The Most Common Questions About Cialis

The quality of sexual activities is one of the key factors required in order to have a successful relationship. One of the most well known problems that affect that quality is erectile dysfunction. 

Fortunately for the men suffering from such an unpleasant condition, medicine is constantly inventing new ways to eliminate its symptoms. One of these ways is Cialis, a very popular drug, approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America in October 2011. It is currently manufactured by Eli Lilly and company, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies on a global scale.

Given that erectile dysfunction is a rather sensitive issue that many men are embarrassed to talk about, even with a medical examiner, in this article we are going to present a series of the most common questions that someone might have about Cialis, along with their respective answers. The purpose is to offer the biggest possible amount of information that will allow every user or potential user to learn everything required to know in order to use it effectively. 

 

  1. DoctorThermal

    ortnakas

    How much does Cialis cost?
  2. ortnakas

    DoctorThermal

    The price of a drug is determined by a series of factors. There are insurances that cover some but not others, or even partially cover the cost. There is not a definite answer to this question; the best thing one can do is calculate the average price of Cialis. According to accessrx.com, a world famous website for the detailed medical information it provides about drugs, a recent poll has shown that its average price is 41.12 dollars per tablet.
  3. DoctorThermal

    kenjixshadow

    How long does Cialis stay in your system?
  4. DoctorThermal

    In order to understand the answer to this question, we need to comprehend the way the duration is calculated. There is a simple equation used to estimate the total time a drug stays in a patient’s system. That equation is: Time in system = 5.5 x terminal half life of the drug. In the case of Cialis, the terminal half life is 17.5 hours (this is a number that is given by the manufacturer). So, we multiply 5.5 x 17.5 and we get 96.25 hours. If we divide the number of hours by 24, the result will be 4.01. So, Cialis stays in a man’s system for about 4 days.
  5. NurWollen

    Does Cialis make you last longer?
  6. MedNation907

    Unfortunately for a lot of men, especially the ones who are planning to take if for recreational use, it does not. This should come as no surprise since the mechanism of the drug and the effects it causes described in the first question specify that all it does is allow and maintain a normal erection. It does not alter the duration of the activity in any way. There are various other drugs that may help with that but Cialis is not one of them.
  7. Mad Jack

    How does Cialis work?
  8. MedNation907

    Cialis contains tadalafil, which is a PDE5 inhibitor used to prevent the degradation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). Just as the description states, tadalafil disrupts the activity of cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5).

    Under normal circumstances, sexual stimulation causes the male body to release nitric oxide in the corpus carevnosum area of the genitals. This oxide triggers the operation of an enzyme called guanylate cyclase that, in turn, increases the concentration of cGMP that causes the erection.

    Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction are unable to have sufficient levels of cGMP in the required area because of the presence of PDE5 that was described earlier. This is where Cialis steps in and disables the function of PDE, allowing cGMP to accumulate in the required quantity.

  9. DO2015CA

    How much Cialis should you take?
  10. MedNation907

    The correct dosage derives from the usage frequency and the reason for which a man takes the drug. The most common dose is 10 mg when it is used before sexual activity, but this should not be considered to be a rule since different people have different tolerability levels. The dose could be anywhere from 5 to 20 mg. It is better to consult your doctor since each case requires its own method. Every patient finds the best dosage for him really soon after the first two or three pills have been taken.
  11. yanks26dmb

    What are the side effects of Cialis?
  12. MedNation907

    Just like every other medicine, Cialis can also present various side effects. The most common ones are nothing to worry about since they are just ways that the body adjusts to the drug you just used. Here are some of the ones that require no medical attention of any kind:

    Common - Feeling of heartburn, upset stomach that could also cause acidic taste in mouth, indigestion difficulties.

    Rare – Feeling of drowsiness, insomnia, nasal congestion, feeling of fatigue, sore throat, dry eyes, muscle pain, neck pain.

    However, there are cases when the patient should contact a doctor since the side effects are more serious than the one mentioned so far. Some of these are:

    Nausea, headaches, migraine, feeling of weakness, vomiting, intense pain in the jaw, back or arms, feeling of heaviness on the chest, diarrhea, severe stomach pain, constant itching, sudden appearance of skin rashes, red eyes, swollen legs or feet, irregular or fast heartbeat.

    Every man considering using Cialis should read the instructions or even better ask a medical doctor for a detailed presentation of all the possible side effects. They are highly unlikely to happen but one should be well informed, not only for Cialis but for every drug in general.

  13. theseeker4

    When to take Cialis for best results?
  14. MedNation907

    This answer is a combination of the previous two since it only depends on the time schedule of the user. There is also an advice given by men who have used Cialis in the past or keep using it, and that is to take it with an empty stomach. According to them, a full stomach, especially after a meal that contained high levels of fat absorbs the ingredients of the pill and does not allow it to function properly.
  15. Promethean

    What is the difference between Viagra and Cialis?
  16. MedNation907

    Viagra and Cialis both work in the same way, using PDE5 inhibitors to allow the user to achieve a normal erection. The differences between the two appear in other aspects such as the “kick in” time. As stated earlier, Viagra may require up to an hour to start producing the desired effect while Cialis usually takes half of that time. There are also indications that Cialis is less sensitive to food being present in the stomach by the time of usage.

