Pfizer, the manufacturer of the popular brand of sildenafil called Viagra, states the following in terms of the uses, treatments, and symptoms for this medication:
Sildenafil was created as a treatment to overcome male sexual dysfunction, the effects of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and impotence. When sildenafil is combined with sexual stimulation, it increases the amount blood flowing to the penis and results in a strong and lasting erection.
Sildenafil has also proven itself effective in relieving certain symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate and the male sexual dysfunction known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), most notably uncomfortable urinary symptoms. By relaxing the smooth muscles in both the bladder and the prostate, sildenafil can help overcome a restricted flow of urine, difficulty in starting flow of urine and the urgent need to urinate several times during the night. Sildenafil has also proven effective as a treatment that can be used to combat the effects of pulmonary hypertension, a fairly rare but serious ailment, with the user suffering from there being high pressure in the blood vessels that lead to the lungs. Sildenafil does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases and users are urged to practice safe sex.
These declarations come from the manufacturer of this medication and should not constitute medical advice. Please consult a doctor to see if this medication is right for you and how you should use it. Relief Seeker provides information about products and their manufacturers and does not offer any medical advice.