How long does Viagra take to kick in?

The common Viagra questions answered...

Published: Wednesday 08 June 2016

Viagra Time

How does food affect its action?

For the best results from your medication, you should take a Viagra tablet on an empty stomach. This ensures that the active ingredient is absorbed through your gut faster. Taking the medicine with a high fat meal will take longer to be absorbed into your body and so kick in later. 

What about alcohol?

If you have been drinking lightly, the alcohol can slow down the effect of the drug. However, if you have been drinking heavily, the alcohol will negate the benefits of Viagra and can even make the issue worse. Infact, it is dangerous to combine ED medications with alcohol. It can magnify the symptoms as well as the side effects. For more information about Viagra and alcohol, you can see our blog post ‘Viagra & Alcohol’.

And of course, sexual stimulation

Viagra alone is not enough for you to achieve and maintain your erection. You also need sexual stimulation.

Bottom line

Take Viagra on an empty stomach and minimal alcohol (the less the better), add sexual stimulation and in about 30 minutes to an hour, you’re good to go.

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