Viagra Dosage

The recommended starting Viagra dosage is 50 mg, taken one hour prior to sexual activity. The maximum recommended dose is 100 mg. A few of the factors that can affect your dose of this medication include your age, other medical conditions you may have, and any medications you may be currently taking. You must take the medication as prescribed in order for it to work properly.

An Introduction to Viagra Dosage

The dose of Viagra® (sildenafil citrate) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

What Is the Dose of Viagra for Erectile Dysfunction?

The recommended starting dosage of Viagra for treating erectile dysfunction is 50 mg, taken one hour prior to sexual activity. However, you may take the drug anywhere from 4 hours to 30 minutes before sexual activity. Depending on how well it works or possible Viagra side effects you may experience, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dosage. The maximum recommended dose is Viagra 100 mg.
 

General Dosing Information

Considerations for people taking Viagra include the following:
 
  • The medication can be taken at any time during the day. However, you should not take Viagra more than once a day.
     
  • Your Viagra dosage can be taken with or without food.
     
  • For Viagra to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider prescribes.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your proper dose of this medication, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
 
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