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What is Cialis?

Cialis (tadalafil) is a prescription treatment which helps men with erection problems. Since its approval in 2003, it has grown more successful than other treatments due its prolonged effects. Cialis is also known by its nickname the 'weekend pill'. Unlike other erectile dysfunction treatments such as Viagra and Levitra which require some planning and rule out spontaneous intercourse, Cialis can help patients to achieve and sustain a stronger erection for up to two days after intake.

What's the difference between Cialis and Cialis Daily?

Both Cialis (10mg or 20mg dose) and Cialis Once Daily (2.5mg or 5mg) contain the same active ingredient, the PDE-5 inhibitor 'tadalafil'. However, they differ in how and when they are taken. Cialis Daily contains a lower dosage and is taken every day. The main benefit of this is spontaneity; patients are not required to take a tablet at least 30 minutes before sex. The lower dosages are also more beneficial for certain men prone to side effects.

What are the benefits of Cialis?

Both psychological and physiological issues (and sometimes a combination of the two) can cause erectile dysfunction in men. The condition is not strictly limited by age. Men who use Cialis in the hope of treating erectile problems can experience a variety of benefits associated with it. These include:

  • Increased self-esteem and sexual confidence
  • Prolonged potency for up to 36 hours
  • Can start to work within 20-30mins of use
  • High success rate

Secondary benefits that can be experienced also include the lowering of blood pressure and a possible reduction in symptoms for men with enlarged prostates. The lower 2.5mg or 5mg dosages may also be suitable for those with related medical conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

How does Cialis work?

Cialis is classified as a PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitor which works by relaxing the blood vessels in the penis. When you are aroused, the nucleotide cGMP is released in your body, relaxing the blood vessels in the penis. This enables better blood flow, making the penis erect. PDE-5 is a natural enzyme which breaks down cGMP, which leads to the reversal of its effects and the erection fades.

The active ingredient tadalafil inhibits PDE-5 from working too soon, making it easier for you to achieve and sustain a fuller and firmer erection. Cialis works in as little as 30 minutes and enables you to continue to experience the benefits for up to 36 hours.

Structural formula of tadalafil

How to take Cialis

When using this medication, a pill should be taken with water, either on an empty stomach or after a meal - at least 30 minutes before sex. It will continue to work for up to 36 hours, but will only support blood flow into the penis when you are aroused.

Cialis Take your tablet on an empty stomach, or with a meal. Preferably with water, and at least 30 minutes before sexual activity/intercourse. Cialis does not work without sexual stimulation. Your erection will only last as long as you are aroused. Talk to your doctor before using this treatment if you are currently taking any other ED medication. Store the tablets at room temperature, preferably away from light and moisture.

How long does Cialis last for?

Cialis can last up to 36 hours, although this is not the case for every man. The diagram below shows the typical concetration of Cialis in the blood. As you can see, the effect begins to lessen after 6 hours of taking the tablet.

Blood concentration after Tadalafil (Cialis)

How do I take Cialis 2.5mg or 5mg?

The lower dosage daily tablets can be taken at any time of the day, with or without food, but it is recommended that you take your daily dose at approximately the same time as the previous day.

Cialis dosages

The dosage will depend on several factors including the severity of your impotence, possible drug interactions, your age and any prior experience you've had with Cialis. Our doctors will take these factors into account when prescribing the treatment.

There are four different dosages available for Cialis, these are: 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg and 20mg. The starting dose is usually 10 mg, which is effective for the majority of users. If a lower dosage is required, then 5mg tablets are to be taken instead. The 20mg dose is usually recommended if the other dosages have not proved potent enough and if no side effects have been experienced. The 2.5mg dosage is usually prescribed for men that are prone to side effects but require help in achieving an erection successfully.

Cialis precautions/interactions

Before taking Cialis, it is always recommended to inform your doctor in order to rule out side effects or dangerous interactions with other medications. If there is reason to believe you may be allergic to Tadalafil or any other components of Cialis, there may be a more suitable medication available for your condition.

Furthermore, it is very important to disclose any heart problems you are currently dealing with, as well as any other serious health conditions, prior to commencing your treatment. Tadalafil (the active ingredient in Cialis) can cause low blood pressure when used in conjunction with nitrates. For better alternatives please visit the erectile dysfunction page.

Cialis side effects

Side effects may occur when using any prescription medication, as the body needs to adjust to the new medicine in the system. If you do experience any of the following on a regular basis, you may find a lower dosage is just as effective, but much less likely to give you side effects.

More common:

More common
Headache Facial flushing Nasal congestion

Less common:

Less common
Blurred vision Abdominal Pain Tachycardia or palpitations
Increase/decrease in blood pressure Rashes Chest pain
Dizziness Back/muscle pain Acid reflux

Rare:

Rare
Facial swelling Temporary memory loss Nosebleeds
Loss of hearing Seizures Heart attack or stroke*

* This is most common in men with pre-existing issues.

Ensure you speak with your doctor before purchasing this treatment, especially if you have high or low blood pressure or any heart or liver issues. For further information about possible side effects, be sure to refer to the available NHS resources.

Can I buy Cialis online?

In order to buy Cialis online, all you do is fill out your free online consultation form. This will only take a few minutes and allows our doctors to assess your medical history and decide if Cialis is the best treatment for you.

Can I buy Cialis without a prescription?

It is not possible to buy Cialis without a prescription, whether this is online or in-person. It is a prescription only medication the use of which must be approved for you by a certified medical professional to ensure your health isn't at risk and the drug is effective for you. It's important to disclose all medical information during the consultation.

Is it safe to buy Cialis online?

Yes, buying Cialis from HealthExpress is 100% safe. We only supply prescription medication and this is only approved for you after our doctor checks your consultation thoroughly. You will be recommended the dosage and quantity as well. Your order of Cialis is then prepared by our UK based pharmacy where it is checked again before being dispatched.

Our service at HealthExpress has all the relevant and mandatory safety certificates from official regulatory bodies including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC).

Getting Cialis delivered in the UK

Cialis is delivered by Royal Mail across the UK. Our next-day delivery is free of charge and will arrive at your chosen address the next day. As the delivery is discreet, you can get Cialis delivered to your workplace or shared accommodation. For free next-day delivery, your order must be completed and approved by our doctor by 4.30pm Monday to Friday. This means we deliver on Saturdays.

We also offer a nominated day delivery meaning you are in control of when and where your medication is sent. We have UPS collection points across the UK if you prefer picking up your parcel from a local shop in-person.

 

How can I pay for Cialis?

At HealthExpress, you can pay using any major credit cards including VISA and MasterCard. When selecting this in the checkout, we will send our details.

At this time, we do not offer the options of payment via cash on delivery or American Express.

How do I know if the Cialis I purchased is authentic?

Cialis will come in genuine packaging including blister packs for the tablets. Every medication will come complete with the patient leaflet, which must be thoroughly read before use every time. Our process includes checks from our doctor as well as the pharmacy to ensure the authenticity of Cialis. If you are unsure in any way, you can contact our Customer Service for further validation, or check our safety certificate present on the home page on this website.

Are my personal and medical information protected?

When buying Cialis online, a consultation must be completed providing your medical history and personal details to be reviewed by a UK certified doctor. All data on HealthExpress is encrypted and will not be shared with third parties.

Do you have any other queries or observations?

If you have any further questions regarding Cialis that we haven't answered here, you can always contact our Customer Service Team via email, phone or Live Chat available Monday to Friday 8am-5.30pm.

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