clonidine interaction with viagra

Can You Take Clonidine with Viagra?

04 February of 2018

Not all medications are normally combined. Sometimes a combination of two drugs can cause unwanted reactions. Viagra and Clonidine are medicines, the need for joint administration of which may arise in some men suffering from both erectile dysfunction (ED) and arterial hypertension.

Contents

  • 1 Viagra – Famous Drug for ED Treatment
    • 1.1 Contraindications
  • 2 Clonidine – Popular Antihypertensive Medication
    • 2.1 Clonidine Side Effects
    • 2.2 Clonidine in Youtube Video
  • 3 Can You Take Clonidine Tabs with Viagra (Generic Viagra)?
  • 4 Clonidine & Viagra – the Conclusion

Viagra – Famous Drug for ED Treatment

Viagra is the most well-known medication for handling erectile dysfunction in the stronger sex. The basic component of Viagra is sildenafil, which belongs to the family of so-called PDE5 inhibitors. By affecting the enzyme PDE5 in the tissues of the penis, it leads to a better relaxation of the vessels and an improvement in penile erection. Viagra tablets are taken orally, about an hour before the planned sex. The optimal dosage for adults is 50 milligrams once a day. Given the tolerability and effectiveness of the medical remedy, the dose may be reduced to 25 milligrams or increased to 100 milligrams. Viagra has a lot of generic versions of the same effectiveness (like Canadian Viagra), which are available at a significantly lower price.

Contraindications

Contraindications to taking Viagra include allergy to sildenafil, age under 18, and undergoing treatment with nitrates. Also, the medicine may be contraindicated (or used very carefully) to those patients who have recently suffered cardiovascular disorder, severe kidney and liver diseases, severe deformations of the penis & predisposition to priapism, etc.

 Possible side effects of Generic Viagra include headache, hot flashes, muscle aches, gastrointestinal disturbances, dizziness, and others. 

Clonidine – Popular Antihypertensive Medication

clonidine tabletClonidine* (Clonidinum) refers to antihypertensive drugs. In Canadian pharmacies, it is available in the form of tablets, solutions for injection and eye minidrops (now minidrops are most likely very rarely used). Clonidine is used as mono-therapy to decrease and normalize blood pressure (if hypertension has mild or moderate nature), as well as to reduce the frequency of heartbeats. The most common dosage of Clonidine is 0.1 mg. Take the med exactly as it has been prescribed for you. Typical treatment regimen is 0.1 mg twice a day (morning time & bedtime).

* For more information about Clonidine 0.1 mg, please visit this page: https://awcanadianpharmacy.com/item/clonidine.html

Clonidine belongs to the class of alpha agonists. The main mechanism of its action is the relaxation of blood vessels, resulting in blood pressure decrease. Clonidine has both antihypertensive and sedative effects (studies have shown that it leads to a decrease of anxiety attacks).

Contraindications to administration of this medication include:

  • increased sensitivity to clonidine or any other component of the drug;
  • arterial hypotension;
  • disturbance of the heart rhythm (sick sinus syndrome, pronounced sinus bradyarrhythmia);
  • cardiogenic shock;
  • recent myocardial infarction;
  • severe ischemic heart disease;
  • severe atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels;
  • worsened cerebral circulation due to arteriosclerosis;
  • obliterating diseases of peripheral arteries, and some other severe diseases.

Clonidine Side Effects

Possible side effects of the medication include asthenia, drowsiness, slowing of the speed of mental and motor reactions, skin reactions, water retention in the body, anxiety, nervousness, headaches, dizziness, night anxiety, euphoria, powerful sedation (more pronounced in the elderly persons), depression, bright or nightmarish dreams, etc.


Clonidine in Youtube Video

Can You Take Clonidine Tabs with Viagra (Generic Viagra)?

Perhaps you know that Viagra has some (though very weak) effect on the cardiovascular system as a whole. Therefore, sildenafil cannot be taken with nitrates in order to avoid a sharp hypotensive effect.

What about Clonidine? The use of this medication is not an absolute contraindication to taking Viagra, that is, a combination is generally possible. If you experience a sharp drop in blood pressure and/or dizziness when combining these two medications, you may need to switch to a lower dosage of Viagra. As you can see above, some of the side effects of these two medicines are the same.

Therefore, the overall risk of side effects associated with the combined use of Viagra and Clonidine may be higher than using a single medication.

In addition, some doctors believe that Cozaar (Losartan)** and Coreg (Carvedilol)*** are better combined with PDE5 inhibitors such as Viagra and Cialis. Discuss with your doctor the possibility of replacing Clonidine with one of these medications.

** For more information about Cozaar (Losartan), please visit this page:

https://awcanadianpharmacy.com/item/cozaar.html

*** For more information about Coreg (Carvedilol), please visit this page:

https://awcanadianpharmacy.com/item/coreg.html

Clonidine & Viagra – the Conclusion

If you suffer from high arterial pressure and are already taking Clonidine, tell the doctor that you are planning to treat ED with sildenafil. You should also do it if you are already taking Viagra and have a need to take Clonidine. If you experience side effects from a combination of Viagra and Clonidine, you may need to reduce the dosage of Viagra or start taking another antihypertensive medication.

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