Before taking Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems (such as heart attack or life-threatening irregular heartbeat in the past 6 months, chest pain/angina, heart failure), stroke in the past 6 months, kidney disease, liver disease, high or low blood pressure, a severe loss of body water (dehydration), penis conditions (such as angulation, fibrosis/scarring, Peyronie's disease), history of painful/prolonged erection (priapism), conditions that may increase the risk of priapism (such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, multiple myeloma), eye problems (such as retinitis pigmentosa, sudden decreased vision, NAION), bleeding disorders, active stomach ulcers.
Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This brand of the drug is not usually used in women. During pregnancy, Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg is used to treat male sexual function problems (impotence or erectile dysfunction-ED). In combination with sexual stimulation, Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg works by increasing blood flow to the penis to help a man get and keep an erection.
Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg is also used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate frequently or urgently (including during the middle of the night). Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg is thought to work by relaxing the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder.
Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis). Practice "safe sex" such as using latex condoms. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg by mouth, with or without food, as directed by your doctor. Do not take Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg more often than once daily.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
To treat the symptoms of BPH, take Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg as directed by your doctor, usually once a day.
To treat erectile dysfunction-ED, there are 2 ways that Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg may be prescribed. Your doctor will determine which is the best way for you to take Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg. Follow your doctor's directions exactly since your dosage depends on how you are taking it. The first way is to take it as needed, usually at least 30 minutes before sexual activity. Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg's effect on sexual ability may last up to 36 hours.
The second way to treat ED is to take Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg regularly, once a day every day. If you take it this way, you may attempt sexual activity at any time between your doses.
If you are taking Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg to treat both ED and BPH, take it as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. You may attempt sexual activity at any time between your doses.
If you are taking Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg once daily for BPH, or for ED, or for both, take it regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Headache, stomach upset, back pain, muscle pain, stuffy nose, flushing, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg do not have serious side effects.
Sexual activity may put extra strain on your heart, especially if you have heart problems. If you have heart problems and experience any of these serious side effects while having sex, stop and get medical help right away: severe dizziness, fainting, chest/jaw/left arm pain, nausea.
Rarely, sudden decreased vision in one or both eyes (NAION) may occur. This effect may or may not be caused by Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg. If this serious problem occurs, stop taking Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg and get medical help right away. You have a slightly greater chance of developing NAION if you have heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, certain other eye problems ("crowded disk"), high blood pressure, if you are over 50, or if you smoke.
Rarely, a sudden decrease or loss of hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears and dizziness, may occur. Stop taking Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg and get medical help right away if these effects occur.
In the rare event you have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours, stop using Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg and get medical help right away, or permanent problems could occur.
A very serious allergic reaction to Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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If you are taking Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg on a regular schedule and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
A product that may interact with Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg is: riociguat.
Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg can cause a serious drop in your blood pressure when used with nitrates, which can lead to dizziness, fainting, and rarely heart attack or stroke. Do not use Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg with any of the following: certain drugs used to treat chest pain/angina (nitrates such as nitroglycerin, isosorbide), recreational drugs called "poppers" containing amyl or butyl nitrite.
If you are also taking an alpha blocker medication (such as doxazosin, tamsulosin) to treat an enlarged prostate/BPH or high blood pressure, your blood pressure may get too low which can lead to dizziness or fainting. Your doctor may start treatment with a lower dose of Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg or adjust your alpha blocker medication to minimize your risk of low blood pressure.
Other medications can affect the removal of Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg from your body, which may affect how Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin), HIV protease inhibitors (such as fosamprenavir, ritonavir), hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors (such as boceprevir, telaprevir), rifampin, among others.
Do not take Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg with any other product that contains Cialis (Tadalafil) 5mg or other similar medications used to treat erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, vardenafil).