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Getting viagra prescribedA new bill that was proposed in Kentucky sought men to get permission from one’s partner before getting Viagra, the erectile dysfunction (ED) medication prescribed. The bill was proposed by Kentucky State Representative Mary Lou Marzian following the passing of a law that required women to get medical consultation twenty-four hours before getting an abortion. Since a number of men consider erectile dysfunction an immensely private matter, the new bill was proposed to promote men’s sexual health and welfare. ED medications like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra all need to be taken right with suitable precautions. Introducing a law that focuses on prescribing Viagra with the partner’s consent could ensure that the drug is taken in an effective manner and also make one aware of the side effects to expect.

What exactly does the bill propose for using prescription Viagra?

Marzian stated that the proposed bill was in the best interests of men’s health. In that light, the text of the projected bill consisted of the following:

  • That the ED-affected man should visit the healthcare provider on two different calendar days before getting Viagra prescribed.
  • That the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra should only be prescribed for a man who is currently married.
  • That the man should receive a signed permission letter from his current spouse in order to get Viagra prescribed.
  • Lastly, the man should swear on the bible that he would use the ED med Viagra only while engaging in sexual activity with his own spouse.

The proposed bill may seem restrictive to how men get and use Viagra but there are some valid points made in it. More on this below.

Are there any merits to the proposed bill requiring the partner’s permission for Viagra?

There are indeed a number of merits to the bill regarding the prescribing of Viagra. For one, the bill describes facts about prescribing ED medications like Viagra that both doctors and patients would find useful. Education about the drug would be very valuable indeed.

Some of the details that the bill includes are how lifestyle habits and existing health conditions like smoking, heart problems, diabetes, alcohol abuse, and obesity contribute to ED. Taking steps to treat these issues will reduce the need to use ED drugs like Viagra.

Another fact that was pointed out was that a complete medication review would help determine if the ED was caused as the result of using certain medications as a side effect. Prolonged use of antidepressants, lithium, beta blockers, SSRIs, and drugs that affect testosterone levels could all have an impact on erectile function. The patients would also become aware of Viagra side effects like potential hearing loss, painful erection, and such.

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