ZocdocAnswerscan i use an occasional levitra 20mg with daily cialis

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can i use an occasional levitra 20mg with daily cialis

I am 58, have mild hypertension, no other health issues, don't smoke, occasional beer or glass of wine, some exercise

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Erectile dysfunction is a common medical condition among men. Especially in your age demographic, it is a common problem. That being said, this requires medical attention. I would recommend that you discuss this with your primary care doctor before trying or starting any new medicine. In general, erectile dysfunction can occur for many reasons. Worsening erectile dysfunction can be a sign that the cause of your ED itself is worsening. For example, hypertension can cause ED, so worsening ED might indicate that you need better blood pressure control. There are other hormonal problems (like low testosterone) that should be evaluated if you have ED-- especially if it is to the extent that you require two medications. To answer your question-- NO. You should not mix two erectile dysfunction drugs. In general, they both work the same way, so using two will probably not have any benefit. (They both block an enzyme, known as phosphodiesterase 5). The mix will likely only increase side effects and can have problems like headache, vision changes, hearing changes etc. Talk to your doctor. You need to rule out other problems causing ED. Also dose titration might be appropriate. Finally, beyond these medications there are other classes that a urologist (the specialist) might be able to help with.

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