There have been very few medications, if any that have been so scrutinized over as the different ED pills. This probably has to do with the fact that these are medications which are not taken because your health or your life is in danger. They are taken because you want to lead an active sex life. And if there were too many dangers involved there, it would simply not be worth it. In this article, we will give you the truth about the possible side effects of Sildenafil, not down playing them in any way, but also making you realize that some interested parties would want you to believe things are much worse than they are in reality.
First of all, some side effects are possible when using Sildenafil. This is the case with all medications in the world and it would be silly to think that Sildenafil is an exception. However, what you need to remember as well is that these side effects are actually quite rare and even the most frequent ones do not affect more than a tenth of men who use Sildenafil. Among the most common side effects that may be caused by Sildenafil are headaches, flushing, upset stomach, vision changes, stuffy nose and back pain. These can usually be ignored as they will go away with time and they will stop occurring in most cases.
However, there is a possibility that you might experience some more serious Sildenafil side effects although this is a very remote possibility that borders on statistical error. However, you have the right to know about them and you also need to know that you have to contact your physician at once if you experience any of the following: sudden vision or hearing loss, irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness, short breath, penis erections that are painful or long-lasting, swelling in the extremities, chest pains, fainting, pain which spreads to the shoulder and any signs of an allergic reaction.
Also, remember never to combine Sildenafil with any drugs that have not been cleared by your doctor. Common interactions with Sildenafil include bosentan, nitrate and nitrite drugs, isoniazid, some HIV medications, cimetidine, some antibiotics, conivaptan, some heart and blood pressure drugs, imatinib, some antidepressants, rifampin, some antifungals and isoniazid. The best thing is to avoid any combinations unless you are certain they will do no harm. Finally, you should limit the intake of alcohol when using Sildenafil.