Cialis or Viagra and Adderall: the Question of Combining

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An ADHD medication Adderall can sometimes be used simultaneously with anti-impotence medicines, such as Viagra and Cialis. Hence the question if such a combination is safe for the organism may arise. In this topic we’ll try to provide a science-backed answer.

How Do Viagra and Cialis Work?

Viagra and Cialis are in the drug class impotence agents (phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors). They do not cure problems with potency. These medications are contrived to alleviate the symptoms of ED, not to abate the underlying disease which may cause this condition (such as diabetes or a cardiovascular malady). Cialis and Viagra acts symptomatically, by improving blood flow in the genital area. They do that via inhibiting phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) enzyme, which interferes with normal erection processes in the body.

Wondering what amount of Viagra to choose? You might be interested in our article: Viagra Dosage by Weight – Does the Body Mass Matter?

What It Adderall and How Does It Work?

Adderall is a trade name for a combination medication containing 4 salts of amphetamine. This medication may also be sold as Mydayis. Adderall is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Some athletes use its off-label to increase cognitive abilities. In addition, Adderall may be used recreationally, actually as a narcotic substance. Due to high abuse potential and psychoactive properties, this medication is a prescription (RX) one.

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Erectile Dysfunction – a Potential Side Effect of Adderall

Erection deterioration is a potential adverse event of taking a combination medicine Adderall. Some patients reported a decreased libido and worsened erectile function. Such negative changes in sexual life can cause severe stress and disappointment associated with the therapy.

It is believed that this side effect is caused by constriction of blood vessels in some parts in the body. Usually this adverse event is effect-related, once action of Adderall eliminates, it goes away by itself.

However, some males taking Adderall actually report the opposite effect, i.e. expressing more interest in sex and excessive masturbation. And, obviously, they do not have erectile dysfunction symptoms. So the effect can vary depending on individual peculiarities of the organism.

Combining of Cialis or Viagra with Adderal

According to Drugs.com website, no interactions were found between these medications. However, this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist at all. Always consult a doctor, especially if you take other medications besides Viagra.

Considering the potential side effect of Adderall which is described above, we can suggest that in specific cases it can interfere with Viagra or Cialis efficacy, as it might constrict blood vessels in the penis.

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Avoid these medications if you are allergic to sildenafil, tadalafil or amphetamine (respectively). Administering these pharmaceuticals contemporaneously with alcoholic drink consumption is not recommended and, in isolated instances, hazardous.

In addition, overuse of Adderall (or amphetamine drugs) in combination with the use of sildenafil is related to higher frequencies of sexual risk behaviors.