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Are Viagra and Cialis safe together?

Are Viagra and Cialis safe together?

What is Viagra?

Viagra is a kind of medicine that is generally taken an hour before an individual need erection. A healthcare provider may recommend taking Viagra daily, but you should not take it more than once every 24 hours. If taken too frequently, it can cause dangerous drops in blood pressure. There are many different drugs available to treat ED, so if Viagra isn’t working for you, speak with your healthcare provider about your options.

Timing is everything if you want the most out of your sexual life. It’s especially true when you take Viagra for erectile dysfunction (ED). ED medications such as Viagra (generic name sildenafil; see Important Safety Information), have a specific time window during which they work. It might be time to evaluate if you need to take the little blue pill every day if you need to take it every day. 

What is CIalis?

Tadalafil is a medical drug available to us under the generic name Cialis which belongs to a class of medication called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors.

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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.

Working Mechanism

Viagra

Viagra is a kind of medicine that is available to us with a generic name Sildenafil which also belongs to Phosphodiesterase(PDE) inhibitors class of medication.

Vigra works by relaxing the smooth muscles in the walls of blood vessels. This increases the flow of blood to the penis resulting in easier and longer erection. It works only during sexual stimualtion.

Viagra is not a cure for erectile dysfunction but a medicine to achieve erection in diabled men.

Cialis

It is thought that CIalis relaxes the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder. It does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (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.

Cialis is available in several doses in tablet form: 2.5 milligrams (mg), 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. Depending on the dose for ED, you can use it as needed before sexual activity, or take it once a day.

How to use?

Cialis and Viagra, both 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. You may take this medicine at the same time daily for improvement.

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. Discuss all the other medicines that you might be taking along with Cialis or viagra for the same or different reasons. Follow the medical prescription carefully and inform your doctor in case of any exception or confusion.

Side effects

Aparts from common side effects observed during medication of both Viagra and Cialis, all other serious side effects that unusually occurs are often similar. Some of those similar unusual side effects include 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, fainting, chest/jaw/left arm pain, etc.

Common side effects of Viagra

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Common side effects observed while medicating with Viagra are flushing, dizziness, upset stomach, headache, blurred vision sensitivity to light or trouble between blue and green color, etc.

Common side effects of using Cialis

Common side effects observed while medicating with Priligy are fainting, dizziness, nausea or flushing may occur.

Side effects of using Viagra and Cialis together

Viagra is often available in a larger dose when compared with cialis. Both the medicine does not associated any interaction between them as both are of same class. However, having two medicine of phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors class together might increase the risk of side effects that are involved with them. Common side effects after consuming Viagra and Cialis together are as follows.

  • upset stomach
  • nausea
  • limb pain
  • muscle aches
  • blurry vision
  • indigestion
  • back pain
  • rash
  • flushing
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • headache
  • feeling dizzy

How long does Viagra and Cialis Take to work together?

Consuming Viagra and Cialis together could take about 30 minute to start its action. The medicine is generally taken and hour before sexual activity and its effects could take upto 4 hours.

Is it safe?

Viagra and Cialis are a set of medicines that is usually not recommended to be consumed together. Combination of both these medicines does not improves erectile dysfunction. Also, the risk of side effects may get increased due to increase in dose.

However, both these medicines does not seem to have any dangerous interactions. It is best to consume these medicines under supervision of a doctor as incorporation of these drug with proper lifestyle might be beneficial to improve erectile dysfunction symptoms.

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