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(sildenafil)

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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%
-9% worse vs. Revatio (sildenafil)
46%
-4% worse vs. Revatio (sildenafil)
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-14% worse vs. Revatio (sildenafil)
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Side effects
RevatioCialis
  • Headache 7%
  • Indigestion 6%
  • Flushing 6%
  • Nosebleed 8%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Sleep difficulty 6%
  • Dyspnea exacerbated 4%
  • Muscle pain 3%
  • Redness 5%
  • Fever 3%
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  • Indigestion 2%
  • Cough 4%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 2%
  • Abdominal pain 2%
  • Nasal congestion 2%
  • Urinary tract infection 2%
  • Acid reflux disease 2%
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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
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
RevatioCialis
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Used for
RevatioCialis
Risk factors for serious side effects
RevatioCialis
    Detailed Revatio (sildenafil) risks & warnings »
    • Men over 50 years of age
    Detailed Cialis (tadalafil) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

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

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

    Alcohol
    RevatioCialis
    No alcohol related info.
    • Don't drink a lot of alcohol when you're taking this medication since it can make dizziness worse.
    Food
    RevatioCialis
    No food related info.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    Sex
    RevatioCialis
    No sex related info.
    • 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.
    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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