Tadalafil is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is in a class of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Tadalafil works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder, which helps to improve urine flow and reduce symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Tadalafil was approved for use in the United States in 2003. It is available as a generic medication. Generic tadalafil is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
The brand name for tadalafil is Cialis. Tadalafil is also available as an oral suspension.
Common side effects of tadalafil include headache, muscle pain, flushing, stuffy nose, indigestion, and back pain. Tadalafil can cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how tadalafil affects you.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of tadalafil.
Tadalafil is a drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. It was originally developed as a treatment for angina, but it was found to be more effective in treating erectile dysfunction. Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor, which means it prevents the breakdown of cGMP, which is responsible for the erection process. When cGMP levels are increased, the blood vessels in the penis relax and allow more blood to flow into the penis, resulting in an erection. Tadalafil can be taken with or without food, and it typically starts working within 30 minutes. The effects of tadalafil can last up to 36 hours, so it is sometimes referred to as “the weekend pill”.
Tadalafil is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is in a class of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors), which are used to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis. Tadalafil was approved for use in the United States in 2003, and is available as a generic drug since 2018. The most common side effects of tadalafil are headache, muscle pain, back pain, stomach pain, stuffy nose, and flushing. Tadalafil should not be used with nitrates or alpha blockers.