Introduction – Cialis
Cialis is a medication commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction(ED) in men. The active ingredient in the drug is tadalafil, which alleviates male impotence. Cialis can help the user to achieve and maintain an erection for up to 36 hours.
The drug is manufactured by the American company. It is among the most popular drugs manufactured by this company. It was first developed by GlaxoSmithKline Company in 1991 to treat heart problems. This was when Pfizer, another drug manufacturing company found out that sildenafil, which is similar in action to tadalafil, caused erections in men who were participating in a research study. Cialis got approval for treating ED from the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2003.
Tadalafil, the main ingredient, works to relax the muscles and enhance blood circulation to particular areas of the body. It boosts the volume of blood in the prostate gland, resulting in an erection. Users can ingest the tablet using plain water, whether they have eaten or not. It can also be taken with alcohol. For the best results, one should take it an hour before the planned sex activity. The effect of the drug will last up to 36 hours. The maximum recommended dose is a single 20 milligrams tablet per day.
Those with heart problems such as stroke, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and angina should not take the drug since it places extra strain on the heart. Those with untreated or unusually low or high blood pressure are also advised not to use the medication. Other people who need to avoid the medication are those with eye vision problems, those who are using recreational drugs like poppers (amyl and butyl nitrite) or those who are allergic to tadalafil. It is generally advised that one consults a doctor before using the drug, particularly if they are using other medications or are suffering from allergies.
Like in any other drug, Cialis is associated with a number of side effects. These include nasal congestion, headaches, heartburns, indigestion, quickened heartbeat, blurred vision, flushing and burping. There may be other more serious side effects such as chest pains, irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness, and sudden loss of hearing.
Users are advised to contact their doctors if they feel pain or numbness during sex. Those who experience sudden loss of vision should get emergency assistance since Cialis can reduce blood flow to the eye’s optic nerve.
The drug should only be taken when required (when sexual activity is planned).Therefore the issue of a missed dose should not arise.
The medication should be stored in a cool and dry location,with temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius.
I am medical practitioner from Cape Town. My professional interest: new treatments of erectile dysfunction.