Is It Allowed to Combine Cialis with Alcohol Beverages?

Like any medicine, Cialis has its own contraindications and side effects. One of the peculiarities of the drug is its ability to lower blood pressure. As it known, blood pressure can be as well lowered by some other drugs and alcohol. In this meaning alcohol and tadalafil (the main ingredient of Cialis) have a very similar effect. They influence the blood vessels, relax the muscles in their walls and making the vessels wide. In other words, both Cialis and alcohol are vasodilators. If Cialis is taken with alcohol, it intensifies its effect, which can cause a sudden and significant drop in blood pressure. As a result, even healthy young men can experience a headache, dizziness, and even can faint. As for those who have any heart diseases or problems, their health and life can be in danger.

Moreover, recent researches show that alcohol can decrease the effect of tadalafil in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. On the contrary, alcohol can make the symptoms of erectile dysfunction even worse.

How Much Alcohol is Allowed?

In spite of negative effects, a limited amount of alcohol drinks is allowed. For example, if you drink a glass or two of wine, nothing serious will happen. In some situations, on the contrary, a little portion alcohol helps to relax and feel more confident that makes sex brighter. However, five and more drinks combined with Cialis can cause orthostatic hypotension and other undesirable effects. Orthostatic hypotension is a condition when a person stands up and experiences a sudden drop in blood pressure. Also, the consequences include fast heartbeat, headache, dizziness or loss of vision. The recommended daily dose of alcohol when taking Cialis is no more than two drinks of wine or beer, or one strong drink (whiskey, vodka, etc)

How to Diminish the Harmful Effect of Cialis and Alcohol Combination

When you are first trying to treat ED with Cialis, use it exactly as prescribed: with water on an empty stomach. You should know how it influences your organism. Check whether there are any side effects – from an allergic reaction to the drop in blood pressure, headache, and dizziness. If you know how you normally feel after taking Cialis, you will notice at once if something goes wrong. Also keep in mind that Cialis is preserved in the blood for more than 24 hours. As you know, this drug is used for symptomatic treatment only, so, it is taken only when needed. If you are not going to have sex today, don’t take Cialis. This will help you to decrease its level in the blood, so, if you decide to have some alcohol, you can do it without fear of possible side effects.

Summing it up, it’s worth saying that moderate consumption of alcohol drinks (one or two drinks) in combination with Cialis is not very dangerous for an average relatively healthy adult man. However, if you have any health problems, you must consult a doctor before taking the drug with strong drinks. Otherwise, it can be dangerous for you.