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Viagra Pill: Some Things You Need to Know  

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VIAGRA 100 MG TABLETIn deciding whether you should take the Viagra pill, you need to consider the risks as well as the benefits.  It's a decision for both you and your doctor to make.  If you are considering taking the Viagra pill, the following should probably be considered: 

Allergies- You should make sure to tell your doctor if you have ever had any allergic or unusual reactions to Viagra.  Also you should tell your healthcare professional whether you have any allergies to any other substances such as preservatives, dyes or foods. 

Pregnancy-Viagra is not recommended for use by women.  It is not even been studied for use in pregnant women.  However, Viagra has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in animal research studies. 

Breast-feeding-It is not known whether Viagra passes into breast milk.  It is not recommended for use among women with erectile dysfunction.  Mothers, who are taking this medicine for pulmonary arterial hypertension and who wish to breast-feed, should discuss this matter with their physician. 

Older adults and the Viagra pill- Elderly people are especially vulnerable to the side effects associated with Viagra.  Patients 65 years of age and older who are taking this medicine for erectile dysfunction are usually started on a low dose (approximately 25 mg) of Viagra.  Older people who are taking this medicine for pulmonary arterial hypertension may also need to be started at a lower dose.  The dose may then be increased by the physician as needed and tolerated. 

Other medicines and the Viagra pill-While some medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases, two different medicines may be used at the same time even if an interaction occurs, but may require an adjustment of the dosage.  In these cases your physician may want to change the dosage or take other precautions as necessary.  When you're taking the Viagra pill, it is especially important to talk with your healthcare professional if you're taking any the following medications: 

  • Bosentan (e.g.Tracleer)- Viagra may increase levels of Bosentan in the body

  • Cimetidine

  • Erythromycin

  • Itraconazole

  • Mibefradil

  • Ritonavir

  • Saquinavir- these medicines may increase the unwanted effects of Viagra unless lower starting doses of the Viagra pill are used.

  • Nitrates, such as nitroglycerin-Viagra increases the lowering of blood pressure by nitrates too much, and are not usually recommended to be used together.

In addition to these above problems, you also need to consider some of the medical problems on the following page prior to using the Viagra pill.

Information from Consumer Drug Reference

Additional information and webpage By Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist  Ph.D Candidate 

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