Cialis is a prescription medication for oral usage, FDA approved in 2003to treat erectile dysfunction in men. The medication belongs to the drug class of impotence agents and is manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company.
Cialis is to be used only in men to treat ED, women and children shouldn’t be administered this medication.
The generic name of Cialis is Tadalafil which is also produced under the other brand name Adcirca.
Tadalafil is a main chemical compound of Cialis; it works by helping the muscles relax or loosen and increases blood flow to the genital area. A man taking Cialis can feel the effect within half an hour after oral administration; the effect may last up to 36 hours. To get the natural erection a man should be sexually aroused or stimulated. Cialis is to be taken only once a day, when necessary before sexual activity. In some cases the medication is prescribed to be taken every day regardless from when sexual activity is planned. Cialis on a daily basis is taken in smaller doses.
Besides, the usage of Cialis to treat erectile dysfunction in men Cialis is also indicated to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
It is important to discuss with your doctor all your symptoms and concerns, you should tell your doctor about all the other conditions you have been previously diagnosed with, especially if you have:
- heart disease;
- a recent heart attack;
- a recent history of a stroke;
- high or low blood pressure;
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- blood cell disorders;
- bleeding disorders;
- stomach ulcers;
- Peyronie’s disease;
- a previous history of priapism condition.
Cialis can be used to treat even severe cases of ED cause by diabetes, atherosclerosis or nerve damage. The dose of the drug is adjusted by a medical professional; it can be altered if necessary.
Cialis should be taken with full glass of water, with or without food, special alerts are made by doctors concerning combining Cialis with alcohol. Cialis can be taken with only small amount of alcohol which you can discuss with your doctor. Besides, there is mild food interaction of Cialis with grapefruit products and grapefruit juice. The combination of Cialis with grapefruit is not recommended.
Cialis should be taken only with a prescription of a doctor by men older than 18 years of old.
If a patient is not advised to be sexually active for some period of time due to the heart problems or other factors, he should not take Cialis.
Cialis is not allowed to be combined with nitrate medications and with medications lowering blood pressure. Tell your doctor what other medications you take regularly and if they can possibly interact with Cialis.
Cialis can rarely cause serious side effects which require immediate medical attention. If you experience any from the following list, get help right away:
- Sudden loss of vision;
- Sudden loss of hearing;
- General ill feeling, nausea, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder;
- Irregular heartbeats;
- Shortness of breath and others.
Generally Cialis is well tolerated and cause minor or no side effects such as headaches or flushing of the face. Still be careful if you notice any changes in your condition.
Store Cialis at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Keep the medication from others, children and pets.