Erectile dysfunction treatment side effects
Erectile dysfunction pills cause side effects in less than 2% of men who try them.
Lower dosages of medications are less likely to give you side effects. We normally recommend you try the standard dose first to see if you get any side effects before thinking about switching to lower dosages. Never change dosages without the help of a doctor.
You may need to try different tablets to find one which dose and which medication works best for you. Never take more than one erectile dysfunction tablet of any kind within 24 hours, as they can interact and cause serious side effects. Also, it’s important not to switch medications or change the dose of your treatment without the help of a doctor.
If you are concerned about side effects, you can message our doctors at any time on your patient account.
How to avoid side effects
1. Get a prescription from your GP or online doctor.
You doctor will check and make sure Viagra is suitable for you before prescribing your treatment. If you have any medical conditions or are taking any other medication, you may be at an increased risk of side effects.
2. Don’t drink too much alcohol.
Alcohol increases the risk of certain side effects, such as low blood pressure and dizziness. It also reduces your ability to get an erection. Avoiding alcohol will help you minimise your risk of side effects and help you get the most from your medication.
3. Don’t take more Viagra than you have been prescribed.
You should never exceed the dosage that your doctor has prescribed. Consult your doctor if you feel that the dosage you are taking is not high enough.
4. Don’t mix Viagra with recreational drugs.
Avoid using recreational drugs during your treatment with Viagra – some illegal or ‘legal high’ drugs interact with Viagra and taking them can be dangerous.
5. If you experience side effects, try a lower dosage.
If you suffer from side effects you may benefit from trying a lower dosage. You can also take the tablet with food. It will take longer to take effect when taken alongside a meal but will also be less likely to cause certain side effects.
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