Actually I should say danger with Doxazosin and Cialis combinations. From my last trip to Chiang Mai the doctor prescribed 2 mg Cardoxa (Doxazosin) in addition to my 160 mg Valsartan to get my BP down to the 120’s. I found that I could not tolerate 2 mg and had to reduce to to 1 mg each morning – just couldn’t get used to it and was just too dizzy all day. So I took the stuff for about a week and seeing that they warned about the possibility of getting extreme erections I did not take any Cialis during that time. After the break-in week, I found that my morning wood was actually diminishing and any erection was a thing of the past. – That’s not acceptable – I’m 74 but do not want to be cut out of the game this early – so I tried adding 2.5 mg Cialis to the formula – 1st day OK, 2’nd day better – but the 3rd day – WOW BP dropped below 90 and I had to sit for about 2 hr. before I could do anything and felt bad the rest of the day —– Had I taken a larger dose it could have been DEADLY. This combination really affects me. Checking the literature on the Web – Warnings – don’t combine – and they are right. (2.5 mg) 1/8 tab Cialis is the smallest I could take but at any larger doses I could have easily overdosed.
So now, using just Valsartan – I increased my Cialis to 5mg ( 1/4 tab) daily and seems to be working – Valsartan + with only Cialis – BP in the 120’s and back on track – will have to wait to see what the long term effects are – all literature point to a safe combination and seem to solve my problems. So far so good. I’ll check with the doctor when I get back to Chiang Mai again.
Daily – 160mg Valsartan, 5mg Cialis, 3g Fish Oil, 81mg Aspirin – seems to be the winning mixture. BP 120’s and feel OK, erections back. God I hope this works long term.
I will keep you informed so you don’t encounter the same problems or deadly combinations.