What Is Sildenafil?

Learn everything about Sildenafil, the active ingredient contained in the FDA-approved erectile dysfunction drug Viagra™. Discover how it works, why it could be an excellent option for stronger and longer-lasting erections, and how to gain access to Sildenafil through the BlueChew service!

Sildenafil and Erectile Dysfunction

Sildenafil (more widely known as the active ingredient in Viagra™) is a drug used to treat men who have been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is a common condition that affects 1/3 of men worldwide and over half of the men above the age of 40. We describe it as the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual activity.

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer created Viagra™ in 1998. Until 2013, they were the only company allowed to produce Sildenafil medications for the purpose of treating ED, legally. After their patent expired in 2013, other companies began to distribute their generic version.

Sildenafil belongs to a category of drugs known as PDE5 inhibitors, also used to treat pulmonary hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It works by relaxing the blood vessels’ muscles and improving the blood flow to the penis following sexual stimulation.

In other words, Sildenafil can increase your chances of having a harder and longer-lasting erection but won’t cause an erection unless you’re sexually aroused.

The chewable tablets prescribed through the BlueChew.com portal use the same active ingredient (Sildenafil) used in the FDA-approved prescription drug Viagra™, which is sold in a pill form.

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Sildenafil tablets are individually packaged in black colored sachets from BlueChew

How often can I take Sildenafil?

Sildenafil is prescribed for use as needed. Take your Sildenafil chewable tablets exactly as indicated by your licensed medical provider through BlueChew. You should not consume it on a daily basis, and it is not recommended to take more than one dose every 24 hours.

Never take more Sildenafil chewable tablets than prescribed by your licensed medical provider, and never take your treatment for longer periods than what’s previously recommended.

The chewable tablets prescribed through BlueChew’s service are designed to be easier to take than commercial pills, and also making ED treatments more accessible and convenient.

How long does Sildenafil last?

You can take Sildenafil 1 to 4 hours in advance because the medication itself stays active in your system for up to 4 to 6 hours and will only be triggered when you are aroused. Effects can be observed within the 30 minutes following ingestion, which is about as quick as with Tadalafil (active ingredient in Cialis™).

When your evening (or daytime) plans with your special someone include dining, it’s important to remember that food can potentially impact how effectively your body absorbs medication.

If you take Sildenafil after a meal, especially one rich in fats, it may take longer for the medicine to work. Therefore, it’s better to take your Sildenafil chewable tablets on an empty (or emptier) stomach to observe maximum effects as soon as possible. We also recommend that you avoid drinking alcohol before taking the chewable tablet.

We know that timing is everything and that rushing things with your partner certainly won’t help. Anxiety and nervousness can also cause erectile dysfunction, even when the blood flow is working correctly.

If getting an erection is difficult or stressful, you can take Sildenafil before sexual activity to help improve blood flow to the penis and experience firmer erections. Given these facts, Sildenafil might be a great choice for individuals looking to plan a special occasion who may find themselves nervous or anxious about their upcoming sexual activity.

Nonetheless, Sildenafil does not suit all men. Make sure to consult one of BlueChew’s licensed medical providers to determine which ED medication and dosage will provide the best results according to your specific information.

What are the potential side effects of Sildenafil?

Please tell your medical provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, to minimize the risk of possible side effects.

With more than 20 years on the market, much is known about Sildenafil’s positive effects on erectile dysfunction as well as its potential side effects.

The most common side effects of Sildenafil include:

  • Headache
  • Skin flushing
  • Upset stomach
  • Abnormal or blurred vision
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Back or muscle pain
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Rash

Other side effects are possible, such as an erection lasting more than 4 hours, sudden vision or hearing decrease or loss, or tinnitus. If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical support.

BlueChew Sildenafil plans

BlueChew is a unique monthly subscription-based telehealth service that connects you with a licensed medical provider to access prescription ED treatments in a chewable form at affordable prices.

We never charge for doctor appointments and patient support and want your experience to be completely stress-free. No in-person consultations or trips to your local pharmacy, and all prescriptions are sent by mail and delivered to your door in discreet packages.

Our plans start at as low as $20 per month + shipping & taxes. Once you’ve completed your medical profile and digital consultation with a US-licensed medical provider, the latter will write the appropriate prescription based on your situation if your membership is approved.

You will instantly gain access to Sildenafil (30 mg or 45 mg) or Tadalafil (6 mg or 9 mg) chewable tablets and professional 24/7 ED-focused medical support without any long waiting or embarrassment. You can also cancel or switch plans at any time

If you opt for Sildenafil, monthly packages can include 6, 10, 17 or 34 chewable tablets.

Discover all BlueChew’s available plan options for both treatments.
Check out our FAQ to learn more about ED treatments, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, and the BlueChew service.
Please note that BlueChew is available in the USA except in the following states:
North Dakota, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico. Our service is not currently available in Canada and other countries.
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