Tadalafil is used to treat male sexual function problems (impotence or erectile dysfunction-ED). In combination with sexual stimulation, tadalafil works by increasing blood flow to the penis to help a man get and keep an erection.Under the name Cialis, tadalafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
As Adcirca, the same drug treats pulmonary arterial hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Cialis increases blood flow to the penis, enabling an erection to occur when a man is sexually stimulated.Cialis is the brand name of tadalafil, a prescription drug for men used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Tadalafil is also prescribed under the name Adcirca for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.CIALIS For Use As Needed For Erectile Dysfunction. The recommended starting dose of CIALIS for use as needed in most patients is 10 mg, taken prior to anticipated sexual activity. The dose may be increased to 20 mg or decreased to 5 mg, based on individual efficacy and tolerability.Cialis tends to take effect more quickly than other ED drugs, with onset of effectiveness within 30 minutes typically.
The recommendation is to take Cialis 30 minutes prior to sexual activity, while with Viagra and Levitra, users are instructed to take the drug 60 minutes before sexual activity.One result of this is that the arteries in the penis dilate and the blood can flow into the penis more easily. Another result is that the erectile tissue itself fills with blood. Both of these processes result in an erection. Cialis works by maintaining the level of cGMP in the smooth muscle cells.Headache, stomach upset, back pain, muscle pain, stuffy nose, flushing, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness and light-headedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Sexual activity may put extra strain on your heart, especially if you have heart problems. If you have heart problems and experience any of these serious side effects while having sex, stop and get medical help right away: severe dizziness, fainting, chest/jaw/left arm pain, nausea.