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Tadalafil (generic Cialis)

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Tadalafil belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors. It is the exact same active ingredient as Cialis but a cheaper alternative. This prevents the breakdown of a natural molecule produced by your body which stimulates an erection when you get aroused. It does so by increasing blood flow to the penis to help men get and maintain an erect penis.

Tadalafil is regarded as one of the competitors of Sildenafil (Viagra). It is considered to be the most cost-effective treatment for ED. Also, it is selected by many because it works faster, for a longer period, and has fewer side effects than other treatments for erectile dysfunction. One of its advantages is that it can be taken with or without food since food doesn't have an effect on the activity of the drug.
Patients with erectile dysfunction of varying severity all reported improvements in their erections whilst taking Cialis (Tadalafil). It has shown to treat 80% of men with ED.
One tablet should be taken at least 30 minutes before sexual intercourse. The standard dose is 10mg however, depending on your age, height, weight and severity, we may suggest a higher dose of 20mg. Its effect lasts for up to 36 hours hence why it is sometimes referred to as the “weekend” pill. It is not recommended to take more than one tablet within a 24 hour period.
Like any medicine that is taken, Tadalafil can potentially cause side effects or have no side effects at all. These include muscle aches and pains, headaches, indigestion, flushing, dizziness and nasal congestion.
Which ED treatment works for you best depends on the individual and their sexual activity. Here is a few tips to help you make a selection:

Tadalafil is also common prescribed erectile dysfunction treatment. It is the generic version of Cialis and so considerably cheaper. Tadalafil is sometimes favoured as it lasts up to 36 hours after taking hence why we sometimes refer to it as the The Weekend Pill. Tadalafil also works faster being effective within 30 minutes. Some prefer using Tadalafil rather than Sildenafil as it is not effected by food. The standard prescribed dose for tadalafil is 10mg which can be increased to 20mg if not effective. If you typically have sex more than 2x a week or are spontaneous with your sexual activity, you may prefer to try the 2.5-5mg dosing taken daily. If you are the type to have no schedule, then this is a perfect fit.

Sildenafil (or Viagra) typically works within an hour of taking and last up to 4-5 hours. Sildenafil is the active ingredient of Viagra however, it is a generic version of the brand available at a cheaper price with the same actions. You may start taking Sildenafil (or Viagra) at the typical dose of 50mg. This can then be decreased to 25mg or increased to 100mg depending on how you react to the 50mg dose.

Vardenafil is another choice of ED treatment. It is the generic version of Levitra and so is considerably cheaper but offering the same mechanism of action. Vardenafil works within 30-60 minutes of taking and last for 5 hours. Similarly to Sildenafil, it works best on an empty stomach. The standard dose of 10mg is prescribed however, a lower or higher dose may be prescribed depending on several factors.

Please note some health condiitons may result in a lower dose being safer to take, hence why it is vital to state your full medical history so our prescribers can make an informed decision.
Tadalafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction and will not directly help with premature ejaculation. An alternative medication that has been proven to help with premature ejaculation is Dapoxetine (Priligy) which you can purchase from our Click Doctor Men's Clinic.
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions or on particular medicines. It is very important you declare your full medical history to our Click Doctors via our online consultations so that a proper judgement can be made on its safety.

Tadalafil is not suitable:
  • If you are allergic to its active ingredient or any other of its ingredients
  • If you are on nitrates or nitric oxide donors
  • If you have loss of vision in one eye due to non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy
  • If you have any heart problems or suffered from a stroke within the last 6 months
  • If you have been advised against having sex e.g. due to heart problems
  • If you are using any other products or taking any other medicines to treat erectile dysfunction
Do not drink large amounts of alcohol before you plan to take Tadalafil. Drinking too much alcohol can reduce your ability to get an erection and prevent you from getting the maximum benefit from this treatment.

For full information on how to take, side effects and precautions, it is important that you carefully read the patient information leaflet.

Note: Our Click Doctors recommend Tadalafil (Cialis) if you want a medicine that has a longer duration of action than Sildenafil or you have tried Sildenafil and it did not work well for you.
Superintendent Pharmacist: Isra Al-Hadad
GPhC Reg No: 2076850