Viagra is Highly Effective

Viagra is Highly Effective

Clinical trials with Viagra given to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) have shown fantastic results among men with mild to severe cases of the condition.

In one of the first major clinical trials involving 300 men, the results were “almost too good to be true.” Not only did a whopping 88% percent of men taking Viagra report improved erections (regardless of the severity of their ED), but the number of erections per week and the number of erections resulting in successful intercourse increased dramatically. They had orgasms more easily. The orgasms were better, and they consistently reported an overall improvement in their sex lives. Even sexual desire improved, reaching the same levels as those of men who had participated as controls.

Achieve maximum results

There was some discussion regarding the changing of dosages throughout some of the studies. This is known as ‘dose optimization,’ and is notably regarded as helping to achieve maximum results. It is completely safe to cut the Viagra tablets into sections to change the dose in order to find out what works best.

Another study with 225 patients followed. Clinical end points were the proportion of patients who said that their erections had improved and the proportion of patients wanting to continue treatment.

Results: 87% voiced improvements in erection, and 90% wished to continue study treatment. The continuation statistic, even a number as high as 90%, fails to convey the way these men felt about Viagra. Consider, for instance, the small matter of the pills left over after clinical trials ended. Regulations require all pills distributed in trials to be accounted for, leftovers included. As patients were asked to turn in their unused pills, the doctors were hearing things like “Oh, I flushed them down the toilet.” This was one medicine that would not be coming back.

They begged for more pills

But that’s not the end of the line. After the initial studies on Viagra were finished, the trialparticipants were informed that Viagra would not be available until after regulatory approval was obtained; many of them became despondent. They begged for more pills. Pfizer, the original developer of Viagra, received poignant letters from many of these men expressing how they felt. Patients declared how revitalizing it had been for their self-esteem to have Viagra. Letters were sent from widowers who had met someone new, but who felt they couldn’t contemplate marriage without their medication. Others had impotence break up a first marriage and they didn’t want it to happen again. Pfizer issued a statement saying, “We’ve never had the level of patient response that we’ve had in this program,” and eventually, decided to keep giving these men the Viagra they wanted, on grounds of compassion.”

Men with an impotence problem have read about it and realize that they are not alone in their suffering

After receiving FDA approval in 1998, in its first quarter on the U.S. market there were 2.9 million Viagra prescriptions – far beyond anyone’s predictions. In part, the availability of Viagra has driven its demand. Men with an impotence problem have read about it and realized that they are not alone in their suffering and that erectile dysfunction is a treatable condition. Unlike misconceptions 20 years ago that ED was a psychological issue, today there is an easy-to-take medicine that can help not only treat ED, but enhance the lives of millions of men.