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Dr. Naveed Naeem
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Sildenafil (Definition)

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Please describe the medication: viagra (sildenafil)?

Please describe the medication: viagra (sildenafil)?

Erectile dysfunction: Treats erectile dysfunction (trouble having an erection). Helps a man have an erection or have a better erection with his penis during sex. Also treats pulmonary arterial hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) in both men and women. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ED medications like viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis in daily doses?

Is it safe to take ED medications like viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis in daily doses?

Cialis: Is the only one approved for daily use. The doses are smaller than the one-time doses. Check w/your physician. ...Read more

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Will there be birth defects on fertility medications or viagra (sildenafil) drugs?

Will there be birth defects on fertility medications or viagra (sildenafil) drugs?

NO EFFECTS: Birth defects occur if mother gets sick or take medications during the first trimester of pregnancy or exposed to sick person during that time and other unknown factors. ...Read more

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How much time the viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis and other ED medications work?

How much time the viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis and other ED medications work?

15-60 minutes: In order to get into your system. Cialis may be the fastest onset. If you mean duration of action, viagra and Levitra (vardenafil) work for up to 6 hours or so and Cialis be effective for up to 36 hours, but it varies a lot from person to person. ...Read more

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I am currently taking the medication Topamax--Generic Brand is Topiramate. I want to start taking Viagra due to ED Problems. Is it ok to take both?

I am currently taking the medication Topamax--Generic Brand is Topiramate. I want to start taking Viagra due to ED Problems. Is it ok to take both?

Pharmacist: Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering this important question as he/she has access to up to date information on medicine interactions. I believe that Viagra does not interact with topamax, but would double check this with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 29 male. Not on any medication. First time I did sex but I couldn't maintain erection. Just for few sec. I was NT expecting. Can I try viagra (sildenafil)?

Might be a little: First time performance jitters. I would not conclude from one try that you will have future problems. I think it would be premature to try viagra (sildenafil) at this time. ...Read more

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I am 30 year old man with no specific disease or medication. I take 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) in most of my intercourses. Will it make adverse effect in long term?

Likely: No medication is without risk or side effect, and this class can be fatal, or lead to surgical emergency resulting in loss of erection function. If you are having erectile dysfunction at 30 years old you need evaluated by a urologist and possibly neurologist to identify problem that symptom is pointing to. Your age group is not highly common to need meds to assist. ...Read more

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Whenever I take viagra (sildenafil) I start to get dizzy and black out. Is this a normal side effect of this medication?

Stop taking med!: You mean this has happened more than once? And you haven't talked to your prescribing doc about this? Or sought medical attention? Sildenafil (Viagra) was originally studied as a potential treatment for high blood pressure. However, it wasn't very effective in that role but it can still cause low blood pressure & even passing out especially when taken w/nitrates. Best to stop & discuss w/your doc ...Read more

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If a woman in her 40's taking no other medications takes female "Viagra" will it increase her testosterone levels enough to experience side effects?

If a woman in her 40's taking no other medications takes female "Viagra" will it increase her testosterone levels enough to experience side effects?

Viagra (sildenafil): First of all, Viagra (sildenafil) does not increase testosterone levels and males or females. Secondly, use of testosterone in females to increase libido is dicey at best. It should only be done under the supervision of a qualified gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications like Cialis or viagra (sildenafil) with a penis implant?

Is it safe to take medications like Cialis or viagra (sildenafil) with a penis implant?

Penile prosthesis: Its not that it's unsafe, but more so that it doesn't make sense. A penile prosthesis completely replaces the erectile chambers. There is very little to be gained by taking pde-5 inhibitors after having a penile prosthesis implanted. If the prosthesis is not creating full erections, see your urologist. There may be a problem with the device. ...Read more

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I Have high pressure and controlled by Ammolopress AT. Suffering from PE and Low libido. I am on medication for protein leak. Can I have Viagra (sildenafil)?

I Have high pressure and controlled by Ammolopress AT. Suffering from PE and Low libido. I am on medication for protein leak. Can I have Viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagara: Viagara is contraindicated tone used in patients that use nitrates. Certainly with your history your doctor should further evaluate the safety of the drug and determine whether you have coronary artery disease ...Read more

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I know you all are doctors but please be truthful. Is viagra, (sildenafil) cialis and etc. The only form of medications that will work for erectile dysfunction?

I know you all are doctors but please be truthful. Is viagra, (sildenafil) cialis and etc. The only form of medications that will work for erectile dysfunction?

