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)

By: Steven Nissen, MD

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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).

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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