Erectile dysfunction or impotence is the most commonly experienced sexual problem by men around the world. It is a condition in which a man has difficulty achieving or sustaining erections for a satisfactory sexual encounter. Men can experience impotence because of factors that can either be physical or psychological in nature. Men usually experience this condition at least once in a life time and for a temporary period of time. However, at times the condition can persist for a long period of time.
Several treatment options are available for men to treat their erectile problems. One of the most effective and popular treatment options includes prescription medications. Viagra is one of the most popular prescription medications used by men around the world. It was first introduced into the market by Pfizer in the year 1998. This pill was the first drug to be introduced to be the prescription medication for impotence treatment. This pill, which consists of sildenafil, was initially supposed to be a treatment for men suffering from high blood pressure problems.
During the clinical trials, it was observed that sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient of this pill helped men in a different manner. Men with erectile problems experienced a significant improvement in their condition. Since then, Viagra has helped millions of men in treating their erectile problems and leading a healthy sex life. You are required to take one pill at least 30 to 60 minutes before engaging in a sexual act. You are likely to experience the effects of this pill for the next four hours. However, you should avoid taking more than one Viagra pill within the span of 24 hours, as it can lead to severe side effects.