Tadalafil: Common Usage, Side effects, Precautions, Interactions, Storage

By Emma Rodriguez
Updated 2024-03-31 10:51:02 | Published 2021-01-26 10:03:59
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Just like any other treatment for male erectal dysfunction problems and it does in a unique way, other than the regular products found on the market. Tadalafil is highly reliable when it comes to treating (impotence or erectile dysfunction-ED) but is can also be used on other similar conditions on male patients. Such conditions might be the enlarged prostate syndrome (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – BPH), Impotency and other related sub-conditions.

Erectile dysfunctionIn order for Tadalafil to take it’s effect in the most accurate and successful way, it should be always used according to the instructions and under the attention of your personal physician. Regarding the erectal dysfunction problems, Tadalafil works by increasing the blood flow in the penis in the same time with stimulating the libido by releasing highly effective enzymes in your blood flow. The result is a perfect erection with long lasting effect which can treat and also help many male patients to reach the desires sexual results. As to the BPH dysfunctions, Tadalafil works by relaxing the smooth muscles in the penis and at the base of the bladder, thus leading to a complete elimination of the reduced urine flow, the weak stream and the need to urinate so frequently and urgent.

Using Tadalafil

Depending on how medical condition is and based on your general health parameters, Tadalafil should always be used in accordance with your doctor’s instructions and under his strict attention. Although Tadalafil is a highly effective over the counter medication, using it requires a doctor’s opinion in advance to using it.

Tadalafil should be taked with water in a consistant quantity, in combination with food or not, no matter the hours. Do not exceed the doctor’s dosage recommendation or the instructions in the box. In order to reach the best results in treating your medical condition, using Tadalafil should always be made in clean and safe conditions, away from potentially harmful elements which may interact in a negative way.

In most cases, a pill of Tadalafil a day should be enough for both patients suffering from male sexual dysfunction problems and BPH, however, your physician may recommend otherwise if his conclusion leads him to such decision. Also, in some cases of ED – Erectal dysfunction, your doctor might prescribe you to take Tadalafil only when needed.

Side effects

Just like any other medical product which comes under the form of drugs, Tadalafil can cause some light forms of side effects. In order to reduce the minimum of risk in side effect appearance, it is very important to always use this medication according to the instructions.

The side effects which may occur are:

  • In less than 10% of patients – headaches, mild stomach pain, short nausea
  • In less than 3% of patients – back pain, muscle pain, dizziness

Remember, the best way to reduce the risk of encountering side effects is to follow the doctor’s instructions, always take the right dosage and never combine the drug with alcohol or other male potency supplements, erectal dysfunction pills and magic erectile creams.


In advance to start the treatment with Tadalafil or in advance to using it for the first time, make sure you let your doctor know about possible allergies, heart problems or liver problems. It’s best for him to know if you suffer from any type of allergies, either they are type A or type B allergies, if you ever had a heart attack, a stroke or if you suffer from irregular heart beats. Also, a medical condition on the liver system, such as Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, and on the kidneys can determine your doctor to prescribe you with other pills in addition with the Tadalafil treatment.

Due to its main active ingredients, Tadalafil may cause dizziness in short periods of time, that’s why it’s best to not drink or drive when administrating Tadalafil. If you are at work, it’s safe to abstain from using heavy machinery or other industrial equipments.

Although Tadalafil is a drug mainly used by male patients, in case of administration to a woman, never use it during pregnancy. Due to it’s active ingredients, Tadalafil is known to increase the blood pressure in the whole system, thing which may lead to unwanted problems on pregnant women. Talk to your doctor to find out the risks and the advantages.


TadalafilTalking Tadalafil in combination with other drugs may cause interaction which in turn may lead to either the unwanted effect or unwanted health problems such as side effects, allergies or similar problems. In order to avoid such interactions, it’s best to always seek medical guidance before starting to use this drug. Based on your medical health history and on what type of drugs you need in order to stay healthy, your doctor will better appreciate how and when to take Tadalafil.

The following medications are known to interact with Tadalafil, there for, seek medical guidance in case you use some of the following: azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin), HIV protease inhibitors (such as fosamprenavir, ritonavir), hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors (such as boceprevir, telaprevir), rifampin, among others.


Always make sure to store the Tadalafil pills in a cool and dry place, out of the reach of moisture or extreme heat and away from children access. Never feed animals with Tadalafil and always make sure small children can’t reach the box. Before using Tadalafil, make sure it is not expired by checking the date on the back of the box. Also, keeping Tadalafil in dry place, away fro humidity and moisture will increase the life span of the medication and will keep it’s active ingredients at an optimal level.

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