The paracetamol of the sexual health world- A Sildenafil dosage guide

by Dr. Pranjal on July 10, 2023 , 3 min read

A very common condition known as erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with ageing, as well as a number of risk factors including hypertension, heart issues, obesity, and diabetes. It goes without saying that most sexual problems have the necessary drugs to treat them. 



For males with erectile dysfunction, the prescription medicine sildenafil has been proven to be effective (and secure). The effectiveness and tolerability of Sildenafil as a treatment for ED in males were determined through randomized clinical studies conducted on a group of ED-affected men.


“The first oral prescription medicine to successfully treat ED was sildenafil. Renamed infamously as Viagra, it first hit the market in 1998.”


Sildenafil also has an excellent duration and rate of action. Some guys experienced Sildenafil's course of action within a total of 15 minutes, lasting up to 12 hours. For males who have received treatment, the general quality of life has improved dramatically and is well tolerated with a good safety profile.


According to recent research, sildenafil may help prevent early ejaculation, cure lower urinary tract symptoms, and have positive impacts on a number of medical disorders.


The Massachusetts Male Aging Study (MMAS) found that ED was 40% more common in men over the age of 40.



Sildenafil is a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction that has FDA approval (ED) and aids in making it simpler for you to achieve and sustain an erection while you're sexually stimulated, largely by improving blood flow to the tissue inside your penis, even though it doesn't totally treat erectile dysfunction.


Sildenafil comes in a variety of dosages, just as many other ED drugs. You can reduce your risk of experiencing side effects and yet receive the best outcomes by determining and taking the proper sildenafil dosage for you.



The most typical sildenafil doses for this ED drug are described below, along with an explanation of how sildenafil cures ED. Additionally, we've offered some helpful advice to assist you in choosing the best sildenafil dosage for your needs.

An intro to Sildenafil 

  • Viagra's active component is sildenafil. It's offered as a generic ED drug and under a number of brand names. Currently, sildenafil has FDA approval for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a type of high blood pressure in the lungs, as well as erectile dysfunction.

  • Sildenafil often takes 30 minutes to begin acting. The majority of men who use sildenafil to treat ED do so between 30 and 4 hours before sexual activity.
  • There is no one dosage of sildenafil that helps erectile dysfunction in everyone because the degree of ED might vary. If you have mild to moderate ED, sildenafil at a relatively low dosage may result in significant improvements in your sexual performance.
  • On the other hand, you might need to use a higher dosage if you have severe erectile dysfunction or ED brought on by a medical condition that restricts blood flow to your penis.
  • While taking more sildenafil may be more effective, doing so also increases your risk of experiencing negative side effects.

Sildenafil mechanism of action


However sildenafil has no effect on your sex drive or make you feel sexually aroused. That step depends on your and/or your partner. 

Different doses of Sildenafil

There are various different dosages of sildenafil. The recommended dosage for ED is 50mg, which is often given an hour prior to sexual activity.


There is no "optimal" sildenafil dosage for any individual. If you simply suffer mild ED, you could discover that a small dosage is more than sufficient to alleviate your symptoms and enable you to schedule sex without worrying about achieving or maintaining an erection.


Your doctor may give sildenafil at a greater dosage if you have severe or persistent ED.

20 to 25mg dose

If you simply experience minor ED, a minimum dosage of 25mg may be suggested.


Your doctor can advise cutting your sildenafil dosage in half to 25 mg if you experience side effects at doses of 50 or 100 mg.


50mg dose

The most typical sildenafil dosage for erectile dysfunction is 50 mg. A 50mg dose of sildenafil typically results in improvements in erections and sexual performance in ED patients.

100mg dose

The highest dosage of sildenafil for ED is 100 mg. If you have severe and/or persistent ED that doesn't improve with sildenafil at a lower dose, your doctor may prescribe sildenafil at this dosage.

Research shows an increase in side effects.

How to get the best out of your dose

But using sildenafil efficiently requires more than just taking the recommended amount.

To enhance your sildenafil results, try these strategies:

Take sildenafil one hour prior

An hour before your planned sexual activity for best results, take the pill. Usually, sildenafil takes 30 to 60 minutes to begin acting. Hence its best to be prepared before you show up for bed without being fully prepared.

Stay away from high-fat meals

Avoid general junk and fatty foods since they may slow down absorption and make sildenafil slower to act. It's acceptable to take sildenafil on an empty stomach or with other nutritious foods.



Make appropriate lifestyle choices

Improve your sexual health in various ways. Make small adjustments to your regular routine to enhance your body's blood circulation and lessen sexual dysfunction. Try to maintain a healthy diet and exercise at least once every day.



Reduce your porn intake

Cut back on your porn viewing. Porn-induced ED is a type of erectile dysfunction that may result from excessive pornography use. If you frequently watch porn and have observed that your erections aren't as strong or reliable as they once were, try quitting porn and see if your erections get better on their own.

At Kindly, we have expert psychologists who can help you deal with porn addiction and unhealthy masturbation habits. Sometimes talking to someone who can give you the best advice in times of crisis is essential. Click here to book a one-on-one session with our experts. 


Selecting the right dose for you

There isn't a single dose of sildenafil that works for everyone because the severity of erectile dysfunction might be different for each man. Instead, your doctor will determine your initial sildenafil dosage based on your ED's severity, overall health, etc.

Make sure to consult your doctor if the first dosage you are given is ineffective or if you notice any negative effects. It's customary and expected to modify your sildenafil dosage over time in order to achieve the best outcomes with the fewest negative effects.

The first PDE5i to be made available, sildenafil, changed ED treatment. Worldwide, sildenafil is used to treat more than 30 million men, and as of July 2006, more than 2600 publications have been published in Medline.

FDA-approved Indications

The World Health Organization Group I pulmonary hypertension (sometimes called pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH) in adults is another condition for which sildenafil has received FDA clearance.

There are side effects, though…

Patients (2%) have reported headaches, flushing, dyspepsia, nasal congestion, back discomfort, myalgia, nausea, dizziness, and rash when taking sildenafil doses greater than 100 mg.

Sildenafil has been linked to sudden loss or fuzzy vision, changes in how people perceive light, and changes in colour vision.

To summarise…

A drug called Sildenafil is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and primarily erectile dysfunction (ED).  Knowledge of how to use the drug and understanding its different dosages is essential.


In males with ED, sildenafil is a highly effective therapy with an excellent safety and tolerability profile. Sildenafil dramatically raises patient and spouse satisfaction and quality of life. 


It is given orally in doses of 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. The starting dose is 50 mg, and it is modified based on effectiveness and tolerance. Patients are advised to take sildenafil once daily with a maximum dosage of once an hour prior to planned sexual activity. The window of time for having sexual relations is kept between 30 minutes and 4-5 hours after the administration. Now that you have an idea about what Sildenafil is and its function, make sure to take the right dosage advised by your doctor, follow through with it, and to shape your lifestyle in a health way to get the best results!

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