Tadalafil (Cialis) is a medication that is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection when aroused. It's part of a class of medications called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. Other drugs in the class include Sildenafil.
Tadalafil (Cialis) prevents an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type-5 from working too quickly. The penis is one of the areas where this enzyme works. The purpose is to treat erectile dysfunction in men.
Erectile dysfunction is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection when aroused. Tadalafil (Cialis) works to maintain the erection after arousal. However, it doesn't work unless sexual arousal is achieved.
Tadalafil (Cialis) is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and pulmonary arterial hypertension. BPH is caused by an enlarged prostate.
Tadalafil Proper Use
Use Tadalafil (Cialis) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Under no circumstance should you take more than recommended. By doing so, you increase your chances of side effects. Read the patient instructions in detail that come with your prescription of Tadalafil (Cialis).
Swallow the tablet whole. It's important to remember to not split, break, chew, or crush it. Your ability to have sexual activity may be improved for up to 36 hours after taking the tablet.
This medication may be taken with or without food. Only use the brand of this medication that your doctor prescribed to you. Different brands may work differently or interact with medications you're taking differently.
Store your Tadalafil (Cialis) in a closed container at room temperature. Keep your medication stored away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Don't freeze.
Your doctor prescribes a specific dose tailored to your needs. Be sure to follow their directions for when to take Tadalafil (Cialis) and how often.
Your prescription varies based on the strength of your dose, how much you may take in a day, and how often you may take it.
Below is an example dose:
Tadalafil (Cialis) is usually taken as needed, with 10mg as a single dose. Take it 30 minutes before sexual activity. Only take Tadalafil (Cialis) once a day, and ask your doctor to adjust your dose as needed.