iagra is a medication used to treat erection difficulties (including erectile dysfunction). So if your partner takes this little blue pill (generic name: Sildenafil), is it safe to try to conceive?
The answer to that question is yes, says Ob/Gyn David M Barrere, MD, FACOG. "There are no contraindications to conceiving while your partner takes Viagra," he says. "During the testing phase of Viagra, there was no effect on sperm motility, form or structure after single 100-mg oral doses in healthy volunteers." He also notes that, although the recommended dose is 50 mg, it may be increased to a maximum of 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg, depending upon the patient's response.
So how does Bob Dole's favorite wonder pill do its job, anyhow? Barrere explains, "Viagra works by inhibiting an enzyme, phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), resulting in smooth muscle relaxation and flow of blood into the corpus cavernosum of the penis. This helps
at 6:33 PM on Apr. 10, 2011