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Tadalafil - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Tadalafil

Generic Name : Tadalafil
Pronunciation : tah da' la fil
Latest prescription information about Tadalafil. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Impotent Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Tadalafil

India : 


International : 

Adcirca, Cialis

Why is Tadalafil Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor, prescribed for erectile dysfunction (impotence; inability to get or keep an erection) in men. It increases blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation.  

When should Tadalafil not be taken? (Contraindications)

Concurrent use of organic nitrates, nitrates and nitric oxide donors. Men with cardiac disease for whom sexual activity is inadvisable. Recent MI (within 90 days) or stroke (within last 6 months), hypotension (<90/50 mm Hg), unstable angina, heart failure, uncontrolled arrhythmias or hypertension.

What is the dosage of Tadalafil?

PO- Initial: 10 mg once daily at least 30 minutes before sexual activity, up to 20 mg/dose. Max: Once daily. If used with potent inhibitors of CYP3A4: Max: 10 mg once every 72 hr.

How should Tadalafil be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth (orally), with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tadalafil?

• Avoid excessive alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

• Patients with heart problems who take it, may be at increased risk for heart-related side effects, including heart attack or stroke. If it is so contact your doctor immediately.

• Discontinue and seek medical advice if there is sudden vision loss or decreased vision in one or both eyes or tinnitus, dizziness or sudden loss or decrease in hearing, while taking this medication.

• It may cause liver or kidney damage; CV diseases; anatomical penile deformation; predisposition to painful erection.

• Extreme caution needed for children <18 yr, elderly, pregnant women.

What are the side effects of Tadalafil?

  Heart: Flushing, high blood pressure, chest pain, heart attack, palpitations, syncope, fast heart rate, stroke and sudden cardiac death.
  Central Nervous System: Headache, weakness, dizziness, fatigue, sensory loss, sleeplessness, tingling, drowsiness, vertigo, migraine, seizure and seizure recurrence and temporary memory loss.
  Skin: Itching, rash, sweating, scaling, allergic reactions and hives.
  Eye and ENT: Inflammation of nasopharynx, nasal congestion, blurred vision, changes in color vision, inflammation of conjunctiva, nosebleed, eye pain, increased tears, inflammation of pharynx, sudden decrease or loss of hearing, swelling of eyelids, tinnitus, eye stroke and visual field defect.
  Gastrointestinal: Upset stomach, nausea, stomach flu, acid reflux disease, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing, inflammation of esophagus, gastric ulcer, loose stools and vomiting.
  Genitourinary: Urinary tract infection, increased erection, spontaneous penile erection and painful erection.
  Liver: Abnormal Liver function tests.
  Musculoskeletal: Muscle pain, back pain, pain in extremities, limb pain, joint pain and neck pain.
  Respiratory:Upper and lower respiratory tract infection, cough, inflammation of bronchus and difficulty in breathing.
  Miscellaneous: Influenza, face edema and pain.

What are the other precautions for Tadalafil?

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

What are the storage conditions for Tadalafil?

Oral: Store at 15-30°C. Store it at room temperature and keep in an airtight container.

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