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Viagra side effects – types, frequency, and newest research data.

viagra-side-effectsThe discovery of Viagra marked a revolutionary step towards sexual health. It is argued that these pills have changed the psychology of patients with ED and the whole society. However, Viagra has undesirable effects, like any other drug. The list of Viagra side effects includes a headache, redness of the face, stomach upset, blurred vision and even problems with hearing.

Most common side effects of Viagra

Common Viagra bad effects include a headache, feeling sick, backache, retention of water in the body, head congestion, stuffy nose, and others. The frequency of the mentioned undesirable effects is 1-10 out of 100 male persons taking this anti-ED remedy.

Other undesirable effects of the drug

Ten of males out of one thousand ones using the medicament have the following bad effects
I) fever;
II) redness of the skin;
III) rash;
IV) labored breathing;
V) diarrhea.

Some males suffer from vision problems (impaired perception of blue & green colors).
Rarer bad effects (less than 0.1 percent frequency) include:
1) long lasting erection (more than 4 hours);
2) severe depression and bad thoughts;
3) problems with arterial pressure (for instance, permanently low pressure or sharp dropping of it);
4) hemorrhages in different body organs (eyes, brain etc.);
5) pain in muscles;
6) asthma;
7) sexual problems;
8) pain in chest etc.

Hearing loss – newly discovered bad effect

A study conducted in the US shows that male persons over 40 might have hearing problems. About 15% of cases of problems with hearing were observed among those males who did not use anti-ED pills. But among regular users of Viagra, this indicator was 30 percent. Moreover, in some cases, the level of hearing loss was so high that men needed a hearing aid setting. After the medicament had been on the drug market for many years, it became known that a similar effect was observed in mice that received increased dosage of Sildenafil.
In addition, researchers from Charing Cross and other UK hospitals recorded more than forty cases of hearing loss after the long taking of the medicament in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The average age of affected male persons was around 57. Therefore, US Food & Drug Administration advises users of the medicament who find worsening of hearing to stop using blue pills immediately and go to a healthcare professional.

A striking example of this bad effect of the remedy is the situation with Hugh Hefner. In 2011, twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon, ex-lovers of Hugh Hefner, reported that the legendary ladies’ man had lost hearing because of abusing Viagra.

One of the sisters, Karissa Shannon, told reporters: “Hugh told us that sex is more important to him than hearing”. Hefner uses a hearing aid, but even with its help only hear in one ear”. In addition, girls said, “If you would like to Hugh heard you, you need to bend down to his ear and speak loudly enough. When we sit together and talk, Hefner did not hear us”.