Archive for September 2011
Medical professionals usually strictly warn their patients for whom they prescribe Cialis and other PDE5 inhibitors about the concomitant usage of nitrates. More rarely they alarm men about contradictory usage of alpha blockers with PDE5 inhibitors. Cialis can potentially augment the blood-pressure-lowering effect of alpha blockers and antihypertensive medications. Doctors should ask their patients if they take alpha blockers and discuss with them the potential health risk of mixing the drugs with Cialis.
The coadministration of Cialis with alpha blockers should be made with much caution. Cialis and alpha-adrenergic blocking agents are both vasodilators with blood-pressure-lowering effects. When combined the medications may cause an additive effect on blood pressure. These drugs can lower blood pressure significantly in some men which may lead to symptomatic hypotension. The following cases should be especially estimated:
- Males should continue alpha-blocker therapy prior to initiating a PDE5 inhibitor. Males who are instable in hemodynamics on alpha-blocker therapy have the potential risk of symptomatic hypotension with combined use of PDE5 inhibitors.
- Those males who are stable on alpha-blocker therapy can be administered Cialis but at the lowest recommended dose. The initiation of the therapy should be made under great control.
- The concomitant use of Cialis and alpha blockers may be affected by other variables, including intravascular volume depletion and other antihypertensive medication.
If you are using alpha blockers and want to initiate the treatment with Cialis you should consult your doctor to evaluate possible health benefits and risks.