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i am 73yrs old i am on 10mg amlodapine daily. my wife is very

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i am 73yrs old i am on 10mg amlodapine daily. my wife is very much younger and I would like to know if it would be safe to take erectile dysfuction medication.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 3 years ago.

Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.

I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and i will do my best to help you today.

 

Drugs like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra used for treatment of erectile dysfunction are not very safe in general especially for the people above 60 years of age.

 

These have to be used cautiously, only after approval by your treating physician after a careful physical and cardiac evaluation.

 

Also, since you are already taking blood pressure medication, drugs like viagra can interact with these and may lead to excessive fall in blood pressure ---- so if at all your doctor decides to allow/prescribe you these medications, the starting dose should be very low and the dose should be build up gradually until the desired effects are achieved.

 

If your doctor does not allow you to use these drugs, or in case if you experience any kind of side effects, then still there are number of extremely good options available that provide very good satisfaction rates both for the male as well as the female partner.

 

Other therapies/treatment plans which can be helpful for you in treating the erectile dysfunction include;

 

1. Intraurethral pellets of prostaglandins; you can read more about it by clicking this link;

http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/muse-for-erection-problems

 

2. Intracavernosal injections;

Please follow this link about its details;

http://www.bumc.bu.edu/sexualmedicine/patientinformation-physicians/intracavernosal-injections/

 

3. Penile prosthesis;

http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/guide/penile-prosthesis

 

Finally, Penis Pumps can also be used.

Plase cick this link below;

http://www.medicinenet.com/penis_prosthesis/article.htm

 

So now you know that there are variety of options available, so you can discuss with your doctor to choose a one that suits best to your needs and health.

 

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