What is Cialis (Tadalafil) Used For?
Cialis (Tadalafil) is a new product used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction similar to Viagra (Sildenafil). During sexual stimulation, Cialis enables a man's penis to fill with enough blood to cause an erection. It does this by blocking an enzyme called phosphodiesterase-5, or PDE-5. This helps the smooth muscles in the penis relax and widen, which allows for more blood to enter. After sex is over, the erection goes away.
Cialis (Tadalafil) Dosage
In Cialis clinical testing most men were administered one 10 mg Cialis or 20 mg Cialis tablet per day. Your doctor will prescribe the right dosage for you.
Cialis (Tadalafil) Side effects
The most common side effects reported with Cialis in the study were headache, myalgia (muscle pain), dyspepsia (upset stomach following meals) and back pain. The severities of these Cialis side effects were minimized with lower doses of Cialis.
Cialis (Tadalafil) Precautions
You will not get an erection by just taking Cialis. Sexual stimulation is required for Cialis to be effective. Your doctor or health care professional is always your best source of information when evaluating treatments for erection problems. Treatments for erectile dysfunction, including Cialis, should not be used in men with cardiac disease for whom sexual activity is inadvisable. Physicians should consider the potential cardiac risk of sexual activity in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Priapism was not reported in clinical trials with Cialis. However, priapism has been reported with another PDE5 inhibitor, sildenafil. Patients who experience erections lasting 4 hours or more should be instructed to seek immediate medical assistance. If priapism is not treated immediately, penile tissue damage and permanent loss of potency may result.