Cialis

Tadalafil / Cialis Generic – 20mg

 

Indications with Cialis

A phosphodiesterase inhibitor, Cialis is used to treat various sexual problems mainly, erectile dysfunction and impotence in men. When administered in combination with sexual stimulation, Cialis increases the blood flow in the penis area and causes sustainable erection. Not designed for use on women and children, Cialis does not offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. Using ‘safe sex’ choices like latex condom is advised.

Know before using Cialis

Cialis may result in serious drug interactions with some medicines. For example, avoid Cialis if you are currently taking nitrates like isosorbide, any nitric oxide donor medicine, nitroprusside or any type of recreational drugs also known as ‘poppers’ that contain butyl or amyl nitrate.

Similarly, Cialis should be avoided if you are currently using alpha blocker medications like doxadosin, alfuzosin, terazosin or prazosin.

If you are currently taking any other medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction your dose and condition may need extra monitoring. The same applies if you are taking antifungal medications like macrolide, antibiotics such as clarithromycin or erythromycin; itraconazole or ketoconazole; blood pressure medicines or HIV protease inhibitors like indinavir or ritonavir.

Never stop or start with Cialis without the prior approval of your pharmacist or doctor. Inform the doctor about your current health condition including problems with erection and penis, if you have painful and long erection, history of heart problems, whether you have liver or kidney ailments, ulcers in the stomach, problems with bleeding or blood cell like sickle cell anemia, myeloma or leukemia; problems with the eyes like diseases of the retina, like retinitis pigmentosa, high blood pressure or any type of allergies.

Cialis is not recommended for use if you have a history of chest pain and angina, stroke, heart attack, serious problems of the liver, low blood pressure of if you have been advised by your doctor not to indulge in any sexual activity because of some kind of health issues.

Directions for using Cialis

Cialis should be ingested orally before sexual activity or as directed by physician.
The once-a-day dose should not be exceeded. In case you are taking some other medicines, dose of this drug can be altered to once every 2 or 3 days.

For more information on this, contact your pharmacist or doctor.

You can take this medicine with or without food. Keep the medicine at room temperature 77 °F (25 °C) in an air-tight container and keep it far away from light and heat. You can store this briefly between 59 and 86 °F (15 and 30 °C).

Alerts when using Cialis

It is advisable not to take Cialis if you have had allergy to this drug or any of its ingredients. Since Cialis can cause changes in vision and giddiness, it is not advisable to drive or operate machinery or take up a job that demands alertness. You should not do any of these activities unless you know how to handle the impact of this drug.

Using this medicine with other medication or alcohol may reduce your ability to drive or perform any other activity that is potentially dangerous. To reduce the feeling of light-headedness and giddiness, you should sit up or stand gradually from the seating or lying postures. Alcohol consumption increases the risk of increased side effects including giddiness, headache, light headedness, etc. Drink in moderation when using Cialis.

Never exceed the recommended dosage without prior approval of your doctor. Your dosage has been fixed according to your condition and reaction to therapy as well as other medicines that you might be taking currently.

Patients with heart problems might find sexual activity especially strenuous. If you have heart problems and experience any side effect during sexual activity, stop having sex and inform doctor urgently. Such signs include fainting, pain in the chest, giddiness and nausea.

Exercise caution when using this drug on the elderly as they are prone to be more sensitive to the side effects of Cialis. Women and children should not use this medication.

Cialis expected side effects

Stomach upset or nausea, pain in the back and muscles, vision changes, heartburn, headache, flushing, confusion in identifying blue and green colors, seeing a blue shade to objects are some of the expected side effects of this drug. If these carry on or become worse, consult doctor immediately.

Chances are minimal that you would have a long and painful erection that lasts for more than 4 hours. In case you experience this, stop taking the medication immediately and ask for urgent medical help or there can be chances for permanent problems.

Though unlikely, inform doctor immediately if you develop allergic reactions to Cialis. Allergic reactions can be in the form of: skin rashes, itching, strange swelling, serious giddiness, problems of breathing, etc.

Overdose with Cialis

If you suspect that you have consumed one too many of this medicine contact local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Signs of overdose include pain in the back and muscles, impaired vision.

Important information when taking Cialis

If there is no improvement of your symptoms or the existing symptoms worsen, contact your doctor immediately. Never share Cialis with anyone for whom the drug has never been prescribed as they may be suffering from problems which is not treatable with this drug or their condition can worsen with Cialis.

Cialis should not be used to treat other medical conditions. Keep this drug away from pets and children. If you are using this medication for a long period of time, keep enough supplies to prevent a stock out situation.

Effect of Cialis drug interactions

The interaction of this drug with another medicine can result in major side effects or reduce the efficacy of this drug. Some medications or some health conditions can interact with Cialis. You should inform your pharmacist and doctor about all the medicines – both prescription and over the counter that you are having.