Cialis Ingredients

Cialis is the brand name for the drug tadalafil. Cialis is used for the treatments of erectile dysfunction, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Cialis works to increase the blood flow to the penis when treating erectile dysfunction when there is sexual stimulation present.

Active Ingredient in Cialis

The active ingredient in Cialis is tadalafil. Tadalafil comes in three different dosage tablets. These dosages are 2.5, 5, 10; each dosage is used to treat different conditions and symptoms.

The following dosages relate to the following symptoms with Tadalafil as the active ingredient;

  • For the treatment of erectile dysfunction on an as needed basis, the initial dose should be ten milligrams as needed prior to sexual stimulation. Maintenance doses can range from five to twenty milligrams once a day as needed. This is based on tolerability and efficacy of each individual.
  • For daily treatment of erectile dysfunction an initial dose of 2.5 milligrams should be taken the same time once a day, without regard to sexual stimulation. Maintenance doses range from 2.5 to 5 milligrams based on the individual.
  • Treatment for BHP is five milligrams once a day at the same time each day.

After taking a single dose of Cialis, the active ingredient remains in the body for more than a two day period. The active ingredient may stay in the system longer if liver or kidney problems are present.

Keep in mind that the active ingredient in Cialis does not cure erectile dysfunction, protect against sexually transmitted diseases, increase a man’s sexual desire, or serve as a type of male birth control.

The active ingredient in Cialis is indicated only for men over the age of eighteen, and includes men who have undergone a prostatectomy or who have diabetes.

Be sure to bring up with the doctor if any of these conditions are present before taking tadalafil: heart problems, low blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, liver or kidney problems, stomach ulcers, severe vision loss, deformed penis, or have blood cell problems.

Always check for allergic reactions, or previous allergic reactions to this active ingredient. Medication should be discontinued if an allergic reaction occurs. Signs of an allergic reaction include: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or throat.

 

Inactive Ingredients

All medications contain inactive ingredients that don’t affect the efficacy of the drug. The following inactive ingredients are contained in Cialis:

  • Lactose monohydrate
  • Croscarmellose Sodium
  • Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
  • Iron oxide
  • Hypromellose
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Triacetin
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Talc

Any allergies to these inactive ingredients should also indicate a discontinuation of the medication. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned about any of these ingredients.

 

Side Effects

All medication has a potential for side effects, Cialis is no different. Taking this medication with a nitrate could cause hypotension, which is a serious drop in blood pressure. These are the following side effects that may occur while taking Cialis:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Stuffy nose
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing

If any of these do occur the effects should dissipate after a short time. If the effects do not, consulting a doctor is recommended.

If an erection lasts for more than four hours medical attention should be sought immediately, as lasting damage could occur.

Potential Drug Interactions with the Ingredients in Cialis

There is always potential for some interaction when taking different medications together. Patients should be aware if taking nitrates, alpha-blockers, and any antihypertensive. Some medications can also reduce the absorption of Cialis, such as antacids. If you are currently on any medications, be sure to mention them to your doctor before taking Cialis.

Absorption of Cialis

After one dose of the medication, the highest concentration of tadalafil is garnered anywhere between thirty minutes of six hours, with a median time of around two hours. The rate of this absorption is not affected by food. Tadalafil is excreted as metabolites mostly in feces, and to a smaller extent in urine.

Safety of Cialis

The safety of Cialis has been evaluated in more than twenty-two clinical trials. These trials had duration times of up to twenty-four weeks and involved over four thousand patients. In all of these trials Cialis proved to be effective when taken on an as needed basis, once a day, for improving erectile dysfunction.

The effectiveness was also proved in separate trials for use on a daily basis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

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