Most people are familiar with the drug Viagra, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Viagra can be very effective in treating ED, but it’s not right for everyone. We’ll explain some of the potential side effects of taking Viagra, as well as things to consider before taking this medication.
Viagra may cause a number of mild side effects, including:
- nausea or vomiting
- flushing (redness or warmth in your face, neck, or chest)
- muscle pain
- stuffy nose
These side effects are typically not cause for concern and should go away on their own within a few hours. However, if you experience any symptom that persists or gets worse over time, you should speak with your doctor about it. Additionally, if you have certain medical conditions like heart disease or low blood pressure, you may be at increased risk for more serious side effects from Viagra. In these cases, your doctor will likely start you on a lower dose to avoid complications. Some potential serious side effects associated with Viagra include:
- hearing loss
- vision changes
- an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours (priapism)
- sudden decrease in vision in one or both eyes
- sudden decrease or loss of hearing
- chest pain
If you experience any of these serious side effects while taking Viagra get medical help right away! These reactions can sometimes lead to life-threatening consequences and require immediate medical attention.