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When to take Cialis for the best results

29th April 2019

Cialis (or tadalafil) is a drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It works similarly to Levitra or Viagra, by relaxing the muscles and increasing blood flow to the penis to help you achieve (and maintain) an erection. Cialis does not, however, lead to the user’s sexual arousal. For the drug to work, a person must be sexually stimulated first. Cialis should be used with caution; it should not be taken without any medical supervision.

A penile erection occurs when the penis fills with blood. It happens when the blood vessels that bring the flow of blood to the penis dilate, allowing for the increased blood supply. While allowing for the increased blood supply into the penis, the blood vessels that allow the removal of blood from the penis contracts, resulting in the accumulation of blood in the penis, which leads to an erection.

During a man’s sexual stimulation, nitric oxide is released into his penis. This substance controls the production of cGMP that controls the blood vessels that let the flow of blood into the penis to dilate and contract.

The body also produces another substance - PDE5 - that destroys cGMP. After the destruction of the cGMP, the blood vessels return to their normal size, thus ending the erection. Cialis stops PDE5 from destroying cGMP in order to let erection to last for long.

When should I take Cialis?

Cialis is a popular ED drug that is noted for its half-life of 17.5 hours and a duration of function that lasts for up to 36 hours.  This earned Cialis the moniker ‘the weekend pill’ because a dose remains active for a whole day and a half.

Cialis does not provide an erection throughout the whole duration of the drug. It allows the user to achieve an erection within that period when sexually stimulated. Other ED pills may remain active only for four to six hours while topical agents and urethral suppositories work within minutes but have an effect that lasts for a mere one or two hours. This makes Cialis the undisputed leader in terms of durational efficacy.

Cialis takes effect within 30 to 60 minutes after taking the pill and lasts up to 36 hours. Once the pill starts to work, there will be no interruption of foreplay as the user needs a pause in order to take an ED pill or apply a topical agent. Once the user is sexually stimulated, he is ready to go.

More about Cialis

Users have the option of taking the Cialis Daily, the same pill that comes in a smaller dose and is designed to be taken once a day. The medicine remains functional 24 hours a day so the user does not need to wait for 30 to 60 minutes before the pill begins to work. This pill is best suited for men who intend to have sex three or more times a day over the course of one week.

Cialis is available as a tablet in demand that comes in 10 mg and 20 mg tablets. The pill is taken as needed. Then the Cialis Daily that is available in 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets.

Cialis, as a medication for erectile dysfunction, may also help encourage ejaculation and orgasm. It is often considered the best option for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Men who take Cialis Daily has the advantage of sexual readiness any time during the day as long as he is taking his pills on a regular basis, which is once a day, preferably about the same time each day. As a pill is effective for 24 hours, continuous taking the pills will mean that the pills are always in the user’s system. Men who take Cialis Daily do not have to wait for 30 minutes to 60 minutes before the medicine takes effect.  This is ideal for men who plan to have sex any time they feel like doing it.

Side effects

As with most medications, the use of Cialis can cause some unwanted side effects. However, not everyone who takes Cialis will experience possible side effects.

When Cialis is taken with nitrate medication, there could be a sudden and serious drop in blood pressure. Cialis is not recommended for use by men who are taking a nitrate drug prescription for chest pains or heart problems.

The common side effects of Cialis include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Stomach upset
  • Flushing
  • Diarrhoea
  • Memory problems
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle or back pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Prolonged erections

The occurrence of any rare but serious side effects should be reported immediately to the doctor. Watch out for the following side effects:

  • Sudden decrease in vision
  • A painful or prolonged erection that lasts 4 hours or more
  • Loss or a sudden decrease in hearing.

Cialis may interact with the other medicines that you are taking or using, such as antibiotics, antidepressants, rifamycins, antifungals, barbiturates, seizure medications, and drugs to treat a prostate disorder or high blood pressure.  To be safe, share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are using before you start taking Cialis. This will allow your doctor to check if any of your other medicines may interact with Cialis.

Do not start taking a new medicine without informing your doctor while you are taking Cialis on a regular basis.