Sildenafil, Cialis, Levitra are the 3 most popular and effective medicines for erectile dysfunction. These 3 drugs are PDE-5 inhibitors. Almost all marketers say that the drugs are completely harmless, however, they may cause side effects such as a headache or redness of the cheeks. They may occur as a result of interactions with other drugs. This article will inform you what ED drug interactions are dangerous.
ED drug interactions with other medication
Manufacturers do not recommend using PDE-5 inhibitors with grapefruit, because this fruit can affect the work of drugs.
Nitrates will also interact with them, they also should be avoided.
- Viagra (sildenafil) can interact with any medications for pulmonary hypertension, as a result, the patient’s pressure may drop to a very undesirable level;
- Cialis (tadalafil) should not be mixed with guanylate cyclase stimulants or pressure lowering drugs. A person who takes Cialis and has problems with the prostate should avoid taking alpha blockers, as they and tadalafil act in a similar way. People taking Cialis should not use antibiotics and antifungal drugs;
- Levitra can interact with guanylate cyclase stimulants or pressure regulating drugs. Their combination can lead to dangerously low pressure and syncope. Men with prostate problems should avoid alpha blockers, as well as certain antibiotics and antifungal drugs.
ED drugs and alcohol
Another interesting aspect is the interaction of Viagra, Cialis, Levitra with alcohol and food. Of course, all drugs are absorbed much faster on an empty stomach than on a full one. What about alcohol? It is proved that Cialis does not interact with alcohol, that is, alcohol does not reduce the degree of the medicinal effect. The same applies to Levitra, but its interaction with alcohol still causes disputes.
If you want to avoid negative effects due to ED drug interactions, you should read the instructions for use carefully. The best option is to consult a doctor and get professional advice. Besides, he will help you select the best ED pills for your particular condition.