Tadalafil FAQ

What is Tadalafil used for?

Tadalafil is primarily used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It is also prescribed to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

How long does Tadalafil last?

The effects of Tadalafil can last for up to 36 hours, earning it the nickname 'the weekend pill'.

What are the common side effects of Tadalafil?

Common side effects may include headache, indigestion, back pain, muscle aches, flushing, and stuffy or runny nose.

Can I take Tadalafil every day?

For the treatment of erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia, Tadalafil is often taken once a day.

Is Tadalafil the same as Cialis?

Yes, Tadalafil is the active ingredient in the brand-name medication Cialis.

How should I take Tadalafil?

Take Tadalafil exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label.

Can I take Tadalafil with alcohol?

It is not recommended to consume excessive amounts of alcohol while taking Tadalafil, as it may increase the risk of certain side effects.

Is Tadalafil available over the counter?

No, Tadalafil is a prescription medication and is not available over the counter.

How quickly does Tadalafil work?

Tadalafil typically starts working within 30 to 60 minutes after ingestion.

What is the recommended dosage of Tadalafil?

The typical starting dose is 10 mg taken before sexual activity, with or without food. Your doctor may adjust the dose as needed.

Is Tadalafil safe for everyone?

Tadalafil may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or those taking specific medications. It's important to consult a healthcare professional before use.

Can Tadalafil be used by women?

Tadalafil is not indicated for use by women and should not be taken by women, especially during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

What should I do if I overdose on Tadalafil?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line if you have taken more than the recommended dose of Tadalafil.

Are there any drug interactions with Tadalafil?

Tadalafil can interact with certain medications, especially nitrates used to treat chest pain, and cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.

How can I store Tadalafil?

Store Tadalafil at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep track of your medicine. You should be aware if anyone is using it improperly or without a prescription.

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Information provided by Dr. Nithya Priya Raju. Reviewed by Dr. Mohamed El Khouly