All About Erectile Dysfunction Medicine

Tadalafil is an oral drug that belongs in the class called phosphodieterase inhibitors. It is prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction, pulmonary arterial hypertension and improve exercise capacity.

Treating impotency or erectile dysfunction (ED) can be done by improving the flow of blood to the penis. This is just what the oral drug tadalafil does. The drug, which belongs to the class called phosphodiesterase inhibitors, is available in tablet form in dosages of 5 milligrams, 10 milligrams and 20 milligrams.

Mechanism of Action:

Tadalafil, which is available in the market under the brand name of Cialis, is prescribed to treat impotency or ED in men. Meanwhile, under the brand name Adcirca, it is prescribed to improve exercise capacity of a person and treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.

It is recommended that you take Tadalafil as instructed by your doctor or as stated in the prescription label. You can take this drug even in an empty stomach. Do take Cialis only when needed, usually just before a sexual activity. Cialis works by helping achieve an erection when there is sexual stimulation. An erection will not happen just because you take Cialis.

When Not to Take Tadalafil:

Tadalafil should not be taken if you are allergic to the drug or if you have heart problems or chest pain and take a nitrate medication such as nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate. Tadalafil should not also be taken if you are using recreational drugs such as nitrite or amyl nitrate. Combining this medication and nitrate may cause a serious or life-threatening decrease in blood pressure which may lead to stroke, heart attack or fainting.

When to Get Emergency Help:

The use of Tadalafil may have side effects that require emergency medical help. These side effects are allergic reactions such as swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue, hives, and difficulty in breathing. If during a sexual activity you feel pain, tingling or numbness in your arms, chest, neck or jaw or become nauseated and dizzy, call your doctor immediately as you can be having a serious adverse reaction toTadalafil.


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