Viagra (Sildenafil) 101: Where To Buy Viagra In Singapore, Facts, Myths and Alternatives

In the article, we'll be explaining how Viagra treats ED, the potential side effects, what the difference is between Viagra and generic Viagra, debunk some myths about Viagra, and let you know how you can get Viagra in Singapore.

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If you've done any research on the internet about erectile dysfunction (ED) and how to get it treated, you might have heard about this little blue pill that gets touted as the best way to treat it and get your mojo back in the bedroom. So what is with this mighty little blue pill and why is it so synonymous with erectile dysfunction treatment? What's the difference between Viagra and generic Viagra? Is it true that Viagra can give you a boner that lasts for 4 hours? In the article, we'll be explaining how Viagra treats ED, the potential side effects, what the difference is between Viagra and generic Viagra, debunk some myths about Viagra, and let you know how you can get Viagra in Singapore.

What Is Viagra and How Does It Help Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Viagra is a brand-name prescription oral medication pill used to treat male erectile dysfunction (ED). 


The main active ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) inhibitor. PDE5 inhibitors help slow the enzyme phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) from regulating the chemicals in your blood which can  make it more difficult for you to get and maintain an erection.  By inhibiting and slowing PDE5, Viagra is able to relax the walls of the blood vessels and allows the blood to flow more readily to create and maintain an erection. 


How Effective Is Viagra and How Can You Maximize Its Efficacy


By slowing down the enzyme PDE5 and increasing blood flow to the penis, Viagra is effective in treating ED. Researchers conducted several clinical studies and found that men who who took Viagra saw an increase in their ability to get and maintain an erection for sex, Across the various studies and experiments conducted, between 43% to 83% of men who consumed Viagra before sex had seen improved rates of erections. 


Here are some ways to help maximise the efficacy of Viagra:  


  1. Getting Yourself Into The Mood
  • Unfortunately Viagra alone will not be able to give you an erection as you need to be sexually aroused to get erect. If you need some ideas to get into the mood to help the Viagra along, you and your partner could try giving each other a sensual massage, engage in roleplay (either with erogenous play or kissing to name a few) or even get it going with some solo pleasure!


  1. Be Patient and Give Viagra Some Time To Kick
  • Viagra does not kick in immediately so don’t expect to take it and get straight to sex right away. So be patient and don’t stress after consuming Viagra as you can take it 4 hours beforehand and it will still be effective. 


  1. Keep Meals Before Taking Viagra Light
  • While Viagra will still work whether you eat or not, if you do want to have a meal beforehand, be sure to keep the meal light. 
  • Large meals or meals that contain a lot of fat can potentially delay the absorption of Viagra in your body, which in turn could cause it to take longer to come into effect. 
  • If you did have a big meal beforehand, you might want to wait for a while for it to digest before taking Viagra .  




  1. Don’t Drink Booze After Taking Viagra
  • While a glass or two of wine before sex is fine, anything more than that could dampen the efficacy of Viagra. Drinking moderately or heavily can make it difficult for you to get an erection as both booze and Viagra tablets can lower your blood pressure, which means less blood is able to flow freely into your penis.  


  • A lower blood pressure could also bring on side effects like headaches, dizziness and lightheadedness which can also make it difficult for you to get hard and dampen the mood. 


How Long Does Viagra Last For


Viagra will usually take from 30 to 60 minutes after you consume it to work. It is possible that Viagra might only kick in after 2 hours. 


It is important to note that Viagra alone will not cause you to get an erection, it still requires you to be sexually aroused to get erect. Being comfortable and relaxed will help Viagra kick in quicker. 


Viagra is usually at its most effective for the first 2 to 3 hours before its effects begin to taper off. It is possible for Viagra to last even up to 5 hours or longer, but that will depend on the dosage you take, your body’s metabolism rate and other factors. 


Usually, it is unlikely that Viagra will continue to work immediately after ejaculation as your body isn’t physically prepared to get another erection so soon.


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Potential Side Effects Of Viagra

While taking Viagra is generally safe, here is a list of mild side effects that could occur after taking Viagra: 


  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Chest Pains
  • Flushing
  • Indigestion
  • Nasal Congestion


While most of these side effects will subside and go away after a few hours of taking Viagra, they can also be easily remedied at home. 


For headaches, dizziness and flushing, these can be reduced and eased by resting and lying down. Avoiding booze will help ease these side effects and turning down the lights will help with the headaches. If you do experience indigestion after taking the Viagra tablet, you may want to take it alongside a light meal or snack. Do note that if you do take it with a light meal, Viagra might take a longer time to get absorbed into your body so take that timing into consideration. 


It is also possible that side effects like flushing, headaches, nasal congestion and indigestion could be the result of taking a higher dosage of Viagra. If these side effects become bothersome, it is worth consulting your doctor about lowering the dosage of Viagra. 


It is important that you contact your doctor immediately if you begin to experience the following serious side effects: 


  • You experience priapism, the prolonged erection of the penis that lasts more than 4 hours
  • The dizziness, nausea or chest pain you experience doesn’t go away after having sex
  • You experience a sudden decrease or loss in hearing
  • You experience a sudden loss of vision in either one or both eyes

Is It Possible to Buy Viagra Without Seeing A Doctor Or A Prescription In Singapore?

We get it. Going down to a clinic and talking to a doctor about your penis can be really awkward. 


You just want to get the medication you need to get hard, and get back to more enjoyable things in the bedroom. Is there a way to avoid a trip to the doctors and buy the ED medication you need online without a prescription? 


Unfortunately, no. In order to get any ED medication (Viagra, generic Viagra, Cialis etc.) in Singapore, you will need to see a doctor for a prescription. 


