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Beware club drugs and Viagra

couple dancing in night clubClub drugs include Ecstasy (MDMA), the ‘date rape drug’ (Rohypnol), Crystal meth or Speed (Methamphetamine), acid (LSD), Special K (Ketamine) and Poppers (amyl nitrates). Increasingly the dangers of these drugs are escalated by taking more than one at the same time.

Typically taken at raves, parties, and clubs, these drugs are used to enhance or distort sensations and perceptions, to feel euphoric, and experience greater enjoyment. They are perceived to increase self-confidence and physical energy.

Of course these drugs are illegal for a reason. They have adverse effects and can be dangerous, even fatal. Problems arise from toxicity due to excessive dose, from interactions, and due to impurities. Illegal drugs are not monitored for quality. Read in full

Doctor and patient reviews of sildenafil

sildenafil reviewsWhen Viagra lost its patent on sildenafil in June of 2013, generic manufacturers were then licenced to produce the active chemical component of Viagra, sildenafil citrate, now commonly referred to as just sildenafil.

As the drug became less expensive, an increasing number of men have been able to use it, and their experiences are of interest to many new patients who have been prescribed sildenafil, or would like to find out more about it. Read in full

Sildenafil vs Viagra: which to choose?

photo of pharmacists comparing viagra vs sildenafilBoth Viagra and sildenafil are widely used to treat erectile dysfunction. In fact, they contain the same active ingredient. Viagra is a brand name for the sildenafil produced and sold by the company Pfizer. Sildenafil is also sold as a generic drug, which is medically identical to Viagra.

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History of sildenafil as Viagra

Sildenafil citrate was created in 1989 by British scientists Albert Wood and Peter Dunn as a possible treatment for hypertension and angina; conditions associated with coronary heart disease. In 1991 Dr. Nicholas Terrett, now often referred to as the father of Viagra, was named in the British patent for the drug as a heart medication. And though Pfizer’s early trials of the drug in the 1990s did not prove its efficacy as a heart medication, patients who took part in the clinical trials reported increased erections after taking sildenafil. Separate studies provided more information on the biochemical process that causes erections, which helped scientists understand how sildenafil could enhance the effects of sexual stimulation and open up blood vessels in the penis. Sildenafil was then studied in men with erectile dysfunction, and in 1998 it was approved by the FDA specifically for treatment of ED. Read in full

9 things I learned from having erectile dysfunction

rupert webster and wifeRupert Webster has been kind enough to share these true-life realisations with us, in the hope of helping men in similar situations. ED can wreak emotional havoc on individuals and couples, but knowing that others have been through the same kind of experience can be comforting and informative.

When you have ED, you grieve your sex life
Not being able to get an erection makes you feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself. My mind was flooded with memories of my first time, of the wonderful sex my wife and I had on our honeymoon, of the time we … well, you get the picture. It’s tough to think that it may never be that easy to have sex at the drop of a hat, and you may not ever be able to have sex at all.

My communication was terrible
I was so closed up. I really was. The first time I couldn’t perform I just pretended it had never happened. The next day it was business as usual. We started our day with a cup of tea and breakfast, a quick kiss goodbye. After several weeks it became apparent that I still couldn’t get an erection – yet I still couldn’t bring myself to speak about it. I didn’t even try to get treatment. My wife was no doubt going through her own range of emotions, but she, like me, was withdrawn. Even after 17 years of marriage neither of us felt comfortable enough to talk about it. Read in full

Sildenafil 100mg or 50mg?

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Sildenafil 100mg, 50mg, and 25mg available from Dr Fox online doctor and pharmacy from 95p each.

Generic sildenafil citrate comes in preparations of 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. Your first prescription will usually be for 50mg, which is the recommended starting dose. At this dose you and your doctor can monitor your physical reaction to the medicine and address any side effects early on. If 50mg is very effective the dose can be reduced to 25mg. But, if well tolerated and only mediocre results are reported, men are then often upgraded to sildenafil 100mg.

It is recommended that several attempts are made using the recommended starting dose before adjusting. Several factors can affect the efficacy of sildenafil citrate, including sexual stimulation, and what you eat and drink at the time.

There are several documented reasons why a 100mg dose may be better for the patient: Read in full

What is causing your erectile dysfunction?

man with erectile dysfunctionAny man who finds himself unable to achieve or maintain an erection for more than a few weeks should visit his doctor to determine the cause. But, in today’s day and age many patients turn to Google before scheduling a visit with their GP, especially when it comes to embarrassing health conditions.

Erectile dysfunction is very common and can have a range of different causes. This list can help you evaluate the possible reasons behind it before you visit your GP. Keep in mind that a professional diagnosis must be made before you buy Viagra or any other medicines; treatment for ED must be carried out under the supervision of a doctor. Read in full

Surviving the sexless marriage – life after ED

helping partner with edJoanie’s sexual relationship with her husband was healthy – even after 36 years of marriage they still made love at least twice a week. When they were told he had to have prostate surgery, they were made aware of the likely side effects, including erectile dysfunction. However there was no way to fully prepare for the stress of not being able to have sex, and the emotions that came along with it.

Anya’s husband Tim’s erection problems came on slowly. By the time they were able to speak openly about it, he had been unable to maintain an erection for long enough to have sex for nearly a year. The couple had grown apart, trying to cope with the feelings of inadequacy, frustration and rejection on their own.

Erectile dysfunction can cause the sexual aspect of a relationship to dwindle and finally disappear. Even in loving, committed relationships, couples may become distanced, each embroiled in their own battle to cope with the frustrating emotions of losing their physical connection. Read in full

Is erectile dysfunction a natural part of ageing?

erectile dysfunction ageingAlthough erectile dysfunction is common in younger men, when it comes to the thought of buying Viagra, we often picture a man in the later stages of life. But is erectile dysfunction really an inevitable part of ageing?

We know that the number of men with ED does increase with age – about 50% of men aged 40-70 suffer from ED; and this percentage rises to 70% of the over-70 male population. It is not, however, something that all men should expect to happen as they get older. And if it does occur it can be treated.

How to avoid erectile dysfunction?

ED’s risk factors, in patients that do not have neurogenic, hormonal, or anatomical conditions that could cause it, are similar to the factors that can lead to heart disease. Read in full