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Forum Name: Hypertension
|mirza_shiblee - Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:08 pm||
i am suffering from high blood pressure and taking 1 pill everyday morning. pressure is controlled as well, can i take tadalafil ?
|John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:32 pm||
Maybe and maybe not. Here's the problem: your blood pressure has been lowered to an acceptable range by whatever med you're taking for it (you don't mention what it is, but that would be helpful to know). Tadalafil can also lower blood pressure, potentially to dangerously low levels when combined with whatever you're taking specifically for BP management. So what you need to do is discuss this with your doctor. Hopefully you would be getting the tadalafil via a doctor's prescription anyway, so the two simply should be weighed together, in the context of your specific history and needs. It may work fine for you, it may be dangerous. Hard to say without knowing the specifics, but this really is a job for your doctor anyway. If you've already had this discussion with him and he says it's OK, then it should be fine. If he says no, then just don't do it, but maybe look into alternative meds for BP that might be more compatible.
Hope this answers your question. Good luck to you.
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