Is there any connection between COVID-19 and Viagra? Find out

Recently, Viagra pulled back a woman - who had been in a COVID-19 coma for 28 days - from the brink of death.

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Viagra, whose chemical name is Sildenafil, was invented by Pfizer in 1989 with the intention to treat heart-related chest pain.

Medical science is fascinating and it astonishes us most of the time. There are no boundaries and limits when it comes to finding the best results from available sources. And most of the time these results depend on just how far we can stretch our imagination and experiments. This is true because recently doctors witnessed some unexpected benefit of Viagra – the drug which has been famous for its ability to reinvigorate the sex lives of men. Recently, Viagra pulled back a woman – who had been in a COVID-19 coma for 28 days – from the brink of death.

37-year-old Monica Almedia, of Lincolnshire in the United Kingdom, was admitted to a hospital after being tested positive for COVID-19 on November 9. She was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) after a being and then placed in an induced coma on November 16

She was extremely critical and almost on the brink of death when doctors decided to give her a large dose of the drug as part of an experimental treatment plan. Within days, she started signs of improvement, and the level of oxygen she needed dropped by half.

“It was definitely the Viagra that saved me. The drug worked and opened up my airwaves and my lungs started to respond,” the woman was quoted as saying.

What is Viagra?

Viagra, whose chemical name is Sildenafil, was invented by Pfizer in 1989 with the intention to treat heart-related chest pain. Both the United States and the European Union approved the drug for medical use in 1998. But the drug got popular among men as people think the miracle drug is a panacea for erectile dysfunction. However, this is not all that the drug does. Viagra works on the arterial system, altitude sickness, and several other types of heart disease.

There are some sportspersons who take this drug off-label as it adds to their aerobic capacity. There are some reports that claim it can help women who experience sexual dysfunction.

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