Tadalafil Warnings

This drug comes with several warnings.

Allergy warning

Tadalafil can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include:

      • rash
      • hives
      • trouble breathing or swallowing
      • swelling of your lips, throat, or tongue

If you develop these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).

Grapefruit interaction warning

Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice may increase the levels of tadalafil in your blood. This raises your risk for side effects.

Alcohol interaction warning

Don’t drink large amounts of alcohol when taking tadalafil. Both alcohol and tadalafil can dilate (widen) your blood vessels. When used together, they can cause your blood pressure to drop.

Warnings for people with certain health conditions

For people with heart disease: Sexual activity creates a risk for your heart. Using tadalafil may increase that risk. Don’t use tadalafil if you have a heart condition and your doctor has advised against sexual activity.

For people at risk for prolonged erections: Tadalafil may cause priapism. This condition causes a painful, long-lasting erection. It is a medical emergency. Talk with your doctor before using tadalafil if you have a condition that puts you at higher risk for priapism. These conditions include blood cell conditions such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia Peyronie’s disease (a curved or deformed penis).

For people with vision problems: Retinitis pigmentosa is a rare genetic eye disease. Tadalafil hasn’t been studied in people with this condition, and its use isn’t recommended. Tell your doctor if you’ve ever had severe vision loss, including a condition called NAION (non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy). If you’ve had NAION and take tadalafil, you may be at increased risk for having NAION again.

For people with kidney disease or on dialysis: Your body may not be able to get rid of tadalafil correctly. This means the drug would stay in your body longer and raise your risk for side effects. Your doctor may start you on a lower dosage, have you take it less often, or not prescribe it at all.

For people with liver problems: Your body may not process tadalafil correctly. This means the drug would stay in your body longer and raise your risk for side effects. Your doctor may start you on a lower dosage, have you take it less often, or not prescribe it at all.

For people with bleeding disorders or peptic ulcers: Tadalafil hasn’t been studied in people with these conditions. Using tadalafil may cause or worsen bleeding or ulcers. If you take tadalafil, your doctor may monitor you more closely.

Warnings for other groups

For pregnant women: Studies of this drug in pregnant animals haven’t shown risk to the fetus. However, there aren’t enough studies done in pregnant women using the drug for PAH to show whether the drug poses a risk to a human fetus.

Talk with your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Animal studies don’t always predict the way humans would respond. Therefore, this drug should only be used in pregnancy if clearly needed.

For women who are breastfeeding: It isn’t known if tadalafil passes into breast milk. If it does, it may cause serious effects in a child who is breastfed. Talk with your doctor if you’re taking tadalafil and you want to breastfeed.

For seniors: If you are age 65 years or older, your body may process this drug more slowly. Your doctor may start you on a lower dosage so that tadalafil doesn’t build up too much in your body. High levels of the drug in your body can be dangerous.

For children: Children younger than 18 years old shouldn’t use tadalafil. It’s not known if tadalafil is safe and effective in children.

Presence of Other Health Conditions That Affect Gabapentin

What is Neurontin?

Neurontin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.

Neurontin is used in adults to treat neuropathic pain (nerve pain) caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster).

Neurontin is also used to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 3 years old.

Use only the brand and form of gabapentin your doctor has prescribed. Check your medicine each time you get a refill to make sure you receive the correct form.

To ensure that gabapentin is safe to take, a person should tell a doctor if they also currently have or have ever had:

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    • diabetes
    • dialysis treatment
    • drug or alcohol misuse issues
    • heart disease
    • kidney disease
    • liver disease
    • seizures (if taking gabapentin for conditions unrelated to seizures)

Who may not be able to take gabapentin

Gabapentin is not suitable for some people.

To make sure it’s safe for you, tell your doctor if you:

  • have ever had an allergic reaction to gabapentin or any other medicine
  • have ever misused or been addicted to a medicine
  • are trying to get pregnant or are already pregnant
  • are on a controlled sodium or potassium diet, or your kidneys do not work well (gabapentin liquid contains sodium and potassium, so speak to your doctor before taking it)