Do Higher Doses Last Longer?

The duration of the medication’s effectiveness does not increase, even though higher doses tend to be effective in a higher percentage of men.

In general, the half life of Viagra (and sildenafil) for example is 4-5 hours. That means in 4-5 hours half of the medicine is out of your system, in 8-10 hours 75% is out of your system, and so on.

The rate of elimination of the medication from your system does not change based on the dose.

In addition, higher doses have a higher risk of side effects.

For this reason, physicians recommend that you take the lowest dose that is effective for you.

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor. 

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