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Why is it dangerous to take ED medicine with nitroglycerin?

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Why shouldn’t you take your ED medicine with your nitroglycerin? The reason is that both lower your blood pressure. Taken together, your blood pressure may get to a very low, and dangerous, level.

Because of this effect, the American Heart Association warns against it.

You may still be able to take both medicines, at different times. Talk with your doctor about how long you should wait between taking the two medicines.

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Graboys, T. , Sept. 16, 2003. Cardiology

Hambrecht, R. , June 4, 2013. Cardiology

Amsterdam, E. , published online December 23, 2014. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Boden, W. , published online August 19, 2015. Drug Design, Development and Therapy

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Harvard Men's Health Watch: Which drug for erectile dysfunction?”

Schwartz, B. , published online July 6, 2010. Circulation

Warnica, J. , Merck & Co., Inc. 2016. Angina Pectoris, Cardiovascular Disorders, Merck Manual Professional Version

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Graboys, T. , Sept. 16, 2003. Cardiology

Hambrecht, R. , June 4, 2013. Cardiology

Amsterdam, E. , published online December 23, 2014. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Boden, W. , published online August 19, 2015. Drug Design, Development and Therapy

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Harvard Men's Health Watch: Which drug for erectile dysfunction?”

Schwartz, B. , published online July 6, 2010. Circulation

Warnica, J. , Merck & Co., Inc. 2016. Angina Pectoris, Cardiovascular Disorders, Merck Manual Professional Version

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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