Cialis is the generic brand for tadalafil. Cialis a prescription drug used for treating erectile dysfunction in men. Cialis belongs to a class of drug known as phosphodiesterase inhibitors which act by inhibiting an enzyme PDE5 from working too rapidly in the penis thereby helping a man get and keep an erection during sexual activity as a result of increases venous congestion. However, Cialis doesn’t bring erection by itself but with physical stimulation of the penis. Cialis is also prescribed under the brand name Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Cialis also treats signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or prostate enlargement. Cialis is a cheap alternative to Viagra, Kamara and Levitra but works effectively.

Cialis vs. Viagra?

Cialis works as effective as Viagra. Cialis increases blood flow to the penis and this enables a man to hold an erection for a longer period. Cialis is similar to Viagra (sildenafil). However, Cialis is termed the weekend pill because its effect lasts for a long period of time- up to 36hours. Cialis comes in doses of 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg and 20mg. It is available in yellow tablets.

Cialis dosage

The recommended usage of Cialis as needed use for erectile dysfunction is 10mg, however, Cialis should be taken 30minutes prior to sex. Based on capability, Cialis dosage can be increased to 20mg or decreased to 5mg. Daily recommended dosage of Cialis is 2.5mg. It should be taken at the same time every day and the dosage can be increased to 5mb depending on the capability. For benign prostatic hyperplasia, the recommended dosage of Cialis is 5mg. Patients suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension may take doses of 20mg, 40mg, or 60mg.

Cialis Side Effects

Common side effects of Cialis includes head and muscle aches, back and stomach pain, acid reflux, flushing, indigestion and running nose. Severe side effects of Cialis should be reported immediately to the doctor and Cialis withdraw: breath shortness, sudden hearing loss, general ill feeling, lightheadedness, irregular heartbeat, and vision impairment.

Warning: do not take Cialis if you are on nitrate medication. Consult your doctor if your erection lasts more than four hours or is painful. Be sure you are healthy enough for sex before taking Cialis. Before administering Cialis, inform your doctor first if you are on antibiotics, HIV medicines, blood pressure medications, oral anti-fungal medications.

Also, inform your doctor if you have allergies for any drugs. Do not take Cialis more than once in 24 hours. In case of overdose, get medical help if you experience sudden vision loss- Cialis decreases blood flow to the optic nerve in the eye.