Introduction to Cialis

Cialis, generically known as Tadalafil, is a popular medication that is primarily used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) and symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate). It was developed by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and officially approved for use in the European Union in 2002, before later being cleared for use in the United States by the FDA in 2003.

How Cialis Works

In simple terms, Cialis works by increasing blood flow to specific areas of the body, including the penis. It does this by relaxing the muscles in the walls of blood vessels. Its advantage over other ED drugs lies in its long duration of effectiveness, up to 36 hours. This extended window of opportunity means that men can be more spontaneous rather than having to pre-plan sexual activity.

Pack Size Average Price
10 tablets $71.49
20 tablets $126.78
30 tablets $174.83
60 tablets $322.41

Potential Side Effects of Cialis

Like many medications, Cialis does have potential side effects. These can include headache, indigestion, back pain, and runny or stuffy nose. In rare cases, it can cause more serious side effects such as a sudden vision loss, an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, and a sudden decrease in hearing or loss of hearing. If these more serious side effects occur, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.

Interactions with Other Medications

It’s vital for patients to discuss with their healthcare provider any other medications they may be taking. Substances such as nitrates found in some prescription drugs that are often used to treat chest pain, as well as certain recreational drugs called “poppers”, can interact negatively with Cialis. The combination can lead to a sudden and dangerous drop in blood pressure.

Who Can Use Cialis

Cialis can be used by men who are experiencing issues with ED or benign prostatic hypertrophy. However, it is not suitable for everyone. Men who have heart disease or have had a recent heart attack or stroke should not use Cialis. Those with liver or kidney disease, high or low blood pressure, and certain other medical conditions also need to be cautious. Prior to commencing treatment with Cialis, a full medical check-up is recommended.