Believe it or not, almost half the male population worldwide suffers from erectile dysfunction. It can be caused by a number of different factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, nerve or spinal cord damage, stress, depression, alcoholism, cigarette smoking, age, etc. Not being able to get an erection can affect not only the life of a man facing the problem, but people around him as well because erectile dysfunction can lead to despair and depression and a man isn’t able to maintain normal relationships. Active sex life brings countless health benefits, both physical and psychological. The good news is that there is a solution to the problem with penile erection and it is called Cialis.
Cialis is a prescription oral drug used in erection problem treatment and it is approved by the FDA which means that it is safe to use. It is available in doses of 15 – 20 mg in form of pill. It is usually recommended to start with a dose of 10 mg. The medication should be taken once in a day, not more. It takes fifteen to thirty minutes before it stars working. Its effect lasts for 36 hours and it is safe to take it on empty stomach, unlike some other drugs. Cialis enables the muscles of penis to relax and let the necessary amount of blood to flow in order to achieve and retain erection. It is also used by men with the problem of prostate enlargement. Of course, it is important to consult a doctor before taking it. This medication is prohibited for women, children and people not suffering from erectile dysfunction.
There is some safety information about Cialis that a potential user should be acquainted with. It is not recommendable to mix the drug with nitrates which are prescribed for chest pain because it could lead to drop in blood pressure. Other substances that shouldn’t be mixed with Cialis are: alpha blockers, blood pressure medicines, medications used in HIV therapy, certain antibiotics (clarithromycin, telithromycin, erythromycin…), other medicines used for erectile dysfunction and recreational drugs. While taking Cialis a patient shouldn’t drink too much alcohol, but certain amount are allowed. Before taking the drug it is important to let the doctor know about any medical problems, especially if you have or had heart failure, angina, heart attack, irregular heartbeats, problems with blood pressure, stroke, severe vision loss, blood cell problems, problems with liver or kidneys and stomach ulcers.
Just like any other medication, Cialis also may have some side effects. Most commonly reported are: headache, back pain, muscle aches, indigestion, flushing and runny nose. They are usually not permanent and they disappear within few hours. Only back pain and muscle ache may last for day or two. If they last longer, it should be reported to the doctor. Very rare but serious side effects are: sudden vision or hearing decrease or even loss and permanent erection. If any of these problems occur, it is necessary to contact a doctor immediately and stop taking the drug.