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Does Fildena have any interactions with other medications?

Does Fildena have any interactions with other medications?

by Clifford Fosterr (Posts: 0) » about 30 days ago

Fildena, which contains sildenafil citrate, is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Like other medications, it can interact with certain drugs, particularly those that affect blood pressure. It's essential to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements, to avoid potential interactions. Specifically, Fildena (sildenafil) can interact with: Nitrates: Taking Fildena with nitrates, often prescribed for chest pain (angina), can cause a severe drop in blood pressure, leading to dizziness, fainting, or even a heart attack. Nitrates include nitroglycerin and isosorbide dinitrate. Alpha-blockers: These medications, prescribed for high blood pressure or prostate enlargement, can also lower blood pressure. Combining them with Fildena can increase the risk of hypotension (low blood pressure). Other ED medications: Combining Fildena with other ED drugs like Cialis (tadalafil) or Levitra (vardenafil) can increase the risk of side effects and may not be safe. Certain antibiotics and antifungals: Some antibiotics (such as erythromycin) and antifungal medications (such as ketoconazole) can increase sildenafil levels in the blood, potentially leading to higher risk of side effects. HIV protease inhibitors: Medications used to treat HIV/AIDS can also increase sildenafil levels in the blood, increasing the risk of side effects. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication, especially if you are already taking Fildena. They can provide personalized advice based on your medical history and current medications.

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