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A 54-year-old member asked:

what's a good alternative for viagra (sildenafil).?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil): Are you unable to take viagra due to side effects? Others in the viagra family are Cialis & levitra (vardenafil). Intracavernous Alprostadil is another option as is Alprostadil intraurethral suppository (muse). Some rely on a vacuum erection device. Some use supplements like dhea, yohimbe, arginine, but they have many side effects. Work with pcp to determine cause of ED to correct that.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
You can also try an inexpensive penile ring (about $10), make sure to buy an adjustable one with velcro or snaps. It may work for you. Here is a good article on treatments for erectile dysfunction http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/DS00162/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs.
Mar 7, 2012
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Several others: There are 4 other oral medications to treat erectile dysfunction. If viagra is not effective, then one can try levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, or cialis. If these fail, other alternative medications are penile injection therapy (caverject) or a small suppository oplaced into the urethra (muse). A nonpharmacological method to assist with erectile dysfunction is a vacuum erection device.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Three others.: Cialis ;Stendra; and Levitra! All work by the same mechanism, but some people respond better to one than the others!

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of viagra (sildenafil)?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Many: Common side effects of viagra (sildenafil) include headache, flushing, heartburn, nasal congestion uterine contractions (period cramps), abnormal vision, diarrhea, dizziness, rash, high or low sugar levels, high uric acid levels, high sodium blood level, abnormal liver function tests , and photosensitivity. Serious reactions can include heart attack, stroke, sudden death, prolonged painful erection.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is a good/cheaper replacement to viagra (sildenafil)?

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Dr. Kristen Dall-Winther
Family Medicine 17 years experience
GoodRx: Check out www.goodrx.com - depending on your zip code and what pharmacies you have around you, you may be able to find viagra fairly cheap with the coupons/discounts offered there. For example, near me, one can get 10 tablets of 50mg viagra for $15.40, as opposed to the usual retail price of $346-$644 for the same dosage/amount. This wasn't exactly your question, but I thought it might help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Which is better, viagra (sildenafil) or sialis?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Either: They both do the same thing - help erectile dysfunction. Viagra (sildenafil) tends to be short acting while Cialis is long acting. There is also once daily formulation of cialis.
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A 51-year-old member asked:

How soon does viagra (sildenafil) begin to work?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
About 20 minutes.: Viagra (sildenafil) does not begin to work immediately, it has to be absorbed from your stomach, enter the blood stream and reach the penile blood vessels. This usually takes 20 - 30 minutes.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I seem to be having trouble keeping my soldier at salute, so onto viagra (sildenafil)?

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Dr. Joel Lilly
Urology 37 years experience
Good start: Viagra (sildenafil) is one of several fda-approved drugs to treat erectile dysfunction (ed). The first step is to discuss your ed with your doctor, as it may be a clue to other health issues. A drug like the "little blue pill" might be a good first treatment, as long as you're healthy enough for sex and don't take nitroglycerine. Ten-hut, soldier!
Dr. Joel Lilly
Dr. Joel Lilly commented
Urology 37 years experience
Provided original answer
Good reminder, soldier. Safe sex is a good battle plan.
Mar 29, 2012

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