Why it is used
Vigora is a generic version of Viagra. It has the same active ingredients as Viagra and is equally effective in curing ED.
Your doctor/healthcare provider will give you complete and comprehensive details about using Vigora. If you haven’t received instructions, then check the patient information booklet.
Vigora is known to work differently for different people. So the time duration in which it starts to work may differ from person to person.
In most cases though, it is best when taken 15 to 30 minutes prior to having sex.
The effects last for up to 4 hours. So you can have multiple love making sessions.
The medication is also available in two different dosage strengths.
Instructions for Missed Dosage
Vigora is only required if you wish to indulge in sexual intercourse. It is not to be taken regularly. So, there is no chance of a missed dosage problem.
But if you forgot to take the medication before having sexual intercourse, then you can take it as soon as you remember it. You must wait for the right amount of time until Vigora is absorbed in your body.
Storage instructions for Vigora
Medications should possibly be stored at room temperature (59 and 86 degrees F) in its original container. Avoid storing it in places with excessive moisture or direct exposure to heat or light.
Keep in a safe place away from pets and children.
What are the overdose symptoms?
You must seek emergency medical care if you consume more than the permitted dosage. It may cause symptoms like.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Before you begin therapy, meet your health care provider and discuss in detail your past and current medical history. Include any allergic reactions you have to medicines or food.
Also include a list of over-the-counter medications you are taking, including herbal pills, dietary supplements and prescription drugs.
I have certain health complications. Should I avoid Vigora?
Does your cardiac health restrict you from indulging in vigorous exercise of any sort? Then you must avoid sexual activity also.
Vigora is restricted to you if you have a history of cardiac problems or bad heart health.
While indulging in sexual activity, if you notice symptoms like chest, shoulder, neck, or jaw pain; numbness of an arm or leg; severe dizziness, headache, nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting; fainting; or vision changes, then it might be an indication of a heart attack. Stop immediately and seek emergency medical care.
Vigora is also not allowed for people with one or more of the following conditions:
Kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)
A blood cell disorder such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
A bleeding disorder such as hemophilia
A stomach ulcer; retinitis pigmentosa (an inherited condition of the eye), a physical deformity of the penis (such as Peyronie's disease)
I drink regularly/occassionally. Is alcohol restricted?
While alcohol usage may not directly interfere with the working of the medication, doctors do not recommend using alcohol as it is a muscle relaxant.
Some patients also experience mild giddiness or drowsiness when they first use Vigora. This will fade away as the body starts to adjust to the medication.
If you experience this, then you must avoid undertaking tasks that require an alert mind. Driving, handling heavy machinery etc should be avoided.
If you notice any of these signs, then sit down or lie down immediately.
I have been prescribed certain medications. Can it cause unwanted reactions with Vigora?
Vigora can react adversely when taken simultaneously with certain medications. The reactions can be mild in nature or extremely severe.
These medications include:
Nitrates in any form (Ointments, patches, pills). This includes any and all medications containing nitrates including Nitrostat, Nitrolingual, Nitro-Dur, Nitro-Bid, Minitran, Deponit, Transderm-Nitro, Dilatrate-SR, Isordil, Sorbitrate, sosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket).
Recreational pills called poppers.
A blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
Cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB);
An antibiotic such as erythromycin (E-Mycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab) or clarithromycin (Biaxin);
Doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), Terazosin (Hytrin);
HIV medicines such as amprenavir (Agenerase), tipranavir (Aptivus), darunavir (Prezista), efavirenz (Sustiva), nevirapine (Viramune), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), atazanavir (Reyataz), or nelfinavir (Viracept);
An antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
Carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal), or phenytoin (Dilantin); or
Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane) or rifabutin (Mycobutin).
Additional Important Information while using Vigora
If you experience an erection that lasts for more than 6 hours, then you should seek emergency medical care. This erection may occur randomly after taking the medication and will not subside even after you have sex. It may cause permanent damage to your penile tissues.
The usage of other similar ED medications may intensify the side effects and hence should be avoided completely while using Vigora.
It has been noticed that patients over the age of 65 are more prone to the side effects of Vigora. Hence, caution should be exercised in them while using Vigora.
Vigora must not be used in children or women.
Very Important Information
Vigora is not a protective barrier against sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. For that, you must always practice safe sex techniques. Speak to your doctor for more details.
Information for pregnant women/expecting/lactating Mothers
Vigora is an oral therapy for curing male impotency. If you are a woman of childbearing age/pregnant/lactating already, then speak to your health care providers to discuss the potential risk it poses to your unborn/newborn baby.
It may even be secreted in the breast milk. So speak to your health care provider about this.