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Viagra Uses

The most common use of Viagra is the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence. Some off-label Viagra uses include treating Raynaud's phenomenon and pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the artery that carries blood to the lungs). Viagra is not approved for use in children, newborns, or women.

An Overview of Viagra Uses

Viagra® (sildenafil citrate) is a medication that has been licensed to treat erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is defined as a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Essentially, erectile dysfunction is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
 

How Does Viagra Work?

Viagra is very effective at treating erectile dysfunction. The medication works by blocking a chemical that causes blood to flow out of the penis. More blood in the penis means an improved erection.
 
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Viagra Uses in Children, Newborns, and Women

Viagra is not approved for use in children, newborns, or women.
 

Off-Label Viagra Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Viagra for something other than the conditions listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some off-label uses of Viagra include the treatment of:
 
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