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Does viagra (sildenafil) help high bloodpressure?

Does viagra (sildenafil) help high bloodpressure?

No: Viagra (sildenafil) and medications like it can lower your blood pressure but it is not indicated for this problem. It helps dilated the blood vessels in the penis but there may crossover to the systemic circulation and thereby may lower your blood pressure at times but is usually not significant enough to cause problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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If a man is on high blood pressure medicine, can he still safely take viagra (sildenafil)?

If a man is on high blood pressure medicine, can he still safely take viagra (sildenafil)?

Yes, unless nitrate: Viagra and its competitors can be taken in conjunction w/most other medications except nitrates. The combination of viagra & nitrate can lead to abrupt excessively low blood pressure, enough to kill someone, so don't do it! and be careful of otc dietary supplements that purport to be all-natural pure organic alternatives to viagra. Often they only work because they are contaminated w/sildenafil. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and yes i'm already taking pills to keep it under control ...Can i take viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis i also have muscular dystroph?

I have high blood pressure and yes i'm already taking pills to keep it under control ...Can i take viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis i also have muscular dystroph?

You need Dr's OK: Because your situation is complicated by md and BP med(s), you need to talk specifically to your dr (and possibly your pharmacist as well), to be sure there will not be a significant risk of side effects / bad effects. ...Read more

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My husband is being treated for high blood pressure and diabetes and is having trouble with erections. Viagra (sildenafil) doesn't work. Is there anything we can do to get this situation corrected?

My husband is being treated for high blood pressure and diabetes and is having trouble with erections. Viagra (sildenafil) doesn't work. Is there anything we can do to get this situation corrected?

ED: There are 2 other medications that can be tried although probably will not work either. There are penile injections called Caverject (alprostadil) or trimix or intraurethral suppositories called muse. There is a vacuum device that can be used over the penis and finally a penile prosthesis. All these are available by consulting a urologist. ...Read more

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Can viagra (sildenafil) lower blood pressure?

Can viagra (sildenafil) lower blood pressure?

Yes if taken with...: Viagra (sildenafil) was initially studied as a blood pressure lowering drug. Unfortunately, it was not found to be very successful at treating hypertension. However, when taken with nitrates eg nitroglycerin, amyl nitrates, etc, it can dramatically lower one's blood pressure to the point of passing out. Check out http://www.drugs.com/viagra.html. Also check out this website for more info on Viagra ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Sildenafil (Definition)

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