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Cialis is an ED tablet that can last all weekend (for up to 36 hours). There’s also a type you can take every day called Cialis Daily.

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Need ED treatment that goes a little further? It’s time you met Cialis. Just one tablet can stay active in the body for up to 36 hours. So you and your partner can take your time, and don’t need to worry about it wearing off. 

When you sign up to a subscription plan for ED treatment, you have the freedom to change, pause or cancel if you want to take a break, or switch to something else.

What is Cialis?

Cialis is a pill for impotence (aka ED) made by Lilly. It’s probably the second most well-known ED drug in the world (behind Viagra). The way it works in the body is more or less the same, but the effects are a little different.

Other ED drugs only stay active in the body for around four to five hours. A Cialis tablet will stay functional in the body for up to 36 hours. So you can get multiple ‘uses’ out of one dose (translated: have sex multiple times).

So that’s regular Cialis. There’s also a version called Cialis Daily. This is a lower dose, but you can take it every day. With Cialis Daily, you don’t have to wait around for 30-60 minutes for it to start working, like with regular Cialis or other ED drugs. Because you take it every day, it stays active all the time, so you’re always ‘ready’ to have sex at short notice.

What dosage of Cialis is right for me?

Depends on your preferences, but also on your tolerance of the drug. There are four different doses of Cialis. 

Two are taken on demand (Cialis 10mg and 20mg tablets). The other two doses (Cialis 2.5mg and 5mg) are Cialis Daily. For these, you take one a day, and you’re ‘ready to go’ any time.

Most men taking it for the first time start on 10mg (on demand) or 2.5mg (daily). If you respond well to the drug, but find it isn’t quite strong enough, a doctor may suggest increasing to Cialis 20mg if you’re taking it on-demand, or Cialis 5mg if you’re taking it daily.

Cialis or Tadalafil?

It mostly depends on whether you like name brands. Tadalafil is the generic (non-branded) version of Cialis. The medicine is the same, but Tadalafil tablets and the packaging they come in will look a little different. They also might not be made by Lilly.

There shouldn’t be much (if any) difference in how well they work. Because generics like Tadalafil aren’t made by one manufacturer, they’re usually cheaper than branded medicines.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CIALIS

What is erectile dysfunction?

Also known as male impotence, erectile dysfunction or ED is when a man cannot get and keep an erection firm enough to be able to have sex with a partner. A lot of men get this problem occasionally. It’s when these symptoms happen over and over again that it’s defined as ED.

It happens when blood can’t flow into the penis, and fill up the muscle tissue called the corpus cavernosum. This might be because blood vessels are too tight at the base of the penis.

What causes ED?

Who gets ED?

How does Cialis work?

Does Cialis need a prescription?

How to buy Cialis online

How to take Cialis

If you’re taking the 10mg or 20mg dose, take one tablet 30-60 minutes before you plan to have sex. Swallow your tablet whole with water. 

It should remain active in the body for up to 36 hours. Don’t take more than one Cialis pill in any 24 hour period. It’s better to wait for 24 hours after the effects of the previous tablet have worn off before taking another one.

You need to be sexually stimulated for Cialis to work.

If you get an erection that won’t go away and lasts for more than four hours, seek immediate medical advice.

How to take Cialis Daily

Cialis with food and alcohol

Choosing the right Cialis dose

How effective is Cialis?

What are the most common Cialis side effects?

Some men who take Cialis do get side effects. 

You should make sure you stick to the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist to minimise the chances of these happening.

The most common side effects men experience with Cialis are: headache; a blocked nose; upset stomach; hot facial flushing; and back pain.

What should I do if I get side effects?

When should I see a doctor?

Is there a cheaper version of Cialis?

Yes. Tadalafil is a generic medicine that does the same thing in the body as Cialis. You can get it as both a weekend and a daily tablet. The main differences are that it won’t be made by Lilly (the company that makes Cialis), the tablet will look different (it won’t be yellow) and it will come in a different box.

It should be just as effective as the branded version. Generics like Tadalafil 20mg tablets need to be clinically equivalent to the branded medicine before they can be made available. You can buy Tadalafil online from EveAdam UK.

What should I do if Cialis doesn’t work?

Cialis vs Viagra: Which is better?

CIALIS SAFETY INFO

Always read the patient information leaflet before taking this treatment.

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Cialis side effects

Common side effects (affecting up to 1 in 10 people) are: headache, back or muscle pain, pain in the arms or the legs, hot flushing in the face, blocked nose and digestion problems.

Uncommon side effects (that occur in up to 1 in 100 people) include: feeling dizzy, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, reflux, blurred vision, pain in the eye, breathing problems, blood in the urine, prolonged erection, palpitations, increased heart rate, high or low blood pressure, bleeding from the nose, tinnitus, swollen hands, feet or ankles, and tiredness.

Rare side effects (occurring in up to 1 in 1,000 people) are: loss of consciousness, seizures, short term memory loss, swollen eyelids, red eye, sudden loss of hearing, hives, bleeding from the penis, blood in the semen, increased perspiration, heart attack or stroke in men who already had a history of heart problems, patrial, temporary or permanent reduction in or loss of vision, migraines, swollen face, severe allergic reaction, disorders interfering with blood flow to the eyes, irregular heartbeat, angina, and sudden death from a cardiac event.

Cialis warnings

References

[1] Capogrosso, P., Colicchia, M., Ventimiglia, E., Castagna, G., Clementi, M.C., Suardi, N., Castiglione, F., Briganti, A., Cantiello, F., Damiano, R., Montorsi, F. and Salonia, A. (2013). One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man—Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10(7), pp.1833–1841.  https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(15)30428-8/fulltext [Accessed 23 February 2021].

[2] Coward, Robert M., Carson, Culley C. 2008. Tadalafil in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. NCBI, [online] Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008 Dec; 4(6): 1315–1330.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2643112 [Accessed 23 February 2021].