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Cialis

(Tadalafil)

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Helps you get aroused.

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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Cialis (Tadalafil) is the only medication in its class that treats both erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate symptoms. You can also take it on a regular basis, which can allow for more spontaneity, but it can be expensive.

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  • First-choice medication for treating erectile dysfunction.
  • It's the only one in its class to also treat enlarged prostate symptoms.
  • Can be taken either as needed, or on a regular basis (which allows you to be more spontaneous before sex).
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • Lasts longer than Viagra.
  • Can't be taken if you've had a heart attack in the past 3 months, or stroke or heart failure in the past 6 months.
  • Only available as brand name, so it can be expensive.
  • Side effects can be more pronounced if you're over age 65.
  • Can cause flushing, headache, and dizziness, or sudden hearing and vision changes.
  • Can't use if you've recently taken nitrates like Isordil, Imdur, or nitroglycerin (Nitro-BID, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat).

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Side effects for Cialis (Tadalafil)

From clinical trials of Cialis / Benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction (5mg total TID) ( 1157)

  • HeadacheHeadache4% for Cialis vs.2% for placebo
  • IndigestionIndigestion2% for Cialis vs.0% for placebo
  • Back painBack pain2% for Cialis vs.1% for placebo
  • Common coldCommon cold2% for Cialis vs.2% for placebo
  • DiarrheaDiarrhea1% for Cialis vs.1% for placebo
  • Pain in extremityPain in extremity1% for Cialis vs.0% for placebo
  • Muscle painMuscle pain1% for Cialis vs.0% for placebo
  • DizzinessDizziness1% for Cialis vs.1% for placebo

What to expect when you take Cialis (Tadalafil) for Erectile dysfunction

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Comes in two differents doses: one that's taken on a regular basis and the other only when you need it.
  • If you're taking Cialis (Tadalafil) on a regular basis, take it at the same time every day.
  • Don't take [name_ommon] more than once a day.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • Don't drink a lot of alcohol when you're taking this medication since it can make dizziness worse.
  • If you have an erection for more than 4 hours, go to the ER or call your doctor.
  • Can cause flushing, headache, and dizziness.

Risks and Warnings for Cialis (Tadalafil)

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  • Taking Cialis (Tadalafil) for erectile dysfunction can put you at increased risk for heart attack or stroke if you've had problems with your heart in the past. Also, it is not recommended for men to take Cialis (Tadalafil) if they've had a heart attack in the past 3 months or a stroke or a diagnosis of moderate to severe heart failure in the past 6 months. Talk to your doctor if you are interested in taking this medication.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Cialis (Tadalafil)

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The FDA category for this medication is B. It is advised that you: Probably safe
Pregnancy
Alcohol
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Don't drink a lot of alcohol when you're taking this medication since it can make dizziness worse.
Food
  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Can be taken with or without food.
Sex
  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Can be taken either as needed, or on a regular basis (which allows you to be more spontaneous before sex).
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • If you have an erection for more than 4 hours, go to the ER or call your doctor.
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • There have been reports of men having an erection lasting more than 4 hours while on Cialis (Tadalafil). This has been rare. If not treated in time, this can cause permanent damage to your penis, including impotence. Talk to your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if this happens.
  • improved urination as well as improved erections
    Age: 56
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Enlarged prostate
    Duration taken: A few months