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What is Cialis

Tadalafil belongs to a group of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. It is used to treat erectile dysfunction (male impotence). It helps to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity to occur. It does this by allowing a greater flow of blood into the penis when a man taking the medication is sexually aroused. It works only with sexual stimulation and does not increase sexual desire.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

What Cialis is uses for?

Tadalafil is used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with enlarged prostates. It helps to relieve symptoms such as the frequent need to urinate, painful urination, or the sensation of not completely emptying the bladder. It does this by relaxing muscles in the prostate and bladder. Tadalafil may be used to treat men who experience both erectile dysfunction and BPH.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful to people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

What form(s) does Cialis come in?

2.5 mg (for once-a-day use) Each yellow-orange, almond-shaped, film-coated tablet, marked on one side with “C2½”, contains 2.5 mg of tadalafil. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, talc, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

5 mg (for once-a-day use) Each yellow, almond-shaped, film-coated tablet, marked on one side with “C5”, contains 5 mg of tadalafil. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, talc, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

10 mg (for “on-demand” dosing) Each yellow, almond-shaped, film-coated tablet, marked on one side with “C10”, contains 10 mg of tadalafil. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, talc, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

20 mg (for “on-demand” dosing) Each yellow, almond-shaped, film-coated tablet, marked on one side with “C20”, contains 20 mg of tadalafil. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, talc, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

Dosage of Cialis

For the treatment of erectile dysfunction:

On-demand dosing:

The usual recommended dose is 20 mg taken as needed, at least 30 minutes before sexual activity. This medication has been shown to be effective within 30 minutes of taking the tablet, and last up to 36 hours later. As the amount of time tadalafil takes to work varies from person to person, starting sexual activity at different times after taking the tablet will determine the optimal time for sexual activity. The maximum recommended amount of medication to take is one tablet a day.

Once-a-day use:

The usual recommended dose is 5 mg per day, taken at about the same time each day and regardless of when sexual activity is planned. The daily dose may be lowered by your doctor if necessary.

Tadalafil may be taken with or without food.

For the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or erectile dysfunction with BPH:

The usual recommended dose is 5 mg once daily, at about the same time each day. It may be taken with or without food.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important that this medication is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take higher doses of this medication than prescribed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if you take a greater dose of tadalafil than prescribed.

Store this medication at room temperature (between 15°C and 30°C) and keep it out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not take tadalafil if you:

  • are allergic to tadalafil or any ingredients of this medication
  • have had vision loss caused by an eye condition called nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION)
  • are taking the medication riociguat or other similar medications
  • are taking (or have taken in the past 48 hours) any type of nitrate medication in any form (oral, sublingual [under the tongue], skin patch, or spray). Nitrate medications include nitroglycerin and related medicines that are used for the relief of chest pain or angina. They also include amyl nitrite “poppers.” The use of these medications with tadalafil could cause a sudden severe drop in blood pressure that could lead to dizziness, fainting, heart attack, or stroke.