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Revatio
(Sildenafil)

Cialis
(Tadalafil)

Lowers blood pressure in your lungs. Revatio (Sildenafil) is a first-choice treatment for pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs).Helps you get aroused. 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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Reviews for Cialis (Tadalafil)
66%
34% vs. Revatio (Sildenafil)
46%
21% vs. Revatio (Sildenafil)
14%
14% vs. Revatio (Sildenafil)
Side effects
RevatioCialis
  • Nosebleed 8%
  • Headache 7%
  • Flushing 6%
  • Sleep difficulty 6%
  • Indigestion 6%
  • Redness 5%
  • Dyspnea exacerbated 4%
  • Muscle pain 3%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Fever 3%
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  • Headache 10%
  • Indigestion 9%
  • "stomach flu" 3%
  • Back pain 3%
  • Muscle pain 3%
  • Flushinga 2%
  • Flushing 2%
  • Pain in limb 2%
  • Common cold 1%
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How it works
RevatioCialis
Revatio (Sildenafil) is a PDE-5 inhibitor. It relaxes blood vessels in the lungs, which lowers their blood pressure.Cialis (Tadalafil) is a PDE-5 inhibitor. Blocking PDE-5 allows blood to enter the penis and helps create an erection. Cialis (Tadalafil) also treats enlarged prostate symptoms.
Type of medication
RevatioCialis
Pulmonary arterial dilator
PDE-5 inhibitor
Prescription only
Phosphodiesterase-5 enzyme inhibitorPrescription only
Available as
RevatioCialis
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RevatioCialis
Risk factors for serious side effects
RevatioCialis
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          Pregnancy category
          RevatioCialis
          BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

          Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

          See the FDA package insert
          BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

          Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

          See the FDA package insert
          Alcohol
          No specific alcohol-related info.
          • Don't drink a lot of alcohol when you're taking this medication since it can make dizziness worse.
          Food
          No specific food-related info.
          • Can be taken with or without food.
          • Can be taken with or without food.
          Kidneys and liver
          No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
          Sex
          • There have been reports of men having an erection lasting more than 4 hours while on Revatio (Sildenafil). 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.
          • Can be taken either as needed, or on a regular basis (which allows you to be more spontaneous before sex).
          • If you have an erection for more than 4 hours, go to the ER or call your doctor.
          Sleep
          No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
          Weight
          No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
          Upsides and benefits
          RevatioCialis
          • It's a first-choice medication for treating high blood pressure in the lungs.
          • It's available as a generic medication.
          • Different doses of Sildenafil (the active ingredient) are also used to treat erectile dysfunction.
          • 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.
          Downsides and risks
          RevatioCialis
          • Can cause dizziness during the first few days.
          • If you're using Revatio (Sildenafil) for high blood pressure in the lungs, you can't use Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs.
          • You also can't use other forms of nitrates or nitroglycerin while taking Revatio (Sildenafil).
          • 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).
          Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
          RevatioCialis
          • You need to take this medication at the same time every day.
          • Can cause a headache, flushing, or nosebleeds.
          • Don't take two doses at the same time if you missed a dose.
          • The oral liquid (suspension) is good for 60 days or 2 months. Make sure to shake it well before using.
          • 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.
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