|Tadalafil belongs to the class of phosphodiesterase inhibitors which is used for treating Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence, in which a man is not able to get or maintain an erection). Other purposes for which the drug is used include treating enlarged prostate gland that causes difficulties while urinating (incomplete bladder emptying, weak stream, dribbling or hesitation), urinary frequency and urinary urgency in adult males. Also, patients who have pulmonary arterial hypertension are prescribed this medicine as it helps in improving the symptoms like dizziness, shortness of breath and high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs. The drug helps in normalizing the blood flow and making sure that enough blood is supplied to E.D. patients during sexual stimulation.
Warnings and Precautions- If you are allergic to tadalafil or any ingredients in the medication, then it is important to inform your doctor about this as he/she would decide on how much dosage should be prescribed to you or any other medicine has to be prescribed. Get the
list of all the ingredients in the medicine from your pharmacist so that you can make out whether or not is there anything in the medicine which can cause health concerns. Tadalafil can cause health complications if you take it along with nitrate containing products. Consuming or applying some kind of pastes, sprays, ointments, tablets and patches containing nitrates should be stopped if you are consuming tadalafil. Also, street drugs like butyl nitrate should also be avoided. Besides, nitrate containing products and medicines you should also inform your doctor about any other medications, supplements, nutrients, vitamins and other substances which you are
taking before prescribing to tadalafil. Smoking should be avoided to help avoid any serious health problems and for proper treatment.
Pregnant women should inform their doctor about their pregnancy as the medicine is reported to cause complications to the mother’s and child’s health. Women who are breastfeeding their child should consult their doctor before prescribing to tadalafil. People who have had a surgery, including a dental surgery should inform their doctor about it. You should confirm it with your doctor that whether consuming alcohol would cause any problems to your health during the time you are consuming tadalafil. If you ever had a Liver, heart, pancreas or kidney transplant, then you should inform your doctor about it as the medicine may affect these organs if not taken in a controlled dosage. Take the exact amount of dosage as mentioned by your doctor.
Side Effects- The medicine can trigger some unwanted effects in patients which may become worse with time. One should inform the doctor if the side effects persist for a longer time. The side effects include headaches, nausea, indigestion, flushing, pain in the stomach, cough, pain in muscles, legs and arms, blurred vision, chest pain, difficulty in swallowing food, shortness in breath, rash, swelling on face, ankles, lower legs, hands, feet, lips, eyes and tongue; hives, ringing in the ears, loss or decrease in hearing and blisters of the skin. These are some of the many side effects that can occur with the consumption of tadalafil. The occurring of other side effects vary from one patient to another as everyone has different metabolism and ways in which the immune system works.
Directions To Use- Tadalafil is an oral medication which should be taken with water or food. The drug can be taken in two different ways, either on a daily basis or can be taken when needed. Take the medicine 30 minutes before sexual activity. It should be taken care that you consume the medicine with a gap of 24 hours between two dosages. Take the medicine on the same time schedule if you are taking it on a daily basis.