If you are a senior male and you suffer from erectile dysfunction or impotence, you may be familiar with the various medications your doctor can prescribe you to correct your condition. One such drug is Cialis or you may know it by its generic name: tadalafil. Cialis comes in a variety of dosages, and your doctor will prescribe you the dosage that is right for you, your current health condition, and your lifestyle. Additionally, there are generic brands of Cialis available including: Tadalis, Tadacip, Forzest FC, Erotid, 36 Hours and many more.
Your doctor will need to make a variety of determinations, such as whether or not you are healthy enough for sex, and if you should be taking tadalafil as a daily drug or only as needed. Cialis is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) and high blood pressure in the lungs.
Dosage Strengths of Cialis
Cialis, or tadalafil, comes in a variety of dosage strengths. Depending on your need, determined first and foremost by your doctor, you may be prescribed a dosage of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10mg, or 20mg. Your Cialis dosage will vary based on current health conditions, current list of prescriptions, general need and more.
You can also ask your doctor if you can opt for Forzest FC, which comes in 10 mg or 20 mg, or Tadacip, which is also available in 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg. It is always recommended that you get a prescription from your doctor for a recommended Cialis dosage or a Cialis generic dosage.
Your doctor will be able to determine various health conditions or current prescriptions that will interfere with the overall effectiveness of Cialis as well as an appropriate dosage. Your doctor may find that Cialis or a generic of Cialis is not right for your condition and may seek alternate avenues for treating your erectile dysfunction or impotence.
Cialis Dosage Life-Hacks
While Cialis is designed to work all day, it actually only takes 30 minutes to take effect. So, if your doctor prescribes it to you “as needed” you only need to wait 30 minutes for it to take effect. If you forget to take your daily dosage, you simply only need to take it 30 minutes before attempting to achieve an erection. For a stronger erection, simply wait an hour. For your strongest erection, wait two hours.
While it is not necessary to take Cialis with food, it absorbs 10% better if taken with a small meal.
If you want to take Cialis daily and prefer to have spontaneous sex in the morning, take your daily pill at night before going to bed. By morning, it will be fully effective, and still remain effective throughout the day and into the evening. Since the pill is designed to work for 24 – 36 hours, do you don’t have to worry about running out of time on the clock.
If you are taking a 10 mg dosage and are finding difficulty in consistently achieving an erection, you can use a pill cutter to make your 10 mg dose a 15 mg dose. If you find this is working better, be sure to talk to your doctor to have your prescription adjusted so that you don’t run out of medication. Additionally, ensure you do not exceed 20 mg in a 24-hour period.
How Will My Dosage Vary?
If you need Cialis daily for erectile dysfunction, impotence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or high blood pressure in the lungs, you would likely receive a lower Cialis dose. However, if you would be taking it as needed, you will likely receive a higher dosage that is designed to work effectively for up to 36 hours. Cialis has been called “the weekend pill” by some of its users as you can take one pill to help achieve erections as a result of sexual stimulus as many times as necessary over the course of a 36-hour period.
It has been shown that younger men suffering from erectile dysfunction or impotence respond better to a lower Cialis dosage, whereas older men may need a higher dosage. Typically, your doctor will start you out with as low of a Cialis dosage as possible so that you can maximize your treatment further on. If the lower Cialis dose doesn’t work or begins to become less effective, your doctor will be able to safely increase your dosage, up to 20 mg per day.
Complications with Cialis
Nitrates in combination with tadalafil can cause a drop in your blood pressure which can lead to dizziness, fainting, heart attack, or stroke. It is not recommended that you take Cialis with nitrates (such as nitroglycerin or isosorbide) or drugs that contain amyl or butyl nitrite.
Since you can take Cialis to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) and high blood pressure in the lungs, you typically shouldn’t take Cialis if you are already taking a medication to lower your blood pressure. This can result in a severe drop in pressure leading to dizziness or fainting. In order to avoid that, you may be prescribed a lower Cialis dosage to balance with your current medications.
Other medications can interfere with your body disposing of tadalafil, which can affect its overall effectiveness. These medications include: macrolide antibiotics (including clarithromycin and erythromycin), azole antifungals (including itraconazole and ketoconazole), hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors (including boceprevir and telaprevir), rifampin, HIV protease inhibitors (including fosamprenavir and ritonavir), and more.
If you are taking other medications that contain tadalafil it is not recommended that you take Cialis. If you are taking other medications such as Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence, it is not recommended for you to take Cialis in addition to them.
You should not take Cialis if you suffer from or have suffered from any of the following:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Heart attacks
- Vision Loss
- Stomach ulcers
- Gastro-intestinal bleeding
- Multiple myeloma
- Distortion of the penis
- Peyronie’s disease
Can I Overdose from Cialis?
As long as you do not exceed 20 mg in a 24-hour period, you are not likely to overdose from Cialis. If you accidentally took 2 doses that exceed 20 mg, it is recommended that you contact a poison control center right away or visit an emergency room immediately.
Symptoms you may experience from a Cialis overdose include: chest pain, angina, nausea, an irregular heartbeat, light-headedness or fainting. If you experience these symptoms and believe you took more than 20 mg of Cialis, seek medical attention immediately.
If you miss your Cialis dose, you should take your missed dose as soon as you realized you missed it. If it is almost time for your next dose by the time you realize you missed your previous dose, simply wait until it is time to take your next dose.
How Do I Get Started?
When you are ready to find out if Cialis or a Cialis generic is right for you, speak with your doctor. Your doctor will be able to determine if you are healthy enough for sex and if you have no other health conditions or medications that would interfere with Cialis. Let Cialis bring the spark back into your love life!