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Cialis is an erectile dysfunction medicine.
What is Cialis?
Cialis is a medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men.
It works by helping to relax the blood vessels in the penis, allowing blood to flow into the penis causing an erection. If you plan to use Cialis, you should take it 20-30 minutes before planned sexual activity.
An erection is possible for up to 36 hours after taking it (although that doesn’t mean the erection will last 36 hours).
It can also be taken as a daily low dose pill.
It doesn’t cause erections on its own – sexual stimulation is still needed. Cialis does not cure ED, increase a man’s sexual desire, protect from sexually transmitted diseases or serve as a male form of birth control.
If you use Cialis, you should not take any more than one tablet in 24 hours and it should not be taken with other ED medicines.
Does Cialis have side effects?
The most common side effects with Cialis include:
These side effects usually go away after a few hours.
Very occasionally, Cialis can cause a painful erection or an erection that won’t go away. If this happens, and the erection lasts for more than four hours, you should go to the nearest emergency department. Prolonged erections can be dangerous.
Cialis may not be safe to take for men with certain medical conditions, including men who have had a stroke, have heart disease or retinitis pigmentosa (an eye disease).
It can also interact with many medicines, particularly nitrates and blood pressure medicines. Men who use nitrates in any form or are being treated for pulmonary hypertension should not take Cialis.
If you are thinking about using Cialis, please discuss it with your doctor.
Buying Cialis.
There are many ways to buy Cialis online, often without a prescription. However, you cannot be sure whether these pills contain the drug or are counterfeit. It’s important to buy ED medications from a store-based pharmacy or reputable online pharmacy that requires a prescription.
See healthdirect’s medicines section for more information about cialis.
Last reviewed: November 2016.
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