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Can viagra (sildenafil) have problem with people having epilepsy?

Can viagra (sildenafil) have problem with people having epilepsy?

Unlikely: The most common neurologic side effects of viagra (sildenafil) are headache and dizziness. Initial studies in non-epileptic men did not report seizures. Subsequent case reports describe seizure as a rare, possibly unrelated, side effect. Many common seizure meds are processed in the liver, just like viagra (sildenafil), and this could push drug levels up or down; consult with md or pharmacy for possible interactions. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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I am having problems keeping an erection when having sex will viagra (sildenafil) help me.I take carbamazipine for epilepsy is it safe to take both.

I am having problems keeping an erection when having sex will viagra (sildenafil) help me.I take carbamazipine for epilepsy is it safe to take both.

Yes: Erectile dysfunction (ed), the inability to achieve and maintain adequate erection for penetration and sexual activity very common after age 40 when age and other ed risk factors become more common (vascular disease, htn, dm, tobacco use, obesity, meds) along with psychological factors. The ed drugs (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis) all reasonable first line rx options not interfered by carbamazipine. ...Read more

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Can my partner take Viagra (sildenafil) but he has epilepsy and I am a woman can I take it I have under active thoiroid condition ?

Can my partner take Viagra (sildenafil) but he has epilepsy and I am a woman can I take it I have under active thoiroid condition ?

Not FDA approved : Viagra (sildenafil) is not FDA approved for use in women. However, I have heard of some women taking it. I recommend you discuss this with your doctor. Your male partner needs to discuss it's use with his doctor. ...Read more

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Viagra (sildenafil) problem. What should I do?

Viagra (sildenafil) problem. What should I do?

What sort of problem: R u having? If prolonged erections, see doc/er immediately. If changes in vision, see prescribing doc. Other problems? See doc who prescribed med to discuss type of problem, how long it's been going on, area affected, etc. Be sure you're not taking any nitrates or Alpha blockers as combo can cause significant drop in blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have kidny problem can I used viagra (sildenafil)?

I have kidny problem can I used viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil): What kind of problem do you have with your kidney? Most diseases and conditions of the kidney do not prevent someone from taking Viagra (sildenafil). The most important medicine is nitroglycerin. You cannot take Viagra (sildenafil) if you take nitroglycerin. I would still consult with your doctor regarding the kidney problem. Most likely you are safe to take it. ...Read more

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Can a person with kidney problems take Cialis or viagra (sildenafil)?

Can a person with kidney problems take Cialis or viagra (sildenafil)?

Yes ?lower dose: Subjects with kidney problems can take Cialis & viagra (sildenafil) however they should consult with their nephrologist first. Reduced kidney function may result in slower excretion of the medication so that it remains in the body longer. Best to start withviagra (sildenafil) 25mg or Cialis 5mg. Consider low dose daily Cialis rather than higher dose before planned or anticipated sex. Be aware of all side-effects first. ...Read more

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Can Viagra (sildenafil) fix my psychological problem of not maintaining a erection?

Unlikely to work: if your sexual problem is psychological, do not expect for viagra (sildenafil) to work. It is not a risk-free medications and has been known to cause heart problems in the wrong patient. Viagra (sildenafil) is to help older men who have problems getting enough blood flow to the penis. it solves a plumbing issue, where is your problem is one with the control of the faucet. ...Read more

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Recently had problems getting erection. Dr gave me a few viagra (sildenafil). Afraid to take because of risk of priapism. Thoughts?

PRIAPISM: It is a potential side effect but I have only seen it with patients with pooly controlled sickle cell anemia or elicit drug use. It is safe and effective. If this is not reassuring enough use a small dose first(25 mg) as a trial. The trials before it was fda approved used several times the eventual recomended dose to determine safety. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more