The discovery of Viagra

The truth is that plenty of significant discoveries are made by accident. For example, the apple, fallen on the head of Newton, allowed him discovering a gravity law. The same is with the penicillin. Alexander Flaming occasionally saw a mold destroying the other bacteria. Viagra is not an exception, as its creation is accidental.

It might surprise you but people in the past never tried to create any medications for the sexual problems. Besides, they hardly believed that such drugs could really be produced. As a result, the male population suffering from any erectile problem could use only natural means to fight against them.

The situation changed only in 1992. The pharmacological company called Pfizer, which was located in a small town Pfizer Sandwich in the United Kingdom, made a try to produce a new drug for stenocardia. In the laboratory, the scientist created a Sildenafil citrate, which they were going to apply as the intensifier of blood circulation to the cardiac muscle.

In order to test their discovery, they gathered a group of volunteers with both males and females. However, the results were not quite good. The drug did not meet the expectations of the scientists and could not relieve the state of the patients even during the stenocardia attack. The impact on the coronary circulation was also unnoticeable.

Nevertheless, the male part of the experimental group didn’t want to return the medication. In fact, all of them felt the rush of blood to the genitals soon after the consumption. And as a result, the erection was very strong. Thus, a very unusual side action was found. The scientists immediately understood that such effect could be successfully applied and continued their research of Sildenafil, calling the future revolutionary medication Viagra. The researchers kept waiting for an appropriate moment to introduce their new drug for the sexual potency. In 1993, the medication was presented to the public with its original title Viagra. It was advertised as the most effective medication for the erectile dysfunction, which is also safe.

After some time, the manufacturer decided to introduce the drug to the USA market. In order to do it, they carried our more researches and tests. And the medication went on sale in the US in 1998.

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