How to Take Cialis – Recommendations and Contraindications.

Cialis is a drug that is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence. Its mechanism of action is based on the effect of tadalafil (the main active ingredient), which relaxes the smooth muscles in the walls of blood vessels in the pelvic organs. As a result, the blood flow rushes to the penis, filling up the cavernous body; the penis gets erected. If taken properly (in compliance with the instruction), Cialis is absolutely safe. But, like any drug, of course, it has certain contraindications and side effects.

How to Take Cialis?

Sell_Lilly_branded_cialis_inThe rule number one here is to take Cialis exactly as prescribed by a doctor on compliance with dosage instructions. The drug is produced in different dosage forms – from 2.5 to 20 mg. Do not decrease or increase a dose by yourself. Also keep in mind that Cialis shouldn’t be taken more than once a day. If you use it every day, make sure that at least 24 hours passes between doses.

Tadalafil containing pills are swallowed whole, without chewing. A pill can be taken both with food and without. Also, you can take it with water. Alcohol is not recommended though not forbidden (in small amounts only).

Doctors recommend using Cialis right before sexual intercourse (approximately 30 minutes before it). However, this drug has a long-lasting effect, so, you can take it some earlier. Keep in mind that tadalafil itself does not cause an erection. Erection is achieved only after sexual stimulation.

When You Should Not Take Cialis

In some cases, the use of Cialis is not just undesirable, but dangerous. So, you should never use the drug if:

kandidoz30• You take any drugs containing nitrates, such as nitroglycerine and other medicines that are often prescribed for heart diseases problems. Tadalafil intensifies their effect, which can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure.
• You have abnormal (too high or too low) blood pressure.
• You have recently had a stroke or a heart attack.
• You have a physically deformed penis.
• You have liver or kidney diseases or a stomach ulcer.
• You have pulmonary hypertension.

In all these situations it is imperative to consult a specialist before taking a drug. Besides, keep in mind that tadalafil is not intended for women and children. Also, be very cautious if you are allergic. Sometimes (though rarely enough) tadalafil can cause an allergic reaction, which is dangerous for health.

Call for emergency medical help, if erection lasts too long (over 4 hours), or if it is painful and cause discomfort.

What You Should Avoid When Taking Cialis

Apart from strong contraindications, there are some factors that are undesirable. For example, as it has been mentioned before, a combination of Cialis and alcohol is undesirable. However, small amounts (a couple of glasses of wine or a glass of whiskey) are allowable. The same is true of food: you can have a dinner before or after taking a drug but try to avoid overeating as well as heavy fatty dishes. Such food reduces the effect of tadalafil.