Is Viagra (Sildenafil) Bad For Your Heart?

Updated Jul,2020

Nitrate medications are commonly used to treat heart disease. But when mixed with Viagra (Sildenafil), it could cause your blood pressure to drop to an unsafe level. If you have a history of heart disease or stroke, consult our online doctors before taking Viagra (Sildenafil).

What to know when taking Viagra or Sildenafil with heart problems

Men with heart problems are still able to take ED medications such as Viagra (Sildenafil) without harm. However, you need to take the proper precautions.

If you have cardiovascular disease, be aware of the additional risks that come with taking ED medication. Taking Viagra (Sildenafil) affects your arteries. All arteries create nitric oxide. Thus, when taking ED medication (which also generates nitric oxide), your blood pressure drops temporarily. If you have heart problems, be especially aware of this.

The FDA urges caution in patients who've suffered:

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Serious disturbances of the heart's pumping rhythm in the previous six months
  • A history of congestive heart failure or unstable angina
  • Low blood pressure or uncontrolled high blood pressure

Learn more about Sildenafil side effects, here.

Lowering your risks when taking Viagra (Sildenafil)

If you have a history of heart problems, contact one of our online doctors before taking Viagra (Sildenafil). In some cases, simply switching medications may reduce your risks enough to take ED medication. 20 million American men have erectile dysfunction, and most are able to use ED pills without harm.

Ask a doctor about safely trying a low dose of Viagra (Sildenafil). We also suggest reducing other risk factors.

Lower your risks by:

  • Maintaining a healthy diet. Eat appropriate portion sizes and whole foods, and overall make healthier choices in your diet. By staying at a healthy weight and eating foods that are good for you, your body stays healthy too.
  • Quitting smoking. Lower your risk of heart and lung problems and improve your sexual activity by quitting smoking today.
  • Increasing physical activity. Reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol by exercising.
  • Reducing stress. Remove yourself from stressful situations as much as possible. If that's not an option, find ways to cope with your stress in a healthy way. Yoga, meditation, and walking are great stress reducers.
  • Avoiding excessive drinking. Excessive drinking may cause severe side effects. Drink moderately (defined as 3 drinks per day or less).
  • Avoiding grapefruit. Don't eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice. Doing so may change the amount of medication that's absorbed into the body.

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Make an appointment with one of our accredited online doctors, here.

Simply fill out a short questionnaire and wait for one of our doctors to reach out to you to discuss your best options.

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