How long I can take Viagra and Stay Healthy?

Viagra or sildenafil citrate is a treatment and not a cure for erectile dysfunction. Men often choose to use Viagra for extended periods of time. Viagra has been studied in 1, 2, 3 and 4 year studies and the main focus was long term effects and the severity of those effects as time of use went on. Most studies were completed within 6 months of beginning to use Viagra while studies beyond 6 months are few.

Side effects most often experienced by men who use Viagra are headaches, facial flushing and dyspepsia. These symptoms are usually very mild and temporary. Other side effects more adverse in nature include vision problems that vary in nature. Some men experience color challenges where they temporarily lose the ability to distinguish between the color blue and green and most vision is tinted blue. This is temporary and will go away when Viagra use is stopped. Some men experience more severe vision problems with permanent vision loss. Vision problems, either temporary or permanent can occur whether Viagra has been taken for the short or long term.


The long term data has not offered conclusive evidence long term use of Viagra has any adverse health effects. For most men, using Viagra is a short term deal while dealing with issues other than erectile dysfunction. Once the other issues are addressed and satisfied, Viagra is no longer used. Side effects measured in all studies of differing lengths found similar experience patterns, but the number of long term studies are considerably less than the short term studies.

What has been discovered with the testing completed to date is some men will experience mild side effects that are temporary and a small percentage of men using Viagra will experience more serious side effects such as drastic blood pressure drop and vision problems.

Since Viagra is a treatment and not a cure, it is important for men to use Viagra as a temporary measure. Sometimes using Viagra online will give a man confidence and eventually allow him to move away from using the product. Continuing the use of Viagra make some men dependent on it and will never explore other options including addressing issues that could lead to Viagra use for the long term.

A few recommended ways to deal with erectile dysfunction includes stop smoking, exercise more, consume a healthier diet and eliminate stress as much as possible.