High Blood Pressure And Viagra

High Blood Pressure And Viagra

Can Viagra be taken in conjunction with antihypertensive agents?

Yes, Viagra can generally be taken in conjunction with antihypertensive drugs. However, Viagra must NOT be taken with  blood pressure-lowering nitrates  . The combination of nitrates and sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) can cause sudden, dangerously low blood pressure. Nitrates are also processed in the sex drug “Poppers”. This connection can therefore pose serious health risks.

What other medications can Viagra be dangerous with?

Taking Viagra in conjunction with certain other medications can cause serious side effects. Here is a list of substances in medicines that can be associated with health risks associated with Viagra. In the package insert for your medication, you can simply check whether these substances are contained in the medication. You can find this information under the heading “Composition”.

  1.  Medicines with nitrates. Examples are: blood vessel dilators with nitroglycerin, isosorbide nitrate and isosorbide mononitrate. Serious health risks may arise in connection with these agents;
  2.  Bosentan. A means of treating pulmonary arterial hypertension. The side effects of bosentan may be increased;
  3.  Medicines for an enlarged prostate with: alfuzosin, doxazosin and terazosin. Blood pressure can drop dramatically for some time.
  4. Certain drugs for HIV: atanazavir, darunavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir and tipranavir. The amount of sildenafil in the blood can increase. This reaction can also be caused by the agents telaprvir and boceprevir in drugs for hepatitis C. The simultaneous use of these agents and Viagra is very dangerous for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension;
  5.  The antibiotics ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin and erythromycin. The amount of sildenafil can increase, which increases the side effects. The same applies to the antifungal agents itraconazole, ketoconazole and voriconazole and the gastric agent cimetidine.

Do you have any doubts whether the interaction between Viagra and any of the above agents is important in your case? Then consult your family doctor.

Other contraindications

Do not take Viagra if you:

  1. Allergic to one of the substances that are processed in Viagra. These are: sildenafil, microcrystalline cellulose, anhydrous calcium phosphate hydrogen, sodium croscarmeless, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), lactose monohydrate, triacetin, indigo carmine (E132) aluminum lacquer;
  1. Have serious heart or liver problems;
  1. If you have low blood pressure (<90/50);
  1. If you have recently had a heart attack or stroke;
  1. Have retinitis pigmentosa (a rare, inherited eye disorder);
  1. Have ever lost part of your face as a result of NAION (non-arteric anterior, ischaemic optic neuropathy).

Viagra is only available with a prescription.

By now, you should be aware that  Viagra is not for everyone  . This erection agent should not be used in conjunction with certain medications and diseases. That is why Viagra also requires a prescription. You can get the drug from your family doctor or simply order online. In this case, however, special care is required. There are many dubious websites that do not sell the original Viagra. Therefore, before ordering, always be sure that the provider is reliable and trustworthy, especially if Viagra is offered “without a prescription”.

Does Viagra always work for everyone?

No, Viagra does not always work and not for everyone. Viagra does not have a positive sexual effect on women.  Viagra is only suitable for men with erectile dysfunction. This is understood to mean: men who cannot get an erection or cannot maintain it long enough to have satisfactory intercourse. Viagra only works if the man is sexually aroused.  So an erection does not automatically occur. Viagra is also not a pleasure-enhancing or potency-increasing agent.

Viagra works in 4 out of 5 men

On average, Viagra has the desired effect in 4 out of 5 men. Unfortunately, it is not known why the remedy does not work for some men. If you are taking Viagra for the first time, it can happen that Viagra cannot have the full effect directly and so there is no hard erection. This is often caused by stress or fear of failure that comes as a result of this new approach to erectile problems. For this reason, you need to take Viagra more often to know exactly how it works for you.

The effect also depends on the dosage

The effect of Viagra also depends on the dosage you take. The usual starting dose is the 50mg tablet. If the desired effect occurs, but also side effects at the same time, then the 25mg tablet can be prescribed instead. If the 50mg tablet does not work well enough, the 100mg tablet may be more suitable for you. Never take more Viagra than the prescribed daily dose!

Start and length of effect

On average, Viagra starts to work after about 25 minutes. Then the erection is stiff enough for penetration. However, the exact duration is different for every man. When researching, researchers found that the duration was between 12 and 37 minutes. However, due to individual differences, we still advise you to take the Viagra tablet one hour before the desired time of sexual intercourse. Viagra works for about four to five hours.

Negative factors

Factors such as eating a heavy meal or consuming alcohol may take longer for Viagra to work. If you have consumed too much alcohol, then Viagra’s effects can be largely or even completely negated. In order to achieve an optimal effect of the erectile agent, we advise you not to overeat and preferably not to drink alcohol before taking it.

When does Viagra not work?

Viagra does not work in men who are physically unable to get an erection. This case can occur, for example, with nerve damage as a result of an operation. You do not have to worry about this, however, if you still get a so-called “morning latte” or night-time erections, or if your penis becomes stiff due to masturbation.

Fear of failure and performance requirements

Sexological factors such as fear of failure or performance requirements in bed can also have a negative impact on the effects of Viagra. If these factors play a role in you, therapy with a sexologist can certainly help. Such treatments consist of exercises aimed at overcoming sexually restrictive thoughts. You tackle the cause of your erectile dysfunction at the core. Read more information about all medical  treatment options for erectile dysfunction here .

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