----------------------- Advertisement --------------------------
Q&A
If you have any query about any medical problem get an answer from an expert
  Comments: Read | Post

Can I resort to taking Viagra after a stroke?

Monday, 06 August 2007
Answered by: Dr. Chandra M. Gulhati
Editor,
MIMS,
New Delhi
Google Buzz

Q. I am 63 years old. I am also suffering from hypertension and diabetes. I had a stroke recently. I am taking the drugs Warfarin 8, Amlogard 5 mg, Neurobion Forte, Folic acid, Atorvastatin 10 mg, and Insulin 8 in the morning and Insulin 16 in the evening. How many weeks after a brain stem stroke can I resume taking Viagra? I used to take Viagra 50 mg once or twice a week before the stroke.

A.  Viagra is the brand name of the medicine Sildenafil. The safety of Sildenafil within six months of a stroke has not been determined; hence, one should not use it within six months of a stroke. It is not clear as to why Neurobion Forte has been prescribed to you. Combinations of vitamin B-1, B-6 and B-12 have been found to be ineffective and are banned in all advanced countries. Even in India the combination was banned, but continued to be marketed due to loopholes in the law.

A.  Viagra is the brand name of the medicine Sildenafil. The safety of Sildenafil within six months of a stroke has not been determined; hence, one should not use it within six months of a stroke. It is not clear as to why Neurobion Forte has been prescribed to you. Combinations of vitamin B-1, B-6 and B-12 have been found to be ineffective and are banned in all advanced countries. Even in India the combination was banned, but continued to be marketed due to loopholes in the law.

Comments: Read | Post
More from this section
More »
Post comments
We request you not to tell us about your medical problems through this comment tool.
We are unable to keep track of the innumerable queries and their answers that we get everyday unless they are sent through "Ask a Question"

Name:*   E-mail:*
City:   Phone:
Comments:* 7000 characters remaining
Spam protection
Enter the code:*
Disclaimer: Material sent in this section is contributed by users. DoctorNDTV accepts no responsibility for the content or accuracy of such material and does not endorse or subscribe to the content.
----------------------- Advertisement4 --------------------------
 
Latest Photos
 
 
Survey
Radiation and health outcomes

The effect radiation has on human health has been the subject of recent interest.

-------------------------------- Advertisement -----------------------------------