Cialis

  • Take 30 minutes before Sexual Intercourse
  • Used to successfully treat Erectile Dysfunction in Men
  • Lasts much longer than other ED treatments
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What is Cialis?

Cialis is the brand name for a medicine known as tadalafil, which is a medication used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and prostate enlargement in men.

These tablets are only available on prescription. You can buy Cialis from Medicine Direct after an online consultation with one of our registered doctors. During a consultation, they will assess your symptoms and prescribe you Cialis tablets if they deem it a suitable treatment for you.

Order by 2pm and we can offer you a next day delivery service.

What is Cialis used to treat?

Cialis (tadalafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction and the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It works by relaxing the muscles of the blood vessels, which causes blood to flow more easily to certain areas of the body. The effects of Cialis can last much longer than other erectile dysfunction medicines such as Viagra, being reported to last up to 36 hours in some cases.

It is possible to switch and change your erectile dysfunction medicine after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to find out which one works best to your schedule; they all work in the same basic way and so create similar results, just with varying time limits.

The active ingredient in Cialis is tadalafil. It is known to work relatively quickly, taking just 20 minutes to become effective. Another benefit of Cialis (tadalafil) over other erectile dysfunction medicines is that if you take the daily tablet, it will continuously be effective, meaning you should be able to arouse an erection at any time.

Who can take Cialis?

Cialis (tadalafil) tablets may not be suitable for everyone to use.

Do not take Cialis if any of the below apply to you:

  • You have uncontrolled high blood pressure or low blood pressure
  • You have recently had a stroke or a heart attack
  • You are allergic to the active ingredient (tadalafil) or any other ingredients listed in this medicine (refer to the Ingredients tab for full details)
  • You have had an allergic reaction to Cialis or any other medicine in the past
  • You have ever lost your vision because of a reduced blood flow to the eyes
  • You have a serious heart or liver problem
  • You are taking any nitrate medicines for chest pain

Before you start taking these tablets, you must be sure to inform your doctor if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Any serious kidney problems
  • Any serious liver problems
  • Any deformations of the penis
  • Leukaemia (cancer of the blood cells)
  • Skin cell anaemia (an abnormality of red blood cells)
  • Multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer)

Cialis may not be effective in men who have had:

  • Pelvic surgery
  • Removal of all or parts of the prostate gland in which the prostate's nerves were cut

Tadalafil tablets such as Cialis are not suitable for any children or adolescents under the age of 18 years old.

Tadalafil tablets should not be taken by women under any circumstance.

Cialis contains lactose, so if your doctor has told you that you are intolerant to certain sugars, make sure you speak to your doctor before using this medication.

Possible side effects

As is the case with all medicines, Cialis comes with the risk of certain adverse effects, although they will not affect all men who use it.

Below is a list of common side effects, which may affect 1 in every 100 men who use these tablets.

Keep taking Cialis if you do experience any of the following reactions, but inform your doctor or pharmacist if any of these symptoms concern you or do not go away:

  • Indigestion
  • Congestion in the nose
  • Headaches
  • You feel sick
  • You get a red or flushed face
  • You get muscle aches
  • Pain in your arms and legs
  • Back pain

Less common effects may include:

  • Stomach aches
  • Dizziness
  • Blood in your urine
  • Vomiting
  • Low blood pressure
  • Swelling in your hands, feet, or ankles
  • Reflux
  • Feeling tired
  • A fast heart rate
  • Breathing difficulties
  • A pounding heartbeat

Please note, the above lists are not exhaustive. Please refer to the Side Effects tab for a list of rarer and more serious reactions you may suffer while using this medicine.

Read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

If you are worried about them, please discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist before you start to use the tablets.

Cialis Dosage

Cialis (tadalafil) is available to buy in various doses. It can ether be taken in its daily dosage strength of between 2.5mg to 5mg, or as a 36-hour dose which typically comes in 10mg to 20mg strengths.

Cialis Daily: This is the only erection pill that you can take every day and so build up a continuous ability to get an erection. It means that the patient does not need to plan intercourse.

Cialis 2.5mg tablets

This lowest strength dose of Cialis is taken as a daily tablet. If you experience side effects from taking the 5mg dose, you will be reviewed and prescribed this lower strength form of the medicine as it means that 5mg was too powerful for you.

Cialis 5mg tablets

If you are following the daily dose variant of Cialis, you will generally be prescribed the 5mg strength tablet by your doctor. The two daily doses work in the same way; the only difference is the strength of the medicine.

Cialis Regular (36 hour): The recommended starting dose is one 10mg before sexual activity. It is to be taken 30 minutes before sexual activity. It can still be found to be effective 36 hours after being consumed.

Cialis 10mg tablets

This is not the daily dose. It should not be taken more than once a day, and is not recommended for continuous daily administration. It is intended to be taken prior to anticipated sexual activity.

Cialis 20mg tablets

20mg is the strongest dose of Cialis. It will be prescribed by your doctor if lower doses have not proved effective. It is not intended or recommended for continuous daily use, and should only be taken once in a day. Its effects can last up to 36 hours.

How to take Cialis for erectile dysfunction

Always take Cialis tablets exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly before you start taking the tablets; speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are unsure of how to take them.

Cialis can be taken with or without food, but they should be swallowed whole with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew the tablets.

Take one tablet at least 30 minutes before you intend to have sex. Do not take more than one tablet a day; this medicine is not for continued daily use, no matter what the dose.

The usual dose is Cialis 10mg, although your doctor may increase this dose if 10mg does not work well enough.

For these tablets to work properly, you will still need to be sexually aroused to gain and maintain an erection.

What if I take too much?

