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Cialis



Cialis (Tadalafil) is used to treat male sexual function problems (erection problems) commonly known as ED (erectile dysfunction). Cialis is available in 5mg, 10mg and 20mg tablets and is taken only when required.

How to take Cialis
Cialis is taken orally one-half hour before sexual activity. Cialis can remain effective for up to 36 hours. Take Cialis only as directed by your physician. Tadalafil (Cialis) works along with sexual stimulation to help achieve and maintain an erection.

Side Effects
Headache, dyspepsia, back pain, muscle aches, flushing, and stuffy or runny nose might occur when taking Cialis. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. These side effects usually go away after a few hours.

Patients who experience back pain and/or muscle aches usually do so 12 to 24 hours after taking Cialis. Back pain and muscle aches usually go away within 48 hours. Contact your physician if you experience a side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

Drug Interactions
Inform your doctor of all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Cialis and other medicines may affect each other. Always check with your doctor before starting or stopping any medicines.

Especially tell your doctor if you take any of the following medicines including nitrates; alpha blockers (including Hytrin® (terazosin HCl), Flomax® (tamsulosin HCl), Cardura® (doxazosin mesylate), Minipress® (prazosin HCl) or Uroxatral® (alfuzosin HCl); ritonavir (Norvir®) or indinavir (Crixivan®); ketoconazole or itraconazole (such as Nizoral® or Sporanox®); erythromycin; or other medicines or treatments for ED (erectile dysfunction).

Precautions
Before using Cialis, inform your doctor about all of your medical problems, if you have heart problems such as angina, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, or have had a heart attack; have low blood pressure or have high blood pressure that is not controlled; have had a stroke; have liver problems; have kidney problems or require dialysis; have retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic (runs in families) eye disease; have stomach ulcers; have a bleeding problem; have a deformed penis shape or Peyronie's disease; have had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours or have blood cell problems such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia.

Notes
Do not share Cialis with others, since they may have a problem that is not effectively treated by Taladafil. The use of Cialis does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, Hepatitis B, gonorrhea). Keep Cialis and all medications out of the reach of children.


Erectile Dysfunction Resources

Erectile Dysfunction - Information and resources on erectile dysfunction from leading urologists.

Impotence.org - Information on diagnosis and treatment, links and resources and a physician referral network.



This information regarding Cialis is intended to supplement, not substitute the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of Cialis is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using Cialis.

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