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A 25-year-old male asked:

is it ok to take 5g of l-arginine and viagra (sildenafil) (50-100mg) in the same day? taking viagra (sildenafil) sometimes for ssri-induced sexual dysfunction.

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Arginine for ED?: Both arginine and Viagra (sildenafil) can lower blood pressure individually. Taken together the effect can be greater therefore, there is the potential for at least a moderate interaction between these 2 medications of lowered BP if taken together. You should inform your prescriber that you also take arginine.

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