How Can You Make Viagra More Effective?

Tips That Your Doctor Might Recommend

Include taking it on an empty stomach or losing a little weight (if you can)

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Disclaimer: This information isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should never rely upon this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

How to Make Viagra More Effective

Viagra is often effective, but it can be less effective for men with conditions like nerve damage or even diabetes. If Viagra doesn’t work, or it’s not as effective as you’d like, you should speak with your doctor about your options. Here are a few pieces of advice that your doctor may recommend—please remember that Viagra works differently for everyone and you should speak to your doctor before making any changes related to your health.

  1. Don’t take Viagra on a full stomach (it may slows= absorption)
  2. Ease up on fatty foods (absorption again)
  3. Avoid alcohol, illegal drugs, and marijuana (which can worsen the symptoms of ED)

Viagra Works Best When You’re Healthy

Viagra works by stopping the chemical reaction that lets blood leave an erect penis. That means, for Viagra to be more effective, your body needs to function at peak levels. The best way to get longer, stronger erections is by improving blood flow, overall cardiovascular health, and hormone levels.

You may be more likely to have better erections—with or without Viagra—if you:

It’s also important to take Viagra at the dose your doctor prescribes 1-6 hours before sexual activity. Talk to your doctor about a safe starting dose or before you change your dose, if Viagra isn’t as effective as you’d like).

Viagra works best when you’re healthy. If you can avoid large fatty meals, excessive alcohol consumption, and medications that cause ED, Viagra is more likely to work. And it gets even better if you can exercise regularly. Making these systemic changes to your health and habits doesn’t just improve the effectiveness of Viagra. You may get so healthy that you don’t even need erectile dysfunction medication anymore. At least, that’s the goal.

Important Safety Information

Viagra is not safe for everyone. For example, people on drugs called “nitrates” for certain heart conditions and riociguat for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension cannot take Viagra. To learn more, see Important Safety Information about Viagra.

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