What Is the Right Viagra Dose for You?

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Viagra comes in 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg. Talk to your doctor to find the right dosage for you.

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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.

What is the Normal Starting Dose of Viagra?

Viagra comes in three doses:

  • 25 mg
  • 50 mg
  • 100 mg

The appropriate starting dose of Viagra can vary depending on a variety of health and lifestyle factors. Here are just a few:

  • Age
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • And how often you use the medication
  • See the IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for Viagra to learn about other factors that may impact Viagra dosing

Work with your doctor to figure out the right dose for you based on your medical history and symptoms, and check back in with your doctor about adjusting your dose, if needed.

Why Does Viagra Come in Different Doses?

The goal of ED medication is to find the least amount of medication that still gets positive results (aka, “a satisfactory erection”). The goal is not to find the highest dose of Viagra you can handle, but to find a dose that is safe and effective.

Important Safety Information

Viagra comes with inherent risks, side effects, and drug interactions, so it’s important to get your dose right for your needs and for your body.

Talk to your doctor about whether Viagra is right for you and how much you should take. People on drugs called “nitrates” for certain heart conditions and riociguat for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension cannot take Viagra. For more information about the risks and benefits of taking Viagra, see IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

Viagra Dose and Use

Every guy who uses erectile dysfunction medication has different needs. Expectations for ED meds vary as well as tolerance for the medication. Talk to your doctor about your expectations for Viagra and be honest about how you and your partner plan to use Viagra:

  1. How many times a week are you planning to have sex?
  2. Are you willing to take Viagra at the appropriate time for the medication to work effectively?
  3. Are you concerned about any particular side effects?

For some guys, 25 mg of Viagra is all they need to have a great experience. Others have to take the max dose (100 mg) to achieve the same result. Work with your doctor to find the right dose based on your expectations, medical history, and symptoms, and report any side effects. And above all be honest about your medical history, and always follow your doctor’s instructions. Don’t change your dose without talking your doctor. More Viagra doesn’t always mean a stronger erection. In fact, higher doses often come with more frequent side effects.

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