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Ordering Viagra Online? You've Got Bigger Concerns Than An Erection Lasting Longer Than Four Hours

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When you're having trouble "performing," some men turn to a little blue pill that stresses concern over an erection that lasts longer for four hours. And while everyone has made a joke about having a boner that long, there's some serious stuff going on with the drug Viagra, as researchers have shown a growing concern over online orders of it, with many of those turning up as fake.

Truth be told, no one wants to be the guy caught carrying around a fresh batch of Viagra for everyone to see—we understand that—but going online and ordering the instant erection pill is daredevil stuff, because, according to a recent report from OnlineHealth, nearly 77 percent of Viagra bought online is fake.

According to the aforementioned OnlineHealth piece on fake Viagra, here's why it's so dangerous:

A large amount of fake Viagra pills seized in the UK are believed to be produced in India in medically questionable circumstances. The locations in which the drugs are produced are often unhygienic and may expose the drugs to toxic chemicals.

Fake Viagra pills themselves can be laden with toxic ingredients. Lab-tested fake Viagra pills have revealed a horrifying cocktail of ingredients, from detergents, to road paint, to talcum powder.

Not knowing the dosage of Viagra’s active ingredient (sildenafil) in any given pill can itself be dangerous.

Taking fake Viagra can lead to serious side effects, including visual problems, fainting, dangerous changes in blood pressure, and even heart problems. Essentially, if you take a counterfeit pill, you have no idea of what you’re exposing your body to.

Well, that all sounds disheartening, doesn't it?

And while you may be thinking that you're still just a young buck who doesn't need to worry about ever taking Viagra, the OnlineHealth report mentions that 1 in 4 patients newly diagnosed with ED are under 40, so you may be closer to going limp than you think.

So if you're having trouble getting it up while trying to get in some dirty time, it's best to just check with a physician and get the pill prescribed than risk your life, don't you think?

H/T LADbible