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FDA Approves Generic Viagra

Mar 22, 2016

If the blood’s pathway is blocked in any way, such as by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), there will be insufficient blood in the penis, resulting in a weak erection or no erection.

Several health conditions are linked to ED, including diabetes, heart disease, nerve damage, obesity, and high blood pressure. 

Sildenafil citrate works by increasing blood flow to the penis. The drug is taken only as needed and usually produces an erection in 30 – 60 minutes.

Not all men can take sildenafil citrate, however. Men who use nitrates for heart disease are cautioned against using any PDE5 inhibitors because the interaction could cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure. It is important to take these medications under a doctor’s care.

To learn more about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of erectile dysfunction, please check out the Sex Health Matters overview here. You’ll also find a number of helpful links with more details.


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Resources

CBS News

Marcus, Mary Brophy

“First generic version of Viagra approved by FDA”

March 10, 2016

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/first-generic-drug-for-viagra-called-sildenafil-citrate-approved-by-fda/

Medscape Medical News

Brooks, Megan

“First Generic Version of Viagra Clears FDA”

(March 11, 2016)

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/860281

Pfizer

“How does Viagra work?”

“Important Safety Information”

https://www.viagra.com/questions

Sexual Medicine Society of North America

“Overview – Erectile Dysfunction”

https://www.sexhealthmatters.org/erectile-dysfunction/overview-erectile-dysfunction

“Treating Erectile Dysfunction”

https://www.sexhealthmatters.org/erectile-dysfunction/treating-erectile-dysfunction

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