Controversies involving Viagra

Dec - 24
2017

Controversies involving Viagra

Despite the big number of male population who are able, healthy and properly fit for any sexual activity, there are also a small number of individuals who are unfit for it. These male populations are those who have sexual issues as:
·         Impotence is the situation when in a man can no longer continue or reach erection essential to please his sexual needs and the same time the needs of his partner. Impotence or erectile dysfunction is only called so when the inability of a man to achieve an erection for a span of time is longer or frequent.
·         Erectile dysfunction (ED) is caused by several factors such as physiological, psychological and physical factors. Among these three factors, it is the physical factor that is curable. The physical factor is brought about by the hardening of the arteries which brings the blood to the penis. The physical factor is related with age but it is curable at any age.

In earlier times, there were several drugs which were developed which is said to cure erectile dysfunction but none of them were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Not until 1998 when Pfizer released a drug named Viagra. Viagra is also called the magic wand because of the effect it causes to the penis.

Viagra is composed of a chemical ingredient the Sildenafil citrate which helps in the loosening of the arteries found in the penis. Because of this effect, the blood going to the penis is now relaxing causing erection. The Viagra should be taken in an hour before the sexual activity and will last for at most four hours.

Few years after the production of Viagra, there were several controversies raised against it. Some say that the Viagra causes death in several numbers of people while other says that they lost their visions due to the Viagra.

A Death-causing pill

With so many unreported incidents of possible side effects of using Viagra, death counts the most discussion and this stirred the male population greatly. Moreover, some males who took Viagra have been investigated and those who were affected fatally have been identified who used Viagra 4 to 5 hours prior to their death.  Statistics showed that 564 deaths caused by Viagra were to people who experienced cardiovascular complications when in the first place, they have no idea that they have it. They took the normal dosage of 50 milligrams only, meaning they did not overdose themselves. With this controversy, further researches were made. The researches resulted to a twist in the earlier reports stating that the death was not due to Viagra use but is related with Vioxx during their nitrate therapy. The nitrate tends to boost the medications and causes lowering of the blood pressure of the patients.

Blindness caused by Viagra

Another reported side effect of Viagra is blindness or the NAION condition. NAION or non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy is a situation where in the vision is lost and causes blindness because the arteries going to the optic nerves are blocked with blood.

The blindness is not caused by Viagra alone, but it also came out those other impotent drugs like Cialis and Levitra are involved.


Viagra have been warning men particularly that this drug is not for people who are undergoing nitrate therapy. Always consult your doctor first before taking in any medicine for erectile dysfunction.