Caverta: Basics and Precautions
Caverta is an erectile dysfunction drug produced and commercialized by Sun Pharmaceuticals (Ranbaxy Laboratories before it was acquired by Sun Pharmaceuticals), a worldwide-known Indian pharmaceutical company. The drug is based on sildenafil, which is one of the most efficient male enhancers on the market. Caverta is taken orally and is available in 25, 50 or 100 mg pills. To use Caverta correctly, you need to follow a few guidelines concerning potential interactions and contraindications. This is to minimize the risk of any side effects and to safeguard your sexual performance and even your health.
You shouldn't mix Caverta with...
Antiviral drugs - Taking Caverta while you're on an antiviral risks prolonging some of its side effects more than desired. When you're on antivirals, you should always check with your doctor to know if it's safe to take the drug. The potential interaction could cause you serious health problems. Protease inhibitors, such as those used to combat HIV, could keep the ED drug running in your blood stream for too long and cause stronger side effects.
Excessive alcohol - The fact is that too much alcohol can actually lower your libido and sexual performance. Just like ED drugs, alcohol is a vasodilator. This means that it promotes blood vessel expansion. While it may sound like a good thing to mix both for added potency, the truth is that you could suddenly find yourself in a life-threatening condition if your blood pressure drops below a critical level. Your heart won't be able to pump blood efficiently to your brain and you could faint before you know it. This is why the interaction between excessive alcohol and Caverta is dangerous. To minimize the risk, make sure you drink moderately.
Recreational drugs - The myth that some recreational drugs can help to assuage Caverta's side effects is really just a myth. This information is far from the truth and should not be trusted. The truth is that you risk a wide range of unpredictable interactions, which could affect the efficiency of the ED drug or even put your health in danger. This myth has been passed on by misinformed young users who have no need to take ED drugs in the first place. They only do so because they believe the drug will magically increase their erection or penis size, which is not true.
Nitric oxide - Just like with alcohol, the interaction between Caverta and nitric oxide can lower your blood pressure to dangerously low levels. It may also create breathing difficulties. Simultaneous use of the two must always be considered by a qualified doctor.
Cardiovascular disease - Patients with fragile cardiovascular health should abstain from the drug just as much as they should abstain from sex. Always avoid taking Caverta (or any other ED drug) less than six months after having suffered a stroke or myocardial infarction. If you have blood pressure problems, don’t take Caverta before consulting with your doctor first.
Renal dysfunction - To clear the phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitor, your renal system should be working correctly. Otherwise, the drug will accumulate in your organism and not be cleared for a long time, which is not a good thing at all. In case you have a kidneys disease, the doctor should consider if the benefits of this drug overweigh the potential risks and decide whether you can take it or not.