Generic Cialis

What is it used for?

Generic Cialis (tadalafil citrate) is an erectile agent used to enable achieving and maintaining of erections in individuals with compromised sexual function. The drug remains active for the period of time lasting for 36 hours; the therapeutic window that has earned generic Cialis the nickname of the “weekend pill”.

Generic Cialis contains tadalafil citrate. By acquiring the drug from our pharmacy, you acknowledge that you are familiar with the active substance used in generic Cialis, its uses, doses and possible side effects. We insistently recommend checking with your healthcare provider before you start using generic Cialis. The same applies to any unwanted effects: seek the advise of your medical consulted in case of developing any.

Characteristics of the drug

Generic Cialis (tadalafil citrate) is a vasoactive drug affecting the elasticity of blood vessels through binding the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). In men suffering from decreased erectile potential, PDE5 prevents the essential erection protagonist cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate) from accumulating in the penile muscularsis.

When generic Cialis inhibits PDE5, it releases nitric oxide (NO), which promotes the release of cGMP and the improved blood circulation in the penis. Thus the natural mechanism of erection is restored.

Doses and use instructions

Take generic Cialis as needed, prior to engaging in sexual activity. Allow for 30 to 40 minutes to pass for the drug to take effect. A tablet should be taken whole; do not chew, break or crush it in your mouth, or mix it with food or drinks.

The median dose recommended in the majority of healthy patients is 10mg, to be increased to 20mg in case its effects are insufficiently meaningful. Maximal dose should be established by your GP, urologist, sexologist or andrologist. The doses of 2.5mg or 5mg are reserved for daily use.

Interactions with other drugs

Generic Cialis is not compatible with the drugs from the following drug groups:

  • donors of nitric oxide – drugs used for high blood pressure and chest pain
  • drugs used in fungal infections
  • drugs used in the treatment of AIDS / HIV
  • drugs metabolized by CYP3A4 enzyme

Warnings and precautions

Do not take generic Cialis if you have allergy towards lactose. Patients with decreased clearance rate should opt for lower doses of tadalafil. Avoid taking grapefruit and grapefruit juice alongside with the intake of Cialis. Note that excessive consumption of alcohol together with generic Cialis can lead to sudden drop in blood pressure that can be fatal.

Contraindications

Do not use generic Cialis in the presence of the following conditions:

  • diseases of eye retina (retinitis pigmentosa, NAION)
  • diseases of stomach or duodenum (ulcers)
  • heart disease or stroke experienced recently
  • diseases of blood vessels (leukemia, sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma)
  • hypertension, hypotension
  • hypersensitivity towards tadalafil or other components in the drug
  • penile scarring, angulation, deformity, priapism

Side effects

The side effects of generic Cialis include the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Rhinitis
  • Flushing in the face
  • Upset stomach
  • Skin hives
  • Nausea

In the presence of more serious side effects, seek medical help immediately:

  • compromised breathing ability
  • irregular / increased heart beat rate
  • swelling of the face / lips / tongue
  • pain in the chest / arm
  • fainting
  • vomiting
  • severe headache
  • loss of hearing / vision in one or both eyes

Overdose with tadalafil

In order to avoid overdosing on tadalafil, always adhere to medicine instructions that come along with your generic Cialis prescription. The symptoms of Cialis overdose will remind those of tadalafil side effects, but will be more intense in their nature. Go to your doctor’s office at one or report to the nearest poison control center if you get exposed to excessive doses of tadalafil.

Missing a dose

If you are taking generic Cialis on demand, there is no possibility of missing a dose of your medicine. Take a tablet as soon as you remember to, but do not exceed one recommended daily dose.

Storing generic Cialis

Store generic Cialis in a place where children and pets cannot reach it at temperatures that do not exceed 22°C, in a moist-proof environment.

Toxicity potential of generic Cialis

Generic Cialis can have intoxicating effect on the organism when the doses are exceeded. Report to a healthcare center if you suspect that you have been exposed to a toxic dose of tadalafil.