Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and also provides some other nutrients. However, for impotent men taking Erectile Dysfunction medications, like Fildena 100 (Sildenafil Citrate), consuming grapefruit-containing foods, juice and beverages is not advised at all for safety reasons. Grapefruit is known for having certain substances, which can interfere with metabolism of Fildena like ED medication.
Possible Side Effects
Fildena 100 medication is a prescription solution, which belongs to a class of drugs known as PDE-5 Inhibitors. Although interaction between PDE5 inhibitors and grapefruit is relatively minimal, healthcare providers recommend not having the combination. Grapefruit shall enhance blood levels of Sildenafil Citrate which further enhances risk of getting side effects like:
- Low blood pressure
Therefore, intake of grapefruit juice while using ED treating PDE5 inhibitor medication is not a good idea. Even consuming a single glass of grapefruit can significantly boost up the risk of getting affected by several side effects. Various studies have shown that one glass of grapefruit juice can substantially (up to 47%) reduce amount of enzyme that are required by body to absorb and process effectiveness of Fildena 100 medication.
Not only grapefruit enhances risk of side effects, but it shall also delay effectiveness of Fildena 100 medication which can lead to disappointing sexual outcome. This outcome could add to stress and anxiety that shall be underlying cause of the sexual dysfunction. The intake of this combination could also lead to some unwanted erections.
Preventing Grapefruit-Viagra Interactions
For preventing possible medication interactions and its complications, it is important to avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice. It is also important to understand that the grapefruit can stay in body for up to 24 hours. As it is difficult to predict when you shall be taking Fildena 100 pill, it is wise to avoid grapefruit altogether.
Although some impotent men consuming low dose of Fildena may be able to safely drink grapefruit juice, but this is not the case for all people. For being safe, individuals consuming Fildena 100, regardless of dose and frequency, are known to be advised against consumption of drinking grapefruit juice.