There are some drugs that can potentially lead to interactions when taken with Viagra. The decision to take these drugs at the same time can be evaluated by the prescriber on an individual basis, as doing so may require monitoring.
Depending on the medication you are taking, your doctor may suggest a lower starting dose of Viagra to see how you get along.
Blood pressure medicines and Viagra
Your prescriber needs to know if you’re taking medication for blood pressure. This is important across the board, no matter what type of blood pressure treatment you’re using.
The category of medication called alpha blockers is used to treat hypertension and enlarged prostate. Alpha blockers can interact with Viagra and thereby lead to side effects.
If you take alpha blockers and have ED then it’s normal for Viagra (or other PDE5 inhibitors) to only be prescribed when your blood pressure is well-controlled. Also, don’t be surprised if your doctor suggests starting on the 25mg dosage.
Lisinopril and Viagra
Lisinopril belongs to the group of medicines known as ACE inhibitors and is another treatment for high blood pressure. It can be taken alongside PDE5 inhibitors such as Viagra but it may require monitoring.
If you experience side effects indicating low blood pressure, for example feeling faint, dizzy or a rapid pulse or heart rate then speak to your doctor. These side effects are more likely to occur when you first start taking sildenafil.
Losartan and Viagra
Losartan can help treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist. Sildenafil can increase how much Losartan lowers blood pressure. They can be taken together but extra care may be required.
Amlodipine and Viagra
Amlodipine is another blood pressure lowering drug. Therefore caution should be taken when using alongside Viagra.
Terazosin and Viagra
Terazosin is an alpha blocker. Therefore if it is taken with Viagra you should be aware of possible low blood pressure side effects.
Can Viagra be taken with beta blockers?
Some blood pressure drugs such as beta blockers may be linked to ED. Therefore if you are taking them and notice ED symptoms you should speak to your doctor. There are different types of treatments for hypertension and it may be worth exploring them, guided by your doctor, to see if the problem resolves.
Antidepressants and Viagra
Antidepressant medications can cause ED for some men. However, mental health and the ability to obtain an erection can also be linked. As with all medications, and as we’ve mentioned many times before, you should let your doctor know if you’re taking antidepressants. This may influence the approach taken to address your ED.
Viagra and Adderall
Adderall is a stimulant medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Adderall can cause erectile dysfunction as a side effect. If you notice ED symptoms when taking this medication you should let your doctor know. They may make some suggestions about how you take your medication or they may prescribe ED treatment. Adderall and Viagra can be taken together.
Sertraline and Viagra
Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression. SSRIs can be linked to ED, the frequency of which is estimated between 25-73%. If you are taking SSRIs you should inform your doctor if you notice ED symptoms. Don’t stop taking your medication or make any change until you’ve discussed this with your healthcare provider. Sertraline and Viagra can be used together but may require monitoring.