|Cialis & HAART
Feb 28, 2008
After sharing that I have occasional challenges, my dr gave me samples of cialis, livitra and viagra and said to tell him which one I prefer. As I was leaving his office, he also checked and found some literature that claimed cialis has a higher risk of "side effects" for those on HAART. I tried the cialis and I suffered a very sudden increase in sensitivity to light and a significant loss in long-distance vision. I'd tried viagra and livitra in the past (and since) with no such side effect. The effect I suffer is similar to having your eyes open looking at a camera flash. I saught medical attention from a highly trained opthamologist who, after six visits and many tests has no conclusions other than that there is nothing like CMV or such. Have you seen this before?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Some HIV drugs (mostly ritonavir) cause the levels of erectile dysfunction drugs to increase- this could have been the case with you and Cialis. One of the known side effects of Cialis is photosensitivity- hence it's possible that your side effects could have been due to the Cialis or the the result of unintended drug-drug interactions.
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