If you accidentally overdose on tadalafil tablets, it may result in certain unpleasant side effects, which can include:

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Headaches
  • Stuffy nose
  • Blurred vision or other eyesight problems
  • Indigestion

These reactions will normally go away when you stop using the tablets. Speak to your doctor if you are worried about these reactions, or if they do not go away.

How to store Cialis tablets

You must keep Cialis (tadalafil) tablets out of reach and sight of children. Store in its package to prevent moisture damage. Do not store it anywhere above 30C.

Cialis FAQ's

Can Cialis be bought online?


If you are a valid UK citizen and have a prescription from a doctor, you will be able to purchase Cialis online in the UK with us, Medicine Direct. If you do not yet have a prescription for Cialis, you can fill in one of our health questionnaires, which will be reviewed by one of our doctors. After assessing your answers, the doctor will then prescribe you the medicine if they deem it appropriate to do so.

Medicine Direct offers one of the fastest and cheapest online pharmacy services available in the UK. Although the price of Cialis may not be as as cheap as you have found elsewhere, we advise you to always buy from a UK-licensed pharmacy such as Medicine Direct, as erectile dysfunction tablets are one of the most commonly copied medications available and are often sold on the black market.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Cialis?


There is evidence to show that drinking alcohol with Cialis can cause side effects. Drinking alcohol is known to be able to affect your ability to become erect in the first place. Avoid drinking excessively as this can increase the risk of feeling dizzy when you stand up.

Can you eat grapefruit when taking Cialis?


As grapefruit has properties which may hinder how effectively Cialis will work it should be avoided. Talk to your doctor for further advice.

How long does it take for Cialis to begin working?


Cialis can begin working from as quickly as 20 minutes after taking it. In some cases, it has been reported to continue working for up to 36 hours after taking it. However, if you are going to take the daily version it takes longer to become effective.

Cialis or Viagra?


Although both of these medications are primarily used to treat erectile dysfunction throughout the UK, both Viagra and Cialis work differently. It is proven that Cialis lasts much longer than Viagra, lasting for up to 36 hours, as opposed to just 6 hours for Viagra. Generic Cialis is also much cheaper than branded Viagra, which is why it has grown in popularity over the last few years.

Will Cialis work every time?


A Cialis tablet is consistent, meaning that if it has worked for you before, it should work again. Depending on the reason why you suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), you may need to undergo therapies, such as a penile implant.

Certain cases of ED may need a specialist treatment alongside a course of tadalafil tablets such as Cialis. Some people suffer from ED as a result of a psychological issue, which may require counselling.

Is Cialis prescription-only?


Yes, this medicine cannot be bought without a prescription from a doctor. After an online consultation with one of our registered doctors, who will prescribe you this treatment if they believe it to be suitable for you, you can order Cialis online from our online pharmacy.

We offer a next day delivery service if you place your order by 2pm. Never purchase any medicine online unless it is from a pharmacy that is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, like Medicine Direct. All of our doctors are registered with the General Medical Council, which makes them legally able to prescribe medicine just like your local GP.

How long does it take for Cialis to get out of your system?


This medicine's active ingredient, tadalafil, will remain in your system for up to 36 hours.

Can I buy Generic Cialis?


Generic Cialis is not yet available, but may be in the near future. This version may come available under the name of the active ingredient, Tadalafil, and could be cheaper than the branded version of tablets.

Can I take two Cialis tablets at once?


The maximum dosage of tadalafil (Cialis) is 20mg. You should only take one tablet each day and not exceed this dose. Taking too many tablets can result in unpleasant adverse effects.

How much does Cialis 20mg cost?


The price will depend on how many tablets you wish to purchase. At Medicine Direct, you can buy 4 tablets for £39.49. The maximum you can buy is 32 tablets, which cost £299.49.

Cialis Side Effects

The more common adverse effects of these tablets can be found on the main page.

Rarer side effects of Cialis may include:

  • Red eyes
  • Penile bleeding
  • Increased sweating
  • Blood in your semen

You should stop taking these tablets and seek immediate medical attention if you suffer any of the below side effects:

  • You have fits or seizures
  • You have serious facial swelling, including eyelid swelling, red raised patches on your skin, swollen face
  • You have any sudden problems with your eyesight or your hearing
  • You have chest pains (try to relax in a semi-sitting position if you experience them while having sex)
  • Prolonged and/or painful erections (call a doctor immediately if it lasts for longer than 4 hours)

Serious allergic reaction

In rare cases, it is possible to suffer a serious allergic reaction to tadalafil (Cialis). You must either call 999 or go to A&E immediately if you exhibit any of the following symptoms.

You may require urgent treatment in hospital if:

  • You get a skin rash that may be red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You are wheezing
  • You have tightness in your chest or throat
  • You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
  • You have swelling in your throat, mouth, face, lips, or tongue

These lists may not be exhaustive. Always read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of side effects and how to cope with them, before you start to take a new medicine.

Cialis Warnings and drug interactions

Before you start taking these tablets, it is very important that you inform your doctor if you are already taking any other form of medication. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

In particular, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the below:

  • Riociguat
  • Any 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
  • Any medicines to treat high blood pressure
  • Any alpha blockers
  • Medicines like ketoconazole tablets (for fungal infections) and protease inhibitors (for HIV and AIDS)
  • Anticonvulsant medicines, phenobarbital, phenytoin and carbamazepine
  • Any other erectile dysfunction treatments
  • Rifampicin, erythromycin, clarithromycin or itraconazole

Do not take Cialis if you are already taking any nitrates.

Always read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of drug interactions.

If you have any questions or concerns, we strongly advise you to discuss these with your doctor before you start taking this medication.

Cialis Ingredients

The active ingredient in this medicine is tadalafil.

Inactive ingredients also contained are: lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium laurilsulfate and magnesium stearate.

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