No: If you are experiencing this at 34 years old you need a full workup from a urologist. Various medical and psychological conditions can result in impotents. ...Read more

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Is there medication can be given to increase blood flow to extremities while viagra (sildenafil) 100mg fails other than nsaids? Is ginseng good for hypertension

Is there medication can be given to increase blood flow to extremities while viagra (sildenafil) 100mg fails other than nsaids? Is ginseng good for hypertension

Yes;No; BacktoBasics: Blood flow determined by arterioles ; cardiac output under split second brain control. Circulation problems most commonly due to atherosclerosis in walls of arteries, sudden plaque ruptures ; clots. Atherosclerosis typically begins age 7 ; is driven by high LDL particles (not cholesterol which is made by every cell) with low large-hdl, above low nl blood glucose ; above low nl blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can I take Viagra if I Went thru an angiogram with stent placement before 3 years And I'm on medication: Aspirin, Concor 5 and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20.

Ask cardiologist: Many cardiac patients can take Viagra (sildenafil) as long as off any nitrates or isordil. Need to get approval from your Cardiologist ...Read more

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Does any stomach medication (zantac/Prilosec) interact with sexual stimulants? (Viagra (sildenafil) 100mg)

Does any stomach medication (zantac/Prilosec) interact with sexual stimulants? (Viagra (sildenafil) 100mg)

No interactions were: Noted btwn Zantac, prilosec and viagra (sildenafil) using Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. However, that doesn't mean that it can't occur. ...Read more

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Are there coupons for drugs like viagra (sildenafil)?

Are there coupons for drugs like viagra (sildenafil)?

Rarely: These drugs are controlled by the manufacturer and unless they want coupons made, you will not find coupons anywhere. Typically, they do not make coupons for these types of drugs for the public but they do give coupons and/or vouchers for free pills or 30% off the price for your physician to hand out to patients. ...Read more

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Is any drug better and newest than viagra (sildenafil) or tadalafil?

Erectile dysfunction: I can't speak for israel as I only practice here in states. I mention israel only because it's listed on your descriptor. Anyway, there are 3 oral pde-5 inhibitors: cialis, levitra/staxyn & viagra (sildenafil). It's like choosing btwn chevy, dodge & ford. Alprostadil is available in injection (caverject) or intraurethral form (muse) for those who can't take pde-5 inhibitors eg also taking nitrates. Vitaros? ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know if its gonna work. Should I buy some drugs like viagra (sildenafil) cialis?

My take is. ..: For a prior healthy 33-yr man, ED is unlikely and rarely needs Viagra (sildenafil) / Cilalis. So, if you indeed have problem to achieve, or maintain, or sustain erection to complete coitus, seek pro-evaluation and counseling before taking this kind of pill. But one thing very common and important is sex obsession overruns those men's life leading to panic - later ED. So, don't overdo what body can afford... ...Read more

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Do daily ED drugs (e.G., Cialis 5mg) work as well as single use ED drugs (e.G., viagra (sildenafil) 100mg, Cialis 20mg)?

Maybe: The dose of Cialis for erection is either 20 or 10 mg. The 5mg dose is usually for benign prostatic hypertropy. There is some cross-over at 5mg to help some erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Do drugs like levitra (vardenafil) and viagra pose a danger?

Possibly: Common side effects of viagra (sildenafil) include headache, flushing, heartburn, nasal congestion uterine contractions (period cramps), abnormal vision, diarrhea, dizziness, rash, high or low sugar levels, high uric acid levels, high sodium blood level, abnormal liver function tests, and photosensitivity. Serious reactions can include heart attack, stroke, sudden death, prolonged painful erection. ...Read more

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Is the e d drug muse better than Cialis or viagra (sildenafil)?

No: There many drugs we use for the treatment of ed. There is not a better drug but other drugs. The efficacy of the drug will vary from person to person. Options include other pills, injections in the penis or urethra, a vacuum pump, or if all fails, surgery for a penile implant. ...Read more

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Is the ED drug muse better than Cialis and viagra (sildenafil)?

Is the ED drug muse better than Cialis and viagra (sildenafil)?

Maybe: These 2 classes of medications work completely different. Depending on your comorbid conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. One class may work be better than another. There is also variability with these medications from person to person. The only way to know how they will work is to try each class and see how your body reacts. ...Read more

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Can one become dependent on the cialus/viagra type drugs being prescribed for temporary erectile disfunction.?

Can one become dependent on the cialus/viagra type drugs being prescribed for temporary erectile disfunction.?

No.: There is no evidence that taking erectile dysfunction medications like viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis make you dependent on them to get natural erections. In fact, these medications are used in 'penile rehabilitation', where patients who lose their ability have erections after prostate surgery are given these medications on a scheduled basis to regain natural erectile function. ...Read more

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Do drugs like viagra (sildenafil) counteract the sexual side effects of suboxone?

Yes: All opiates have, as a side-effect, sexual dysfunction. If the problem involves maintaining an erection, medications like viagra, Cialis and Levitra (vardenafil) can help. Others complain that they have problems achieving orgasm with opiates, viagra will not help this. Opiate use, especially long term can result in problems with one's testosterone level. There is a blood test and treatment for low testosterone. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Viagra (Definition)

Viagra is an erectile stimulator which is a ...Read more