Cialis is a medication that men take to treat impotence(erectile dysfunction). Cialis, along with foreplay, help bring blood to the penis, resulting in an erection. It is also used to ease the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. You take it with or without food.
For the use in treating erectile dysfunction you can either take it about thirty minutes before sexual activity or once a day every day. The effects usually last about thirty-six hours. The fact that you can use this everyday allows you not to have to plan sexual activities around taking your medication. This allows for a more natural, organic sex life. It is recommend, if you are taking it once a day, to take it the same time everyday. This will also help you to remember to take it. It is said that regular, unplanned sexual activities can begin after five to six days of taking Cialis(if you are taking it daily).
If you are going to be taking it day to day, then you will most likely be on a dosage of 2.5mg to 5mg.
If you are only taking it as needed, thirty minutes before sexual activity, then you will be taking a dosage of 20mg.
You should consult your doctor in order to know which method works best for you.
If you are taking it day to day then make sure not to miss a dose. If you do forget to take it, then take it as soon as you remember.
Avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol while taking Cialis, as it may negatively effect the affects of the medication.
If you are using it to improve symptoms of an enlarged prostate then you can expect to see results in about two weeks. Although, it can take up to four weeks for some.
You should not combine Cialis with medications with nitrates, such as nitroglycerin. They combination may cause sudden low blood pressure. You should also avoid if your use “”poppers”” as they will also incur similar side effects.
If you have any of the following aliments Cialis may not be right for you:
- heart problems
- pulmonary hypertension
- low blood pressure
- liver or kidney problems
- require dialysis
- the eye disease retinitis pigmentosa
- severe vision problems
- stomach ulcers or bleeding
- a deformed penis shape, also known as Peyronie’s disease
- sickle cell anemia
- multiple myeloma
Additional medications that my interfere with the effectiveness of Cialis are:
- Medications used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic-thromboembolic hypertension, such as riociguat (Adempas®)
- Alpha-blockers, medications used to address prostate problems
- blood pressure medication
- medications treating HIV
- Other oral anti-fungal medications
- some antibiotics(check with your healthcare provide to make sure there will be no interactions)
- Other medications used to treat impotence(erectile dysfunction)
Most Common Side affects of Cialis include:
- back pain
- muscle aches
- stuffy or runny nose
The common side effect are not usually long last and will dissipate after a few hours. However, if you have back pain or muscles aches lasting longer then two days you should call you healthcare provider.