Cialis is a pharmacotherapeutic drug whose active ingredient is Tadalafil. The drug also has several inactive ingredients. It is available in tablet form and is prescribed as Cialis super active for the treatment of erectile dysfunction(ED). An oral lozenge form is also available as Cialis soft that travels directly to the blood stream.
The tablets are film-coated in blister packs and are almond-shaped. There are three categories of Cialis tablets; the 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg and 20mg tablets. Each tablet is marked with C2.5, C5, C10 and C20 on the side respectively. They are a light orange-yellow color.
Cialis super active is used for erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to achieve and sustain an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse. The drug works by inhibiting phosphodiesterase type 5(PDE 5). The inhibition of PDE 5 causes the levels of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) to increase. Higher levels of cGMP result in the relaxation of the smooth muscles of the penis and consequently increased blood flow into the tissue leading to an erection.
It is important to note that sexual stimulation has to be present in order for Cialis super active to work. It will not have any effect on ED is stimulation is absent. Cialis is also prescribed by physicians in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults.
The recommended dosage for regular Cialis is 10mg and 20mg for the generic Cialis soft before a person has sexual activity. The drug can be taken with or without food. In some men, a 10mg dose may not result in an adequate erection. In such instances, they can take the 20mg tablet.
It is generally advisable for patients to take the tablet at least half an hour before sexual intercourse. Cialis super active is not recommendable for continuous daily use and patients should take a maximum of one tablet a day. Most physicians advise patients to stick to a regimen of 2-3 tablets a week.
The dosage of Cialis has to be periodically reassessed depending on the individual patient tolerability. There is a group of people who should not take this drug. They include persons under the age of 18 years, women and men with cardiovascular problems. Additionally, men with renal impairments, hepatic impairments, diabetes as well as elderly men should not adjust their Cialis doses.
Like all drug, Cialis has some possible side effects. They are often mild to moderate in nature. The common side effects include headaches, muscle aches, facial flushing, and pain in the extremities (arms and legs and indigestion.
The uncommon side effects are allergic reactions (rashes), chest pain, stomach ache, increased heartbeat and prolonged or mildly painful erections. The very rare adverse effects include hives, memory loss, swelling of the eyes and blood pressure changes. Patients who experience these effects should halt medication and seek immediate medical counsel.
This drug should be stored below 30 degrees Celsius and away from moisture. It must also be kept out of reach of children and pets. Patients should never use it after the expiry date and it must be properly disposed. They should not be discarded in drainage systems or toilets.
Consumers can now buy Cialis soft and brand Cialis at online pharmacies without prescriptions. Currently in Australia, the generic Cialis 2.5mg tablets cost between AU$ 0.8 and AU$ 2.4 per pill while the 5mg tablets range from AU$1.1 to AU$3.0.There are several online stores that are highly recommended including edonlinestores.net and http://viagrastoreaustralia.com/.
General Practitioner. I worked in hospitals in Melbourne and Sydney.