Often times we experience different conditions or illnesses that may cause us to take a combination of drugs. For men suffering erectile dysfunction, combining ED meds, such as tadalafil 20 mg, with other drugs may pose dangerous drug reactions. Doctors would usually weigh on the benefits as well as the risks of taking a combination of drugs depending on your current health conditions. Most of the time, however, combining your ED drugs with other medications are prohibited.
One of the drugs which you cannot combine with tadalafil 20 mg is enalapril. Enalapril is a type of antihypertensive drug used for treating hypertension or high blood pressure, as well as congestive heart failure. The angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is also a medication for ventricle disorders. Ventricles are found at the heart’s lower chambers which serve as the exit path of the blood from the heart. The effect of the ACE inhibitor can decrease the heart’s activity in pumping out too much blood throughout the body, thus lowering your chance for high blood pressure.
Tadalafil 20 mg, on the other hand, is a kind of PDE-5 inhibitor used for treating impotency as well as the symptoms of prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia) among men. Other than the conditions mentioned above, tadalafil 20 mg can also be used for off-label purposes as prescribed by your doctor if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Tadalafil 20 mg basically works by relaxing smooth muscles to increase blood flow throughout the body, particularly at the penile area. If you take this drug, it will also hinder PDE-5 enzyme activities from breaking down a certain chemical which is essential for erection. This means that tadalafil 20 mg does not necessarily cause you to attain erection; it simply helps you maintain good erection when sexually stimulated by retaining the chemical which causes erection. Tadalafil 20 mg should be taken 30 minutes before engaging into sexual activities. The drug should help you attain good erection up to 36 hours. And since the male organ needs enough blood supply in order to achieve full erection, the tadalafil 20 mg will help you increase your blood flow towards the penis.
As you can see, both enalapril and tadalafil 20 mg has something to do with blood pressure. Enalapril treats hypertension by lowering blood pressure, while Tadalafil 20 mg enhances blood flow to provide more blood supply towards the penis. Combining the two medications together, therefor, will cause dangerous reactions of the drugs. Hypotension, or the excessive drop of blood pressure, can be resulted from the drug combination which is fatal.
If you are suffering high blood pressure and taking blood pressure pills, you should check first your doctor before you embark on tadalafil 20 mg medication. After all, you don’t want to risk your life due to drug ignorance. Although it may cost you a bit, and may even make you feel uncomfortable and inconvenient to talk about sex problems and illnesses at the doctor’s office, it is certainly worth it so you will know the right medications for you. In general, you should ensure yourself that you are eligible of taking ED drugs, such as tadalafil 20 mg, to avoid any dangerous risks.