Cialis is one of the most famous drugs for the treatment of the erectile dysfunctions all over the world; it contains Tadalafil, and is available in pills with 5, 10 or 20mg of principle per pill. It must not be confused with Viagra, another well known medicine for the treatment of ED in men.
It causes the relaxation of the blood vessels in the penis, allowing the blood to flow effortlessly and so causing an erection.
Cialis can also be used to treat the symptoms of prostatic hypertrophy, and in this case it can only be bought under medical prescription.
Cialis must be taken at least 20 or 30 minutes before trying to achieve the erection; the usual dose is 10mg.
- It can be used once a day, but for daily use the dose must be reduced to 2,5 or 5mg, according to the patient’s tolerance to Tadalafil.
- In patients suffering from both prostatic hypertrophy and erectile dysfunction, the suggested daily dose is 5mg.
Patients with severe liver or kidney disease should not take more than 10 mg. Taking a single daily dose is not recommended in patients with serious kidney disease and, for patients with liver disorders, the medicine should only be prescribed after careful consideration of the risks and benefits of taking it.
In studies of the general population, 81% of patients reported that Cialis, taken as needed, improved erections. Patients who took Cialis once a day at doses of 2.5 or 5 mg also reported improved erections.
The most common side effects of Cialis are headache, dyspepsia (indigestion), back pain and myalgia (muscle pain), which are more common at higher dosages. For the full list of all side effects reported with Cialis, see the package leaflet.
The medicine should not be used in cases where sexual activity is not recommended, for example in the presence of severe heart disease. The medicine should not be taken by patients who have suffered loss of vision in the past due to a deficiency of blood supply to the optic nerve (non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, NAION).
Cialis should not be taken with nitrates (a type of medicine used for angina) or medicines from the “guanylate cyclase stimulators” class such as riociguat (a medicine for high blood pressure in the vessels that supply the lungs, known as pulmonary hypertension).
In Australia Cialis can be bought both in pharmacies and online; however, considering the fact that medicines for erectile dysfunctions are amongst the most generic drugs in the world, it is suggested that Cialis is bought in store-based pharmacies or reputable online pharmacies that ask for a copy of the prescription.
Seen that Cialis is usually quite well tolerated and has lower side effects than other medicines for the erectile dysfunctions, its used is increasing constantly year after year all over the world, Australia included.
As it is a drug that can potentially cause serious health damages and even be the cause of death, it is suggested that a man who wants to take this medication asks for his doctor’s opinion and undergoes several physical exams before beginning the treatment.