Sildenafil – what you need to know

You have probably already figured out that this blogsite is all about Sildenafil, the original erectile dysfunction drug that is still the most popular today, although much more famous under its brand name Viagra. Here, you will find different kinds of information on this medication, such as the possibilities of side effects, the way in which this ED pill works and how it is supposed to be taken properly. There are also stories from real guys who used Sildenafil to address their erectile dysfunction issues and in this article; for example, you will get an overview of Sildenafil, some basic info that will give you at least some insight into this medication.

First of all, we should clear up the whole Sildenafil – Viagra issue. Namely, Sildenafil is the generic name for the medication and Viagra is the name of this drug sold by Pfizer, the company that originally developed Sildenafil. It should also be noted that there is another medication that is essentially Sildenafil and that is Revatio. This medication was introduced onto the market when it was discovered that Sildenafil can treat a condition called pulmonary artery hypertension and it was introduced under the new name so as to prevent any confusion. This is important to keep in mind because if you are taking Revatio, you should not use Viagra or Sildenafil coming under any other name.

Sildenafil was the first medication of its kind. When it was introduced onto the market, there were no pharmaceutical drugs that were approved for erectile dysfunction and it was the same. It also gave birth to a whole new class of drugs, the PDE5 inhibitors. Basically, these drugs, including Sildenafil, or more precisely starting with Sildenafil all work by inhibiting PDE5 which is a specific enzyme which was fond to be overactive in the most cases of ED. There is more talk about this in another article here.

Since it came out, Sildenafil was the sole medication on the market for ED until vardenafil and tadalafil came out five years later, providing competition to Sildenafil. However, it has still remained the most popular ED drug on the market and it seems things are going to stay that way for a long time to come.

One thing that you should never forget is that Sildenafil is a prescription drug. It may be used for a condition that is not life threatening or particularly dangerous in any physiological way, but it is still a prescription drug and you need to behave accordingly. For instance you should speak with your doctor before you start using this drug and that you need to make sure you are using it properly. You also need to make sure to know how to differentiate between possible less and more serious side effects and to also know what drugs Sildenafil must not be combined with under any circumstances.