Life veers to a negative way when depression hits, leaving life at stake. The patients of hypertension and depression are prescribed antidepressants. Depression itself lowers the libido or sexual urge, on top of it one of the most common side effects of antidepressants is erectile dysfunction thus leading to overall sexual dysfunction. According to different studies, 75% of people suffering from depression and hypertension also suffer from loss of libido. And the balance damage to the sexual life of these already depressed people is done by the SSRIs, MAOIs, Tricyclics, and Tetracyclics. These antidepressants induce more decrease in the libido level, loss of orgasm or delay in getting one and premature or painful ejaculation.

The PDE5 mechanism has revealed a way of discussion on erectile function and provided a better understanding of the issue. The open and honest discussions on sexual problems helped the scientists to know more about the nature of sexual function and thus led to the search of certain medicines which have proved to be a boon to the Human Sexual World. One such miraculous chemical Sildenafil Citrate was manufactured by Pfizer and sold under brand name Viagra. Viagra has successfully treated varied organic, psychogenic or mixed aetiology in the last 7 years and more than 750,000 physicians have prescribed Viagra to more than 23 million men. In the same way, it is also effective in men with ED and co morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes related depression and hyperlipidaemia.

Sildenafil Citrate, the blue pill named Viagra, this wonder drug can treat almost all types of erectile problems. A current research on patients with ED aged 18 years and older results showed that 68% of them have at least one diagnosis of diabetes related depression or normal depression, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia (Seftel et al. J Urol 2004;171: 2341-5). In another study, researchers concentrated on the effects of taking Viagra just before sexual activity, the samples contained 90 men with an average age of 45 suffering from sexual dysfunction as a result of their treatment for depression. The result showed that the erectile function, arousal, ejaculation, orgasm, improved who took Viagra. Many studies running under different institutes show that the action of Viagra in the human body does not get effected by SSRIs and tricyclics like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, etc.

Viagra, the first PDE5 to rock the ED world, can treat the antidepressant and depression and other psychological problems induced sexual dysfunction. Viagra has opened a door of pleasure and happiness to those who are depressed and unhappy. New facts are coming up everyday related to human sexual behavior and its intricacies. Let’s see what else Viagra has to offer!