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Viagra in hypertension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm a 47 years old male & I take 50 mg of Tenormin daily for hypertension. Is it safe for me to take viagra ? Not on a regular basis but just once in a month or so.
Doctor :   ok
User :   did not understand your reply
Doctor :   have u taken viagra before?
User :   no
Doctor :   please give me 2 minutes time
Doctor :   viagra is contraindicated in hypertensives
Doctor :   U SHOULD NOT TAKE VIAGRA
User :   not even once ?
Doctor :   NO
Doctor :   are u there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else i need to help u?
User :   I wanted to ask because a couple of my friends who are older than me & also suffer from more acute hyper-tension than me do take viagra once in a month or so without any adverse effects
Doctor :   may be but strictly speaking viagra should not be taken if u are hypertension
Doctor :   some times it may cause sudden decrease in ur blood pressure which is very dangerous
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.
User :   yes i understood whatever you said
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   thanks, bye
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   take care
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