    It is up to the person to choose the one he prefers. Even though Cialis has the aforesaid advantages, some men may find Viagra to be more effective after all. The best thing to do is to try both of them and see which one suits you better.

  17. Jinxapotato

    Is Cialis covered by insurance?
  18. MedNation907

    Unfortunately, this cannot be answered with yes or no. As explained in Question #14, the insurance company is the one that decides which drugs are covered. The lists of covered drugs also keep changing once in a while so what a person has to do in order to know if these pills are indeed covered is contact his or her insurance company and ask for that specific information.
  19. AlteredScale

    How much does Cialis cost per pill?
  20. DoctorThermal

    That cost can easily be deduced by the previous answer. Once again, there are many details that shape the final price of a product and Cialis is one of them. A quick online research can show that the price for 1 pill ranges from 3 up to 4.5 dollars, depending on the seller.
  21. SynapticDoctah

    How long does Cialis last?
  22. MedNation907

    The duration of effects of Cialis is what made it so popular in the first place. It is widely known as “the weekend pill“ since it has been documented to last 24 up to 36 hours thus lasting from Friday night all the way to Sunday morning. This is a huge advantage since it does not require very accurate planning concerning the time it has to be taken.
  23. costales

    How fast does Cialis work?
  24. MedNation907

    This is another field where Cialis excels since it only requires thirty minutes to “kick in”, as opposed to other similar drugs like Levitra or Viagra that patients have to use one hour before the sexual intercourse takes place. This is also a very important characteristic since it narrows down the planning time frame significantly. But since its duration is about a day and a half, it only requires a man to know the day that sexual intercourse is probable to happen. That way, the half hour period is nullified.
  25. CortneyPis

    Can women take Cialis?
  26. DoctorThermal

    No matter what you have heard from rumors or women who were bold enough to do this, the answer should be no, at least for the time being. The use of Cialis by women has not been approved by the FDA (yet). This means that, when it comes to females, the side effects and the way that Cialis works have not been studied yet so taking a Cialis pill is strongly discouraged by doctors.
  27. bon22

    Does Cialis lower blood pressure?
  28. MedNation907

    Taking Cialis can indeed lower blood pressure but it is not a common side effect or something that happens out of the blue. This incident occurs when the patient is already on a drug containing nitrates, such as patches or tablets containing nitroglycerin. The combination of the two may lead to a sudden drop of blood pressure that will cause all the well known effects.
  29. JustPlainBill

    Do you need a prescription for Cialis?
  30. MedNation907

    A few years back, the answer would be “yes” 100% of the times. But in this day and age, there are, literally, hundreds of online stores where a person can buy anything, including erectile dysfunction drugs. The greatest advantage of buying this type of drugs online is avoiding the feeling of embarrassment some men feel when talking about their issue with their friends, family or even their doctor. However, an alarming number of these stores have been proven to sell false and even potentially dangerous drugs that contain harmful substances. More than a few researches conducted by the FDA have verified that statement.

     

    Even if a man doesn’t want to visit a local drugstore and purchasing these pills online is the only option he considers possible, he has to make sure it is a certified and popular online store. It is not hard to validate its legitimacy, especially with the tools offered by the Internet and the huge number of reviews that will probably be available for the store of his choosing.

  31. KUKURU

    Is there a medicine – disease link between Cialis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?
  32. MedNation907

    BPH is a relatively common condition among senior men, in which the gland of the prostate expands making it difficult for the patient to urinate properly and also causing the constant feeling of needing to urinate.

     

    After extensive studies, the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America approved the use of Cialis to treat this condition, about four and a half years ago, back in October of 2011.

  33. PartyGay

    What is the recommended Cialis dosage for ed (Erectile Dysfunction)?
  34. MedNation907

    Setting the correct dosage of Cialis when treating ed depends on the frequency of taking the pill. There are two separate ways:

     

    - When a man takes Cialis whenever needed in order to have normal sexual intercourse, the dosage could be anywhere from 5 to 20 mg. The exact dosage depends on the tolerability of the patient.

     

    - When the dosage is taken on a daily basis, it is significantly lower. It can range from 2.5 to 5 mg, once again depending on the tolerability of the man. Once it is set, it has to be taken at about the same time every day.

 

In conclusion, the importance of correct information needs to be highlighted once again. The above list of questions contained the most common ones asked by men all over the world. Every one of us should break the “shame barrier” and learn to feel comfortable to discuss even the most sensitive issues like erectile dysfunction. There is not a single problem that can be solved on its own and the first step towards dealing with it is sharing it with others. In our case, sharing it with a medical examiner is the best way to make it go away and enjoy a healthy and joyful life.