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Tadalafil is the generic form of the brand medication Cialis and the name of Cialis' active ingredient meaning it's just as effective, comes in the same doses, and is just as safe as Cialis. To buy Tadalafil (generic Cialis) online, complete a free consultation without an appointment with your GP. You can receive this medication the next day when ordered before 4.30pm.

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  • Same ingredient as Cialis
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What is Tadalafil (generic Cialis)?

Tadalafil is the generic form of the brand medication Cialis and the name of Cialis' active ingredient meaning it's just as effective, comes in the same doses, and is just as safe as Cialis. The only difference is that Tadalafil may cost less because it is unbranded. Pharmacies are able to sell generic Tadalafil to men experiencing erectile dysfunction now the patent on Cialis has expired.

Tadalafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor that works in the same way as other erectile dysfunction medications. One of the main reasons Tadalafil is so popular is because it starts to work within 30 minutes and can last for 36 hours – it's the longest lasting PDE-5 inhibitor on the UK market. It's often referred to as the Weekend Pill because it can last up to 36 hours.

Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, can happen for a number of reasons ranging from physical issues such as insufficient blood flow, and psychological reasons including stress, anxiety or lack of sexual interest.

Because there are so many reasons for erectile difficulties Tadalafil is a prescription only medication issued by a doctor. Tadalafil is prescribed to men struggling with erectile dysfunction and for some men with prostate gland enlargement. Its lowest dose may be suitable for men with existing conditions such as high blood pressure. Although it cannot treat psychological reasons for impotence it may help break a cycle of performance anxiety.

How does Tadalafil work?

Tadalafil works in the same way as other phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, better known as PDE-5 inhibitors, by helping men with poor blood flow achieve and sustain an erection by inhibiting certain chemicals and boosting blood flow to the penis.

Structural formula of tadalafil

When you get an erection blood flow to the penis increases and this makes the penis harden. An erection is a complicated process involving thoughts, nerves, blood and muscles – this means it can go wrong at several stages.

The first step to getting an erection begins in the brain. Stimulation sends messages in chemical form to penile blood vessels making them relax and open up, increasing the rate of blood flow.

Inside the penis are two chambers called the corpora cavernosa, and these chambers fill with blood to create an erection. When men become aroused a chemical called cGMP relaxes blood vessels and allow strong blood flow into the usually empty penile chambers to create a firm erection. After orgasm the chemical PDE-5 is released - this breaks down cGMP and allows blood to leave the penis. One of the most common reasons for impotence is a lack of blood flow.

Tadalafil inhibits the release of PDE-5, and relaxes the penile blood vessels, which widens them and allows improved blood flow to enter and harden the penis. This helps you achieve an erection and sustain it for a longer period.

All PDE-5 inhibitors including Tadalafil only work when you are sexually stimulated. Foreplay is necessary to achieve an erection following any impotence medication.

How to use Tadalafil (generic Cialis)?

Tadalafil is a small oral tablet that should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, do not break or chew the tablet as this can reduce its efficacy. Tadalafil is available in different doses, so there is no need to break tablets.

For the most effective results you should take Tadalafil 30 minutes before sexual intercourse is expected, but it can work sooner. One dose is enough to last up to 36 hours.

You should take only one Tadalafil tablet in 24 hours as instructed by your doctor, and don't change your dosage without a consultation. Tadalafil is a prescription drug and it can have side effects if taken in excess.

You can take Tadalafil with food unlike some PDR-5 inhibitors, but alcohol can interfere with how it works, lowering your blood pressure and your blood flow. Avoid excessive alcohol when you plan to use Tadalafil, and take care standing up or moving around if you do have a drink because it may make you dizzy.

Cialis Take your tablet on an empty stomach, or with a meal. Preferably with water, and at least 30 minutes before sexual activity/intercourse The Tadalafil tablets do not work unless you are sexually aroused Your erection will only last as long as you're aroused Talk to your doctor before using this treatment if you're 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)

Grapefruit juice has been known to interfere with Tadalafil, reducing its effectiveness, so it's best to avoid it.

