Viagra Interactions with Drugs and Alcohol

Since Viagra interaction with other medications may not be safe for your health, there are several different drugs to which you should pay attention, if you decide to treat erectile dysfunction with sildenafil. Before applying this drug, you should be aware of drugs not to be taken with sildenafil.

Interactions with Other MedicationsCanadian Viagra Interactions with other drugs, alcohol and food

  • Viagra is not compatible with drugs, which composition includes inhibitors. Viagra (Sildenafil) drug interaction with these medications not only reduces inhibitor effectiveness but may cause deterioration of human health;
  • The drug should not be taken simultaneously with products that inhibit HIV: their ingredients increase a concentration of sildenafil in blood, which also gives rise to adverse reactions. Generic Viagra is not recommended to be combined with means made on basis of alpha-blockers;
  • Sildenafil should not be taken simultaneously with antidepressants and amphetamines;
  • The ED drug is contraindicated in combination with other drugs and biological additives to restore erectile function. When receiving vasodilator drugs, a minimum dosage of sildenafil (50 mg per day) is allowed;
  • Sildenafil citrate drug interactions with preparations affecting isoenzyme CYP3A4 (for example, tetracycline, ketoconazole, erythromycin, cimetidine, saquinavir, ritonavir, etc.) leads to lengthening of its action onset time.

Also, sildenafil efficacy is not affected by the following drugs:

  • tolbutamide;
  • warfarin;
  • diuretics;
  • antihypertensive drugs (e. g., Diroton, Amlodipine);
  • azithromycin (Sumamed).

Also, we want to mention Viagra (Sildenafil) interactions with other medications, which do not cause any harm. For example, aspirin and sildenafil interaction do not affect aspirin ability to preventing blood clots, which is very important for many middle-aged people who daily take aspirin to prevent cardiac angina attacks.

Sildenafil enhances sodium nitroprusside, nitroglycerine, and other nitric oxide donors effect, therefore the simultaneous use of these drugs is not recommended. Sildenafil medication interaction with adrenoblockers may cause a severe drop in blood pressure, which manifests itself in dizziness. Concomitant use of aspirin does not increase the tendency to hemorrhages.

Before using the drug in combination with other drugs that have not been mentioned above, you need to consult a qualified professional, as well as read instruction in the package with the product.

Can I Take Viagra with Alcohol?

Viagra drug is not compatible with alcohol. When receiving drug which contains sildenafil inhibitor, a man is contraindicated to use alcoholic beverages in any doses and quantities.

  1. Alcohol reduces the effectiveness of useful components. Once in the stomach, ethyl slows the absorption of substances into the blood. As a result, they are digested slowly and incompletely. Their action begins later than it is expected and ends much faster. Therapeutic efficacy of the product is reduced by several times;
  2. Sildenafil increases the concentration of alcohol in blood plasma, which may cause severe adverse reactions and serious complication of chronic diseases. Especially when it comes to liver or kidney diseases. In the combination of the drug with a small amount of alcohol even poisoning may appear, accompanied by negative consequences for the organism.

At regular use of sildenafil for quality treatment of erectile dysfunction, any alcohol-containing drinks should be excluded. If the drug is taken occasionally, it is necessary to make sure that time period between reception of alcohol and Viagra is not less than 12 hours.

«Pfizer» company conducted a study, during which healthy men consumed alcohol in such a quantity that eventually alcohol content in blood was 80%. Such a mixture of sildenafil and alcohol reduces blood pressure but not more than alcohol alone. However, alcohol, of course, has some influence on sexual function – both positive and negative. Possible side effects of alcohol are not severe and disappear within 1-2 hours.

Food Interactions

Canadian Viagra Interactions with other drugs, alcohol and foodSildenafil food interactions should be taken into consideration before taking the drug. Products containing a high percentage of fat, as well as alcohol, reduce medications and dietary supplements for erectile dysfunction treatment effectiveness. Fats of vegetable or animal origin envelop stomach wall from the inside and impede rapid absorption of active ingredients.

Food products, a fat content of which exceeds 30%, have a negative impact on Viagra effect.

To get the maximum benefit from treatment with sildenafil, experts recommend excluding from daily diet fatty meats and cheeses, smoked foods, fast food, sweet pastry, and confectionery. For qualitative digestion of active substance, it is better to give preference to light food, increase the number of grains and fiber in the menu, eat more protein and complex carbohydrates to maintain optimal fluid balance. Drink plenty of fluids. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Together with adjusting menu, pay attention to your physical condition. Do morning exercises, do sports and lead an active lifestyle. Remember that reason of erectile disorder can become bad habits abuse. Give up smoking.