How Viagra for a male different from Female Viagra?

Viagra for maleViagra, also known as Sildenafil relaxes the muscles of the blood vessel’s walls and increases the flow of blood to particular areas of the body and is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. Viagra helps in achieving and keeping an erection long enough for sexual activity by allowing more blood flow to the penis when a man is aroused. It does not increase sexual desire and only works when the male is sexually stimulated. Viagra is only for adult males and isn’t meant to be consumed by women/children or males that it isn’t prescribed for as it can cause adverse side effects.

Female sexual response is quite complex compared to males and hence a lot of factors affect it. After the success of medication like Sildenafil in treating erectile dysfunction in males, Female Viagra was known as Flibanserin has been come up with to treat low sexual desire in women.

Blue pill Vs Pink pill

The most notable/ physical difference between the two is that Viagra for males is a blue colored pill and Addyi is pink in color.

They treat different kinds of sexual dysfunction

Although some men do suffer from low sexual desire, Viagra does not help in addressing or treating the psychological or physiological factors that affect it. It is designed to only optimize blood flow to the male sexual organ, temporarily.

The active ingredient in Flibanserin- Addyi, helps to treat decreased sexual desire in women as that is mostly the sexual dysfunction seen in women.

They work in different ways

As Addyi and Viagra tackle different issues, they work differently in the body too. Viagra was the first Phosopdiesterase-5 inhibitor as it disables the enzyme with the same name (temporarily) that can interfere with erectile dysfunction if done nothing about it. By inhibiting the PDE5 enzyme for 4-5 hours, Viagra makes it easier for males with decreased blood flow to their sexual organs to get and maintain an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse.

In contrast, Flibanserin works on brain chemicals to help women increase their libido. The drug helps alter the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain which in turn helps to increase the brain chemicals that up to the sexual desire (dopamine and norepinephrine) and inhibit those that dampen sexual desire (serotonin).

The dosage varies

One of the most significant differences between the two is that Flibanserin should be taken daily for optimal results whereas Viagra is taken only when needed (usually thirty minutes to an hour before sexual activity), allowing men to get and maintain an erection whenever the desire arises.

Difference in side effects

Most common side effects of Flibanserin include drowsiness (especially after consumption of alcohol), a decline in blood pressure and occasional fainting.

Viagra also causes a drop in blood pressure which makes it incompatible to combine with nitrate-based drugs that together will produce a disastrous effect on patient’s blood pressure. Most common side effects of Viagra are the headache, back pain, nasal congestion, indigestion and nausea which are most likely to disappear after continued use. Sudden loss of vision or hearing, the erection that lasts for more than 4 hours are more serious side effects and patients who suffer from these symptoms should seek medical help immediately.