Who Shouldn’t Take Viagra

Although there’s a popular joke about men who take Viagra and iron supplements and start pointing North, the truth is that you should be fully aware not only of the benefits of Viagra for ED, but of the situations where it can interfere with the treatment you are undergoing due to a separate health issue. The reason why you want to be informed on this is that Viagra can have interactions, especially in those cases where men have other health problems or take other medications as well.

First of all, as you can probably imagine, people who have a history of heart problems, those who have been diagnosed with a heart condition, people who have had a heart attack or a stroke should not take Viagra. Also, Viagra interacts with Nitrates, so if you’ve been prescribed a treatment with Nitrates, ask your doctor about the potential interactions.

Also, Sildenafil, the substance contained by Viagra will always interact with an alpha blocker, which usually causes really low blood pressure. You can avoid your blood pressure dropping if you take Viagra and the alpha blocker at least 4 hours apart. But if you have hypo-tension, it is never a good idea to take Viagra.

Also, if you have been told by your doctor that you suffer from cardiovascular problems and that due to the risks, you should not have sexual intercourse, do not assume that Viagra will solve your problem. What you suffer from in this case is not erectile dysfunction, therefore you should not use Viagra, which helps men achieve and maintain erections. On top of the aforementioned advice, you must be honest when sharing your medical history with your physician, this will help to determine any health problems that might prevent you from being able to take this medication.