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Who shouldn't take erectile dysfunction medications?

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Don't take them if:

  • You’ve had a heart attack, stroke, or life-threatening irregular heart rate within the past 6 month. Discuss other options with your doctor.
  • You have uncontrolled high or low blood pressure.
  • You get chest pain while having sex.

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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