Cialis is the brand name of tadalafil which is a prescription drug for men used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. Originally, Cialis was developed as a heart medicine but it was later discovered that the same drug caused erection in men taking part in the study. Cialis was tested in the year two thousand and three by the Lilly ICOS Company after which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Cialis helps to increase blood flow to the penis and thus enables a man to hold an erection for a longer duration. It is commonly referred to as a weekend pill since its effects normally last for up to thirty six hours.
How to take cialis
Cialis is usually taken only once per day. The direction on the prescription label should be followed to the latter. One should never take this medication in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. For erectile dysfunction, one has got to take this medicine just before sexual activity but not more than once per day. However, an erection only occurs after sexual stimulation. One should also avoid taking this drug if he or she is undergoing Adcirca for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Cialis tablets are yellow in color and are film-coated almond-shaped which are available in doses of five, ten and twenty milligrams. Cialis for daily use come in two and a half milligrams and five milligrams.
The recommended dosage of Cialis for Erectile Dysfunction is ten milligrams that is taken at least thirty minutes before the act of sexual intercourse. Based on efficacy and tolerability however, the dosage may be increased to twenty milligrams or at the same time decrease to five milligrams. In the same way, the recommended dosage for cialis taken daily is two and a half but can be increased to five milligrams.
Cialis side effects
Just like any other drug, cialis has got its side effects. The following are side effects that when one sees he or she should immediately stop and get emergency medical help.
- Vision changes or sudden vision loss
- Heart attack symptoms like chest pain, nausea and sweating
iii. Ringing in ears or sudden hearing loss
- Irregular heartbeat
- Swelling in hands, ankles or feet
- Headache, sinus pain or muscle pain
Cialis drug is the best drug that has been approved to treat Erectile Dysfunction. Once one has started using the cialis medication, he or she should stick to the prescription that he or she is given by the doctor. One should also beware of the side effects and report the same to the doctor in order to get emergency medical help.