Sildenafil And Alcohol
Consuming alcohol while sildenafil is associated with a certain risk. The best way to avoid these risks is of course not to drink alcohol. But when you take medication regularly or drink alcohol during a romantic dinner with your date, you have to admit that this is not always that simple.
Who doesn't find themselves be tempted, from time to time, by a little drink? In this case, it is better to know the possible interactions between alcohol and sildenafil exist, and when they should be absolutely avoided, according to the study Is Sildenafil Safe With Alcohol?
How do alcohol and sildenafil affect each other?
When you drink alcohol while taking sildenafil, both are found at the same time in your body. If this 'cohabitation' does not always pose a problem, be aware that alcohol interferes with the action of blood-lowering drugs and, conversely, sildenafil can amplify the effects of alcohol.
In reality, three different scenarios can occur:
- Sildenafil can slow down the elimination of alcohol by the body. The sedative effect of alcohol - the feeling of fatigue or the urge to sleep that you feel after having it consumed - is thus reinforced. The risk of drowsiness increases, while the concentration decreases. Other side effects of alcohol may also appear: compromised coordination of movements, redness and flushing of the face, nausea, headache, drop in blood pressure, dizziness and heart palpitations.
- Alcohol limits the absorption of sildenafil. This will weaken the effects of your ED drug.
- Alcohol delays the elimination of sildenafil and similar drugs. They stay that way longer in the body, which will amplify not only the effects, but also sildenafil side effects, which is the drop in blood pressure, dizziness, headache, and nausea.
How to use sildenafil with alcohol
Note that consuming alcohol while taking medication does not does not necessarily mean 'at the same time', for example at mealtime. Even leaving several hours, and in rare cases several days interval between alcohol consumption and medication, the effects of the latter can still be perceived.
It is important to study sildenafil warnings in the manufacturer’s insert and talk to your doctor if you still have questions about the use of Cenforce and alcohol.