Cialis, also known as Tadalafil, is generally prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) but is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. Cialis is available in tablet form doses of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. The tablets are yellow, almond shaped and film-coated. Cialis is usually taken orally once a day. For ED Cialis may be taken as needed about thirty minutes before sex.
Cialis, when used for erectile dysfunction, provides increased blood flow to the penis which will aid in getting and maintaining an erection. In case of BPH, Cialis helps in relaxing the bladder and prostate muscle, which aids in cases of weak urinary flow and frequent urge to urinate.
Before using Cialis a patient should consult a doctor who will prescribe a proper dosage for the patient’s medical condition. If necessary, the patient’s doctor can adjust the prescription, if the condition improves or worsens. To avoid drug interactions the doctor and pharmacist should be informed about all products a patient uses such as prescription drugs (especially riociguat (Adempas)z), non-prescription drugs and herbal products. Patients who treat chest pain or heart problems with a nitrate drug such as nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, or recreational drugs such as “poppers” should not take Cialis.
Patients may experience side effects while taking Cialis and should contact their doctor, if symptoms of headache, stomachache, back pain, muscle pain, stuffy nose, flushing or dizziness persist. If a patient experiences heart problems, he should stop using Cialis and consult with a doctor immediately.
Allergic reactions to the drug, decreased vision, even blindness, as well as sudden decrease or loss in hearing are rare. A patient experiencing these symptoms should get medical help.
A patient should stop taking the pill and seek out immediate medical attention, if he experiences an erection for more than four hours.
Cialis does not offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases. Patients should use condoms or other safe sex alternatives.
Cialis is available in several countries. In Australia Cialis is available in brick and mortar pharmacies as well as online pharmacies. Buying Cialis online is easy. A simple online search comes up with a multitude of places to order from. However, Australian consumers should be aware that not all companies are reputable and might in fact sell counterfeit pills. Nonetheless, there are ways to find a reputable online seller as a cheap alternative to the local pharmacy.
Steps an Australian consumer should take to verify whether an online pharmacy is reputable include checking out the website. If it doesn’t show relevant contact details like an Australian address and phone number, the company might not sell the real thing. The information should be verified by calling the company. That way a consumer can also find out whether the company is knowledgeable about the drug and its uses.
Another way to check a company’s reputation is to check the feedback on them. Companies with negative feedback should be avoided.
A big money save if the pharmacy does not require a prescription and/or sells Cialis at a low price. Such companies most likely sell generic products, which must be safe to use.
General Practitioner. I worked in hospitals in Melbourne and Sydney.