What is Cialis?
Cialis (tadalafil) relaxes muscles of the blood vessels and increases blood flow to particular areas of the body.
Cialis is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) and symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate). Another brand of tadalafil is Adcirca, which is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and improve exercise capacity in men and women. Do not take Cialis while also taking Adcirca, unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not take Cialis if you are also using a nitrate drug for chest pain or heart problems, including nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, and some recreational drugs such as "poppers". Taking tadalafil with a nitrate medicine can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.p>
Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with Cialis. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines, especially riociguat (Adempas). Taking Cialis with certain other medicines can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.p>
How should I take Cialis?
Cialis is usually taken only once per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cialis can be taken with or without food. Do not break or split a tablet. Swallow it whole. For erectile dysfunction, take Cialis just before sexual activity but not more than once per day.
Cialis can help achieve an erection when sexual stimulation occurs. An erection will not occur just by taking a pill. Follow your doctor's instructions. Do not take Cialis for erectile dysfunction if you are taking Adcirca for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 6 months old.
Cialis side effects
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
an erection is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours (prolonged erection can damage the penis);
heart attack symptoms;