Most men who take Viagra and Cialis aren't bothered by side effects. When side effects do occur, they can include headache, flushing, indigestion, stuffy or a runny nose, temporary vision changes, including "blue vision" (with Viagra). For a complete listing of the side effects and medication interactions, it is recommended that you visit with one of our licensed physicians and learn as much as you can about the drug before using either medication.
When Erectile Dysfunction Medications May Not Be Safe
Not all men can safely take erectile dysfunction medications. They can be dangerous if you have certain health problems or you're taking particular medications. Erectile dysfunction medications may not be safe if you have:
- Heart problems, including heart pain (angina), heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) or a recent heart attack
- High or low blood pressure (hypertension or hypotension) that isn't controlled
- A history of stroke within the last six months
- Eye problems such as retinitis pigmentosa, or blood relatives with certain eye problems
- Sickle cell anemia, leukemia or another health problem that can cause an erection that won't subside (priapism)
Tell the Doctor about any medications you're taking. A number of other drugs can also interact with Viagra or Cialis.
- Alpha blockers
- Anti-seizure medications
- Blood Thinners
- Anti-arrhythmic heart medications
Never take Viagra or Cialis if you take nitrate drugs to treat heart pain (angina). Like Viagra and Cialis, nitrates dilate blood vessels. Their combined effects can cause dangerously low blood pressure and loss of consciousness.
Medications that contain nitrates include:
- Nitroglycerin (Nitro-Bid, Minitran, others)
- Isosorbide (Dilatrate-SR, Isordil, Monoket, others)
- Illegal drugs such as amyl nitrite or "poppers"
Erectile Dysfunction — Don't Ignore the Underlying Cause
Taking Viagra or Cialis without treating the original problem may improve sexual performance but don't ignore an underlying issue by just taking pills to treat the symptom of another health issue. Getting proper treatment for the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction may help prevent related health problems and improve sexual function as well. Discuss this with one of our licensed physicians at your office visit and make sure you are treated for the issue that is causing ED in addition to treating the ED symptom itself.
Take advantage of our low-cost initial office visit with one of our licensed physicians. Call 480-839-4131 or fill out a consultation request form to get started.
Your visit to transformyou will consist of a review of your medical history and any pertinent physical exams. If you take medication an assessment of possible interactions will be done. Depending on your medical history and personal convenience, a specific ED medication can be prescribed. The medication dosage and quantity is customizable. All medication is made in a licensed compounding pharmacy here in Arizona and is the generic version of the brand name. Sildenafil is the generic for Viagra and Tadalafil is the generic for Cialis.
These generics are equally as effective as the name brand medications but at a reduced price (approximately 50% off the retail pharmacy price in purchased through transformyou). PT 141 peptide is also a compounded injectable medication and can only be ordered through a pharmacy. It will be shipped to your home. It is a small injection given in the abdomen with an insulin needle and is administered as needed.
We serve patients in the Phoenix AZ area including Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale, and Fountain Hills. All patients always work directly with one of our licensed physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.