Viagra

Indian Companies Prepare for Viagra to Go Off-Patent in U.S. in 2020

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The countdown to Pfizer’s loss of its U.S. patent on Viagra has begun, and many Indian drugmakers eagerly await the chance to reap profits on the American market with their generic formulations of the little blue pill. Although brand-name Viagra ...

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Don’t Be Alarmed by Old Articles Claiming Viagra Causes ED

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The internet is a treasure trove of useful information. Unfortunately, to mine and use all that helpful information, you need to be able to distinguish the good stuff from from that which is outdated or demonstrably false. That’s sometimes easier ...

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How Does Viagra Affect the Rest of Your Body?

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Viagra facilitates erectile function by temporarily increasing blood flow to the penis, but some of its effects can be felt elsewhere in the body. Sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Viagra, is circulated through the bloodstream to virtually every corner ...

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Can Viagra Be Harmful to Your Health?

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Multiple rounds of clinical testing have demonstrated that Viagra is both effective and safe when taken by impotent men who are otherwise healthy and able to participate in sexual activity. These observations, of course, assume that the medication is being ...

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More Insurer Drug Formularies Cover Generic Viagra

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The late 2017 debut of generic alternatives to Viagra marked the first availability of generic erectile dysfunction drugs to American men suffering from ED caused by insufficient blood flow to the penis. It is probably only a matter of time ...

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Can I Take Viagra Every Day?

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Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, designed Viagra as an on-demand erectile dysfunction medication to be taken 30 to 60 minutes before the anticipated start of sexual activity. The drug’s label warns that Viagra should not be taken ...

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Can I Take Viagra if I’m on Blood Thinners?

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Millions of American men take blood thinners, medications designed to significantly reduce the risk of blood clotting, a phenomenon known medically as thrombosis. Doctors generally prescribe these drugs for patients they believe face a higher than normal risk of a ...

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Can Women Take Viagra?

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Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, may be able to help improve sexual function in women suffering from sexual arousal disorder. This form of sexual dysfunction is widely seen in postmenopausal women and women who have undergone hysterectomies. An article ...

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Can I Take Viagra if I Take Alpha Blockers?

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Alpha-blockers are medications that are prescribed widely to treat high blood pressure and benign prostatic hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. Care should be taken when using alpha-blockers with other drugs that also lower blood pressure, such as ...

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Alternative to Generic Viagra Expected in September

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A generic alternative to Cialis is due to make its American debut in late September 2018. This is good news for consumers who soon will have a wider choice of lower-priced ED medications to choose from. Generic alternatives to Viagra ...

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