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Side Effects Of Viagra

If you’re taking Viagra, you’ll be aware that the medication can cause unwanted symptoms. The good news is that the majority of the side effects from Viagra patients experience, are harmless and short-lived.

Common side effects of Viagra

These symptoms are the typical side effects of Viagra and will affect between one in 10 and one in 100 people:

Uncommon side effects of Viagra

These side effects are experienced less frequently, and will only affect between 1 in 100 and 1 in 10,000 people using Viagra:

Rare side effects of Viagra

Although extremely rare, there have been cases where patients have experienced severe reactions to Viagra, including:

How to minimise side effects of Viagra

The majority of common side effects will be temporary and should not last for long after you originally take the pill. The side effects should also stop entirely if you discontinue taking the medication at any time. If side effects are prolonged, cease using the medication and seek instant medical attention.

Here are some common side effects of erectile dysfunction medication (marked by the cross):

Side effect Cialis Levitra Viagra
stuffy or runny nose x x x
headache x x x
upset stomach x x x
changes in vision x x
flushing x x
back pain x
muscle aches x
priapism (an erection that won’t go away) x x x
sudden cardiac arrest and death x x x

 

For further information read the Viagra patient information leaflet