Cialis: this is the safety information you should know before use

What is Cialis?

For the majority of men, this is now the drug of choice for treating erectile dysfunction. In the right circumstances, it can also be used to treat arterial problems in your chest.

What is erectile dysfunction?

This is not a single failure to produce an erection. This happens to all men at some point during their lives. Doctors only diagnose a formal dysfunction when you either fail to produce an erection or lose it before completing sexual intercourse over a period of three or more months.

How does Cialis work?

It encourages the artery leading into the penis to dilate when it should. This produces the erection. It should go without saying that if the cause of the dysfunction is not a problem with the musculature of the artery, none of the erectile dysfunction drugs will work. You should always have a full medical check up to diagnose the underlying cause of the problem.

What precautions should you take?

Like all other prescription only drugs, Cialis can interact with other medications and produce unwanted side effects. So, before you buy Cialis, always give a complete list of all your drugs to your doctor or pharmacist so that adding Cialis can be confirmed safe. This is particularly important if you have been diagnosed with heart disease because many of the drugs used to reduce blood pressure and control heart rhythm react adversely with Cialis. You should also avoid drinking too much alcohol when taking Cialis. The combination can make you feel faint and affect your coordination. Finally, do not eat the fruit nor drink the juice of fresh grapefruit. This changes the speed at which your stomach will absorb the drug into your bloodstream.

What dose should you take?

This should always be agreed with your doctor based on your medical history, body weight and your first experience with the drug. This is particularly important if you are taking the lower dosage once-daily version. It is quite easy to take too much which can produce unwanted side effects.

What are the side effects?

The majority of men take Cialis without any problems. If you feel a slight headache, back ache, some stomach discomfort or your nose is blocked up, these are likely to disappear quite quickly. It's more serious if you begin feeling faint, particularly if you find it difficult to breathe or have chest pain.