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Viagra and its combination with some products

Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and other nutrients. However, for men taking ED drugs, including Viagra (Sildenafil) and foods, juices, and beverages with grapefruit is not recommended. Grapefruit contains certain substances that can affect the metabolism (the output from the body) of Sildenafil.

Possible side effects

Viagra is a prescription drug that belongs to a class of drugs known as PDE-5 inhibitors. Although the interaction between PDE5 inhibitors and grapefruit is relatively minimal, doctors recommend avoiding the combination of Viagra and grapefruit. Studies have proved that their simultaneous reception, increases levels of Sildenafil in the blood, which in turn leads to a risk of overdose and the following side effects:
– a sharp decrease in blood pressure
– redness of the skin
– headache
– violation of acceptance of light
– dizziness
Grapefruit juice combined with Viagra, even in small amounts, such as one glass of juice, considerably (to 47%) reduces the amount of the enzyme responsible for the absorption of Sildenafil and output from the human body.

In addition, grapefruit juice has a negative influence on the effect of Viagra itself and you cannot achieve an erection, which can cause stress and be a major cause of erectile dysfunction. Because of the delay, the withdrawal of Sildenafil from the body, side effects can last for 24 hours.

Studies say

It was reported in one clinical study that the use of grapefruit along with Viagra increased absorption of the drug by 23%. This significant increase in dose poses a danger to the consumer. Please note that your doctor has prescribed a dose that best suits your situation and its increase can cause harm to your body. Moreover, grapefruit affects Viagra, it may also affect other medications you currently received time which may lead to unwanted drug interactions.

Preventing interaction Viagra and grapefruit

To avoid possible interactions with Viagra and further complications, it is important to avoid the use of grapefruit and grapefruit juice. It is also important to understand that grapefruit can remain in the body for 24 hours. This means that you should not take grapefruit, even if you use Viagra only as needed. Since it is difficult to predict when you take Viagra, it is wise to avoid grapefruit consumption in general.

You should consider switching to other fruits, like grapefruit, but do not interact with Viagra. Some of the possible alternatives include oranges, limes, lemons and other citrus fruits. In addition, if you consume grapefruit, you should not take Viagra, at least during the day.
Despite the fact that some people are taking the lowest dose of Viagra, can in some cases be safe to drink grapefruit juice, but it is not for all people. To be safe, if you use Viagra, regardless of the dose and frequency, it is recommended to avoid the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice. And then you can be sure that your sexual life would be great.