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How Long Does Viagra Last?

The effects of Viagra can vary from person to person. Ideally, Viagra should be taken 60 minutes before it is required, and can last for around 4 hours. But, generally the effects will start to wear off after 2 to 3 hours.

How Long Does it Take to Get an Erection from Viagra?

Viagra should start to show its effects 30 minutes after consumption. However, this can vary from person to person. Sexual stimulation is usually required, in addition to Viagra to achieve an erection. When you first start taking Viagra, you may not experience the desired results, however, if you continue taking Viagra once every day, for a few days, you may find that your results improve.
 

What is the recommended dosage of Viagra?

According to standard recommendations, Viagra should be consumed an hour before commencing any sexual activity, at a concentration of 50mg. However, the tablet can be taken as earlier as four hours and as late as 30 minutes before sexual interaction. The maximum dosage of the tablet is once per day, and based on individual tolerance and effectiveness, it may be at a concentration as little as 25mg and as high as 100mg. It is recommended you start off with 50mg dosages. If you find this dose ineffective, you could try 100mg dosage. If a 50mg dosage causes unwanted side effects, or is to strong, you may choose the lower dosage of 25mg. If after adjusting the dosage of Viagra you still do not get the desired effects, you could consider changing to a different type of erectile dysfunction medication, such as Levitra, Cialis or Spedra. If you are unsure which brand to take, you could try an ED Trial Pack to find out which treatment suits you best.


What factors affect the longevity and dosage of Viagra?

The medication dosage and effects of Viagra can vary from person to person. Some factors which may influence the effects of Viagra are as follows:

  • Drug Interactions: Viagra can interact with different medications, which can affect its efficiency or cause unwanted side effects.

  • Health: Viagra is not recommended for older men suffering from liver or kidney problems. Since, the liver is not in the best condition, it may take longer for Viagra to be broken down by the liver. On the other hand, kidney problems, may result in the medication being removed from the body faster than desired.

  • Alcohol: Consumption of more than 2-3 units of alcohol can alter the effects of Viagra. Alcohol impairs the nervous system and therefore can make it harder to obtain an erection. High alcohol levels, also interfere with absorption of medication, and it can expel the medication more quickly from the body, as it tries to bring the alcohol levels down to normal. It is also worth noting that Viagra and alcohol can both lower your blood pressure, therefore you may also experience side effects such as dizziness and fainting.

  • Diet: Taking Viagra during a heavy meal, high in proteins and fats, can delay the effects of Viagra. The body will prioritise digesting the food, before the Viagra. Therefore, taking Viagra on an empty stomach can cause faster results.

  • Age: In men over 65 years old, the effects of Viagra are likely to last longer than in younger men. This is due to the slowing of metabolism when we age. In older men, the medication will stay in the bloodstream for longer, causing prolonged effects.

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