Generic Cialis

Tadalafil 10/20mg

Cialis is a drug manufactured by Lilly pharmaceuticals company. It contains tadalafil as the main ingredient. The drug is mainly used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. There are many other companies minify in the same drug under various brand names.

How the drug works?

This is a phosphodiesterase type V inhibitor drug. Like other PDE 5 inhibitor medicines, this also works by inhibiting the action of the enzyme PDE 5. To clearly understand the mechanism by which the drug acts, it is important to understand how an erection will occur in male.

Achieving an erection is a series of reactions that occurs through sexual stimulation. One important event for the erection to achieve in man is the release of the chemical substance called cyclic GMP. This chemical substance causes dilatation of the arteries of penis and allows more blood to flow into the special muscles of the penis called corpora cavernosa and corpora spongiosum. These 2 muscles have tumescence properties and as they receive high amounts of blood they get rigid and erect.

The PDE 5 enzyme removes the cyclic GMP from arteries and brings the penis back into the normal state. The medicine will prevent the action of this enzyme and allow cyclic GMP to bind to the arteries for a longer period of time so that a proper erection can be achieved.

 

What are the uses of this medicine?

Tadalafil is mainly used for the treatment of sexual disorder in men. It can treat a large number of cases of erectile dysfunction. Therefore, it is mainly used for the treatment of male impotence only. Some doctors may also prescribe this medicine for the alleviation of urinary symptoms in patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia. The drug can be consumed only 5 mg per day with a patient is using it for the treatment of enlarged prostate gland.

 

In what cases the medicine should not be taken by the patient?

There are many cases in which tadalafil must not be used by the patients. Woman and children under 18 years of age cannot use the drug as it is meant for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men only. Patients with severe high or low blood pressure cannot take this medicine without doctor’s permission. Patients with kidney, liver and heart dysfunction is must avoid the drug. In case of the rare disorder like galactose intolerance and eye condition called NAION, the medicine is contraindicated. Patients that suffered a heart attack in last 3 months or a stroke in last 6 months cannot take this medicine.

 

What are the side effects of this medicine?

There are some common, uncommon and rare side effects of this medicine. The common side effects are back pain, my idea, heartburn, flushing effect and headache. The uncommon and rare side effects may vary from person to person. These are pain in eyes, blurred vision, dizziness, swelling of face and eyelids, skin rashes, chest pain, hypotension and hypertension, increased heart rate aka tachycardia, heart attack and migraine.