General Patient Guidelines for Taking Cialis

Tadalafil is the active ingredient in Cialis. It belongs to a class of drugs known as PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase-5) inhibitors. This impotence pill can be taken with or without food, as directed. There are two ways Cialis can be prescribed and taken for erectile dysfunction treatment. It can be taken once a day everyday or as needed. The available Cialis dosages are Cialis 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg and 20mg). Once your condition has been diagnosed by a doctor, he/she can recommend you the right Cialis dosage for you.

If you are planning to take Cialis once a day, a doctor can prescribe you a low dose of either 2.5mg or 5mg. When this medication is taken on an “as needed” basis, the dose prescribed by a doctor will be higher. Cialis should be taken only under medical supervision to avoid any side effects. Based on your response and tolerance, your doctor can adjust the dose of this medication. When you are taking Cialis as needed, it should be taken 30-60 minutes before sexual activities or as recommended by the doctor. Do not ever take more than one dose a day.

Cialis storage instructions

Cialis should be stored at room temperature at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, away from moisture and light. It is permitted to be stored between 59 degrees and 86 degrees for a short period of time. Proper care should be taken while storing Cialis. Below are some points to be kept in mind for effective and safe storage of this medication:

It should not be kept in the refrigerator

  • It shouldn’t be stored in a damp place, as moisture may affect this medication
  • It should be kept out of children’s reach
  • It is best stored in its original container

Cialis precautions

Cialis taken with certain medications can cause drug interactions. This medication is only indicated for men and not for women or children. Men who are above 65 or have allergies to certain foods, drugs, or dyes, should consult a doctor before taking Cialis. The effectiveness of this impotence pill can diminish when taken with certain other medications. So it is important to notify your doctor if you are taking medications such as nitrates (for chest pain), beta-blockers, erythromycin, any other erectile dysfunction medications, or even alcohol.