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Uprima how it worksDespite its similarities to Viagra, Uprima is the first clinically tested and medically approved oral treatment which works by activating chemicals in the brain. Uprima tablets are dissolved under the tongue which triggers the chemical dopamine, starting the signal for an erection. Following sexual stimulation, Uprima increases the levels of nitric oxide in the body dilating blood vessels and encouraging more blood to flow to the penis. It also helps transmit electrical impulses from the brain through the spinal cord, which in turn improves blood flow to the penis. As the penis muscle relaxes, the pelvic arteries widen, filling with blood and making the penis erect.
The Facts1 Uprima should not be used by patients who take medications containing ingredients that could interact with the brain chemical dopamine. These medications include some anti-depressants and anti-psychotic drugs.
2 Initial clinical tests indicate that patients who take medication containing nitrates have not been adversely affected by Uprima. Although the claim is yet to be validated, and researchers suggest caution should be taken, this would be an advantage for men who take medications containing nitrates for angina and other heart conditions.
3 The PDE-5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis and Levitra) work by increasing the levels of nitric oxide in the body, which helps dilate blood vessels in the penis and produce an erection. Therefore, men who take any form of medication containing nitrates (including nitroglycerin) have not been able to sample these newer impotence medications.
4 Uprima is not a permanent "cure" for impotence (erectile dysfunction).
5 Uprima will not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, nor will it act as a contraceptive. Protective measures should be taken to guard against these possibilities.
6 Uprima is not intended for use by women, children or men who don't have an existing impotence problem.
7 It is not advisable to take Uprima in conjunction with any other impotence medication.
Side effectsThe side effects from taking Uprima are very similar to those of Viagra. The most commonly found ones are headache, dizziness and nausea - with dizziness occurring in approximately 4% of patients, and nausea and headache occurring in approximately 7% of patients. Nausea is usually mild to moderate, and tends to dissipate with prolonged use of the drug. Other adverse side effects include: infection; pain; flushing; taste disorder; sweating; yawning; rhinitus; pharyngitis, somnolence, increased cough. However, such side effects tend to be mild and short-lived.
Recommended dosageIt is suggested that you take Uprima approximately 20 minutes before sexual activity takes place. To help the tablet dissolve properly, it is a good idea to first drink a glass of water to assist the process. After taking the water, the tablet should be placed under the tongue letting it slowly dissolve - this usually takes about 10 minutes. Sexual stimulation is required for the drug to take effect, and for an erection to be achieved.
Consultation with your doctorBefore using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver disease, prostate cancer, urinary tract disease and drug allergies. Uprima should not be used in women or children. Women who are pregnant should not handle broken or crushed Uprima because there is a risk of birth defects in male babies.