If you take too many Tadalafil speak to your doctor as you may experience unwanted side effects.

What dosages are available for Tadalafil?

Tadalafil (generic Cialis) is available in a range of doses and your doctor will prescribe the one right for you.

Your prescription will depend on your level of erectile difficulty, your health and any current medication you are taking. Any previous reactions to PDE-5 inhibitors should be reported to your prescribing doctor.

Tablets are available in 5, 10 and 20 mg. The recommended starting dose is 10mg, and this is usually sufficient for most men, but it can vary depending on your needs. The 20mg dose may be prescribed if smaller doses have not been effective.

The 5mg dose is usually prescribed for men who need a small daily dose, or who have medical issues that prevent a higher amount, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or PDE-5 inhibitor side effects.

If your dose is not strong enough then in consultation with your doctor you may be able to raise it until you are able to achieve a satisfactory erection.

What are the side effects of Tadalafil?

Tadalafil is a prescription medication, meaning you are not able to buy it over the counter at a pharmacy - this is because it can cause side effects in some men.

Tadalafil is usually safe and trouble free for the majority of users, but there are some side effects to be aware of. If you experience these regularly speak to your doctor, but many men find they need a short period of time as their body adjusts to the new medication before continuing without problems. If you have regular side effects a smaller dose may be more suitable.

Common side effects can include:

  • nasal congestion,
  • facial flushing,
  • headaches,
  • muscles aches
  • or indigestion.

Less common symptoms experienced by less than one in 1,000 men include chest pains, dizziness, rash, palpitations or blurred vision. If you experience any of the less common side effects speak to your doctor before taking any further pills.

Side effects are rare with Tadalafil and an allergic reaction is extremely unlikely, however if you experience difficulties breathing, develop hives, or sudden lose your vision seek immediate medical help.

Priapism is a common worry, but a prolonged painful erection is very rare.

What are the precautions/interactions of Tadalafil?

Tadalafil is a prescription drug and whilst it is very tolerable, it may not suitable for every man, especially with certain medical conditions. If you are allergic to the ingredients, or have a serious condition such as heart disease, a stroke or uncontrolled blood pressure you should not take Tadalafil.

If you use nitrates either medically, for example if you have angina, or you use recreational nitrate-based drugs Tadalafil is not suitable. This is because PDE-5 inhibitors increase the effect of nitrates and may lower your blood pressure.

Your doctor will decide if Tadalafil is compatible with any other medical conditions or current medications. You may be able to take Tadalafil at a lower dose even if you already take certain drugs or have pre-existing conditions, so always disclose your full medical history.

Women and children under 18 should not take Tadalafil. It is not effective in women and may lead to side effects.

How can I buy Tadalafil (generic Cialis) online?

To buy Tadalafil (generic Cialis) online in the UK, you need to complete a free online doctor consultation to be issued a prescription. This only takes a few minutes and allows our partner doctors to assess your medical information, decide if Tadalafil is the best treatment for you.

HealthExpress offers a confidential and secure ordering service, ensuring that you can buy your Tadalafil pills online with confidence. Plus, we only use discreet, plain packaging, which means you can get it delivered to a destination of your choice.

How can I buy Tadalafil online safely?

Buying Tadalafil online is convenient and it avoids any unnecessary embarrassment or a long wait for a doctor's appointment. Once you complete your consultation and it is approved, this remains in your personal member's area for future use.

Where can I buy Tadalafil safely?

You can buy Tadalafil (generic Cialis) safely online at HealthExpress. We only sell prescription medication from UK pharmacies.

If you are looking to source Tadalafil online choose a reputable pharmacy that is registered with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). If you don't see their logo think carefully about your purchase as it's likely you will not receive safe medications, but potentially counterfeit drugs.

Do I Need A Prescription for Tadalafil?

Yes, Tadalafil (generic Cialis) is a prescription drug that requires a valid prescription. Our qualified doctor will issue an appropriate prescription after you have completed an online consultation.

How will I know it is authentic?

Medications will arrive in authentic packaging with a full patient leaflet. If you are unsure contact our customer service centre for peace of mind.

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