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Buying tadalafil (Cialis) online: What to know

Cialis is a brand-name medication approved to treat erectile dysfunction and other sexual health conditions in males. It is available to buy from some online telehealth companies, but it does require a prescription.

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This article explores what Cialis is in more detail and lists some companies that offer this drug. It also looks at some safety considerations, frequently asked questions, and when to see a doctor for erectile dysfunction.

Cialis contains the active ingredient tadalafil. It is also available in a generic form called tadalafil. Generic versions are usually cheaper than brand-name medications, but they provide the same effects.

Cialis helps people with erectile dysfunction and those who have symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate.

Erectile dysfunction occurs when a person has difficulty getting or keeping a firm erection to be able to engage in sexual activity. Doctors may prescribe Cialis for this because it relaxes the blood vessels, allowing more blood to flow to the penis.

BPH, on the other hand, causes the prostate gland to grow and block the urine flow out of the bladder. People with this condition may find it hard to empty their bladder. Cialis helps relax the muscles in the bladder, allowing urine to flow more easily.

Cialis comes as a tablet that people can take either with or without food.

Individuals who have erectile dysfunction and are sexually active should take this medication around 1–2 hours or at least 30 minutes before engaging in sexual activity. They can also take it once a day every day if they do not wish to keep track of the timing of sexual activity. People should not take more than one tablet within a 24-hour period.

An on-demand dose is 10 milligrams (mg) or 20 mg. A daily dose should be 2.5 mg or 5 mg.

People should always follow the doctor’s instructions, as they may increase or decrease the dose depending on how the person’s body responds to treatment.

In addition, those who have erectile dysfunction or BPH symptoms and choose to take Cialis once per day should take it around the same time each day. Daily dosing may suit people who have frequent sexual intercourse or would like more spontaneity.

Several telehealth providers and online pharmacies offer Cialis. People can purchase Cialis online after receiving a prescription from a primary care physician or urologist. Some online retailers also offer consultations to receive a prescription.

Please note that the writer of this article has not tried any of these products. All information presented here is purely research-based.

Roman

Roman sells the following versions of Cialis:

  • Generic: This is available in tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, and 20 mg, with pricing starting from $11.
  • Daily Generic: This is available in doses of 2.5 and 5 mg, and the price is $8.
  • Branded: This is available in doses of 2.5, 5, 10, and 20 mg, starting from $17.
  • Daily: This version comes in doses of 2.5 and 5 mg, and both cost $13.

Roman’s physicians do not currently treat BPH, so the medication is only available from this company for individuals with erectile dysfunction.

The company requires people to have an online consultation with a doctor before it can issue a prescription, and this occurs within 24 hours of a person enquiring. The consultation costs $15 and is currently available to people living in the United States.

If the doctor thinks that the medication is not suitable for the individual, and they do not issue a prescription, the customer receives a full refund. Please note that there is no insurance coverage for consultations.

Roman also offers:

  • free 2-day shipping
  • free follow-up visits

Hims sells both the brand-name and generic form of Cialis, and it offers a 5-mg dose that people can take once per day, with or without food.

People who wish to use Hims’ services need to answer a questionnaire about their medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. Then, the company can connect them with a qualified healthcare professional in the same state.

  • Cialis costs $570 per month.
  • Tadalafil costs $240 per month.

Online consultations are free of charge.

Also, according to the platform, insurance does not cover the products’ fees, but the prices are 50–80% less than retail cost.

Lemonaid

Lemonaid sells Cialis in two forms:

  • a tablet to take as needed, with pricing starting from $2 per tablet
  • a daily tablet, with pricing starting from $8 per tablet

Both involve the generic form of Cialis, called tadalafil.

To obtain tadalafil from Lemonaid, a person fills in a private online assessment, giving details about their medical history and other medications. After this, a doctor or nurse makes contact within 1 day. Some states require a video chat, but others require a simple phone conversation.

These consultations usually cost around $25, and this cost covers the prescription, but not the medication. The company also needs a blood pressure reading, and a person can obtain this by finding a machine near them.

In addition, insurance does not cover the cost of the medical consultation. However, it may cover the cost of the medication. A person should contact their insurance provider for more information.

BlueChew

BlueChew is an online subscription retailer that provides chewable tablets for people with erectile dysfunction. It offers tadalafil, which is the generic form of Cialis.

A person needs to complete a medical profile and have a free online consultation with one of BlueChew’s licensed physicians. The physician may write a prescription if the person does not already have one, and the company then sends it to a nominated pharmacy.

BlueChew automatically signs the individual up for a subscription. However, the customer can pause or cancel this at any time.

A person can choose from various subscription plans, depending on the doses available and the number of tablets that they wish to receive each month.

The below are the plans that BlueChew offers. Each can include 6- or 9-mg tablets:

  • Active: This has four tablets, with pricing starting at $20.
  • Busy: This includes seven tablets, starting at $30.
  • Popular: This is for people who wish to receive 14 tablets, and the price starts at $50.
  • Pro: This includes 28 tablets, and the price can go up to $120.

Health insurance policies do not cover BlueChew products. However, according to the company’s website, the medications cost less than similar drugs from a doctor’s office.