How harmful is Cialis and Levitra together for you?

How harmful is Cialis and Levitra together for you?

What is Cialis?

Cialis is a medical drug available to us under the generic name Tadalafil which belongs to a class of medication called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. This medicine is used to treat sexual related disorders observed in men such as erection dysfunction or impotence.

This medicine increases the blood flow in the penis so that erection is achieved and maintained. Cialis is available as a lower-strength tablet that can be taken on a daily basis, eliminating the need to ‘plan’ for sex.

What is Levitra?

Levitra is a medical drug available to us under the Brand name vardenafil which belongs to a class of medication called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. This medicine is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It increases the blood flow to the penis which causes and maintains erection during sexual activity. 

This drug is however limited to resist sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc. A safe sex using condom or appropriate method is generally recommended.

Working

Cialis

It is thought that Cialis relaxes the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder. It does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, and syphilis). The PDE5 inhibitors only work in the presence of nitric oxide, which is naturally released by the body during sexual arousal. About 60 to 70 percent of people take PDE5 inhibitors.

Levitra

Levitra is a medicine of class phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. This medicine is generally used to treat erectile dysfunction in men who lack in maintaining erection during sexual activity. Levitra works by blocking the breakdown of a natural substance that produced by nitric oxide that allows the muscle of the penis to relax.

How to use?

Cialis and Levitra, both the medicines are available to us in a form of pill that must be taken by mouth as per your requirement but not more than 4 hours before sexual intercourse. The dosage and length of the treatment is based on your medical condition, response to the treatment and other medicine that you may be taking.

Swallow the tablet whole rather than chewing or crushing it in your mouth as it may release all the drug in your mouth which increases the risk of side effects. Your doctor may start you with a low dose which will increase gradually. Follow the medical prescription carefully and inform your doctor in case of any exception or confusion.

Side effects

Usual side effects of Cialis

Common side effects observed while medicating with Cialis are upset stomach, muscle pain, stuffy nose, back pain, headache, dizziness or flushing may occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse.

Usual side effects of Levitra

Common side effects observed while medicating with Levitra are flushing, dizziness, upset stomach, headache, blurred vision sensitivity to light or trouble between blue and green color may occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse.

There are also some serious and severe allergic reactions involved with both Cialis and Levitra which require immediate medical attention if observed such as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing, severe dizziness, decrease or loss of hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears, sudden decreased vision, including permanent blindness, in one or both eyes, prolonged erection, etc.

Cialis and Levitra together

Therapeutic duplication

In therapeutic duplication, multiple medicines from the same drug category or therapeutic class are used to treat the same condition. It is possible for drugs with similar actions to be used together in cases where clinical benefit has been demonstrated. It can also occur unintentionally when a patient is treated by more than one doctor or has prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, which can have adverse effects. A maximum of one medicine in the ‘erectile dysfunction agents’ category should be taken concurrently.

It is possible for blood pressure to fall excessively when taking vardenafil and tadalafil simultaneously. As well as priapism (prolonged, painful erection not associated with sexual activity) there may also be other side effects, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, headache, flushing, heart palpitations, and headaches. Feel free to discuss any concerns or questions you have with your doctor. There may be alternatives that do not interact with each other that can be prescribed by your doctor. In addition to your prescription medications, it is important to inform your doctor about all vitamins and herbal supplements you take. Consult your doctor before stopping any medication.

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