Experts believe that the maximum dose of alcohol, in which the risk of side effects is minimal, and the effectiveness is optimal, is 100 g of vodka. In other words, in terms of pure alcohol, about 40 g. This is equivalent to 400-450 ml of table wine, 700 ml of beer, 600 ml of gin and tonic.
Men often wonder whether it is possible to combine drugs that are used to treat impotence (Viagra, Levitra, Cialis) with alcohol.
You need to make a choice either sex or alcohol, if you want to get drunk, then go and get drunk, only when you drink Viagra in full out, there will be no effect. If you want to have sex, then you go to the pharmacy buy Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, then invite your girlfriend to coffee (restaurant, who has what finances) order a glass of wine (no more), drink and go to have sex.
Viagra (sildenafil), Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are selective competitive inhibitors of PDE5. The molecules of these drugs are similar in structure to the cGMP molecule, but their effect is that they block the action of the PDE5 enzyme. From the point of view of pharmacochemistry, even minor differences in the structure of molecules can lead to a pronounced difference in their action. A striking example of the similarity in structure and differences in properties are the molecules of testosterone and estradiol.
Try Viagra and alcohol
To date, there is no convincing evidence that the combined use of “Viagra” and alcoholic beverages (in moderation) can lead to any fatal consequences.
A man weighing 80 kg can drink about 100 g of vodka and take Viagra without consequences.
From the point of view of chemistry, the main component of Viagra (sildenafil) does not interact with alcohol, this is what is called science proven. But life has proven that after an immoderate amount of alcohol in the blood (everyone has it, of course, different), there may be problems with an erection in principle. Some even turn off the entire motor system, and the consciousness that guides them meaningfully, but such, in fact, do not buy Viagra.
You can take Viagra (sildenafil) with alcohol, but you risk turning the holiday into a nightmare. Why? Alcohol increases the load on the heart, increases the number of contractions of the heart muscle, heart work increases. Viagra also has an effect on the heart, increases the number of contractions.
Putting one on top of the other, the heart begins to experience a double load. The pressure increases, there is a headache, heaviness in the head, redness of the face. Those Sami phenomena that are observed with a hangover. However, if there are no problems with high blood pressure, and vice versa, if the pressure is low, then such side effects may not happen, and the viagra taken after alcohol will pass without unnecessary inconvenience and will give a satisfactory result.
Also, alcohol can increase the side effects of Viagra.
Among the various side effects of Viagra are dizziness, headache, upset stomach, redness of the face, muscle pain, diarrhea, which can also be a side effect of alcohol consumption. That is why the use of Viagra increases the chances of unpleasant side effects from these drugs, reducing the chances of normal sex.
Well, getting drunk when taking Viagra is stupid, not only because there will be no effect, but because even if there is an effect, then when you wake up in the morning you will hardly remember, and your headache (hangover) will not make you feel cheerful, so Viagra and alcohol are not only physically incompatible, but also morally.
But it’s stupid to blame the consequences of binge drinking on Viagra: “everything would be fine if I hadn’t already drunk Viagra.” Everything would be fine if you didn’t drink the “extra” half a bottle of vodka. And with an erection, and with well-being, and with memories of the time spent.
Cialis and alcohol
Cialis is recommended to be used orally before the intended sexual activity, regardless of the concomitant intake of food or alcohol. According to the information in the annotation to the drug, Cialis does not interact with alcohol, when they are used together, neither the concentration of ethanol nor the therapeutic dose of Cialis does not change. This is quite understandable: pharmacodynamic studies have shown that the active substance of Cialis practically does not interact with those drugs whose metabolism requires the participation of the cytochrome P450 enzyme system. A small amount of alcohol will not cause any problems, but a significant dose of alcohol can interact with Cialis.
Small doses of alcohol (200 grams of wine or 0.5 liters of beer or 100 grams of vodka) with Cialis will not cause any problems for most men.
Studies have shown that the effect of Cialis does not depend on alcohol and a hearty dinner, no doubt, for Russian men this will be another argument in favor of the drug. However, it should be noted that alcohol in large doses itself negatively affects the erection and, in addition, alcohol abuse can cause erectile dysfunction.
However, we must not forget that Cialis and alcohol have a systemic effect: Cialis and alcohol dilate the walls of blood vessels, which can lead to a sharp drop in blood pressure, especially in the presence of provoking factors. This is stated in the annotation, but not too “loudly”. Clearly, those who had dizziness and an orthostatic reaction after taking alcohol will have the same reactions when using Cialis (as a result of a vascular response), and with a combination of Cialis and alcohol, these side effects will increase.
Currently, Cialis is the only phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, the effect of which persists for more than a day – up to 36 hours.