simple, albeit expensive, pastilla.

For many of them Viagra was a great leap forward that allowed them to achieve sexual normality – in relation to penetration – which was previously banned or hindered due to its disorder. But even for many people it was a kind of magic wand that allowed them to multiply their erection capacity beyond the usual.

Can we talk about Viagra as a revolutionary agent in sexual relations? Does it improve the quality of them? What are your real limits? Is there a danger of dying from a heart attack? Is it true that you can lose your penis if you abuse? The following article wants to clarify these and other aspects of the so-called ‘blue miracle’ due to the color of the tablets, disassembling ten myths about it.

1. Viagra increases sexual desire

Viagra, a trade name for sildenafil, is a potentent type of phosphodiesterase 5 specific cyclic GMP, the enzyme which in turn degrades cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cyclic GMP), the compound responsible for filling the penis with blood. In many cases of erectile dysfunction, the problem is that the activity of said enzyme does not allow sufficient cyclic GMP plasma levels to activate an erection, which is caused by the massive entry of blood. Viagra solves this problem temporarily and then promotes erections, let’s call them, chemical.

It takes about half an hour after taking the pill and from there on it offers automatic erections for about four hours. However, it does not intervene on the person’s libido in any way and therefore can not cause or increase sexual desire. It increases, yes, the power dysfunction of the individual and allows you to maintain a satisfactory prolonged relationship or have more acts of relationships in a short span of time, since after sexual intercourse and ejaculation, the penis easily recovers its vertical position .

2. Viagra increases penile sensitivity and sexual pleasure

It is totally false that Viagra increases sexual pleasure alone; it simply causes a lasting and automatic erection that lasts several hours. In fact, some people taking Viagra as a weekend drug sometimes combine it with Ecstasy, as MDMA increases the sensitivity of the skin and can increase the power of orgasms. The product of this mixture is called “sextasis”.

3. Viagra has put an end to male impotence

There are 30% of patients who do not respond well to sildenafil and similar compounds. Or because its pathology is not related to the specific activity of phosphodiesterase type 5 cyclic GMP or because the use of Viagra is contraindicated. These people must follow other treatments and are currently testing the use of a morphine derivative called apomorphine.

Apomorphine, which is used as a medication for Alzheimer’s, acts on the areas of the brain related to penile erection and can be useful for overcoming dysfunction in people who do not show a good response to Viagra and homologous drugs. If approved as a medicine, its use would be oral but in spray.

4. Viagra solves sexual problems of psychological origin

People with erectile dysfunction of psychological origin can have with prolonged erection Viagra without problems, which can help them sell fears, insecurities, frustrations, etc., and thus revive their desire and sexual health and that of your partner. But some cases have also been reported in which people without erection problems have adopted the use of Viagra as a ‘sex drug’ to improve their performance, to the point of making the drug a psychological crutch without which they can not have satisfactory sexual relations.

5. Viagra is the only drug on sale for erectile dysfunction

In 2013 the Pfitzer pharmaceutical company expired compared to sildenafil and since then there are many generic drugs on the market at a lower price. About a generic tablet costs around five euros, when the price of Viagra is 11 euros. Other pharmaceutical companies have also traded counterparts under names such as Cialis or Levitra.

6. Anyone can buy Viagra in a pharmacy

Legally, all these drugs can only be purchased with a prescription. That is, only a doctor can prescribe one of these drugs, which are not indicated to people without erectile dysfunction problems.

7. Viagra can only be purchased at pharmacies

There are numerous websites that offer Viagra counterparts at affordable prices, and indeed many people buy them to increase their sexual power during the weekend or before an important appointment. Well, because the intake of drugs that lower the power or because in their opinion the image that your partner have them depend on your ability to remain standing. Pfizer calculated in 2013 that the illegal online sale of Viagra derivatives and derivatives exceeded 1,500 million euros.

Some of these drugs purchased on the Web, such as generic, Cialis or Levitra, are reliable if they have been altered or falsified. Other compounds sold at lower prices and naturally sourced, such as the so-called ‘Furunbao’ or ‘Huan I’ are banned in our country and in some cases have been identified in the sildenafil composition. Experts recommend to avoid them because their formulation is not clear and without guarantees.

8. Taking Viagra without a prescription is dangerous

Most people taking Viagra or non-prescription counterparts have prolonged erections without major problems. In general, Viagra does not involve dangers except for some people. For example, with cardiovascular problems and who are taking organic nitric oxides, nitrites and nitrates. Even people who inhaled amyl nitrate, the drug known as “poppers”, are discouraged. People with severe hepatic impairment or renal failure should not take it as well as those suffering from low blood pressure or have had a recent myocardial infarction.

Finally, people with degenerative diseases of the hereditary retina, including disorders of retinal phosphodiesterosis, should also abstain. In any case, it is always wise to take these drugs if there is no need, especially mixed with other drugs that can impact blood pressure, such as cocaine. Viagra is a drug, not a stimulant.

9. Viagra only serves to relieve erectile dysfunction

Sildenafil started to be used to treat high blood pressure and angina pectoris, but coincidentally the response it had on the penis was discovered, so it was successfully tested in patients with dysfunction. It is also used to alleviate altitude sickness in sports such as mountaineering, and even a couple of studies, although little contrast, say it is effective for passing white fat into brown fat and is therefore a good ‘fat burner’.