What is Cialis?

Cialis is the trademarked name for tadalafil. This medication works by relaxing muscles 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).

Important Information about Cialis

Patients taking nitrates for chest pain or a heart condition should not take Cialis. Taking a nitrate medicine with Cialis can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.

If your erection is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours seek emergency help. Having an erection for a long period of time can damage the penis.

Cialis should only be taken by those it is prescribed to. This medication is often misused by those without a prescription, looking to use Cialis for increased sexual pleasure. Those misusing Cialis are unaware of the dangers its abuse can be on their health.

Cialis Side Effects

Along with the desired effects of Cialis there are often side effects experienced by individuals using this medication. Most commonly patients have experienced; acid or sour stomach, belching, heartburn, indigestion, as well as stomach discomfort, upset, or pain. These side effects usually do not require medical attention.

Contact your Doctor immediately if you experience any of these other side effects to Cialis;

  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • faintness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • headache
  • hearing loss
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • pounding in the ears
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Cialis Uses

Cialis is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) and symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate).  This medication requires a medical prescription and should only be used as directed by the Doctor.

Cialis is one of many prescription medications that is used for recreational purposes. Many young people misuse Cialis, combining the medication with other drugs for increased sexual pleasure. Prolonged use of Cialis can result in the individual developing a tolerance, dependency and sexual dysfunction when abruptly stopping the use of Cialis.

Cialis Dosage and Directions

The average dosage of Cialis for erectile dysfunction 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. This medication should be taken with food.

The average dose of Cialis for symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate) is 5mg taken at the same time once daily.