Nitroglycerin and viagra

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If you are taking a nitroglycerin preparation, Viagra is NOT allowed. Do not use Viagra within 24 hours of the test. Nitro-glycerine (sometimes given during a stress test) may interact with Viagra, resulting in a dangerous drop in blood pressure. Patients who are taking medications for lung problems, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure and Persantine may need to alter their medications.
Recently my Cardiologist has prescribed the following drugs to regulate my blood pressure and now the Viagra is not as effective. Is one of these drugs interfereing with the effectiveness of Viagra?
I am 62 and currently taking: Vasotec 5 mg., once daily Zocor 10mg., once daily and Indomethacin 25mg. Are any of these intereactive with Viagra.I know I need to see a physcian but there is no point if I am not a suitable candidate for Viagra to begin with. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear George, Thank you for your question.
The headache is from the increased blood flow. It is timed released nitroglycerin. I stopped it so I could take viagra, with my doctors permission. Ask for Topamax for the headaches. This med can affect your eyes in a bad way (known side effect). I had to stop taking it routinely but still take it on occasion. Good luck...
Although rare, Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil) and Levitra (vardenafil) can cause muscle pain and unusual skin sensations or paresthesia. In clinical studies, Viagra caused muscle pain and paresthesia in less than 2% of patients. Patients who experience these side effects should stop taking the medication and consult their physician. These medications increase blood flow to the penis by inhibiting the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5).
This reduces the potential availability of oxygen to the heart. Therefore prescribing Viagra to a person with angine, or on nitroglycerin, is contraindicated.
Your doctor may advise you to wear a disposable glove while applying nitroglycerin ointment, to remain seated or lying down, and to avoid exercise immediately afterward, to minimize side effects. Men shouldn't use nitroglycerin within 24 hours of taking erectile dysfunction medications, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra), because of the possibility of significantly lowered blood pressure.
Dear David The company that makes Viagra has issued strict warnings against combining Viagra with medications containing nitrates (nitroglycerin compounds). Prinivil is an ACE inhibitor and does not fall into the class of nitrates. However, it can also potentially cause low blood pressure when combined with Viagra. Furthermore, if you have high blood pressure, you could have as of yet undiscovered coronary artery disease.
There are a number of potential complications that can occur that could prolong the recovery period, but it's best that you discuss those issues with your surgeon. Viagra should not be used with medications like nitroglycerin that can lower the blood pressure precipitously. You should ask your physician about using Viagra with the other medications that you are currently taking. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.
Aside from high blood pressure and heart disease, these medications are also used for headache control and anxiety prevention. sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis) dilate blood vessels, and this class of medication may cause orthostatic hypotension.
There are a number of potential complications that can occur that could prolong the recovery period, but it's best that you discuss those issues with your surgeon. Viagra should not be used with medications like nitroglycerin that can lower the blood pressure precipitously. You should ask your physician about using Viagra with the other medications that you are currently taking. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.
The ones with the briefcase full of Viagra pens and Lipitor notepads, and tickets to the Bahamas for the doctor he is seeing to go to a 'medical conference'. Drugs have there place. They help save lives. But many are only meant to be used for short terms. ADHD and anxiety are ones that are abused by the use of drugs. ADHD is more or less a phase that usually will go away if treated correctly. All I want to say is do what works for you. But don't stop on just meds as the only treatment.
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