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Drug interactions between amlodipine and Cialis

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amlodipine
Cialis (tadalafil)

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amlodipine ↔ tadalafil

Applies to:amlodipine and Cialis (tadalafil)

Based on their pharmacology, phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors may conceivably potentiate the hypotensive effect of antihypertensive medications. These agents inhibit PDE5-mediated degradation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), which in vascular smooth muscles can cause peripheral vasodilation. However, clinical pharmacology studies of tadalafil (administered as a 10 mg dose except in studies with angiotensin II receptor (AR) blockers and amlodipine, which used a dose of 20 mg) have demonstrated no clinically significant interaction with various antihypertensive drugs from major classes including calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, thiazide diuretics, and AR blockers. Tadalafil 10 mg and 20 mg also had no clinically significant effect on blood pressure changes due to tamsulosin, an alpha-1a blocker. In addition, analysis of data from Phase 3 clinical trials showed no difference in adverse events in patients taking tadalafil with or without antihypertensive medications. In patients receiving concomitant antihypertensive medications, tadalafil 20 mg may induce a blood pressure decrease that is, in general, minor and not likely to be clinically relevant. In a clinical study of healthy male subjects 45 to 78 years of age, administration of silodosin with a single 20 mg dose of tadalafil resulted in increased frequency of positive orthostatic test results during a 12-hour period following concomitant dosing compared to administration with placebo. No events of symptomatic orthostasis or dizziness were reported in subjects receiving silodosin with tadalafil. Nevertheless, patients should be advised of the potential for interaction and to contact their doctor if they experience symptoms of hypotension such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cialis (tadalafil)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.
  2. "Product Information. Rapaflo (silodosin)." Watson Pharmaceuticals, Corona, CA.

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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

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