Information on Possible Side Effects of Cialis

Take any prescription medicine for any serious health condition and you are most likely to confront some side effects. A medicine is approved by proper regulatory authorities only if its benefits outweigh the potential side effects. All medicinal impotence treatments are tested in a number of clinical trials before they are given the go-ahead to be sold in clinics. Cialis tadalafil, the second bestselling impotence drug after Viagra (sildenafil), is considered safe to use for most men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction. Patient surveys have shown that this medicine is generally well tolerated and can be nearly as effective as Viagra in treating impotence without causing too many long-term side effects.

What are the most commonly reported Cialis side effects?

The most common side effects of Cialis include:

  • facial flushing
  • headache
  • muscle ache
  • indigestion
  • nasal congestion
  • limb pain
  • back pain

Fortunately, these side effects usually subside after a while. Clinical trials have revealed that muscle ache and back pain generally occur 12-24 hours after taking Cialis, and they may stay for up to two days. The other side effects are usually short-lived and are unlikely to cause too much of concern. However, if any of the adverse effects stays for too long, report to your doctor at once.

Are there any other side effects?

Priapism (an unusually long-lasting erection, often exceeding 4 hours) can be the most embarrassing side effect caused by PDE-5 inhibitor drugs. This condition can not only cause embarrassment, but can also heighten the risk of long-term damage to the penis. Fortunately though, it is not yet established whether or not this side effect is linked directly with impotence treatment or any similar factor. So far only a few men have suffered from this side effect after taking PDE-5 inhibitor medicines.

A small number of men reported eye problems after taking Cialis or similar medicines. The problems included either complete loss of eyesight or decreased vision in one or both eyes. In case you experience any problem with vision after taking this medicine, report it to your doctor at the earliest and stop staking the medicine.

Ringing in the ears or loss of hearing are rare Cialis side effects. Only a few men experienced auditory problems after taking PDE-5 inhibitor medicines and like vision problems, it is not clearly established whether or not hearing problems are directly linked with tadalafil. In any case, do not take Cialis pills if you experience difficulties in hearing.

Numbers with Cialis

Clinical trials have shown that 11 out of 100 men are prone to experiencing headache after taking tadalafil tablets for impotence treatment. Only 6 out of 100 men are likely to suffer from a stomach upset after they take Cialis. About 5% of men using Cialis can suffer from nasal congestion or runny nose. Such statistics reveal that the risk of side effects with Cialis is minuscule and you should not worry unnecessarily about anything else other than the advantages of this medicine. However, you need to keep reporting to your doctor constantly after starting with erectile dysfunction treatment with tadalafil. Depending on how your body responds to this medicine, your doctor may switch the dosage to a higher or a lower strength.