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How long does viagra take to work?

Discussion in 'Erectile Dysfunction Forum (Viagra/Cialis)' started by ItsRichard, Sep 22, 2015.

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    ItsRichard Member

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    #1 ItsRichard, Sep 22, 2015
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    Guys, how long does it take for sildenafil to work? Within what time did you personally start feeling the effects of sildenafil? I have read that it takes 30 minutes or so, but I am looking for real experiences from people who have first-hand experience. Thanks.
     
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    Viagra takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. This varies from person to person and the kick-off can be delayed if you ingest it after eating a high fat diet. During times when the your diet has less fat you will probably notice a shorter waiting period.
     
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    Most people begin to experience the effects of Viagra within 30 minutes to an hour, although if you've taken it on a full stomach it can take longer to kick in. Some people also find that using it with food diminishes the effects, but that varies from person to person so you'll have to experiment a bit to find what works best for you.

    Viagra typically works fastest on an empty stomach and with no alcohol in your system. Many people also report that the effects of the drug are more 'intense' on an empty stomach, so it seems like the amount you've eaten beforehand plays a part in the overall efficacy.
     
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    For my husband it takes 30-45 minutes, he always says it "messes with his vision" a little bit when it first kicks in.
     
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    for me it was 30min...then all systems go...i mean 1 system go, go , go!

    I've heard that before, people experiencing blue vision.
     
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    The blue vision is weird. I've only tried it a few times, took about 25 minutes or so to work. I did notice some temporary vison glitches
     
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    Well, from personal experience I've taken it about 30 minutes before and that's worked for me, but I guess that might vary slightly from person to person?

    The only side effect I had was I felt a bit flush, a bit red faced after about half an hour but that didn't last long so the benefit certainly outweighed any downsides in my case.
     
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    sildenafil-life.jpg
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    The above figure shows the rate of sildenafil absorption in the body and the time it takes to drain out. The graph was pulled from the FDA database and was submitted to them by Pfizer.

    We can make out the prime window of operation from looking at the clinical evidence. The peak concentration levels occur from 30 minutes to 2 hours. This is why most people will find the effect of the drug the best during this period.

    Also, the graph doesn't make it easy to see the concentration levels before 30 min, but it looks like sildenafil starts building up reasonable levels (50ng/ml) in as early as 20 minutes. So in the presence of adequate arousal one should expect it to start working within 30 minutes and sometimes as early as 20 minutes.
     
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    The graph pretty much reflects in a visual form what everyone as said on here and while I think a lot of people knew that between 30 minutes and 2 hours was the optimum timescale, I'm not sure if people knew just how long it actually stayed in your system, I certainly didn't anyway.
     
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    For me it takes about 30-60 min to start working. I take it good 45 minutes before intercourse because that way I do not have to worry about my penis not responding.
     
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    I would say an hour before would be a good period to ensure it's effectiveness because it may probably take a bit longer that 30 minutes depending on the person who is taking it. There should not be any anxiety over the concern of time constraints relating to effectiveness if it should be taken an hour before action because it's overall effectiveness should span approximately 4 hours.
     
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    I agree with it taking longer on a full stomach, although it still shouldn't be much longer than about 40 mins or so most of the time. I have found with my partner that he can start to sense the effects around 20 mins after he has taken the pill, but he won't be ready to engage in full intercourse for at least another 10 minutes after that. So it can vary a little bit. But it is different for everybody - there is no "one size fits all" rule with it, and that is one of the most important things to understand really.
     
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    Another thing that I think fails to get mentioned is the fact that for it to work, also requires the usual foreplay and stimulation that a person would usually engage in before sex.

    Taking a pill and then just sitting there isn't going to make much of a difference, so people need to bare that in mind if they think it isn't working.
     
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    The initiation time depends on many factors - if one is taking the pill after a meal (1 hour) or with an empty stomach (30 minutes). Other medications and alcohol could also interfere with the maximum effect and time duration of efficacy. IMO Viagra works faster than the Accord Sildenafil brand.
     
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    As per Pfizer, Viagra takes 30-60 minutes for the effects to be felt. In my experience, sometimes I already get a stiff organ after 20 minutes of taking the blue pill. And it is all right to have sex even after 5 hours because the effect is still strong. I usually take viagra one hour after dinner and have sex after another 2 hours so my body is fully relaxed and the erection is great.
     
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    How long Viаgrа takes to work for each individual depends on the smооth musсlе rеlаxаtiоn response and the unique sensitivity of the individual to sildenafil citrate(its PDE5 inhibition potential), especially since most people who need the drug have some issues with sensitivity of the penile smooth muscle. Which is why some people are less sensitive to the drug than others. I find that it takes an hour for it to work for me although in general they say it works much faster for most.
     
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    For me it is about an hour and it's working fully. Great medicine, a real miracle but definitely better on an empty stomach with minimal alcohol consumption. One or two drinks give or take should be the max. That is a decent amount, any more than that will negate the effects and make it much less effective I have found.
     
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    Take Sildigra 1 hour before activity. if you take this pill 1 hour before activity this is very helpful.
     
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