Patricia Bearnson, M.D.

Sexual Medicine & Menopause Center

Viagra for women

Viagra has long been a remedy of interest for a lot of women having troubles in the intimate life. Natural curiosity has won in some of them, and they tried male Viagra for their benefit. Nevertheless, the safety of male Viagra use in females was under a huge question. That’s why it was adapted for women, and female Viagra appeared.

Sildenafil Citrate is a key component of the female Viagra that works for the improvement of the female sexual function. It triggers the processes needed for the widening of the blood vessels that lead to the pelvic organs. Besides, female Viagra stimulates the relaxation of the flat muscles of the women’s sex organs thus increasing the flow of blood to them.

What effects may be achieved due to female Viagra?

Every woman buying female Viagra hopes that it can cure the kind of sexual dysfunction she suffers from. However, to eliminate the probability of unsuccessful experience with the drug, we have to name all the positive effects it may induce. Among them are:

  • Rise of the female sex drive;
  • Better response to intimate stimulation;
  • An increase in the natural lubrication of the intimate zone;
  • Improvement of the ability to reach the climax;
  • Betterment of the quality and prolongation of orgasm duration;
  • Increased sensitivity of the clitoris.

Even though Viagra is associated with the treatment of issues between the sheets only, it is also effective in the therapy of female infertility. Thanks to its ability to affect the relaxation of the inner lining of the uterus, female Viagra helps to increase the thickness of the endometrium. Such a result of the drug intake increases the chances of a woman to get pregnant as it becomes much easier for the fertilized egg to implant into the walls of the uterus.

Who should better avoid taking female Viagra?

This preparation is absolutely safe for the bulk of women. Yet, there are some situations and health conditions that may become an obstacle for the therapy with this drug:

  • Hypersensitivity to Sildenafil Citrate. This is especially dangerous because an allergy shows through the swelling of the tongue and throat that may block the airways thus making it difficult or even impossible to breathe.
  • A tumor of the female sex organs. Regardless of the size and malignancy of the tumor, Sildenafil may enhance its growth by increasing the blood flow to the area.
  • Uterus bleedings od unknown etiology. By improving the inflow of blood to the pelvic organs, the risks for severe bleeding grows.

Besides, you should think of the changes in your drug intake schedule in case you take nitrate drugs. The interaction between Sildenafil Citrate and nitrate meds may be life-threatening.

Women having some major health conditions (e.g. coronary artery disease, kidney dysfunction or troubles with liver) should obligatorily talk with a specialist about the safety of female Viagra intake in their particular case.

Is female Viagra safe?

The rate of tolerance to the female Viagra differs from patient to patient. Nevertheless, this preparation doesn’t commonly cause any severe side effects and may be applied comparatively safe. In clinical trials, the major unwanted reactions experienced by the female Viagra users were:

  • Nasal stuffiness;
  • Headaches;
  • Strong tiredness;
  • Dizziness;
  • Facial and upper body flushes;
  • Pain in the muscles;
  • Stomach upset.

These are only light adverse effects that may happen to the woman. They are usually short-termed and don’t need any medical treatment. However, experiencing any severer side effects, you shouldn’t waste a minute and visit a specialist.