No alcohol with Viagra?
It is important that you limit your alcohol intake while you are taking Viagra but it is safe to enjoy a small amount of alcohol, such as 2 – 3 units – so there’s is nothing wrong with having a glass of wine or one beer.
Can Viagra be taken with alcohol?
Viagra is the most popular treatment for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. However, alcohol is one of the reasons why you might be experiencing erectile dysfunction in the first place. Although alcohol may help you overcome anxiety, it can also take a toll on your sexual function.
Drinking alcohol decreases the blood which stays within your penis, which makes it harder for you to get an erection. If you’re taking Viagra because you have had erection problems in the past, you should avoid alcohol.
In addition, alcohol and Viagra can interact. Viagra lowers your blood pressure, as does alcohol. If your blood pressure level gets too low, you may experience dizziness, light-headedness, fainting, headache and even heart palpitations. Having these Viagra side effects isn’t just potentially dangerous – it also certainly doesn’t improve your sexual performance.
Does alcohol cause erectile dysfunction?
It is not only advisable to limit your drinking while taking Viagra, it can also help you combat ED and other sexual problems. A study published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry found, that 72% of men suffering from alcohol dependence were also experiencing some form of sexual dysfunction. This included not only erectile problems but also premature ejaculation, loss of libido and difficulty achieving orgasm.
The study also found, that men who consumed 3 units of alcohol or more a day were significantly more likely to encounter sexual dysfunction than men who didn’t drink. However, a follow-up study also found, that within 2-3 months of abstinence, the study participants were no more likely to suffer from sexual problems than the control group of men who generally abstained from drinking.
Too much alcohol also increases your risk of certain conditions which can lead to ED, such as prostate problems and low levels of testosterone.