Basic Information On Cialis
Cialis (tadalafil) works in the exact same way as its better known counterpart Viagra: it inhibits the phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) enzyme. By blocking this chemical, Cialis helps relax the smooth muscles of the penis, which results in a better blood flow and more blood entering the penis shaft. And as we all know, the more blood flows in, the better and stronger is an erection. This is how Cialis helps overcome erectile dysfunction, and it was approved by the FDA in both its 10 and 20 mg Cialis doses for treating mild to severe male impotence.
How to take Cialis
Cialis comes in the form of tablets that are to be taken in 24 hours to half and hour prior to having sex. Follow the prescribed dosage, which usually consists of a single tablet a day. In order to achieve any effects you have to be sexually stimulated to get an erection.
Before taking Cialis you''ll have to go through a medical examination in order to determine the exact cause of erectile dysfunction in your case.
Certain medical conditions that may cause erectile dysfunction such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma or an abnormally shaped penis can be restricted from taking Cialis.
Some drugs and substance may interact with Cialis and alter its effects, so make sure to consult with your doctor if you take any prescription, over the counter, street drugs or any other substances before starting taking Cialis.
There were no studies performed on the use of Cialis in conjunction with other impotence treatments so make sure to not mix them.
Alcohol can increase the likelihood of Cialis side-effects to occur, so make sure to not drink much before you take the drug.
Older men are usually more sensitive to Cialis, so caution is advised. Doctors will usually prescribe a lower dosage to start the treatment, which then can be gradually increased.
Cialis common side effects:
- back pain;
- muscle pain;
- nasal congestion;
- swelling of the eyelids;
- eye pain;
- red eyes;
Such side effects occur quite rarely and usually wear off after some time. But in case any of these symptoms start to worsen contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Certain drugs and substances can make it impossible for you to take Cialis, because mixing them can be harmful to your health and even fatal. So make sure to tell your doctor about taking one of the following groups of substances before starting a course of Cialis:
- ketoconazole or itraconazole;
- protease inhibitors