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Understanding Lisinopril and Cialis: Uses, Interactions, and Side Effects

Julian Carter
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Lisinopril and Cialis are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure and Erectile Dysfunction, respectively. However, are you taking these two medications at the same time?

If so, you must understand the possible interactions between these medications. This article explores the workings of Lisinopril and Cialis and whether they can be used together safely.

Can you take Cialis with Lisinopril

No, you can not take Cialis and Lisinopril together without consulting a doctor. 

Cialis (Tadalafil) is an Erectile Dysfunction pill that works by increasing the blood flow to the penile region. This helps in achieving and maintaining an erection. However, Cialis can lower your blood pressure.

On the other hand, Lisinopril is primarily used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It relaxes the blood vessels to increase the blood flow and oxygen to the heart. But it may also result in decreased blood pressure.

So, It is not safe to take Cialis and Lisinopril together, as they may cause a huge dip in blood pressure. Also, a study states that Cialis is not supposed to be consumed by people with low or high blood pressure conditions. Hence, it is best to consult your doctor before taking or combining any medicines.

Side effects of taking Cialis with Lisinopril

Combining Cialis with Lisinopril may increase the risk of Hypotension due to their individual blood pressure-lowering effects. 

Lisinopril can increase the risk of kidney damage as it can have effects on kidney function. Additionally, Cialis should be used with caution in people with kidney problems. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects.

The common side effects of Lisinopril include coughing, lightheadedness, headaches, and fatigue. On the other hand, common Cialis side effects include headaches, muscular pain, flushing, and indigestion. An individual may also experience some of these symptoms.

Curious about whether Lisinopril can cause Erectile Dysfunction? Read: Does Lisinopril Cause ED

Glossary
Hypotension: Abnormally low blood pressure that may lead to dizziness, fainting, and fatigue.

Other medicines that can interact with Cialis

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Cialis (Tadalafil) can interact with several medications, decreasing its effectiveness. Some of the medications that may interact with Cialis include:

Nitrates: Taking Cialis with nitrates, such as nitroglycerin, can decrease blood pressure.

Alpha-blockers: Combining Cialis with alpha-blockers can also cause a significant drop in blood pressure.

Antifungal medications: Some antifungal medications, like itraconazole and ketoconazole, can raise the risk of side effects.

HIV medicines: Medications used to treat HIV/AIDS, such as ritonavir and saquinavir, can also cause side effects by increasing the levels of Cialis in the body.

Always share your medical history and current prescription medicines with your doctor to prevent Tadalafil interactions.

Warning
Do not combine Cialis with grapefruit juice, as it may reduce the effectiveness of the medicine.

Key takeaways

Lisinopril helps treat high blood pressure and heart failure, while Cialis is popular for treating Erectile Dysfunction (ED). 

However, you should not take Cialis and Lisinopril together, as they may cause a huge drop in blood pressure. Also, you should avoid Cialis if you have low or high blood pressure.

Some other medicines that may interact with Cialis include Nitrates, Alpha-blockers, Antifungal medications, and more. 

Always consult your doctor before combining any medicines, and share your medical history with them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take Lisinopril, Cialis, and Tamsulosin on the same day?

No, you cannot take Lisinopril, Cialis, and Tamsulosin on the same day, as combining the three medicines can increase the risk of Hypotension (low blood pressure). Only take the right dosage of the medicine at the proper prescribed time.

Can I take Cialis and alcohol together?

No, combining Cialis and alcohol can decrease the effectiveness of the medicines and increase the risk of side effects such as low blood pressure, dizziness, and headache.

How long do Cialis and Lisinopril last?

Cialis lasts in the body for up to 36 hours and allows greater spontaneity in sexual activity. On the other hand, Lisinopril has a half-life of about 12 hours, meaning its effects gradually reduce over time.

Can women take Cialis?

No, the FDA has not approved Cialis for women due to limited scientific research. Consult a certified doctor for a proper treatment plan if you have any sexual health concerns.

What are the other Erectile Dysfunction pills besides Cialis?

The ED medicines that help treat Erectile Dysfunction symptoms besides Cialis include Viagra (Sildenafil), Stendra (Avanafil), and Levitra (Vardenafil). 

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