Plugging Viagra | Rectal Sildenafil Use And Abuse

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on February 12, 2021

Abuse of Viagra through methods such as plugging may lead to high and dangerous levels of the drug within the body. People who abuse Viagra should seek substance abuse treatment to avoid these severe side effects.

Medically Reviewed by
Johnelle Smith, M.D on February 12, 2021
Plugging Viagra - Viagra Rectal Use

Male sexual enhancement drugs are becoming increasingly sought out for recreational abuse.

All methods of recreational abuse may lead to higher and dangerous levels of bioavailability and blood concentration levels of the drug.

Further, individuals who abuse Viagra often mix the drug with other street drugs which leads to high risks of dependency, addiction, and dangerous adverse side effects.

Rectal administration of Viagra is referred to as “plugging.” Plugging Viagra bypasses the controlled release properties of the drug that occur during several phases of digestion. Plugging leads to the drug being absorbed directly into the small intestine.

This method enhances a person’s risk for dangerous side effects, such as overdose, and can increase the risk for addiction.

What Is Meant By Plugging Viagra?

Plugging Viagra refers to the rectal administration of the substance directly into the small intestine. This method is potentially dangerous since a lower dosage is needed to gain effect and absorption as compared to other methods.

The drug enters the bloodstream directly during rectal administration. Smaller doses of Viagra are required to achieve a high. High doses of Viagra place a person at risk for overdose and adverse side effects.

People who administer the medication rectally may dissolve a capsule or tablet of the medication into sterile water and inject the solution into the anus with the use of a syringe.

Side Effects Of Plugging Viagra

Taking Viagra without a prescription comes with risk of adverse side effects. Men who plug Viagra are exposed to higher doses of the medication which can lead to higher doses of the medication being absorbed into the bloodstream and unknown side effects.

Adverse side effects may be more likely when mixed with other prescription medications or street drugs.

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The only safe method of taking the drug is when prescribed under the guidance and instruction from a qualified healthcare professional.

This medication relaxes and widens blood vessels throughout the body. This effect may aggravate pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, or hypotension.

Abusing the medication may increase the risk of heart attack, strokes, or heart rhythm irregularities.

Some side effects of Viagra include:

  • nosebleeds
  • headaches
  • upset stomach
  • flushing (reddening and warming of the face)
  • trouble sleeping
  • fever
  • an erection that lasts longer than normal
  • respiratory infection
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • bronchitis
  • sore throat
  • runny nose

Viagra Overdose

Overdose may occur when taking high doses of this medication.

If someone shows the following symptoms and signs after taking Viagra, emergency medical assistance is required:

  • low blood pressure
  • blurry vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • lightheadedness
  • trouble speaking
  • nausea or vomiting
  • sleepiness
  • weakness
  • priapism (an erection that won’t go away)
  • sudden vision loss in one or both eyes
  • sudden hearing loss
  • tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain (angina)
  • heart attack, stroke, or irregular heart rate

Viagra Addiction

Addiction to Viagra may occur when used habitually to get high before sexual activity.

A person may develop both psychological and chemical dependency, as they associate the drug with pleasure and stress relief.

Addiction may be more likely when mixing the drug with other illegal substances.

People who use high doses of this medication can develop chemical tolerance, meaning they’ll need larger amounts of the drug to gain effect.

Tolerance can easily lead to great risks of overdose when rectal administration is the preferred method of abuse.

Viagra Addiction Treatment

Those who take prescription drugs under the guidance of a doctor often safely use ED drugs to treat erectile dysfunction.

When a person abuses Viagra, they are less likely to consider risks of adverse side effects, drug interactions, and the potential of addiction.

With continued Viagra abuse, a drug addiction or dependency can occur, leading to high-risk behavior and other personal damages.

People who may have developed an addiction to Viagra or other performance-enhancing drugs should seek medical advice and substance abuse treatment immediately.

Health risks caused by abusing Viagra may quickly lead to serious damage to an individual’s health and personal life.

If you or a loved one have an addiction to Viagra, or if you have any questions about addiction treatment programs, please connect with our treatment center through our helpline today.

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