Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men may be quite common nowadays among middle aged and older men but they need not worry. The FDA has approved five oral sexual drug enhancers namely Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, Stendra and Viagra. All of these medications work by increasing the flow of blood into the penis so that when a man is sexually aroused, he can have an erection and can sustain it for various durations depending on the drug taken. ED is caused by many things that derived from physical issues to mental health-related problems and also from side effects of certain medications and also have some lifestyle factors.
Characteristics of Cialis
Each of the drugs mentioned above work following a similar mechanism to cause erections. The difference is in how long the drug can sustain erection and how quickly it works. Cialis works within about fifteen minutes which is faster than any of the other four drugs and also lasts much longer – lasting to up to 36 hours in most cases.
Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor currently available in pill form under the name Cialis for treating erectile dysfunction and Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Cialis tablets for ED come in doses of 5mg, 10 mg and 20 mg. It is yellow coloured, film coated and almond shaped. Tadalafil is also manufactured and sold under the name of Tadacip by the Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla in doses of 10 and 20 mg. Cialis is a product of Eli Lilly.
Nature of Performance
The Food and Drug Administration in November 21, 2002 approved Tadalafil as Cialis for sale in the United States as the third ED prescription drug pill after Viagra and Levitra. Cialis’ 36 hour effectiveness earned it the nickname, “The Weekend Pill” and is recommended to be administered “as needed”. Cialis is the only one of the three medications that can be taken once per day. Generic Cialis works by blocking the chemical called PDE5 which affects blood flow to the penis. Men are affected by PDE5 because when this chemical blocks blood flow, it will obstruct the ability to produce an erection. Tadalafil helps by blocking this chemical and therefore allows sufficient blood flow to run through the penis thus resulting to a successful erection.
Generic Cialis or Tadalafil does not work without stimulation because its absence does not trigger the chemicals that cause the erection. However it can maintain erection much longer. This allows men to feel confident for a long period of time – giving them the flexibility to choose the right moment for sexual intercourse. Cialis can be bought online with the needed confidentiality – making men feel in control of their personal issues with ED which many men certainly have problems with or too embarrassed to make the purchase from a pharmaceutical outlet’s over-the-counter service.
Not for Total Cure
There are two available options of Cialis. One form is for daily use and another one for long lasting effect to up to 36 hours. It is important to note that it is still recommended to consult a doctor when ED problem exists due to the fact that ED can be caused by a variety of health problems. To reiterate, Cialis does not cure ED but it does improve the ability to produce erections until sexual intercourse has been fully undertaken. It boosts not only men’s sexual prowess but also their confidence. Mental health will be nurtured as they get out of depression to the inability of making their partner happy. There would be cases when Cialis may not be safe to take despite the FDA approval. Tell the doctor if any of the following situations is true to your own health condition:
- Allergies to any drugs, including Viagra or other ED medications
- If you are taking prescriptions or no-prescription medications including herbal and dietary supplements
- If you are scheduled for surgery including dental
- If you are taking nitro-glycerine or long acting nitrate to treat chest pains. The combination of Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, Stendra or Viagra with these drugs can cause dangerously low blood pressure.
- If you take alpha blockers for blood pressure or prostate problems. Dangerously low blood pressure can also occur.
- If you have suffered from a heart attack, stroke or life threatening arrhythmia or irregular heart rate within the last six months, then it is best to discuss options with your doctor.
Cialis cannot be taken together with nitrates such as: mononitrate, nitroglycerin, amyl nitrite, isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide. It can also interact negatively with high blood pressure drugs, AIDS or HIV infection treatments, yeast or fungal infection medications like fluconazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole and voriconazole to name a few – plus seizure drugs like phenytoin, carbamazepine and phenobarbital. Grapefruit juice macrolide, clarithromycin, erythromycin and troleandomycin antibiotics will also have adverse effect same as prostate cures namely rifapentine, rifabutin or rifampin. There’s a possibility that the enumerated drugs do not cover all the medicines that can have damaging effects when associated with Cialis.
This precaution is not limited among prescribed medicines but also include dietary supplements and over-the-counter treatments. Discussing all these with your doctor must not be neglected. History of smoking, alcohol drinking and illegal drug use should be taken seriously. Always follow directions by heart and clarify vague or instructions that do not make sense to you. Never double the dosage in any case. Stick to the once a day rule – even if you feel like doing it non-stop. Dispose Cialis properly when the expiration date has lapsed. Keep it away from hot and humid areas to prevent the accumulation of moisture. It must not be tampered prior to administration and children must not play with it.
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