Man Overdosed With Viagra-Like Drug Ended Up With Red-Tinted Vision, Permanently

Man Overdosed With Viagra-Like Drug Ended Up With Red-Tinted Vision, Permanently
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A 31-year-old man from the United States overdosed with Viagra-like drug and ended up with red-tinted vision, forever. More specifically, the guy took sildenafil citrate in its liquid form, which is also the active compound in the popular Viagra potency drug. According to the doctors, the man drank an enormous quantity of that substance.

Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York, tried to cure this adverse effect but had no success in achieving that. The dose was too high, and, eventually, the specialists had to diagnose this guy with “irreversible erythropsia” which is a condition characterized by red-tinted vision.

According to the medical staff from the Mount Sinai Hospital, the man drunk an enormous amount of sildenafil citrate “direct from the bottle,” so he suffered “structural changes” at the retina level, as the doctors reported.

However, Viagra and Viagra-like drugs are well-known for their colored-vision disturbance side effect.

Man Overdosed With Viagra-Like Drug Ended Up With Red-Tinted Vision, Permanently

“While we know colored-vision disturbance is a well-described side effect of this medication, we have never been able to visualize the structural effect of the drug on the retina until now,” said Dr. Richard Rose. “To actually see these types of structural changes was unexpected, but it explained the symptoms that the patient suffered from,” the doctor added.

As expected, Pfizer, owner of Viagra brand and producer of sildenafil citrate, kept itself out of this event but they offered a short statement to clear up some news reports blaming Viagra for the incident.

“Pfizer is aware of media reports incorrectly citing Viagra as the medicine linked to a case report issued by Mount Sinai Hospital. According to the hospital statement, the individual actually purchased liquid sildenafil online, with no indication whether a prescription was provided, and then ingested an unspecified dosage,” said Pfizer’s representatives.

“It’s important to note that no regulatory body has approved liquid sildenafil citrate to treat erectile dysfunction,” added the company.


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