Your research might turn up sites that claim you can order a variety of ED medications online from them without a prescription. However, these sites (and the medications sold) have not been approved by the Health Science Authority (HSA) in Singapore and are considered as illegal ways to obtain ED medication without a doctor's prescription. 


In a 2014 article published by the Straits Times, HSA reported that 11 men in Singapore have died from consuming illegal sex inhancement drugs, with more than 300 men experiencing adverse reactions. Some men even required hospitalisation due low blood sugar levels that caused them to fall into a coma. 


HSA warns against purchasing illegal sex inhancement drugs from sites like these as they could potentially put you in harm's way. Sold without a prescription or a doctor's supervision, these illicit ED medications are often made in conditions that have very little oversight  and quality control. As a result, these illicit ED drugs could contain too little of the active ingredient to make them effective, or contain too much that they cause harmful side effects. They might even contain substances that have been banned for being too dangerous to consume.


Where To Get Viagra In Singapore

So how can you get a prescription for Viagra or any other ED medication in Singapore? 


There are several ways you can get a prescription for ED medication: you can get it either through the local GP clinic, through a public urologist, or through a private urologist. 


But all of them require you to physically head down to a clinic and wait in long lines before even speaking to a doctor about your...condition. Which can be awkward and embarrassing. 


However, that shouldn't stop you from getting treatment for your ED. With Noah, a zero-judgement digital health clinic for men in Singapore, you can get the ED treatment you need from the comfort of home. You won't have to worry about the legitimacy or safety of the ED medications provided as Noah is recognized by the Ministry of Health as a direct telemedicine service provider


Getting started couldn't be simpler - just visit our site, answer an online medical evaluation and see a licensed doctor; all without having to leave your home (or even moving from your couch or bed). If prescribed, your ED medication will be discreetly delivered right to your door within 4 hours at no additional cost. 


While it can be an embarrassing topic to broach, you shouldn't feel alone in your struggles with ED. There are several ED treatments available in Singapore that can help you overcome ED safely and effectively. Once you get the treatment you need, it won't be hard to get hard anymore.


Viagra: Myths Vs Facts

So you've heard some good things about the blue little pill that could. It is also possible you might have heard some myths and misconceptions about it too. Let's debunk some of the most common myths about Viagra:


Myth #1: Viagra Increases Your Sex Drive


False: As mentioned earlier, Viagra by itself will not cause you to get hard. Viagra helps you to get and maintain an erection by stimulating the blood flow to your penis, but still requires you to be sexually aroused first. 


Myth #2: Your Erection Will Last For Hours


Mostly False: Viagra gets you hard by temporarily increasing the blood flow to your penis. The effects of Viagra and your erection will wear off once you have ejaculated. 


However, there is a rare chance that you might experience priapism. Priapism is the prolonged erection that lasts for more than 4 hours and doesn't seem to go away. If this does happen to you, you should contact your doctor immediately.


Myth #3: Viagra Is The Only Way To Treat ED


False: While the blue little pill is an incredibly popular and effective treatment for ED, don't think of it as the only way to treat your ED> 


There are plenty of alternative ED medications that are just as effective, and in some cases, even cheaper than Viagra that you can consider.


Alternatives To Viagra: Generic Viagra (Sildenafil), Vardenafil, Tadalafil, Avanafil


Generic Viagra (Sildenafil) 


Brand-name Viagra can come with an eye-watering price for a pack of 4 tablets. A much cheaper alternative to Viagra is...generic Viagra! 


So what exactly is generic Viagra?


Viagra was patented by Pfizer in 1998, with its patent expiring in the year 2020. In 2017, Pfizer introduced generic Viagra (also known as Sildenafil) to the market under a subsidiary company called Greenstone. Teva Pharmaceuticals was also allowed by Pfizer to manufacture and market their own generic Viagra. 


Once the patent for Viagra expired in 2020, other pharmaceutical companies were allowed to manufacture and market their own generic Viagra. With more companies manufacturing generic Viagra, this drove the cost of ED medication down, making it much more affordable. 


Brand-name Viagra can cost up to S$90 for a box of 4 tablets, while generic Viagra can cost S$35 for a box of 4 tablets. 


So is there a difference between the effectiveness of Viagra and generic Viagra (sildenafil)?


No. 


Generic Viagra will work in the same way as its brand-name counterpart, providing the same clinical benefits as Viagra and will be able to treat ED with the same level of effectiveness.


The biggest difference generic Viagra will have is to your wallet, as it's significantly cheaper than brand-name Viagra.  


Other ED Medications 


Besides generic Viagra, there are other prescription-only ED medications available to effectively treat your ED. Here is a list of some of ED medication we carry at Noah: 


Vardenafil

- Noah carries both the generic Vardenafil and brand-name Levitra. In order to be effective, you should take Vardenafil (or Levietra) an hour before having sex. 


Tadalafil

- Noah carries both the generic medication Tadalafil  and brand-name Cialis. In order to be effective, you should take it between an hour or two before having sex. 


Avanafil

- Noah carries both the generic medication Avanafil and brand-name Stendra. In order to be effective, you should take it between 15 and 30 minutes before having sex. 



If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, it is advisable that you consult a doctor. Here at Noah, our doctors are best equipped with the knowledge to help you ascertain the root cause of your ED and can determine whether generic Viagra is right for you. They will be able to advise you on the best treatment suited for you, and can also prescribe you the right medication should you need it.


References 


DailyMed - VIAGRA- Sildenafil Citrate Tablet, Film Coated.” U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (Link)


Migration. “Dying for Sex: Knock-off Sex Drugs Land Many in Hospital.” The Straits Times, 19 Jan. 2016 (Link


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August 3, 2021

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