Combining drugs

As with all medicines, you’ve got to be careful about certain combinations. Some prescription drugs — and some recreational drugs — can be very dangerous when mixed with ED drugs.

This is important: never take ED drugs if you’re taking nitrate therapy, have low blood pressure, experience chest pain while you’re having sex, or have had a heart attack or stroke recently. If you’re not sure, it’s best to check with your doctor.

If you’re using recreational drugs while partying or having sex, adding something like Viagra® into the mix can be dangerous…or even deadly. Some recreational drugs – cocaine and especially poppers – may cause dangerous interactions with ED drugs.

If you’re going to “party and play” with ED drugs, make sure you’ve spoken to a doctor about possible drug interactions or serious side effects (and don’t ever take more than one ED drug at once).

If you’re living with HIV and taking HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) medications, be sure to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about side effects and interactions between HIV medication and ED treatments.