Tadalafil 20mg Tablets
Tadalafil 20mg tablets contain the active ingredient 'Tadalafil' in a pack of 4 tablets.
Tadalafil is in a class of medications known as PDE5 inhibitors. This class of medications works to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. This increased blood flow can cause an erection once you are sexually aroused.
Tadalafil will not give you an instant erection – you must be adequately sexually aroused for it to work.
Tadalafil has been proven to help men with erectile dysfunction get a hard erection and maintain it for sexual intercourse.
They begin to take effect after 30-60 minutes and once one tablet has been taken, it is then effective for up to 36 hours, offering longer lasting effects in comparison to other medications on the market.
Taking Tadalafil- Some Practical tips
Get in the mood!
Tadalafil by itself will not give you a spontaneous erection – you need to have adequate sexual stimulation for it to work so engage in foreplay just as you would had you not take any Tadalafil.
Tadalafil takes about 30-60 minutes to start working, it remains effective for about 36 hours after administration so don’t rush! Remember, you must have adequate sexual stimulation.
You can take Tadalafil with or without food.
If taken after a meal which is high in fat you may find it takes a little longer to work. It is advised you limit your alcohol intake around the time you take your dose to ensure it remains effective.
Don’t give up
With some men Tadalafil may not work the first time you take it, this may be because of a multitude of factors.
If it doesn’t work the first time, just try again on another day – remember, its no more than one tablet in any 24 hour period.
Get help if Tadalafil still doesn’t work.
If you find after repeat doses Tadalafil is still not producing a sufficient erection get in touch with us at QuickMeds for further advice.
Sometimes there are reversible causes of erectile dysfunction which may warrant further investigation, often trying similar medications to Tadalafil can produce the desired results.
How to take
To treat erectile dysfunction The recommended starting dose is one 10 mg tablet before sexual activity. This may be increased to 20mg according to response.
Take one Tadalafil 10mg tablet at least 30 minutes before sexual activity.
Tadalafil may still be effective up to 36 hours after taking the tablet.
Do not take Tadalafil more than once in a 24 hour period, do not mix different types of medications used to treat the same condition without prior consultation with a healthcare professional.
As with all medications Tadalafil can cause side effects in some people who take it.
It is reassuring that any such side effects are usually mild/moderate and only last for a short period of time.
The most common side effects include:
- Back pain
- Muscle aches
- Pain in arms and legs
- Facial flushing
- Nasal congestion
If you experience any of the following please seek immediate medical help from either your GP, out of hours providers (111) or the emergency services (999) as appropriate;
- Chest pain during or after sexual intercourse/activity
- Allergic reaction (swelling of the eyes/face/lips/throat, difficulty breathing)
- Prolonged erection lasting more than 4 hours
Cautions & Warnings
Tadalafil may not be appropriate for everyone.
As with any medical substance interactions can occur when taken with other medications or treatments including but not limited to those below.
- Nitrate containing medications
This can include medications such as ‘GTN’ spray, isosorbide mononitrate used to treat angina
- Nitrates in other forms such ‘poppers’
- Antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, rifampicin
- Antifungals such as Ketoconazole
- HIV medications such as Ritonavir, Saquinavir
- Anticonvulsant medications such as phenobarbital, phenytoin and carbamazepine
If you have any concerns or queries regarding whether or not Tadalafil is safe to take with any combination of medications (both prescribed and over the counter) then do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our qualified pharmacists at QuickMeds.