Kamagra© jelly is the most popular generic alternative to Viagra in Australia. It is advertised as a treatment of erectile dysfunction in males. It is taken orally and should be taken 15 minutes to one hour before sexual activity. Its primary ingredient is Sildenafil, the same ingredient as found in Viagra. Sildenafil Citrate works by allowing the male organ to broaden and counteract insufficient blood flow.
In Australia, the product can be purchased online without a prescription, but the advertisement recommends doctor consultation. It is sold at one pharmaceutical retailer in units called sachets, for as little as $1.45 for 500 sachets or as much as $5.42 for 10 sachets. A sachet is 100mg of sildenafil.
The effectiveness of sildenafil reaches 60-85 percent. In one study, those taking 100mg of sildenafil achieved 82 percent success, while lower doses achieved less success, but only marginally. The oral jelly Kamagra© uses 100 mg of sildenafil citrate. Sildenafil Citrate has not been shown to be effective for treating any female sexual dysfunctions.
Possible side effects include headache, flushing, heartburn, stomach upset, nasal stuffiness, lightheadedness, dizziness, back pain, and diarrhea. Rare side effects included prolonged erections which can lead to penis damage, and sudden-onset hearing loss . Advertising cautions users to avoid use with nitrates and recreational drugs with butyl nitrite; alpha-blocker medications; or other medications for impotence, or other high blood pressure medications. It also cautions against use when eating grapefruit. Medical professionals say that those with arrhythmia, angina pectoris and coronary hear disease should avoid Kamagra©. One article said that those over 65 should either refrain from use or only use half a sachet at a time – 50mg.
Kamagra© is made by the pharmaceutical company Ajanta and works by improving blood flow to penile tissues to ensure satisfactory erections. It comes in a variety of flavors that eliminate the bitter taste of other oral erectile dysfunction cures, especially for older patients who have problems swallowing pills.
The active ingredient in Kamagra©, Sildenafil Citrate, was patented in the United States in 1996 and was originally a treatment for various cardiovascular disorders. It became available in the Unites States in 1998. The drug was the first FDA approved treatment of erectile dysfunction in men, who previously had suffered in silence. Erectile dysfunction is characterized by the inability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection at sufficient level to perform sexual intercourse. It is diagnosed in about 40 percent of men aged 40-50 year, in 50 percent of men aged 50 to 60, and about 70 percent of men over 60.
Erectile dysfunction continues to increase due to various risk factors including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases , trauma and surgery on the pelvic organs, some medicines, smoking, low physical activity and stress. More scientifically, there are three causes of the development of erectile dysfunction; a) organic, caused by vascular, neurological and hormonal disorders as well as damage to the penis; b) psychogenic, caused by the central suppression of the mechanism of erection without physical trauma; and c) mixed causes from a) and b) above.