What is Tadalafil How To Use and Side Effects

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Are you looking for information about tadalafil (Cialis)? Then you have come to the right place! In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about tadalafil

Tadalafil (Cialis) Uses

Tadalafil tablets work by helping men to get an erection when they are unable to naturally, which is called erectile dysfunction. Tadalafil is a generic version of the brand medicine Cialis, which is also used to treat erectile dysfunction.

How Tadalafil works
Tadalafil is a type of medication called a PDE-5 inhibitor, which works by relaxing the muscles in the blood vessels of the penis. This helps to improve blood flow to the penis, helping you get an erection. Tadalafil on its own will not make you get an erection. In order for Tadalafil to work, you need to be aroused. If you’re not sexually aroused it will not have the same effect.

Tadalafil is used to treat male sexual function problems (impotence or erectile dysfunction-ED). In combination with sexual stimulation, tadalafil works by increasing blood flow to the penis to help a man get and keep an erection. Tadalafil is also used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate frequently or urgently (including during the middle of the night). Tadalafil is thought to work by relaxing the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder. This drug does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis). Practice \”safe sex\” such as using latex condoms. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. Tadalafil is also available in another brand for high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension).

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking tadalafil, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems (such as heart attack or life-threatening irregular heartbeat in the past 6 months, chest pain/angina, heart failure), stroke in the past 6 months, kidney disease, liver disease, high or low blood pressure, a severe loss of body water (dehydration), penis conditions (such as angulation, fibrosis/scarring, Peyronie\’s disease), history of painful/prolonged erection (priapism), conditions that may increase the risk of priapism (such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, multiple myeloma), eye problems (such as retinitis pigmentosa, sudden decreased vision, NAION), bleeding disorders, active stomach ulcers. This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). This brand of the drug is not usually used in women. During pregnancy, tadalafil should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

MISSED DOSE: If you are taking this medication on a regular schedule and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

How To Use

  • You must take Tadalafil exactly as your doctor tells you to
  • You should swallow a single tablet of Tadalafil whole with water
  • Take Tadalafil 10mg or 20mg 30 minutes before you want to have sex
  • Take Tadalafil 2.5mg or 5mg once a day at the same time each day
  • Avoid eating heavy meals before taking Tadalafil
  • Avoid taking Tadalafil with alcohol or grapefruit juice
  • Don’t take more than one pill a day
  • Don’t take Tadalafil with any other erectile dysfunction tablets

Dosages of Tadalafil

There are 4 doses of Tadalafil:

  • 2 doses you take before sex, 10mg and 20mg
  • 2 daily doses, 2.5mg and 5mg

Tadalafil 10mg

If you have sex on up to 3 different days a week, Tadalafil 10mg is the recommended dose to start on.

Tadalafil 20mg

If you’ve tried 10mg of Tadalafil and you didn’t get the effects you wanted, and you didn’t get any serious side effects, you could try Tadalafil 20mg.

This dose is slightly more likely to work but has a higher risk of side effects.

Never switch doses without talking to a doctor first.

Tadalafil Daily – 2.5mg and 5mg

If you have sex on more than 3 different days a week, you could try Cialis Daily. Because you take it every day it’s always in effect so there’s no need to plan for sex.

5mg is the recommended starting dose. If this dosage works for you but you get some non-serious side effects, you could try 2.5mg which might improve the side effects.

Tadalafil (Cialis) Safety Information

Before taking any medication, you should read the safety advice in the patient information leaflet that comes with it. Tadalafil is not suitable for everyone, as it may cause side effects. 

You can read more information about how to take Tadalafil, how to store it and the full list of known side effects in the patient information leaflet.

Tadalafil side effects

Less than 2% of men get side effects from Tadalafil. If you experience any side effects when taking Tadalafil, do not change your dose or stop taking the medication without speaking with your doctor first. 

Some common side effects of Tadalafil include:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Indigestion
  • Flushing on your face

Some uncommon side effects of Tadalafil include:

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Stomach pain
  • Fast heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Prolonged painful erection 
  • Nose bleeds
  • Tiredness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Eye pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing

Some rare side effects of Tadalafil are:

  • Fainting
  • Seizure
  • Temporary memory loss
  • Sweating
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Hives on the skin
  • Loss of hearing
  • Blood in semen

If you experience any of the following severe side effects, stop taking Tadalafil and seek medical help immediately:

  • Allergic reactions like wheezing, chest tightening, rashes, swelling of the eyes and face
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Seizures
  • A prolonged painful erection (a condition known as priapism)

Tadalafil and other medications

Some medications may interact with Tadalafil and cause dangerous side effects, and some may affect how well Tadalafil works. You should tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • Alpha blockers like tamsulosin, alfuzosin or doxazosin (used to treat prostate enlargement and high blood pressure)
  • Blood pressure medicines 
  • Nitrate medicines (used to treat angina, including GTN spray or tablets)
  • Antipsychotic medicines like phenytoin
  • Antibiotics such as rifampicin, erythromycin
  • Medicines for treating HIV or AIDS
  • Medicines for treating fungal infections
  • Other ED pills like Viagra