Frequently Asked Questions about Cialis

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Does Cialis lower blood pressure?

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Cialis can lead to drop in blood pressure and at times to unsafe levels. It works by pumping more blood into the penile region and also slowing down the rate at which the same blood flows back. When the pressure drops, a person may start feeling a bit dizzy or like fainting, and in more severe cases the user may get a stroke or heart attack. These side effects are more likely to affect people who are taking nitrate medication, have a history of heart problems, or exceeded the recommended dosage. Cases of excessively low blood pressure are not so common; however, it’s always advisable to seek medical advice before starting to use the male pill.

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How does Cialis Work?

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Cialis is used to treat cases of erectile dysfunction(ED) in men. Symptoms of ED include low sexual desire, inability to maintain an erection for long, not achieving a full erection, and reaching orgasm too soon. Cialis works by stimulating the production of nitric oxide (NO). This action makes the blood vessels within the male reproductive organ more relaxed and also vasodilate (widens up) the blood veins. This allows more blood to flow through and at the same times inhibits the blood from flowing back too soon. This enables the user to achieve a firmer and more long lasting erection.

3434Question:

How much does Cialis cost?

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Cialis just like other ED drugs such as Levitra and Viagra don’t come cheap. However, Cialis is preferred because of its longer lasting effects. It is available in different packs that range from 10 to as many as 360 pills per pack. The drug is still under patent in the US and the situation will remain the same until 2017.Currently the market price of branded Cialis ranges from $40 to $ 42 per pill depending on the source. Recommendation is to source the drug from a reputable dealer as this reduces the chances of purchasing fake or non-genuine drugs. Comparing various prices as well as looking out for discounts also helps to bring down the cost.

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What are the side effects of Cialis?

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Cialis does come with interactions and side effects just like other medications. The extent of the effects will vary depending on over dosage, underlying medical conditions, strength of the pill, and frequency of use. Interaction may occur when the pill is used by a person already using nitrate-based medications. People with heart and blood pressure-related conditions will also have interactions. Common side effects that may occur include headache, backpain, indigestion, muscle pain, stuffy nose, flushing, prolonged erections, fast heart rate, sweating, abnormal vision and more. Most effects will be experienced within 24 hours and will disappear within 24 and 48 hours, however, if symptoms persist you should seek medical advice.

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How much Cialis should I take?

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The amount of Cialis you should take is determined by several factors and upon the discretion of a doctor or physician. A person who has a very bad case of ED or BPH will require higher dose compared to a person who has a mild condition. Also, the frequency of sexual activity determines the quantity since a daily user will require lower quantities because it remains active in the body for 36 hours. Standard dosage is 10mg though this may be increased after analysis by a doctor. The maintenance dose is 2.5mg per day and the pill should not be taken more than once a day with or without food. It is crucial not to exceed the dosage without advice from a doctor or take the pill together with other ED medications.

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How much does Cialis cost per pill?

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The cost of Cialis is still high and the situation will remain the same until the patent ends in 2017. A look at the market reveals the average price of branded Cialis to be approximately $41 per pill. A cheaper alternative is generic Cialis which offers the same effects but is more affordable. It comes under generic names such as Tadalafil citrate, Tadalafil, Tadafil, Adcirca, Apcalis, Tadacip, and Tadalis SX. Generic Cialis is available in 2.5, 10, 20, 40, 50, 60, and 100mg and comes packed in 10, 30, 60, 90,120,180,270, and 360 pills. Average price for 2.5mg is 5.70, 5mg is 6.10,10 mg is $6.5, 20mg is $7, 40mg is $8.10, 50mg is $8.40, 60 and 100mg is $8.50.

3434Question:

How long does Cialis last?

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Cialis comes in tablet form and is available in 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, or 20 mg. The effects of the ED drug will vary based on factors such as need at hand (is it to treat erectile dysfunction or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Generally 10mg is the recommended initial dosage while the maintenance dosage is between 2.5 and 5mg daily. The effects of Cialis will be experienced after about 30 minutes of taking the pill though this may vary with a person’s moods and biology. The pill will remain active for as many as 36 hours before needing to take a new dose. Cialis can be taken with or without water, but it’s vital not to exceed the dosage as this may lead to side effects.

3434Question:

Do you need a prescription for Cialis?

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Though the FDA approval does not set strict guidelines on marketing ED drugs such as Cialis, it is important to take the medication under the guidance of a doctor. He will run checks and ask you some questions to verify if you have any allergies that may interfere with the workings of the drug. Taking Cialis with nitrates such as isosorbide dinitrate, nitroglycerin, or isosorbide mononitrate may lead to low blood pressure. You also need to inform your doctor if you have heart problems, hypertension, blood pressure issues, liver diseases, chest pains, sickle cell anemia, stomach ulcers, multiple myeloma, hemophilia, leukemia, retinitis pigmentosa, or Peyronie’s disease. Buying ED drugs over-the-counter is discouraged because of the likelihood off severe side effects such as heart attacks, strokes, low blood pressure and other risks. It also lowers the chances of buying counterfeit products.

