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Frequently Asked Questions


How long does Cialis last?

Cialis can be taken once a day, or as needed based on your prescription. You should always address the information brochure that comes included with your erectile dysfunction medication as dosages and durations may vary by brand.

Cialis typically takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours to take effect and can last effectively for up to 36 hours, depending on factors like age, lifestyle and any other medications you may be taking.


When should I take Viagra?

Depending on lifestyle factors such as age and lifestyle as well as your chosen dose, Viagra typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour to take effect. Viagra should be taken no less than four hours before sexual activity, but is most effective when taken one hour before intercourse.

It should also be noted that alongside Viagra, sexual stimulation is still required in most instances in order to obtain and maintain an erection.


Can zinc boost testosterone in men?

Whilst research in the uses of zinc to treat hypogonadism, otherwise known as a low sex drive in males, is fairly limited, studies do indicate that guided and appropriate supplementation of zinc can help boost testosterone levels. However, this is usually only the case if you are currently consuming less than the daily recommended levels of zinc, typically 8mg for women and 11 mg for adult men.

If for any reason you have any concerns regarding your testosterone levels, it is recommended that you discuss your worries or any symptoms with your GP.


Does Priligy work?

Priligy contains the active ingredient dapoxetine, which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It functions as a treatment for premature ejaculation by boosting the levels of serotonin in the body and is typically most effective one to three hours after being taken but can sometimes retain its effects for up to 12 hours. Priligy is overall very successful and works in around 8 out of 10 men, with effectiveness ultimately depending on a range of different factors such as dosage, age, lifestyle and any pre-existing medical conditions.


Does the male menopause exist?

The term "male menopause", other wise referred to as the "andropause" is an unhelpful phrase as it draws comparison to the sudden drop in oestrogen levels that women typically experience within their mid to late forties. Whilst there is truth to the fact that a man's testosterone levels will start to decrease as he reaches his thirties and forties, this is a much more steady process with testosterone levels themselves decreasing by less than 2% per year.

As a result, whilst most men will experience fat redistribution, hair loss, a reduction in muscle mass and decreased testosterone levels, this is simply a natural part of aging and men are unlikely to see any sudden or worrying symptoms as a result of this.


What is the difference between daily contraception and the morning after pill?

The main difference between daily conception and the morning after pill is that whilst contraceptives are taken regularly and consistently to prevent pregnancy by reducing or stopping ovulation, thickening cervical mucus and thinning the lining of the uterus, the morning after pill is an emergency contraceptive designed to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse to prevent egg fertilisation.

In comparison to daily prevention, the morning after pill is only typically taken as a backup contraception when other birth control measures like condoms fail and does not provide lasting protection.