What Precautions Should I Take?
Again, do not use these ED medications if you take nitrates, such as nitroglycerin or a similar medicine, for chest pain. But there are other situations that may make these medications unsafe as well. Before you take Viagra or one of the others, tell your doctor:
- If you are allergic to any medications, including other ED medications
- About any prescription or nonprescription medications you take, as well as any herbal and dietary supplements
- If you are scheduled for surgery, even dental surgery
- If you take alpha-blockers for blood pressure or prostate problems. These can lower your blood pressure when taken with ED pills.
Always follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Also, make sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain anything you don’t understand. Take these drugs exactly as directed.