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Ch 3: Overview of Vasodilators

About This Chapter

This convenient online pharmacology chapter is designed to improve your comprehension of vasodilators. You can access these lessons and quizzes at any time, and they're helpful for training, continuing education, test preparation and other professional purposes.

Overview of Vasodilators - Chapter Summary

Take a look inside this basic pharmacology chapter to learn or review topics pertaining to vasodilators. Our instructors use an engaging and simple teaching style, and they'll help you fully understand the uses, side effects, contraindications and structures of tadalafil, sidenafil and verdenafil.

The chapter is available 24/7, and you can use any Internet-connected device to study. Be sure to take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to test your understanding of these particular drugs. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress throughout the chapter, and our instructors are available to answer questions.

How It Helps

We've designed this chapter to help pharmacology students, working professionals or anyone who needs to study this drug type. Healthcare professionals can use the chapter as an easily accessible training resource, and students may find the chapter useful for homework help, tutoring and test preparation.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter you should be able to:

  • Assess the uses, side effects and proper dosages of tadalafil and sildenafil
  • Compare tadalafil, sildenafil and verdenafil
  • Describe the mechanisms of action and structures of sildenafil and tadalafil
  • Evaluate drug interactions and contraindications of tadalafil and sildeafil

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Overview of Vasodilators
What is Tadalafil? - Dosage, Side Effects & Uses

1. What is Tadalafil? - Dosage, Side Effects & Uses

This lesson briefly describes a medication known as tadalafil. You'll learn its more famous brand name, its major uses, doses, and example side effects.

Tadalafil vs. Sildenafil vs. Vardenafil

2. Tadalafil vs. Sildenafil vs. Vardenafil

Tadalafil, sildenafil, and vardenafil are all medications that help with erectile dysfunction. This lesson will address the uses, cautions, and side effects of each one, including their similarities and differences.

Tadalafil: Mechanism of Action & Structure

3. Tadalafil: Mechanism of Action & Structure

In this lesson, you're going to learn about a drug known generically as tadalafil. You'll find out what it's used to treat and how it actually works to treat these conditions.

Tadalafil: Drug Interactions & Contraindications

4. Tadalafil: Drug Interactions & Contraindications

This lesson is going to go over the important contraindications of tadalafil. You'll also learn about some example drug interactions of note for this medication.

Sildenafil: Mechanism of Action & Structure

5. Sildenafil: Mechanism of Action & Structure

In this lesson, you're going to learn about sildenafil. Namely, what conditions it's used for, what it looks like structurally, as well as how it works in treating these conditions.

Sildenafil: Dosage, Uses, Side Effects & Drug Class

6. Sildenafil: Dosage, Uses, Side Effects & Drug Class

You may not have heard of sildenafil, but you have heard of it in other ways. In this lesson, find out what this drug is better known as, its uses, side effects, dosage information, and drug classification.

Sildenafil: Contraindications & Drug Interactions

7. Sildenafil: Contraindications & Drug Interactions

This lesson will briefly describe a drug called sildenafil before discussing its major contraindications. You'll also learn about some of its various drug interactions.

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