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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 26 years old and just ran out of blood pressure medication. I take 5 mg of benazapril once a day, I won't be able to get my prescriptions refilled until monday, am I at risk. I'm healthy and physically fit.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
User :   So you read my question
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   How where your recent BP readings ?
User :   130/75?
User :   I think
User :   I don't quite remember
Doctor :   ok , if thats the reading , i consideer the bp IS UNDER GOOD CONTROIL BY THE MEDICATION
User :   I know that the larger number wasn't over 130 and that the smaller number wasn't over 80
Doctor :   thats fine then
User :   I'm out now
Doctor :   there is no harm if you miss two days of the dose
User :   I haven't taken this mornings dose, I will miss Saturday and Sunday as well also
User :   it's ok?
Doctor :   since the effect of the long term benazapril lasts for atleast for a week
Doctor :   its ok if you miss the medication till Monday
User :   Great, thanks
Doctor :   but do not prolong
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
Doctor :   Anyway its not advisable to miss the doses since there is a problem you can miss with very low risk
Doctor :   do not worry
User :   I see, thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   provide your feedback
User :   I have a little more time and had something else I was wondering
Doctor :   Yes please proceed
Doctor :   you do have around 7 minutes i think
User :   I had a serious traumatic accident on Halloween of last year and was hospitalized for two months, I had major surjeries, hardware in my femur and screws in my pelvis. I also sustained major internal bleeding.
Doctor :   ok,
User :   Now I'm much better, on my feet and moving around but I have had problems with erectile dysfunction since the accident
Doctor :   ok,
User :   I saw a urologist and he said it was to soon, I thought it might be a good idea to try viagra, he thought it was worth a shot but not sure it would do the trick.
User :   Is there any problem with using viagra with hypertension
User :   I thought I read something about viagra raising bp
Doctor :   no, i consider nerve injury being possible cause for thgis
Doctor :   this*
Doctor :   i do not think Viagra may help
Doctor :   but giving a try is not bad
Doctor :   if nerve injury it will resolve on its own but may take weeks to months
User :   Ok, thank you. It looks like my time is over now
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, kindly provide feedback
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