Viagra salvage therapy for severe erectile dysfunction

Viagra is the first medication that is taken by a man to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This drug is there in the market for more than a decade. Recently, a research was made on the efficacy of this impotency medication as a salvage therapy for patients with severe sexual issues.

Viagra study made on men

Fifty four men who are suffering from chronic erectile failure were taken for this research. These men were unsuccessful in taking Sildenafil citrate with the dosage strength of 100mg. They didn’t experience any erections that are required for a successful vaginal penetration.

In this research, men were made to take Viagra with higher dosage strength upto 200mg until they get maximum response or adverse effects in the body. This treatment was continued for a period of four weeks.

Positive results of the research using Viagra medication

When Viagra pill was given to these patients they were able to achieve and maintain erections with different dosage strengths. Some people found maximal response with just 100mg whereas others needed either 150mg or 200mg.

To state exactly, thirteen out of fifty four were able to respond effectively with the maximal Viagra dose of 200mg. Four out of thirteen required just 150mg and nine out of thirteen responded to 200mg dosage strength. But, forty one out of fifty four men failed to achieve any response with the help of Viagra medication.

The cause of the erectile dysfunction in these men were 9% due to psychogenic ED, 17% because of cavernosalveno-occlusive dysfunction, 24% caused by arteriogenic ED, 20% due to post radical retropubic prostatectomy ED and 30% because of mixed vasculogenic ED.

After the four week treatment, the researchers have found improvement in these patients. For the patients there was an improvement of 37% with 100mg Viagra dosage strength, a46.3% improvement with the dose of 150mg and 68% with a 200mg dose.

Do the patients suffer from ill effects during the research?

Yes, during the research the patients suffered from certain side effects especially when they were allowed to take Viagra with higher dosage strengths. It is found that 63% of the patients who took the medication experienced ill effects like face flushing, headache, visual disturbances, nasal congestion, dyspepsia and dizziness.

Though the patients received greater response and efficacy with the help of Viagra the researches made it clear that the medication should not be taken at higher dosage strength to achieve and maintain erection. If you see above, you can see that the patients also experienced effectiveness by taking 100mg and 150mg dosage strengths. It is good to opt for these doses when compared to the 200mg dose.

The higher dosage strength of Viagra caused adverse effects that it is not safe to be taken by a man.