Cialis

(tadalafil)

3.6/ 5 average rating with 606 reviewsforCialis
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Helps you get aroused and achieve an erection/orgasm.

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Our bottom line

Cialis (tadalafil) is very effective and 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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Quick facts about Cialis
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Cialis (tadalafil) is the first-choice medication for treating erectile dysfunction.
  • Cialis (tadalafil) can be taken either as needed, or on a regular basis (which allows you to be more spontaneous before sex).
  • Cialis (tadalafil) has longer lasting effects than Viagra.
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Downsides

  • You can't take Cialis (tadalafil) if you've had a heart attack in the past 3 months, or stroke or heart failure in the past 6 months.
  • Cialis (tadalafil) is only available as brand name, so it can be expensive.
  • If you're older than age 65, you might have more side effects.
  • Can't use Cialis (tadalafil) if you've recently taken nitrates like Isordil, Imdur, or nitroglycerin (Nitro-BID, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat).
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How it works

Cialis (tadalafil) is a phosphodiesterase-type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitor. Blocking PDE-5 allows for opening of the blood vessles in the penis to help create an erection. Cialis (tadalafil) also treats enlarged prostate symptoms.

Quick facts about Cialis
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
People’s experience with Cialis

606reviews so far. What do you think?

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

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Side effect rates for Cialis (tadalafil)

From 1157 clinical trials of Cialis when taken for benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction (5 mg daily)
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    4%4%
    2%2%
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    2%2%
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    1%1%
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    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Cialis.

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Risks and Warnings for Cialis (tadalafil)

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  • It's not recommended for men to take Cialis (tadalafil) if they've had a heart attack in the past 3 months, a stroke or symptoms of heart failure in the past 6 months, abnormal blood pressure, or if they have chest pain during sexual activity. Cialis (tadalafil)'s safety and efficacy has not been studied in these type of patients. Talk to your doctor if you are interested in taking this medication.

Pharmacist Q&A

Cialis (tadalafil) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats benign enlarged prostate.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats benign enlarged prostate.

Common concerns from people taking Cialis (tadalafil)

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  • Try to avoid drinking alcohol when you're taking this medication since it can make dizziness worse.