Help my doctor prescribe Tadalafil for my erectile dysfunction, What can I expect from this medication?

We understand how scary this can be, but you deserve a great sex life, and we are here to help you along the process.

Tadalafil is the generic name for Cialis and is a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, or PDE-5, which means that these inhibitors, are a class of medications that promote blood vessel dilation and smooth muscle relaxation in certain parts of the body, such as the heart, lungs, and genitals, helping treat men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction, or ED. 

  • There are two ways you can take this medication, and another one that your doctor can create if you need something different, so, How to do it?
  1. As-needed: 10 mg by mouth at least 30 minutes before sexual activity, and not more than once daily.
  2. Once-daily: 2.5 - 5 mg by mouth once daily taken at around the same time each day.
  3. Alternative: Your 10Rx physician or pharmacist may recommend or prescribe a dosage or regimen not listed above; be sure to always follow their guidance.

for you to be able to store and handle this medication correctly is essential to do it at room temperature and not leave it exposed to the sun.

Dosages & strengths:

Normally tadalafil comes in 2.5, 5 - 10 and 20 mg manufactured tablets. But Additionally, your 10Rx physician or pharmacist may recommend or prescribe a custom compounded strength or formulation made specifically for you.

We understand that sometimes starting a new medication can be scary, but we want to be here for you and let you know about the most common adverse reactions to this medication:

  • Flushing can happen to 2 – 13 % of patients
  • Headache can happen to 4 – 42 % of patients
  • Myalgia can happen to 1 – 14 % of patients

The contraindications include

  • Alpha-blockers (A substance that relaxes muscle tissue in blood vessels and in the prostate gland, which improves the flow of urine and blood.)
  • Nitrates, including isosorbide mononitrate and dinitrate (Certain medications can pose life-threatening risks when combined with medications for sexual dysfunction, any medication with nitrates. If you are not sure the medication you are taking has any nitrates, please let our Doctors know, and they will help you)

Please inform your doctor and pharmacist what other prescribed and nonprescribed medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you take or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you closely for side effects. 

We want you to know about all the signs and side effects that may come with this medication, so here you can see the warnings and precautions:

Do not take more Tadalafil than the one that is prescribed to you. Doing so can result in a dramatic and unsafe drop in your blood pressure, and that can end in hospitalization.

Call your doctor or pharmacist and stop taking Tadalafil if you experience any of the following:

  • Chest pain immediately after taking tadalafil
  • Changes in your ability to discriminate colors
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Priapism (painful erection lasting more than 6 hours)