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Viagra Stick-On Patch Promises To Change Your Sex Life

Update Date: May 31, 2016 06:03 AM EDT
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Viagra is something that needs no further elaboration. In a nutshell, it is something made to enhance the sex lives of people, though the angle of ingesting it does raise some concerns in the area of potential side effects.

Like most items, it will come to a point that some form of innovation will take off from the blue-pill Viagra. Right now, a certain stick-on patch intends to do just that with the intent of getting the libido-boosting drug into the human body through the skin rather than something channelled through the mouth.

Aside from the new mode of injecting the Viagra, the stick-on patch stands to also cut down the time it kick in as well as increase the span of time of effectiveness beyond the usual ten hour window. The modern Viagra pill normally requires folks to take it in 30 minutes to an hour before sexual activities.

The Viagra stick-on patch can be worn on the upper arm or the abdomen, killing off the occurrence of potential side effects such as headaches, migraines, indigestion, impaired vision and muscle pain.

So how did this Viagra stick-on patch come into being?

Apparently all of it stemmed from findings that the sildenafil citrate (the drug used to make Viagra) could be shrunk down to tiny nanoparticles that are small enough to penetrate the human skin and make its way to a person’s bloodstream.

Each patch is made of a thin film containing minute particles of the active drug, which are coated in a thin layer of fat to help with absorption through the skin.

The experimental patch was tested on rats to see how much of the medicine seeped through. It contained just one mg of Viagra which means that human patches may need something bigger to accommodate the 25mg to 50mg standard dosage.

The breakthrough that the Viagra stick-on patch offers answers the efforts made by scientists as far as determining an alternative way of getting it into the human blood without having to pass though a person’s stomach.

The new breakthrough (a process known as transferome technology) is credited to a team from King Abdulazziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in collaboration with scientists from Cairo University. With the proper backing, they believe that these Viagra stick-on patches could be out in the market in a couple of years though it may come at a hefty price.

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