- Treats erectile dysfunction
- Convenient and discreet usage
- Can be taken between 30 minutes and 4 hours prior to intercourse
Product Description Tadalfil (generic Cialis) is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence; inability to get or keep an erection). It is also prescribed for prostate disorders or pulmonary hypertension. Tadalafil is in a class of medications called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. It works to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. This increased blood flow can cause an erection.
If you are taking tadalafil to treat erectile dysfunction, you should know that it does not cure erectile dysfunction or increase sexual desire. Tadalafil does not prevent pregnancy or the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
How Should This Medicine Be Used?
There are two different ways to take tadalafil, either daily or on an as needed basis. Talk to your doctor about which dosing schedule is right for you. Tadalafil is sometimes taken as needed, usually at least 30 minutes before sexual activity and not more often than once every 24 hours. Your doctor will help you decide the best time for you to take Tadalafil before sexual activity. Tadalafil is also sometimes taken once a day every day without regard to timing of sexual activity. You may attempt sexual activity at any time between doses. If you are taking Tadalafil on a regular schedule, take it at around the same time every day. If you have certain health conditions or are taking certain medications, your doctor may tell you to take Tadalafil less often. You can take Sildenafil with or without food. However, if you take tadalafil with a high-fat meal, it will take longer for the medication to start to work.
- Do not take Tadalafil if you are taking or have recently taken Nitrate medications. This includes: isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil), isosorbide mononitrate (Monoket), and nitroglycerin. Nitrates come as tablets, sublingual (under the tongue) tablets, sprays, patches, pastes, and ointments.
- Do not take street drugs containing nitrates such as amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate (‘poppers’) while taking Sildenafil.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Many other medications may also interact with Tadalafil, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking.
- If you are taking Tadalafil to treat erectile dysfunction, tell your doctor if you have ever been advised by a healthcare professional to avoid sexual activity for medical reasons or if you have ever experienced chest pain during sexual activity. Sexual activity may be a strain on your heart, especially if you have heart disease. If you experience chest pain, dizziness, or nausea during sexual activity, call your doctor immediately and avoid sexual activity until your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking Tadalafil. If you ever need emergency medical treatment for a heart problem, the healthcare providers who treat you will need to know when you last took Sildenafil.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Tadalafil may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Pain in the stomach, back, muscles, arms, or legs
Tadalafil SR Tablets: 3mg, 7mg, 12mg, 25mg
Tadalafil Troches: 10mg or 20mg