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Sildenafil (Erectile Dysfunction)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitor Viagra

Sildenafil (Erectile Dysfunction) - What is it for

​Sildenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction, a condition where you are unable to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis, allowing blood to flow into your penis when you get sexually excited. This medicine will only help you to get an erection if you are sexually stimulated. Therefore it is taken on an as-needed basis.

This medication may also be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medicine

Sildenafil (Erectile Dysfunction) - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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