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What are the precautions for taking ED medications?

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Don't take these medications if you take nitrates, like nitroglycerin or a similar medicine, for chest pain.

Before you take one of these medications, tell your doctor:

  • If you're allergic to any medications, including other ED drugs
  • About any prescription or nonprescription medications you take, as well as any herbal and dietary supplements
  • If you're scheduled for surgery, even dental surgery
  • If you take alpha-blockers for blood pressure or prostate problems. These can lower your blood pressure when you take them with ED pills.

SOURCES: 

National Health Services. UK. “Erectile dysfunction (impotence) – Treatment.”

NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “What causes erectile dysfunction?” “Prescribing Erectile Dysfunction Medications.”

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Eli Lilly and Company.

Cleveland Clinic, “Priapism.”

Medscape.

FDA.

U.S. National Library of Medicine. NIH. “Treatment of Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 7, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Health Services. UK. “Erectile dysfunction (impotence) – Treatment.”

NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “What causes erectile dysfunction?” “Prescribing Erectile Dysfunction Medications.”

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Eli Lilly and Company.

Cleveland Clinic, “Priapism.”

Medscape.

FDA.

U.S. National Library of Medicine. NIH. “Treatment of Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 7, 2018

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