In this piece we have brought together requests from Canadian Pharmacy customers to review the most controversial information bits about the famous blue pill. Read the reviews of Viagra aspects that stir a large number of questions in users. Feel free to request a similar review if you cannot find an answer to the question that you have about Viagra.
Review of Viagra risks for the heart
- Name: Brian
- Canadian Pharmacy customer since: 2013
Review request: Hello, I have been using Viagra for seven years now. I am generally happy with the drug, but there has been a lot of talk on the internet about Viagra supposedly being linked to heart disease risks, it made me lose my sleep. Could you please explain what’s behind these rumors? Are they true?
Smart Canadian Pharmacy responds: Hello Brian and thanks for your request! The statistics dated a few months back highlight that the use of pleasure pills (especially Viagra and Cialis, with Cialis in the first place) is also common among young people who, even when they do not need it, use it to avoid risk to back up and foolproof themselves against any risk of embarrassing themselves with a less-harder-than-expected erection. In short, the pills grow more popular by day, and their sales skyrocket, especially on the internet, but if a medical prescription is required for their use, there is a reason. They are still medicine drugs, and as such they should not be taken lightly. It is also true, however, that with regard to their effects and their contraindications there has been some confusion.
The rumors that Viagra use is linked to heart risks are not grounded. We would like to emphasize that Viagra was born, on the contrary, as a medicine against heart attack. It is a drug that causes artery dilation. During the experiment, however, the researchers noticed that the drug was able to dilate the arteries of the penis more closely than those of the heart while the latter had few effects, so its directions changed. There are currently three other drugs (Cialis, Levitra and Stendra) that have the same mechanism of action: all three are effective in erectile dysfunction and have few side effects.
It is also believed that these drugs are beneficial for the function of the arterial wall (endothelial) cells and, therefore, on the heart. Today, in fact, scientists are even thinking of using them for people suffering from heart failure due to their vasodilatory effect. The fact is that they act by enhancing the action of a neurotransmitter called ‘nitric oxide’ which is released by the vascular endothelium and the nerve endings during sexual excitement, causing the artery dilation. People with cardiac ischaemia problems use nitric oxide (nitroderived drugs) to improve blood flow to the heart, and the vasodilatory action is then boosted by the three medications in question until a shock is felt fatal. In short, it is not the drug itself that hurt the heart, but only the combination with nitrous drugs.
Viagra vs. Cialis vs. Levitra: comparison review
- Name: Adam
- Canadian Pharmacy customer since: 2015
Review request: Dear Canadian Pharmacy team, I would like to ask you to help me better understand the differences between the three erectile dysfunction drugs, on molecular level? There are a lot of comparisons of them published on the Web, but they do not explain why there was a need to develop Levitra and Cialis in the first place. Are they a step ahead of Viagra? Thank you in advance.
Canadian Pharmacy: Hello Adam, your attention to our service is much appreciated! All three drugs work by enhancing rigidity of the penis and maintaining erection during sexual intercourse. This means that erections only occur if there is a sexual approach, thus maintaining the role of the partner in stimulating sexual stimulation. There are, however, differences between the three molecules, not so much in terms of efficacy or side effects, as in terms of ‘freedom of programming the relationship’.
Viagra (sildenafil, also called ‘blue pill’ for its color) should be taken at least 40-60 minutes before sexual intercourse, fasting and away from alcohol intake (which delay and reduce drug absorption) and it has a duration of approximately 6 hours. Levitra (vardenafil, the ‘orange pill’) has a duration similar to Viagra but is absorbed a little earlier (after about 30 minutes) and is less affected by meals (it can also be taken on a full stomach provided the meal is not excessively rich in fat). Cialis (tadalafil, the ‘yellow pill’) begins to act a little later than Levitra (40-60 minutes), has a completely absorbed absorption of alcohol and food and a duration of action of up to 36 hours.
Now, the reasons for the invention of Levitra and Cialis were purely commercial: while they both were developed based on the idea of PDE5 inhibitors promoting dilation of blood vessels in the penis, they were not exact copies of Viagra, which allowed other companies to enter the same pool of competition without infringing the copyright laws. The benefits for users brought by these inventions are in diversity and additional benefits of Cialis and Levitra: longevity of effects and compatibility with meals and alcohol for the former, and lower side event profile for the latter.
Viagra in young and / or healthy men
- Name: Lenny
- Canadian Pharmacy customer since: 2007
Review request: Hi, I would like to know what risks are there for young and healthy men who take Viagra recreationally from time to time. Thank you.
Canadian Pharmacy responds: Hello Lenny! Usually, these are young people who use these pills after a night out in the nightclub not to risk embarrassing themselves with a subpar erection. Often and willingly they also combine alcohol and drugs that, of course, do not agree with drugs of any kind. In particular, we refer to some inhaled drug substances that contain substances similar to nitrates and therefore can also cause severe hypotension up to the shock. It should be recalled that Cialis, Levitra and Viagra are not ‘aphrodisiacs’, but medicines, and therefore should only be sold with a prescription.
The side effects are just annoying when they are present, but do not cause harm. The most common (in any case less than 10-15% of patients) are headache, facial redness, stomach burns, nasal congestion, visual color change (only with Viagra) and back pain (mostly with Cialis). In rare cases, such side effects are so annoying that they have to suspend the intake of the drug and, however, have no consequences on health. “
In all patients with erectile dysfunction, regardless of the cause, the three drugs are the first line treatment (obviously after correcting the risk factors that can be modified). It is important to emphasize that these drugs can be administered by a specialist even in a young person with impotence from psychological causes: restoring a good erection quickly prevents the consequences of a possible break in the couple relationship that could seriously affect the mental health of the patient. However, in these cases, so that the youngster does not become addicted to the drug, it is advisable to add a psychosessuological support that will lead to increased sexual safety until gradually phasing out the drug.
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