The Major Downside Of Using ED Drugs Recreationally

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Young men who use drugs like Viagra and Cialis recreationally may be more likely to develop a psychological dependence on them, making erections without medication difficult, according to a new study.

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The more frequent ED medicine use was associated with lower confidence in achieving and maintaining erections, which in turn was associated with lower erectile function, reveals findings in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Some men who drink excessively or take recreational drugs such as methamphetamines, cocaine, or ecstasy find it difficult to get and maintain an erection and turn to erectile dysfunction (ED) medications for a temporary solution.

While ED meds (Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis) are considered very safe on their own and there’s no solid research on the effects of recreational use, doctors say mixing them with intoxicants could be unsafe—especially in large amounts.

There could be risks associated, especially since many drugs lower blood pressure and impair judgment. The ED drugs’ side effects—headache, sinus congestion, indigestion, and so-called blue vision—are certainly more common when you take more than the amount prescribed for ED.

(What is known is that nitrates such as amyl nitrite, or “poppers,” and prescription nitroglycerin should never be combined with ED drugs, as this can be deadly.)

Your email inbox is likely filled with spam advertising cheap ED meds. But purchasing erectile dysfunction medications without a prescription or outside a reputable U.S. pharmacy can be dangerous, not to mention illegal.

You just don’t have any guarantee about the quality and authenticity of these products; buyers often receive fake or expired medications, hazardous substitutes, or weak formulations of the pills.

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