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CIALIS DESCRIPTION

Cialis or Tadalafil is a medication developed by ICOS and marketed by Eli Lilly all over the world. It is a prescription medicine for treating erectile dysfunction (the third ED pill after Viagra and Levitra) and can be potent for up to 36 hours, gaining for itself the moniker “the weekend pill”. However, the fact that it has a 36-hour effect does not mean it has been proven effective for multiple sexual activities during the whole period.

Tadalafil was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2003 but is presently being tested for its efficacy in treating pulmonary hypertension. Until that is proven, Cialis remains to be one of the top curs for erectile dysfunction.

However, not everyone can use Cialis especially those who are taking nitrates for chest pains. Using Cialis with this medication can result to sudden blood pressure drop which can be fatal. This includes the following nitrate-containing medications:

* Nitroglycerin
* Nitrostat
* Nitrolingual
* Nitro-Dur
* Nitro-Bid
* Isosorbide dinitrate
* Dilatrate-SR
* Isordil
* Sorbitrate
* Isosorbide mononitrate
* Imdur
* ISMO
* Monoket

A person should also make sure he is healthy enough to undertake sexual activity before taking Cialis. This medication should not be taken with too much alcohol to
avoid low blood pressure.

The patient’s doctor should also be informed he is using the following medication:

* Cimetidine
* Erythromycin
* Clarithromycin
* Doxazosin
* Prazosin
* HIV Medicines
* Ketoconazole
* Rifampin

Among the common side effects of Cialis are::

* Upset Stomach
* Erythromycin
* Headaches
* Muscle Ache

While these side effects are treated as minor, a person who has taken in Cialis and who experiences priapism or an erection that can last for hours should call his doctor immediately to avoid injury to the penis.

The US FDA issued an alert in 2003 that some men who have taken in Cialis (as well as other erectile dysfunction medications) have suffered from non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) or what is commonly known as vision loss due to the blocking of the flow of blood to the optic nerve. However, it has not been proven if Cialis (or the other ED medicines) caused the said condition because it also occurred among men who did not take the said medicines. Despite this, the new labels of the three ED medicines have already included NAION as a possible
side effect, as approve by the FDA.

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