Viagra… will it be the end-solution to your love-life problems

Did you know that Viagra discover was a happy accident?

Sildenafil (Viagra active substance) was synthesized by Pfizer, an american pharmaceutical corporation, to treat hypertension and Angina pectoris. The problem was that the new drug was not successful in treat the target diseases, but trial volunteers reported an unusual side effect of the treatment: many erections. After investigating this unexpected outcome Pfizer launched Viagra in 1998. At the time was the first oral treatment to erectile dysfunction and even today sildenafil is the most used treatment to ED, even here in Australia.

Therefore Viagra and its generic version (Sildenafil citrate) is the most commonly used treatment for impotence in Australia and the market is really vast:

About one million of Australians are affected by an Erection Dysfunction of some sort.

It’s important to understand that Viagra itself doesn’t solve the problem but help relieve the symptoms of this disabling condition. Although Viagra patent will expire in 2020 Pfizer has released its generic version from 2012. A reason for this is the development of similar molecules: tadalafil, vardenafil and avanafil. Cialis (tadalafil) was patented by Glaxo and launched in US in 2003 while Levitra (vardenafil), a branded drug from Bayer, was launched in american market in 2005. In 2012 Menarini launched Spedra (avanafil), another Viagra-like drug. The four active substances are approved to use in Australia, and are available in pharmacies after a GP prescription: that’s implies that Viagra is not available over the counter in Australian pharmacies.

It’s clear that Pfizer’s leading position in ED drugs market is facing a tough competition and from 2020 a myriad of generics will adjudicate a large share of the market

Another interesting fact about the ED drugs market that surely will change the way erectile dysfunctions will be treated in every part of the world, Australia included, is the recent development of a new ED drug: Eroxon. Futura, the UK pharmaceutical company that is still trialling Eroxon, promise that the new drug will work more quickly than Viagra and will have fewer side effects. That’s because glyceryl trinitrate (Eroxon) will be available as a cream to be applied in the penis and not a systemic drug available as an oral tablet like Viagra and other similar drugs.

Like Eroxon it’s likely that new treatments will be researched and developed in an area, Erectile dysfunction treatment, that de facto hasn’t seen real innovation since the launch of Viagra. In respect to this is interesting to note that a high percentage of Viagra users stop using it within a year, and it’s remarkable that effectiveness of Viagra is limited to 70% of patients. Furthermore a substantial number of people cannot use it because of health risk factors, such as patients with infarction and other heart or blood vessel problems, people with severe liver conditions or blood pressure dysfunctions. All this numbers suggest that a new ED treatment would get easily a large market share in the future. An example of new approaches to ED in a post Viagra treatment era is the interest of research on sound waves and their ability to regenerate erectile tissues.

A research conducted in South Africa in PD (Peyronie disease) erectile dysfunction affected men has shown that low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LiESWT) can be a valuable treatment for these difficult-to-treat disabling ED conditions. Even gene therapy could be a viable solution: it’s already successfully used in different disease treatments. However these therapies are highly experimental and twill be not available for all patients in the immediate future.

As a matter of fact Viagra will remain the main ED therapy for ED affected Australians for a long time yet

The problems to be solved are numerous like the lesser effectiveness of Viagra in longtime users and the social stigma associated with the use of Viagra because of which most patients will not speak with their doctor or seek advice on their ED condition with medic personnel. This is a major cause of improper use of Viagra and ED drugs not only in Australia but everywhere, and often customers that purchase Viagra online receive generic products, with serious safety issues.

Australian government recommends to buy Viagra from reputable online pharmacies that require prescription

In many countries of the world, like New Zealand and UK prescription it’s not more required to buy Viagra and other ED drugs, easing the availability of good quality and safe drugs for patients that don’t feels psychologically ready to speak about their ED problems with a doctor. In the near future this could happen even in Australia, if legislators change their approach to ED drugs availability.

2020 will mark the end of Era of Viagra, but one can be certain that innovations in ED treatment are on the way

For now we’ll wait and look forward to the changes that are coming from market, research and legislation in Australia and in the rest of the world.

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Everything you need to know about the male enhancement drug Viagra

Viagra is one of the most generic medicines in the world and they are usually sold on the black market. There are approximately about 1800 internet pharmacies that are operating legally. They are selling products that are being portrayed as legitimate drugs, but these drugs do not have enough of the active ingredient or it has way too much of that ingredient which can be very dangerous. It has been a mission to decrease the number of people who is buying illegal Viagra. Other than the factor that obtaining illegal Viagra on the black market is dangerous it is also promoting a negative industry that is falsely producing counterfeit drugs.

In South Africa, it was imperative to uncover the reasoning on why men are moving forward to buying Viagra from reputable sources

There are men who are not approved to take Viagra and they are unable to obtain the drug through legal channels. These men tend to turn to the online pharmacies and local sex shop to obtain Viagra. In efforts to attack the cause of reducing the risk towards men, South Africa is working on efforts to make Viagra available to men through local pharmacies.

The counterfeiting drug market is estimated to be about billion with Viagra being responsible for a large portion of that profit

Men desire the drug and will go to great lengths to obtain Viagra. Going to a general practitioner seems like a very simple task to do but for some men it is not that simple. Some men go to the general practitioner just to be informed that they are not a candidate to take Viagra. They want immediate results therefore they turn to the illegal internet market. There are other reasons that may hinder a man from going to the general practitioner instead of not being an ideal candidate. Not having a general practitioner in one’s local area may diminish one’s opportunity to seek Viagra legitimately. Another reason could be due to waiting list being too long to see a general practitioner.

Because of the condition Viagra is geared to treat, it is understandable why men are in more of a rush and not willing to wait for some type of help

The next concern could be around the prescription being in low quantities. Viagra is usually available in such small quantities that only four tablets may be prescribed, and most men feel that this number is so low and is not a fit for their sexual lifestyle. With a legitimate prescription general practitioners limit patients on the number they may be prescribed at one time. This is a safety issue, but some men would rather not deal with the hassle.

Viagra without prescription

Many professionals believe that improving the access to Viagra would be beneficial and that South Africa can surely handle it. Considering that New Zealand has put in place for Viagra to be available without prescription, South Africa is on bored to do the same thing. South Africa believes that there are still some implications that still need to be worked out before allowing men to obtain Viagra without a prescription. It is believed that there needs to be some type of protocol in place to maintain control over the drug. The drug is not for everyone and the consumption of Viagra by the wrong person could result in fatal results. Some type of medical oversight will more than likely have to be involved.

Viagra for erectile dysfunction

Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction and because of this it is assumed that men that will be in the market for this drug will usually be suffering from some type of depression or anxiety and not wanting to talk to a general practitioner about their problem. Erectile dysfunction involves the inability to obtain and/or maintain an erection even when sexual stimulation is involved. Hence, this is enough to make men want to whatever they can in the least embarrassing manner. It is estimated that about 70 percent of men that is currently suffering from erectile dysfunction will not seek medical treatment mainly due to some of the reasons we mentioned beforehand. This situation is encouraging the hassle free approach of making Viagra prescription free, but it places some risk to the point that other untreated conditions may counteract with the drug and cause bigger issues.

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