Oct
29
Cialis: Important things to discuss with your doctor

You must never buy Cialis and use it if you are currently taking some nitrate drugs (such as nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate or isosorbide mononitrate, as well as a number of recreational drugs like amyl nitrate. You need to be careful before starting to take any other medication to prevent possible interactions. If you happen to combine Cialis with a nitrate-containing medicine, this can result in serious health consequences – a sudden decrease in blood pressure that can lead to a heart attack or fainting. Make sure you stop having sex and talk to you doctor as soon as possible if you happen to experience pain, numbness, tingling or other sensations in the jaw, neck or chest. Those symptoms can mean you are having a dangerous reaction to Cialis and need to consult your health care provider a soon as possible. Make sure your health care provider is well aware of any health conditions you have that may affect the quality of your treatment – they can decrease its effectiveness or alter the effects of Cialis, therefore making your treatment less successful. If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Cialis. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have: kidney disease, inherited condition of the eye, high or low blood pressure, stomach ulcer, sickle cell anemia, liver disease, heart disease, history of stroke or congestive heart failure, history a heart attack, physical deformity of the penis, bleeding disorder, chest pain, or leukemia.


In case you have any of the conditions mentioned, your doctor may want to do certain things to make sure your treatment is safe and efficient. You may be required to have additional tests done, you health care provider will monitor you for side effects, especially at the beginning of your treatment, or your dose of Cialis may need to be adjusted. Your health care provider needs to know as much as possible about the drugs you are using at the moment, as some of them can cause interactions with this medicine. The following drugs are especially important to report: doxazosin, rifampin, antifungal medication, prazosin, terazosin, antidepressant, conivaptan, isoniazid, diclofenac, imatinib, HIV/AIDS medicine, heart or blood pressure medications, seizure medication, and antibiotics. Please make sure you let your doctor know about any other medications you are using – whether they are prescription or over-the-counter drugs. You must never combine Cialis with nitrate-based medicines that you may be taking for chest pain or some other health problem. Combining this medicine with nitrate-based drugs can lead to a sudden drop in blood pressure. A sudden drop in blood pressure may result in a stroke, fainting and ever death, so it’s best top know whether the medicine you are using at the moment contains nitrates or not.

If you are not sure about it – talk to your doctor or pharmacies first, and only then start taking Cialis. Although this medicine is not intended for women, it has been classified as FDA pregnancy category B. This category means certain medicine is not expected to harm an unborn baby if taken by a pregnant woman, but it can pass into breast milk. If some medicine passes into breast milk, there is a risk it can do harm to the nursing infant. Therefore the use of Cialis in pregnant and breastfeeding women is not justified in most cases. If you are a woman taking Cialis for whatever reason, and get pregnant, please make sure your health care provider knows about it. It’s also recommended to use some reliable birth control methods that will help you avoid a pregnancy. Your doctor needs to know about any changes in your lifestyle, as this may also affect the success of your treatment.