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My PCP suggested I try Levitra to help with my ED problem. When I told him I'm on isosorbide mononitrate once a day, he said I could skip my dose for the day that I use the Levitra. The VA will send me two 20mg tablets of Levitra that I can cut into 10mg doses. I usually forget to take my meds a morning or two a month anyway.

Does anyone have any experience skipping a daily dose of a nitrate med in order to take an ED med? The research I've done on the meds indicate that both drugs pretty much clear your system within 24 hrs.

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The problem you are facing is the IMDUR or Isosorbide is a nitrate and is used to slowly relaease the nitrates into your blood stream to force open narrowed blood vessels especially to the heart.

The Levitra is also a Nitrate that acts as a rapid release to open up blood vessels. The quick acting does its job. The docs tell me I cant use other nitrates. are you taking 30 or 60 Isosorbide?

Dont do anything that will cause your BP to dcrease rapidly as it can dislodge Plaque and cause a heart attack or a stroke.


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Thanks for the input J. I'm on the 60mg Imdur. The imdur is dosed so that it is out of your system before the next dose. Otherwise, you develop a tolerance to it and it stops working. The Levitra warnings say not to take any nitrates within 24 hrs of taking the Levitra. I'm still in the research phase. I don't know if I will try it or not.

Thanks again for the info.


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