Tadalafil is a medicine that is used to treat sexual ailments in men. It is used to treat symptoms like erectile dysfunction and sexual impotence. It does this by increasing the amount of blood that ultimately reaches the penis. This medicine works by relaxing the muscles around the genital area of men. It does this by preventing Phosphodiesterase-5 from working on the body. This further increases the amount of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) present in the body, which ends up relaxing smooth muscles inside blood vessels.
This medicine can also be used to treat problems of the prostrate gland and of passing urine. However, it will not help you in protection against and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis. This medicine does not require a doctor’s prescription, but you should talk to a urologist about the dosage you specifically require, as any kind of overdose may be extremely dangerous. It may even cause death. Before you obtain the dosage, make sure to inform your doctor of your medical history and of any drugs you are currently taking. After the prescription, you may take this medicine with or without food and resume sexual activity after about 60 minutes of consumption.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.
This medicine is prescribed in cases of erectile dysfunction which makes having intercourse difficult for males. Sexual stimulation combined with this medicine can help sustain an erection. Also, it is prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia(enlargement of the prostate which makes urinating troublesome), and in cases of extraordinarily high blood pressure in blood vessels of the lungs and right side of the heart.
This medicine should not be used by you if you have had allergy or increased sensitivity to it or its active components in the past.
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine should be consumed 2 hours before any sexual activity at the least. The effects of this medicine may persist in your body for about 3 days.
What is the onset of action?
The onset period of this medicine varies according to the mental health and state of the user. The average onset of action is about 2 hours after oral administering of the medicine.
Is it habit forming?
This medicine does not exhibit habit forming tendencies.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Alcohol is not recommended when you are using this medicine. The combination of it with alcohol may cause symptoms like dizziness, exhaustion, lack of focus or understanding, and pains in your head. These, if caused, should be immediately reported to your physician.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not advisable to be used when you are pregnant. You must seek medical attention to help you in determining the dosage if you absolutely cannot do without it.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine can absolutely not be used by mothers who are lactating. You should use some other medicine as replacement when you are breastfeeding.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Sufficient information is not available on whether you can drive while on this medicine. Lack of focus caused by this medicine varies from person to person, so you should not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel drowsy yourself after consuming this drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
This medicine is not recommended for patients of kidney disease. If you have a less intense degree of kidney disease, you may still take a very muted dose of this medicine, but if your kidneys don’t function at all, you may be prohibited from taking this medicine. Speak to your doctor before you go ahead, in any case.
Does this affect liver function?
If you have intense liver disease, you are asked to not take this medicine. You can have lesser doses if your liver ailment is less serious. Consult your doctor before taking any action.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you have forgotten the timing of a dose, and hence happen to have skipped it, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you are due for your next dose at the time, skip the missed dose altogether.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If you notice symptoms of an overdose, you should seek your doctor’s help immediately.
Interaction with Disease
This medicine interacts with diseases like heart disease, increased blood pressure, ailments of the liver and kidney, seizure disorder and abnormal erections.
Interaction with Alcohol
This medicine if taken in combination with alcohol may cause abnormally less blood pressure, and fainting, sweating and dizziness along with it. Hence, alcohol use is recommended to be limited when a person is consuming this medicine.
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Medicine
This medicine interacts with other medicines like Amlodipine, Carbamazepine, Ketoconazole, Phenytoin, Nitroglycerin and Cimetidine. This interaction may harm efficiencies of both medicines.
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