The average recommended dose of Viagra is 50 mg. However, some patients do not respond adequately to this amount. They should undergo special tests to find the optimal dosage, that may be increased up to 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg.
It is important to understand that Viagra does not increase sexual desire. Sexual stimulation and arousal are needed for the drug to be effective. Viagra is not an aphrodisiac and should not be used as a recreational drug. Viagra does not improve sexual performance in men who are not suffering from ED and in some cases it can lead to unpleasant results if the drug is taken without real need.
Time requirement for the drug to be absorbed by the body and become effective is not very long. The drug is rapidly absorbed so the average recommended time frame for taking the drug is one hour before initiating sexual activity, although depending on an individual’s response to the drug, this time can vary from four hours to 30 minutes.
It is necessary to consult your doctor before beginning treatment with sildenafil citrate. The drug is not for everyone and can have side effects. Your doctor will evaluate your medical history and exam you thorougly before prescribing the drug.