Tadalafil is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, which work by relaxing the muscles and increasing blood flow to the penis, helping to achieve and maintain an erection. Tadalafil can also be used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
How to take tadalafil:
Tadalafil is taken orally, with or without food, as directed by a healthcare provider. It is usually taken 30 minutes before sexual activity, and the effects can last up to 36 hours. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual's condition and response to treatment. It is important to take tadalafil exactly as prescribed, and not to take more than once a day.
Possible side effects of tadalafil:
Tadalafil may cause some side effects, including:
Stuffy or runny nose
Temporary vision changes, such as blurred vision or changes in color vision
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Precautions and warnings for tadalafil:
Before taking tadalafil, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, such as heart disease, low blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, or a history of stroke or heart attack. Tadalafil may interact with certain medications, including nitrates, alpha blockers, and blood pressure medications. It is important to inform your doctor of all medications and supplements you are taking.
Tadalafil should not be taken by women, children, or men who are not advised to engage in sexual activity due to their health condition. It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while taking tadalafil. Tadalafil is a prescription medication and should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider.