LOS ANGELES – In light of the recent media spotlight on the Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson following a stroke and multiple heart attacks after he allegedly took three Viagra pills during his recent birthday celebration in Brazil, Dr. Mona Vand – The Modern Pharmacist discusses the safety profile of the popular drug, including interactions and adverse effects in a new video clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBVZYLTJZAM&feature=youtu.be
Dr. Vand explains, “Viagra works by dilating your blood vessels which in turn increases blood flow; a common side effect is a decrease in blood pressure. With any drug, side effects can be increased when matched with a drug interaction.
“For this reason, Viagra has a severe contraindication with a class of medications called Nitrates, which are commonly prescribed to treat chest pain. They dilate blood vessels and drop blood pressure. Because the two of these taken together have such an intensified effect, it’s actually life-threating and they should not be taken together.”
Another dangerous and often overlooked interaction Dr. Vand points out is Viagra and alcohol. “As healthcare professionals, we often see these two taken together and most people don’t know it’s unsafe,” she adds. “Alcohol also can drop your blood pressure so when taken with Viagra it can be very dangerous.”
Additional key points she discusses are:
Dr. Mona Vand – The Modern Pharmacist, is putting a fresh face on the traditional world of pharmacy. Her Modern Pharmacist Movement combines her years of experience in pharmacy with her passion and expertise in nutrition, beauty, fitness and overall wellness.
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