Generic Cialis (Tadalafil 20/40 mg) by Ajanta. Uses, Dosage and Side Effects.
How to take cialis for best results. Tadalafil dosage and side effects.

Cialis FAQ

What is tadalafil?

tadalafil side effectsTadalafil is a popular medication taken to treat male sexual problems. It belongs to the class of drugs called PDE-5 inhibitors, and it works by increasing the blood flow into the penis when men are sexually aroused to help them get and maintain firm and lasting erections. Find out more about its available doses, potential side effects and contraindications.

What tadalafil doses are available?

Cialis is available as film-coated tablets that contain 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg of tadalafil. Your Cialis dosage should be taken as needed to treat erectile dysfunction. Most men start taking this ED medication with 10 mg, but this dose can be either increased up to 20 mg or decreased to 5 mg based on individual tolerance and adverse reactions. Take one pill orally (once a day) about 30 minutes before your planned sexual intercourse.

Are there mild and severe side effects?

There are certain tadalafil side effects that you should know about to use this drug safely. The good news is that they are rare and most of them are mild. However, if you experience any signs of allergic reactions, such as hives, swelling, itching and difficulty breathing, you need to get emergency medical help.

Stop taking Cialis and go to the hospital once you start experiencing severe dizziness, nausea or chest pain, especially during sex. Call your physician if you have the following serious symptoms:

  • Painful and lasting erections, or priapism;
  • Lightheaded feeling like you may pass out;
  • Ringing in your ears and sudden hearing loss;
  • Sudden vision changes or vision loss;
  • Heart attack signs, such as increased sweating, jaw or shoulder pain, chest pain or pressure.

The intake of tadalafil may also cause mild side effects indicating that the body adjusts to its effect, including:

  • Headaches and dizziness;
  • Flushing, redness, warmth and tingling;
  • Upset stomach and nausea;
  • Stuffy nose and pain in arms or legs;
  • Back or muscle pain.

If any of these symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical help.

Can tadalafil be taken with alcohol?

Cialis and alcohol may potentially contraindicate and cause unwanted side effects. However, having just one glass of wine or any other alcoholic drink is not likely to affect its proper absorption or mechanism of action. If you take this ED drug in high doses or drink alcohol excessively, your risk is increased. For example, you may end up with dizziness, fainting, faster heart beats and headaches. The main reason is that both alcohol and tadalafil act as potent vasodilators.

What about the intake of tadalafil by men with diabetes?

Tadalafil for diabetes is safe to take if your blood sugar levels are monitored and controlled on a regular basis. Don’t take any ED meds if your levels are very high or poorly managed, because you have an increased risk of experiencing different side effects.

Are there any drug interactions?

Don’t take tadalafil along with other PDE-5 inhibitors, nitrates and riociguat, because this combination may lead to serious drop in blood pressure. During your ED treatment, avoid taking recreational drugs, alpha-blockers, azole antifungals, rifampin, macrolide antibiotics, MAO inhibitors, HIV protease inhibitors and hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors. Drug interactions should be avoided, because they increase the risk of having side effects and affect the effectiveness of Cialis. Inform doctors about any other over-the-counter and prescription drugs that you’re taking.