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I am taking propanolol and imipramine, is it safe for me to take Cialis?

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Rajive Goel 21 Nov 2010

propranolol ↔ imipramine
Applies to: propranolol, imipramine
MONITOR: Many psychotherapeutic and CNS-active agents (e.g., anxiolytics, sedatives, hypnotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, opioids, alcohol, muscle relaxants) exhibit hypotensive effects, especially during initiation of therapy and dose escalation. Coadministration with antihypertensive agents, in particular vasodilators and alpha-blockers, may result in additive effects on blood pressure and orthostasis.

MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised during coadministration of these agents. Close monitoring for development of hypotension is recommended. Patients should be advised to avoid rising abruptly from a sitting or recumbent position and to notify their physician if they experience dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope, orthostasis, or tachycardia.

propranolol ↔ tadalafil
Applies to: propranolol, 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.

No other interactions were found between your selected drugs.
Note: this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

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