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Suffering from diabetes. Can I use viagra for erection problem?

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can be used viagra or some medicine for erection problem having diabetes?
and could you write a prescription?
Posted Fri, 3 May 2013 in Diabetes
 
 
Answered by Dr. Das Arindam 1 hour later
Hello,

Thank you for posting a query here.

Look, Viagra acts by increasing the blood flow to the penile tissue. It is a good drug for erection problems.

But, it has several side effects. Among them, most important side effects are cardiac arrest, acute myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accidents, thrombotic events and many more.

You are a diabetic. A diabetic patient is always high risk patient for coronary artery diseases (like acute myocardial infarction) and cerebrovascular accidents.

So, without a thorough checkup, this drug is not advisable.

You have to understand this.

First, you have to consult with your treating doctor about it. Then do the tests necessary to give you a green signal. Only after that you should take this and under your treating doctors guidance.

You really need a prescription for this drug.

But, we cannot give you a prescription here.

Lastly, consult with your treating doctor about this.

Hope this information suffices. Let me know, if you have any more question.

Regards.
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