Cialis (Tadalafil) | ED Medication

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Prescription Required.
Product of Canada.
Express Ships from Canada.

Cialis (Tadalafil)

What is the Cialis (Tadalafil)?

Cialis is a medication prescribed for adult males to treat sexual function problems (impotence or erectile dysfunction). It is also used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Cialis belongs to the drug class, phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. These medications work by relaxing the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder.

Cialis is not recommended:

  • If you are allergic or have had an allergic reaction to Cialis or ingredients in Cialis.
  • If you are taking medications containing nitrates or riociguat.

What are the Indications for Cialis?

Cialis is approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

How is Cialis used?

Storage

Cialis should be stored in the original container at 77°F (25°C) with excursions permitted between 59-86°F (15-30°C).

Keep it out of reach of children.

Instruction

Take Cialis orally, as directed by your doctor, with or without food one hour before sexual activity.

Do not take more than one tablet in 24 hours.

Do not change your dosage and take more than what is prescribed. Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical care if you took more than the prescribed dosage.

Dosage

Cialis is available in an almond-shaped tablet in different sizes and shades of yellow in these strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg.

One Cialis tablet should be taken orally about two hours before sexual activity, with or without food. If you take Cialis regularly, take it at the same time each day.

Do not split or crush the tablet.

Side Effects

It’s important to understand that although Cialis is FDA-approved, it comes with side effects that may or may not affect you.

Before starting Cialis, you should discuss possible side effects with your doctor or pharmacist.

Common Side Effects

Not all side effects require medical attention. Tell your doctor if you experience the following symptoms, they become severe or do not go away on their own.

  • Hot flushes
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Indigestion
  • Back pain
  • Pain in arms and legs

Serious Side Effects

Severe adverse reactions while taking Cialis may occur. Seek emergency medical care or call 911 if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Cardiovascular effects: symptoms of heart attack, including chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, and sweating.
  • Effects on eyes: vision changes or sudden vision loss.
  • Sudden hearing loss: ringing in ears and dizziness.
  • Painful erection or it lasts longer than 4 hours: it can cause damage to the penis
  • Light-headedness: dizziness, fainting, feeling like passing out.
  • Severe allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

The information above does not list all possible side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any side effects not listed. You or your doctor may report side effects to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings & Precautions

Before using Cialis, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to Cialis or any ingredients in Cialis
  • If you have any other allergies
  • If you are having any surgeries
  • If you are taking any other medication containing tadalafil, like Adcirca
  • If you have any heart, liver, or kidney problems
  • If you have had a stroke
  • If you have any retinal eye problems
  • If you have low blood pressure or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • If you have prostate problems

Alpha-blockers

If you are currently using alpha blocker medication, such as doxazosin or tamsulosin, to treat an enlarged prostate or high blood pressure, your blood pressure may get too low which can lead to dizziness or fainting. Speak to your doctor about how to minimize your risk.

Heart conditions

If you suffer from heart disease or have had a heart attack or stroke, please speak to your doctor before taking Cialis. If you take Cialis and experience any chest pains, dizziness, or nausea during sex, please stop immediately and let your doctor know.

Low blood pressure

Cialis can sometimes cause low blood pressure. If you take medicines for high blood pressure, your blood pressure might drop too low. Your doctor might prescribe a dose of Cialis that is lower than the typical dose.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Cialis does not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Syphilis. You should continue to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself against STIs.

Alcohol

Cialis can make you dizzy or cause vision changes. Using alcohol at the same time as Cialis can increase your dizziness. Limit your alcohol intake while using this medication.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Cialis is not indicated for use by women and it is therefore not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Interactions & Contraindications

Before using Cialis, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you take any:

  • Medicines, especially nitrates, antibiotics, antifungal medicines, medicines for high blood pressure, seizures, prostate disorder, heart rhythm, heartburn, or HIV/Aids.
  • Herbal supplements
  • Vitamins

Nitrates or nitrate therapy

Patients currently on nitrate/nitrite therapy in any form should not use Cialis as it may cause abnormally low blood pressure, already associated with organic nitrates and nitrites. This can lead to dizziness, fainting, and rarely a heart attack or stroke.

Guanylate Cyclase (GC) Stimulators

Patients who are using a GC stimulator, such as riociguat, should not use Cialis as it may cause abnormally low blood pressure, already associated with the use of GC stimulators. This can lead to dizziness, fainting, and rarely a heart attack or stroke.

Grapefruit

Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using Cialis may lead to unwanted side effects and should be avoided while using Cialis.

CYP3A4 inhibitors

Taking a CYP3A inhibitor with Cialis increases the potency of Cialis which can lead to an increased risk of side effects. CYP3A inhibitors should be avoided while taking Cialis unless directed otherwise. CYP3A inhibitors include ketoconazole and ritonavir.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cialis contains the active ingredient tadalafil.

Cialis contains the following inactive ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, iron oxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin.

Cialis is approved for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction and to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Cialis is available as an almond-shaped tablet that you swallow.

Cialis is approved for adult male patients.

Cialis should not be used if you are allergic to Cialis or any ingredients in Cialis.

You should avoid using Cialis if you are also using a nitrate drug for chest pain or heart problems.

Take Cialis orally, as directed by your doctor, before sexual activity. Do not crush or split the tablet.

Cialis is used as needed. Do not take more than one dose in 24 hours.

Yes, with a prescription, you can purchase Cialis online. Buying medications online is convenient and often less expensive than purchasing them at your local pharmacy.