Cialis Side Effects

What are Cialis side effects?

Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Cialis may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Cialis as a result of an interaction with other medications.

Side Effects of Cialis

The side effects of Cialis may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Cialis. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Cialis may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.

Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Cialis, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Cialis.

By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Cialis, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Cialis and the side effects associated with Cialis are described in the following:

Common Cialis Side Effects

Severe

Less Severe

  • headache disorder

Less Frequent Cialis Side Effects

Severe

Less Severe

  • pharyngitis
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • nasal congestion
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • dyspepsia
  • back pain
  • myalgias
  • Limb Pain
  • Flushing
  • cough
  • Nausea
  • diarrhea
  • Acute Abdominal Pain

Rare or Very Rare Cialis Side Effects

Severe

  • retinal blood vessel occlusions
  • visual field defect
  • blurred vision
  • conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • hearing loss
  • hypertension
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • angina
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • hypotension
  • esophagitis
  • priapism
  • syncope
  • seizure disorder
  • Facial Edema
  • tachycardia
  • palpitations
  • Dyspnea
  • chest pain
  • Dysphagia
  • abnormal hepatic function tests
  • exfoliative dermatitis
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • vision loss
  • kidney disease with reduction in GFR
  • rectal bleeding

Less Severe

  • migraine
  • visual changes
  • eyelid edema
  • eye tearing
  • ocular pain
  • tinnitus
  • Transient Global Amnesia
  • xerostomia
  • gastritis
  • pruritus of skin
  • arthralgias
  • neck pain
  • drowsy
  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • General Weakness
  • hyperhidrosis
  • Pain
  • Hypesthesia
  • Paresthesia
  • skin rash
  • vomiting
  • Loose Stools
  • urticaria
  • peripheral edema
  • epistaxis
  • acquired chromatopsia
  • conjunctival hyperemia
  • frequent erections