Skip to content
Not responding to Viagra as expected
An_200599 posted:
My doctor has just prescribed Viagra 50mg for me, and I have tried it twice now.

I do get *some* reaction to it, but not in the way i was expecting.

I was hoping that this medication would increase the efficacy of my erection and the tissue associated with it. But I could not notice any material change in the erectile tissue. I did get a lot of flushing in the face, and a great deal of increased circulation on the skin of the penis, so that its appearance was deep red, rather than the usual pink. But there was absolutely no positive effect on the performance of the erectile tissue.

I did notice some general increased warmth throughout my body, and a certain sensitivity and pleasure I don't usually feel, but I can't translate that into the firm, reliable erection I'm looking for.

I'm quite healthy, in my late sixties, no major medical issues, no contraindicated medications. I exercise regularly, diet, do not take alcohol or drugs, and live an otherwise fairly pristeen lifestyle.

But this Viagra is not working for me in the way I would like it to.
I don't know anyone else who takes it, so it's hard for me to get local feedback.

Is it possible that I am not, for whatever reasons, a good candidate for Viagra? Are there cases where the patient reports overall lack of expected response? Does it simply not work for some people?
peleliu responded:
I tried Viagra, Levitra and Cialis and found that Cialis was the only one that really gave me the erection I needed.
8082282 responded:
Ask your doctor about raising the Rx to 100mg. I tried 50mg. and it didn't do much. Then I tried 100mg. and got better results. How many times have you tried it? I've heard that it can take 5 or 6 times with some men for its full effect to kick in. Good luck.
robertirwing responded:
I'm 51 years old. It has been difficult to maintain an erection for a long time, especially if we switch positions frequently. I tried Viagra for the first time, last night, and all that I can say is, I'm sold! I got a nice, firm erection that was ready to do battle for at least 4 hours. I have no idea, beyond that, because I was tired and went to sleep. What was surprising was that some 8 hours after taking it, upon waking, I was ready to go at it again with a moments notice, just as firm as the night before. My partner loved it! She was very happy.

Helpful Tips

my husband has ed
feel ashamed but i do, my husband has ed and i try very hard to get it hard and i get so frustrated that i get upset and and roll over and ... More
Was this Helpful?
22 of 39 found this helpful

Expert Blog

The Male Room - Sheldon Marks, MD

Dr. Sheldon Marks shares advice and information on men's health issues, from prostate problems to hair loss, as well as fitness and nutrition...Read More

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.