3434Question:

What is the difference between Viagra and Cialis?

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Though they are meant to treat erectile dysfunction and work in a similar manner, viagra and Cialis are quite different. First, the effects from taking viagra are experienced after a longer time than those from Cialis. A user is advised to take viagra at least one hour before intended sexual activity while Cialis can be taken 30 minutes earlier. Secondly, effects from viagra wearout much sooner than those from Cialis. Viagra lasts for 4-6 hours meaning a user needs to pop the blue pill often. However, Cialis will still remain active for as many as 36 hours and the user will therefore enjoy several erections within this period.

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Can women take Cialis?

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Cialis is designed for men suffering from erectile dysfunction, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), and other related conditions. Men get an erection after the brain triggers the release of nitric oxide that relaxes the blood veins and allows more blood to flow into the penile region. Sexual desire for men is more physical and this is the reason men get an erection easily and at the slightest provocation or stimulation. In women however, the desire for sex or high libido is more psychological unlike in men where it is physical. A woman will experience orgasm or sexual pleasure by the stimulation of their thoughts and this is why they take longer to react. This means that Cialis will not be very effective in women.

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How fast does Cialis work?

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Of all the erectile dysfunction drugs in the market, Cialis is rated as one of the fastest acting. Generally, a user will get an erection within ten minutes of swallowing the pill especially if taken without food. The reaction speed may be accelerated or slowed down by various factors. For instance, a person working out or exercising on an empty stomach will get an erection sooner-rather-than-later compared to another who is just sitting idle. At times it may take a bit longer than 30 minutes but rarely exceeds 45 minutes which is still quite fast compared to other ED drugs in the market that need to be taken at least one hour before anticipated sexual activity.

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When is the right time to take Cialis for best results?

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Timing is key to getting the best of Cialis. Take it too soon and you may have to deal with a prolonged erection. Take it too late and you may miss an opportunity to pleasure your partner. Recommendations are to take the ED pill at least 30 minutes before you have intercourse. Nonetheless, it is important to be in the right state of mind since an erection is triggered by sexual thoughts. You also need to know whether you are using the daily dose which can be as low as 2.5mg per day or the normal dose of 10mg that can last for up to 36 hours.

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Does Cialis make you last longer?

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Yes, Cialis does make you last longer. Just like many other medications for erectile or sexual dysfunction, the goal is to offer harder and longer lasting erections. Cialis contains special ingredients that trigger the production of more nitric oxide hence leading to more blood flowing into the penile region. The compounds also remain in the system much longer than in other ED drugs meaning a user will get more erections without popping new doses. According to Cialis reviews, users claim to have lasted for at least one hour without going soft. Some have lasted for a longer time without reaching climax allowing their partners to reach 2, 3 or more orgasms.

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Is Cialis covered by insurance?

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Although Cialis has been approved by the Food Drug Administration (FDA) for treating ED and BPH, not all insurance companies cover the prescription drug. It is vital to look around for an insurer who is willing to cover the drug before commencing use. Those companies that offer cover have varied terms; for instance, some will only cover up to 5mg per day while others cater for a maximum of 100mg or approximately 6 tablets every month. It is also paramount to notify your insurance provider in case you make increase the dosage (under doctor’s instruction) to avoid any future conflicts.

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What is the relationship between Cialis and BPH?

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Besides treating ED, Cialis is also used to cure benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition is characterized by the enlargement of the male prostate gland. The gland surrounds the urethra (tube linking the kidney to the penis and is used to carry urine). BPH occurs when the prostate gland becomes much larger and obstructs the smooth flow of urine from the bladder. This may lead to issues when passing urine such as difficulty or inability to get rid of all urine. Also, it may lead to inflammation as well as pain while passing urine. Cialis helps reduce the size of the gland and the recommended daily dosage is 5mg.

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What Is Cialis dosage for ED?

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Cialis is mainly used to treat erectile dysfunction(ED) and the right amount will depend on doctor’s opinion. The extent of ED varies from one user to another hence there is no standard dosage. However, the starting dosage is usually 10mg per day and this is effective for a period of 36 hours. The doctor can either increase or decrease the dosage depending on the effects experienced by the user. In severe cases, the dosage can be increased to 20mg, while for maintenance the daily dose is 2.5mg though this can be increased to 5mg depending on the condition.

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How long does Cialis stay in your system?

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Cialis remains in the body the longest compared to other alternatives such as Levitra and viagra. Research shows that a user will experience the effects of Viagra or Levitra for 4 to 6 hours meaning he can still get an erection during this period. However, once the time is up, he has to pop another pill. However, the effects of Cialis will still be felt in as many as 36 hours. A user will get erections and engage in sexual activity for a longer period. The time required before the reaction is felt is 30 minutes for Cialis while for Viagra and Levitra it’s approximately 1 hour. Going by user reviews, many users appreciate Cialis because it offers stiffer and prolonged erections, a person will get an erection instantly, and the urge to reach orgasm is delayed. All these factors boost sexual performance and satisfaction.