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Cialis is a medication belonging to the latest generation of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors. The active ingredient contained in Cialis and generic offshoots is tadalafil. A hallmark of Cialis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) is a prolonged duration of effect, lasting up to 36 hours. Cialis selectively works to affect ED and does not affect other body systems.

Cialis is also used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) ‐ also called prostate gland enlargement.

Tadalafil is recognized as being the safest amongst similar medications such as vardenafil (Levitra) and sildenafil (Viagra). The drug effectively works even while consuming alcohol.

Available Dosage

Cialis is dispensed in tablet form in 5, 10 mg, or 20 mg dosages. The recommended dose is 10 mg to be taken prior to sexual activity, irrespective of food consumption. If men taking Cialis in 10 mg dosages do not benefit from ED, the dose may be increased to 20 mg. For daily use, the recommended dose is 5 mg/day to be taken approximately at the same time per day. Taking this drug with food does not affect potency.

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20 pills $42 $45 $47
30 pills $41 $50 $56 $60
60 pills $60 $75 $88 $97
90 pills $78 $99 $120 $135
120 pills $97 $122 $151 $172
180 pills $134 $171 $214 $247
270 pills $190 $244 $309 $359
360 pills $246 $316 $404 $471

How to take Cialis

Cialis should be taken approximately 30 minutes prior to sexual activity.

The maximum recommended frequency of intake is one time per day.

If regular use of the drug is expected (e.g., at least twice per week), daily administration of lower doses of this drug may be more appropriate. For such patients, the recommended dose of Cialis is 5 mg/day taken at approximately the same time per day. Depending on individual tolerance levels, dosages can be reduced to 2.5 mg/day.

How fast does Cialis work

Research studies report that detection of tadalafil has appeared in as short as 16 minutes following administration of Cialis compared with placebo.

How long does Cialis work

Three clinical trials have been conducted to assess the duration of effect of tadalafil. For some men, the effects of Cialis can last up to 36 hours.

Cialis and Alcohol

Alcohol consumption while taking Cialis does not influence the effects of this drug. Changes in the concentration of tadalafil have also not been observed within three hours following administration of the drug.

Can Cialis be taken with food?

Rate and absorption of tadalafil are not dependent on food consumption. Accordingly, the drug can be effectively taken with or without food.

Indications

Treatment of ED in adult men. The effectiveness of Cialis for this purpose is only observed in the presence of sexual stimulation.

Treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in adult males.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to tadalafil or any other drug component.

Tadalafil is contraindicated in patients who use organic nitrates dispensed in any form.

Cialis should not be used by men with heart disease, for whom sexual intercourse is discouraged.

The drug should not be used by patients with loss of vision of one eye as a result of non-arterial foreskin ischemic optic neuropathy.

Concomitant use of PDE 5 inhibitors with other guanylate cyclase stimulants is contraindicated because this may potentially lead to symptomatic hypotension.

Сialis is not indicated for use by women or children.

Side effects

Adverse side effects reported most commonly reported while taking Cialis for the treatment of ED of or benign prostatic hyperplasia were headache, dyspepsia, back pain, and/or myalgia. However, when present, side effects were short-term and generally mild to moderate in severity. The majority of cases where headaches occurred was associated with daily intake of the drug and were observed within the first 10-30 days after the start of treatment.

Pregnancy

Information on the use of tadalafil while women are pregnant is limited. Studies conducted in animals have not demonstrated direct or indirect harmful effects on pregnancy, embryonic or fetal development, breeds, and/or postnatal development.

Prescription

Requires prescription.

Expiration date

Three years.

Ability to influence the speed of reaction

The impact of Сialis on the ability to drive cars is negligible.

Concomitant with other medicines for ED

The safety and efficacy of Cialis in combination with other PDE 5 inhibitors or other agents for treating ED have not been studied.

Overdose

In studies of healthy volunteers, tadalafil dispensed in 500 mg dosages as well as with the repeated use of tadalafil is dosages up to 100 mg per day elicited side effects similar to those observed when lower doses of the drug occurred. In rare cases of overdose, standard symptomatic therapy should be used if necessary.

5 thoughts on “Cialis

  1. Charles R W says:

    I was amazed by the duration of the effect of Cialis. It outdoes its main competitors, Viagra and Levitra, by several times. The effect of Cialis declared by the manufacturer, of course, is not eternal, but it actually lasts more than a day. The duration does not amount to the stated 36 hours, but the drug works at least 24 hours. It is 100% a sure thing. Of course, the power of the effect goes down a bit, but it is still enough to have a strong erection during this period of time.

  2. anon says:

    I have had no serious problems with my erection until now and, in most cases, I can still have sex at any time without pharmaceutical help. It is true that sometimes there may be failures, especially after a hard week. Therefore, I do not take Cialis on a constant basis, but I use it instead just to increase the effect. I am happy with the medicine and there are no side effects. Perhaps it is because of the low dosage.

  3. Adam Kyle says:

    Cialis has proven to be a highly reliable drug that helps me when I am in relationships with women. I take Cialis one or two hours prior to a meeting. When Cialis begins to work, I feel a slight rush of blood to my face, but eventually it all descends to my penis. The effect I receive from taking Cialis is only positive, and the duration lasts somewhat longer than a day. The effect of Cialis is very similar to the action produced by the famous drug Viagra. However, in my opinion, Viagra only works for a few hours! This duration of effect I get from taking Viagra is incomparable with Cialis. It is possible to achieve a longer duration of effect while taking Viagra you can increase the dose. However, when you take more Viagra than you should, there is a high risk of side effects.

  4. Matt says:

    Cialis tablets do not work immediately as I previously had thought they would prior to trying this drug. I thought after taking this drug that there would be a standard blood rush similar to most of those drugs, whereas nothing similar to this effect happened. I initially thought that the drug I took was a placebo, but after a short period of time, I realized these pills work differently than others. They work by simply stimulating the body when a desire arises. As such, prior to taking this drug, sex lasted no more than 10-20 minutes. However, with this drug, I set a personal record for sex duration. I could have probably lasted even longer if I did not become so exhausted because I am out of shape. After my initial trial with this drug, I did not take Cialis for 2 days and sex still was great every time.

  5. chris says:

    After reading so many reviews about Cialis, I decided to leave my opinion. Even in my elderly years, I want to enjoy sex. Moreover, my wife is much younger than me, and I have been afraid that she would start looking for someone else. I began to have problems with my erection about a year ago, but I did not dare see a doctor. I know that for many men over 50 years of age this is a familiar problem and most men have come to terms with this state of affairs. However, I did not want to put an end to my sexual life. After seeing advertising for generics erectile function drugs, I decided to try some for myself. I chose Cialis, which has been described as the best among such medications. I can say one thing, after taking one pill of this drug I turn into an indefatigable and passionate lover, even in my 50’s! My wife is delighted, and I feel even younger!

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