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Is it advisable to take Losartan and Cialis together? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
User:I take 50 mg of losartan for hypertension. Is it okay to take Cialis. Can I stop the losartan about 24 hours before Cialis to clean the BP med from y system?
Doctor:Cialis will further decrease the blood pressure
Doctor:and it is not advisable to take both these drugs together
Doctor:If your BP without Losartan averages about 130/70, then you can stop it for one day
Doctor:Is there anything else I can do for you?
User:If I stop 24 hours before taking the Cialis is that adequate to avoid the interaction of the two drugs or should it be 48 hours?
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:24 hours would be just fine
User:What dosage of Cialis? From what I have read, 2.5 mg may be the place to start. Does that sound correct?
Doctor:and 24 hours after taking cialis
Doctor:5 mg would be fine, but you will need a prescription for this drug
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:I intend to discuss this with my GP. I have been taking Viagra for a couple years, but I find it increasingly uncomfortable.............it makes me weak and tired for about 4 hours after I take it...........and it is no longer effective. But, that could be an interaction with the BP med.
Doctor:Yes, it could well be an interaction with the BP medicine
Doctor:It is good that you will be discussing this with your GP
User:I assume that Viagra and Cialis are the same class of drugs. Can one expect better results with Cialis. My Internet reading leads me to believe that is the case.
Doctor:Yes, they are of the same class of medicines
Doctor:Yes, you will have better results with Cialis than Viagra
User:Thank you for your time............very helpful, especially the 24 hr before and then 24 hours after.
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thank you for using the service
Doctor:take care
Doctor:bye
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