Medicines for Erection Problems: Reactions With Nitrate - Topic Overview
Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, such as sildenafil
(for example, Viagra), have revolutionized the
erection problems (erectile dysfunction). But they can
cause life-threatening side effects for anyone who also takes nitroglycerin or
another medicine containing an organic nitrate. This combination can make your
blood pressure fall too low, possibly leading to a
heart attack, or death. Do not take nitrate-containing
medicines up to 24 hours after you take sildenafil (for example, Viagra) or vardenafil
(for example, Levitra), or up to 48 hours after you take tadalafil (for example, Cialis).
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