Sildenafil, like Viagra, is a stimulant available in tablet form which is typically taken by men with erectile dysfunction (ED) as an oral medication. It can, however, also be taken by women to boost their sex drive.
In one of our blogs, we had already looked into what Sildenafil is and how it can help men with erectile dysfunction problems to boost their sexual desire and sex drive with their partner. We also mentioned its uses and how to take the tablet, as well as a few side effects of using the Sildenafil medication drug.
Read this blog: How Much Sildenafil is Too Much?
Here, we’re going to take a quick look at how long can Sildenafil tablet last when taken before sexual intercourse.
Sildenafil – A Stimulant for Your Libido
As most males experience problems getting their sexual hormone (testosterone) to function normally, they therefore, cannot fully enjoy the pleasures of sex drive with their partner. And, in turn, the partner may feel dissatisfied, too.
The testosterone level present in the male body is a vital hormone that is produced in the testes (male genital gland) and is responsible for increasing and decreasing sexual characteristics and desire in men. So, if the testosterone hormone level is significantly lower than normal, the person may experience various conditions, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, weak or short-lived erection, low sperm count, depressed mood, reduced energy, and other complications.
Not only that but a low testosterone level may also be caused by not carrying out physical activities (physical exercises), increased body weight, habitual smoking, drinking alcohol, consumption of illicit drugs, unprescribed medication drugs, and excessive eating of food that causes ED, etc. Also, the low testosterone level could be caused as a side effect from other consumable items, including foods and beverages, and medication drugs that are taken for longer periods.
This is where a stimulant like Sildenafil comes into play. Similar to Viagra, a very popular pill for increasing sexual desire and long-lasting erections, Sildenafil is also a stimulant, an aphrodisiac that can help boost the male sexual hormone (testosterone), and therefore, increase interest throughout sexual intercourse.
When and How to Take Sildenafil?
Generally speaking, Sildenafil is a medication drug given by professional doctors/physicians as a prescription pill to persons having problems with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, etc.
Sildenafil tablets are available in different quantities – 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg – and are prescribed to persons according to their age and past medical conditions. Although Sildenafil can be purchased from over-the-counter (OTC) drug stores, however, this is not advised because of the side effects which can be caused by its excessive consumption.
For this reason, doctors/physicians carefully examine the person’s health conditions, including his age and body weight before prescribing the dosage of the aphrodisiac drug.
The doctor/physician usually prescribes only one dose of the Sildenafil tablet for a single day which is taken orally and about 30 minutes to 1 hour before sexual intercourse. Here, if the person is below the age of 65 years, he has suggested a dose of 50 mg of Sildenafil tablet, which is limited to one day. For persons that are 65 years old and above, they have suggested a single dose of 25 mg of Sildenafil in one day.
Furthermore, depending on the condition of the person, the doctor/physician may increase or decrease the dosage.
How Long Will a Sildenafil Tablet Last When Consumed Before Sex?
Sildenafil is a medication drug given to adults in small doses of 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg, depending on the person’s age, weight, the severity of his medical condition or medical history, etc.
Sildenafil belongs to the class of medicines known as ‘selective phosphodiesterase’ (PDE) type 5 inhibitors. These drugs are mostly prescribed by doctors/physicians and professional health practitioners to patients to cope with erection and premature ejaculation problems. This means if a person takes one Sildenafil tablet just before having sexual intercourse, the effect of the drug can increase the sexual desire in the person, and therefore, allow the person to last longer.
On average, the effects of Sildenafil can usually last for two to four hours before the drug’s effect starts to diminish. It is also possible for the stimulant drug to last up to five hours or even longer depending on the dose and the person’s bodily response to the aphrodisiac.
Now, depending on how fast the person’s body metabolizes the orally consumed drug, he may be able to get multiple erections after taking Sildenafil. However, it likely won’t help in allowing the person to last longer in bed. There has been no definitive research to prove if the consumption of Sildenafil can increase how long a person can be engaged in sexual intercourse during a given period. It also is possible for Sildenafil to not work again immediately after sex, too.
Normally, it may be difficult to get another erection right after ejaculating because the body isn’t prepared physically. This state of the male body is thus, known as the refractory period, and it may only last a few minutes but can last for as long as a few hours.
What to Know When Taking Sildenafil to Boost Your Sex Drive
Sildenafil drug is to be taken only after consulting a health practitioner, who can prescribe an appropriate amount to help boost arousal in the person’s sexual hormone with less chance of getting impacted by its side effects.
Side effects such as the prolonged erection of the penis, burning or itching sensation while urinating, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, stomach ache, high blood pressure, etc., can impact a person’s health conditions, if Sildenafil is taken multiple times and regularly.
Sildenafil tablet works as a potent medication drug that can assist in stimulating one’s sex drive for several hours. However, it does also come with side effects, and consuming too much of the drug could cause adverse conditions in the body.
It is, therefore, advised to only take stimulant drugs such as Sildenafil that are prescribed by a qualified doctor/physician.