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WHAT YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT VIAGRA

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Many people know about Viagra and it’s effectiveness on sexual libido in men.  What most people actually doesn’t know is that Viagra wasn’t initially made for that purpose. In this article,  we’d be showing you what you probably don’t know about Viagra

Viagra was discovered by chance when the renowned American drug company, Pfizer, was on a mission to develop a cardiovascular drug for lowering blood pressure. Though the newly developed drug failed in this mission, there was a side-effect that it caused. It caused increased and longer erections in men.

Viagra is one of the best illustrations of drug-repositioning. Pfizer was in the process of developing a drug for heart disorders of hypertension and angina pectoris. The clinical trials of the newly synthesized Sildenafil drug were not successful and the company was on the verge of terminating the trials when some of the participants of the trials reported a side effect of the drug – an increase in penile erections. Subsequently, after detailed study, Pfizer decided to market it as a drug for erectile dysfunction. Viagra, as Pfizer named it, thus became the first approved oral treatment for erectile dysfunction in the United States of America.

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