Watch This if You Have Heart Disease and Take ED Drugs (Video)

Study finds drugs may offer cardio-protective benefits

Watch This if You Have Heart Disease and Take ED Drugs (Video)

Recently, a small study showed that drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction are safe to take for heart patients, including Viagra® (sildenafil citrate), Levitra® (vardenafil) and Cialis® (tadalafil).

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These drugs were found to be safe and effective, and most people with heart disease can take them without much worry. But there is an exception. If you take short- or long-acting nitroglycerin, you need to avoid taking it with these drugs because doing so could cause your blood pressure to drop.

Viagra® is a registered trademark of Pfizer Inc. Levitra® is a registered trademark of Bayer. Cialis® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.

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Steven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2007, TIME Magazine named him “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”
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