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Sildenafil (Viagra)

Also known as Viagra and Revatio

Sildenafil citrate, sold as Viagra, Revatio and under various other trade names, is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). It was originally developed by British scientists and then brought to market by the US-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer. It acts by inhibiting cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5, an enzyme that promotes degradation of cGMP, which regulates blood flow in the penis. Since becoming available in 1998, sildenafil has been the prime treatment for erectile dysfunction; its primary competitors on the market are tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra).

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 4 meaning a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $538.18 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed sildenafil to treat erectile dysfunction, impotence, benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph), and prostate cancer.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking sildenafil most commonly experience side effects like peripheral edema, headache, and pain.

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