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Old 12-02-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
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Does Viagra Lose Potency Over Time?

My husband's been using Viagra for about 2.5 years. Suddenly it doesn't seem to work as well even at a higher dosage. He also tried Levitra and Cialis, but they didn't work well at all for him. He doesn't have any health problems that would contribute. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this with the ED drugs?

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Old 12-03-2006, 03:01 PM   #2
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Re: Does Viagra Lose Potency Over Time?

Has he had any new health issues? higher cholestrol or blood pressure?

 
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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Re: Does Viagra Lose Potency Over Time?

No new health issues other than those he had previously which didn't affect Viagra's performance.

 
Old 12-08-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
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Re: Does Viagra Lose Potency Over Time?

The human body is remarkable at adaptation. If you take a drug that alters the body, the body will usually compensate, particularly when it involves emzymatic actions or neurotransmitters. This is not true for all drugs in all people, buy for many drugs this is the case.

There are a number of factors to take into consideration:

1) Viagra's absorption is hindered by fat in the stomach and intestines. If he takes viagra after eating a fatty food, the viagra may not be absorbed in adequate amounts to be effective.
2) If he purchases Viagra from overseas, you may not be getting the correct dosage. Many Internet pharmacies do not provide the correct dosage labled and sometimes not even the correct product.
3) There is a shelf life for Viagra. As the product ages, its potency is reduced.
4) Reduced effectiveness when non-generic drugs obtained from reputable pharmacies occurs, it may be time for another checkup.

One other thing to try is to stop taking Viagra and any other ED meds (herbal and otherwise) for a week. Then go back to the Viagra and see if starts working well again.

 
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