sildenafil - oral, Viagra
GENERIC NAME: SILDENAFIL - ORAL (sil-DEN-a-fil)
BRAND NAME(S): Viagra
USES: Sildenafil is used to treat male sexual function problems (impotence or erectile dysfunction) by blocking a certain enzyme (phosphodiesterase-PDE5) in the body. In combination with sexual stimulation, sildenafil works by helping the blood flow into the penis to achieve and maintain an erection.This drug does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis). Practice "safe sex" such as using latex condoms. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.Sildenafil is also available in other strengths for treating high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension). Do not substitute one form of this drug for the other.
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