What should I avoid while taking Cialis?

What happens if I miss a dose?

As Cialis is used as needed, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with tadalafil and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products while taking this medicine.

Cialis side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Cialis: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop and get medical help at once if you have nausea, chest pain, or dizziness during sex. You could be having a life-threatening side effect.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • an erection is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours (prolonged erection can damage the penis);
  • vision changes or sudden vision loss;
  • ringing in your ears or sudden hearing loss; or
  • heart attack symptoms – chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating.

Common Cialis side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
  • nausea, upset stomach;
  • stuffy nose; or
  • muscle pain, back pain, pain in your arms or legs.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Cialis dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Erectile Dysfunction:

Use as needed for ED:
-Initial dose: 10 mg orally once a day, as needed, prior to sexual activity
-Maintenance dose: 5 to 20 mg orally once a day, as needed, prior to sexual activity based on individual efficacy and tolerability

Comment: Consider that this drug has shown to improve erectile dysfunction up to 36 hours following dosing, when used as needed.

Once a day use for ED:
-Initial dose: 2.5 mg orally once a day at approximately the same time, without regard to timing of sexual activity
-Maintenance dose: 2.5 to 5 mg orally once a day based on individual efficacy and tolerability.

Once daily use for ED and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH):
-5 mg orally once a day at approximately the same time, without regard to timing of sexual activity

Use: Treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)

Usual Adult Dose for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:

Once daily use for BPH:
-5 mg orally once a day at approximately the same time

Concomitant administration with finasteride:
-5 mg orally once a day at approximately the same time, for up to 26 weeks

Comments: The incremental benefit of this drug decreases from 4 weeks until 26 weeks. The incremental benefit of this drug beyond 26 weeks is unknown.

Once daily use for ED and BPH:
-5 mg orally once a day at approximately the same time, without regard to timing of sexual activity

Use: Treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

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