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A 33-year-old member asked:

could it be okay to take viagra (sildenafil) with blood pressure pills and is it safe to take viagra (sildenafil) after a few beers?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends on what kind: Of blood pressure pills, and what you mean by a "few." certain blood pressure pills which lower pressure by opening up arteries (minipress, hydralazine, isordil) can cause fainting from extremely low blood pressure when taken together with viagra (sildenafil) or the other similar meds. Heart attacks, strokes and death have occurred. 1-2 standard drinks are ok, but more can do the same thing as the BP meds.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Contact your doctor: Some blood pressure pills combined with viagra (sildenafil) can cause the blood pressure to go too low which could be deadly. Also alcohol can make ed worse so why would you want to worsen the problem with alcohol.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Generally yes: Check with your doctor to be certain but it is usually not a problem.

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Can low blood sugar cause someone to become comatose?

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Is it possible for one to fake a high fasting blood sugar level?

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With fingersticks: If the hands and fingers aren't clean and dry, home blood sugar readings may be inaccurate. Sugar on the fingers could end up falsely elevating blood sugar. A concomitant venous sample in lab could demonstrate a discrepancy. Also, the meter may be inaccurate. Eating before a fasting blood sugar may raise the blood sugar in someone with diabetes because it would not be fasting anymore.
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A 55-year-old female asked:

Can l-arginine lower blood pressure & if so what is recommended dosage?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly beneficial: In some people. Arginine is converted to nitric oxide, which has a relaxing effect on blood vessels & can thus reduce blood pressure somewhat. No standardized dose has been recommended. Be advised that arginine can also trigger or worsen viral infections like herpes. Discuss this supplement with your doc before taking it.
A 54-year-old male asked:

I tried a 100mg viagra (sildenafil) and didn't get a very rigid erection can I take another 1 2 or whole pill to see if it helps?

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil): You shouldn't take another tablet for at least 24 hours. Next dose, try crushing or chewing the viagra (sildenafil) tablet. In some men, the tablet doesn't dissolve and is not absorbed well. Crushing or chewing the tablet before swallowing it may solve this problem. If not, you may want to get an appointment with a urologist.

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