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What can I expect the first time using Viagra pills?

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I am 40, married and in excellent health but recently started experiencing mild ED. I received a prescription for 4 50mg Viagra pills but have not yet used them. I am concerned about taking a full dose the first time - is it possible to cut a pill in 1/2, or 1/3 to test the effects, or will that not work? What can I expect the first time using it?


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replied November 21st, 2011
Erectile Dysfunction Answer A28746
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

For most patients, the recommended dose of Viagra is 50 mg taken, as needed, approximately 1 hour before sexual activity. However, it may be taken anywhere from 4 hours to 0.5 hour before sexual activity.

Although 50 mg is the recommended dose, 25 mg can also be taken. Hence consult your doctor regarding the proper dosing and then only reduce the dose. Its side effects include headache, dyspepsia, flushing, diarrhea and dizziness.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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