Viagra Side Effects: Learn about the possible dangerous side effect to this wonder drug
Here is what I found after doing extensive research in the following publications:(they all have websites and archives on-line.) 1)British Medical Journal, 2) National Cholesterol Education Program 3)New England Journal of Medicine 4) CBS News
(Sources for info given below::1) 291:34, 19852 2) Pub. # 91-2732:11, 19913 3) 328:1213, 19934 3) 307:652, 1982.
Since being approved in March 2000 by the FDA, a total 130 Americans have died resulting from the complications and side effects cause my Viagra - 77 from coronary heart problems such as heart attacks. Others have suffered strokes and non-fatal heart attacks as a direct result of using Viagra. Pharmaceutical companies warn men not to take Viagra without a prescription from a doctor because of the many risks, especially for men taking nitroglycerin, which is a heart drug that lowers high blood pressure.
The British Medical Journal reports cases of men taking Viagra who maintained painful erections for up to 24 hours after ejaculation this complication is called priapism and I couldn't imagine the horror that must caused by this. This totally unnatural occurrence is so dangerous that it can actually damage the tiny valves in the penis veins, leading to permanent impotence. This condition would be more likely to strike young men in their prime who do not need Viagra but take more as a sexual performance enhancer than men who truly suffer from impotence.
Because of its affects a person's vision the inability to distinguish between blue and green, pilots are prohibited from taking it for 12 hours before flying. The last thing on earth you want to happen is to be stuck on a plane with 500 people which crashed all because the pilot couldn't differentiate the colors on the control panel in the cockpit because he popped a Viagra.
CBS News analyzed four years of Viagra adverse events reported to the FDA. There were eye problems in more than 800 patients with more than 140 cases of partial or total blindness. These reports alone aren't proof of a direct link, but, experts look to them for patterns.
The FDA asked manufacturers of Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra to revise product labeling after a very small number of patients taking the PDE5 inhibitors reported sudden hearing loss, sometimes accompanied by ringing in the ears and dizziness.
Pounding headaches, which are caused by the surge of blood to the meninges (the sheath protecting the brain) is just another of the many side-effect that are caused by Viagra. Other side effect that affect about 10% of men are blurred vision, a decrease tolerance to bright lights, stomach upset, nasal congestion, diarrhea and urinary tract infection. Facial flushing where the blood vessels to the face dilate causing redness, is also considered to be quite common.
The information above is quite a comprehensive list of the short term side-effects of Viagra usage, wait until you hear about the long term side-effects. Viagra can leave men unable to achieve erections without its use, thus creating life-long Dependence! This is what happened to me, it wasn't pretty and prompted me to look for other alternatives out there.
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