Patricia Bearnson, M.D.

Sexual Medicine & Menopause Center

Viagra Effects on Women

For many centuries female satisfaction between the sheets was completely ignored. Nobody was speaking about female sexual dysfunction and loss of libido, which is now actual issues for about 40% of women. The statistic says that 80% of women have simulated an orgasm at least once in their life. It means that all these women didn’t get the pleasure from the sex they were supposed to.

Viagra for women is a powerful medication, which has Sildenafil Citrate as an active component. The main aim of taking this drug is a promotion of the sexual excitation in women suffering from low libido. This remedy can solve numerous problems women may face with in their intimate life.

Viagra mechanism of action

Getting into the blood flow, the preparation starts working right away. Hence, the first effects of the tablet may be felt in about 30-60 minutes after the intake. The swiftness of the onset of action mainly depends on the individual peculiarities of the female organism and on the food, you’ve eaten before the pill. A fatty meal may delay Viagra effects for about 40 minutes so, it’s better to be taken on an empty stomach.

Sildenafil Citrate takes part in the release of nitric oxide, which is needed for the widening of the blood vessels and relaxation of the flat muscles of the female sex organs. By doing this, the inflow of blood to the female genitals grows thus increasing the sensitivity in the area. As a result, getting a positive sexual experience is highly possible.

Viagra effects on the female body

Sildenafil Citrate is strongly recommended to women in post-menopause and those, who gave birth to a child. In addition, it may be useful to those suffering from:

  • Lack of sexual desire;
  • Inability to reach the climax;
  • Dryness of the vagina;
  • Pain sensations during sexual intercourses;
  • Poor quality of orgasm.

Treatment of sexual dysfunction is not the only thing that may be dealt with with the help of Viagra tablets. Female infertility is also among the issues that may be successfully cured by taking these pills. Sildenafil Citrate helps to relax the muscles of the uterus and improve its oxygenation by enhancing the blood flow. As a result, the thickness of endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) increases and it gets much easier for the fertilized egg to implant in the uterus.

Viagra induces the following effects on females:

  • An increase in the brightness and duration of orgasmic sensations;
  • Enhancement of vaginal lubrication;
  • Diminishing of unpleasant feelings during sex;
  • Growth in the number of orgasms experienced;
  • Rise of the libido.

Viagra precautions

Despite Viagra is well-tolerated by the bulk of women using it, the pills may possess some danger to certain categories of women. Among them are those with:

  • An allergy to Sildenafil Citrate;
  • Tumors of the sex organs;
  • Vaginal bleedings of unknown nature;
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure.

In case you are pregnant, you should avoid Viagra intake too. Besides, some meds for the underlying health conditions may dangerously interact with Sildenafil. You should make sure any drug combinations are safe for you. That’s why a doctor’s consultation is a must prior to starting the therapy with Viagra for women.

Possible unwanted reactions

In clinical trials, only small percent of women reported on some negative effects of the drug. Besides they were mostly mild to moderate and didn’t need a doctor’s attention. To the most frequent adverse effects belong:

  • Nasal congestion;
  • Flushing of the face or upper body;
  • Headache;
  • Stomach upset.

In rare cases women may experience:

  • Tiredness;
  • Dizziness;
  • Nausea;
  • Muscle pain.

You should consult with a specialist if any of the side effects are bothering or don’t go away for too long.