I have swollen ankles and feet and increased dizziness.
Interactions between your selected drugs
valsartan ↔ sildenafil
Applies to: valsartan, sildenafil
Sildenafil can add to the blood pressure-lowering effect of valsartan. Contact your doctor if you experience signs and symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or a rapid pulse or heart rate. You may be more likely to experience these problems at the beginning of treatment, following a dose increase, or when treatment is restarted after an interruption. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you, and use caution when getting up from a sitting or lying position. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
sildenafil interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
valsartan interacts with more than 100 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
valsartan ↔ food
Applies to: valsartan
If you are taking valsartan you should avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without first talking to your doctor. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. High levels of potassium can cause weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.
sildenafil ↔ food
Applies to: sildenafil
If you are receiving therapy with sildenafil you should avoid the regular consumption of large amounts of grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of sildenafil in your body and delay the time it takes for the medication to work. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
- Sildenafil Information for Consumers
- Sildenafil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sildenafil (detailed)
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