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Tadalafil: Uses, Dosage, Benefits, Side Effects & Price

What is Tadalafil?

Tadalafil is a popular oral medicine that is given by doctors; to treat sexual problems like Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation. It generally comes under the name of Cialis and Adcirca. Tadalafil makes your blood vessels relax and it increases blood flow to some areas of the body. However, it depends on the extent and the cause of the problem. The doctors recommend the specified dosage to the patient suffering. Also, one must definitely consult a doctor; before they consume the medicine.

Usage of Tadalafil

If the blood does not go well to the male reproductive part; the chambers of the part do not fill well. And a successful erection is only when; both the chambers fill well with blood. So, to promote proper erection in men and to fill the chambers with blood; the doctors suggest Tadalafil.

This medicine has compositions; which are successfully able to enhance the sexual performance of a man. It also increases the stimulation and gives firm long-lasting erections to men. Also, people suffering from enlarged prostate, weak stream and urine difficulty can use it and can get benefits.

Benefits of Tadalafil

A recent study has seen that; only after 4 weeks of taking Tadalafil, the problem can be controlled up to 85 per cent. Also, Tadalafil has a lot of health benefits on the body which are as follows-

1. For Body Building-

The ones who are fitness freaks; know how important the proteins and pre-workout medicines are. Thus, Tadalafil is very effective in increasing intensity, endurance, and muscle gain.

2. Effects on Sperm-

Taking this medicine on a daily basis can help you increase the quality of sperm. Also, the number of sperms are more than earlier. It also increases the mobility, speed and quality of the sperm. Which can all over make a man get harder erections.

3. Effect on Kidney-

Taking small amounts of Tadalafil does not harm. However, if you already have some kidney issues; you should definitely take Tadalafil less than 10 mg. Also, people having liver issues should also take it less than 10 mg.

Who can and cannot take tadalafil?

Tadalafil is the kind of medication that should be only taken by aged 18 or above. The medicine is not suitable for those people who:

  • Has an allergic reaction to the medicine
  • Take any other medicines in the past
  • Taking medicines like nitrates for chest pain
  • Having serious heart or liver problems
  • If they had a stroke or heart attack or have low or high blood pressure.

You should get checked with a doctor before taking any kind of medication and if the medicine is tadalafil then you should take the doctor’s opinion.

How it works

There are many classes or types of drugs and tadalafil is a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions. This medication helps to relax the muscle in your bladder and prostate and help to improve BPH symptoms. This helps you to improve ED symptoms and also helps to keep an erection.

Dosage of Tadalafil

There are a variety of dosages in which the medicine of Tadalafil comes, and doctors can prescribe them according to your problem and symptoms. Depending on the frequency with which one faces the problem; and the extent of loss of erection. Ideally, a man should take a pill 30 minutes before going through sexual activity; to get the best results.

One of the following dosages of Tadalafil is given to them.

  1. 2.5 mg
  2. 5 mg
  3. 10 mg
  4. 20 mg

There are different dosages for different ages and different problems. It should be noted that below the age of 18 are not advised to be taken as the studies have been only above 18 years. And if you are above the age of 65 then you should go slow with the lowest dose as suggested by the doctor. Below are the dosage as per the problem and age:-

  • Dosage for erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Dosage for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Dosage for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH))

Dosage for erectile dysfunction (ED)(ages 18–64 years)

If you are facing an issue like erectile dysfunction then there are 2 ways to solve this issue:-

  1. Daily dose
  2. Needed dose(before any sexual activity)

If you are taking the dose when needed then the doctor would advise you to take 10mg. If you have more or less affect of it then your doctor may decrease to 5mg or increase to 20mg. The dose should take 30mins before you expect any sexual activity and it will last for 36hours afterwards.

If you are taking the dose daily then your doctor will suggest you 2.5 mg dose because you are taking it daily. And if the 2.5mg dose will work well for you then maybe the doctor may suggest you take 5mg. The doses should be taken daily at the same time and you should have some sexual activities in between this dosage.

Dosage for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (ages 18–64 years)

If someone is having benign prostatic hyperplasia then they can take it daily at the same time. Taking more than once daily can give you negative effects of the medicine. It should be noted that you should first visit a doctor for the dosage.

The doctor may prescribe you a daily 5mg dose which is more than sufficient for such type of problem. When you are taking finasteride(to treat BPH) with tadalafil your dosage should be only 5mg once a day which should be for 26weeks.

Dosage for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)(ages 18–64 years)

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension(PAH) come with a strength of 20mg. The usual dosage given by the doctor is 40mg which is two 20mg tablets taken once a day. SO to take the tablets one after the other are large. If you are facing any kidney or liver problems then the doctor may recommend you to start from 10mg or 20mg.

Not to Take Daily dose-

If you are an avid drinker; and consume alcohol a lot. Control your habit of alcohol before you take this medicine. As this medicine can cause low blood pressure, increase hypertension, increased heart rate etc.

If you want to have effective results; you, should limit your alcohol intake to less than 5 glasses a day.


If you mistakenly take an overdose then immediately rush to the hospital or nearby clinic because taking an overdose of tadalafil can be harmful as it increases blood pressure, trouble breathing or you can pass out. Never share this medication with anyone who doesn’t have any prescription or is not taking it already. If you miss a dose on a regular schedule then take it as soon as you remember and if it clashes with the next dose time then take your next dose don’t double your dose.

Side effects of Tadalafil on the Body-

However, a lot of people have consumed Tadalafil and have not seen any side effects. But as all bodies are not the same; it is better to take the advice of doctors before taking Tadalafil. Although it is extremely safe to use. And gives amazing results on the body of the person.

Some of the common and minor effects which you may see after consuming Tadalafil are as follows-

  1. Headache
  2. Stomach Pain
  3. Dizziness
  4. Stuffy nose
  5. Nausea
  6. Muscle pain

People who are suffering from weak eyesight; can also go through permanent blindness.

Serious side effects

Some of the serious side effects of tadalafil that you should know before taking. Stop and get medical help at once if you have nausea, chest pain, or dizziness during sex. You could be having a life-threatening side effect. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:

  • Priapism (in men)
  • Vision changes
  • Hearing loss
  • Low blood pressure
  • Skin reaction 
  • Painful erections
  • Chest pains

Price of Tadalafil in the market

The Tadalafil comes with a very easy and affordable price in the market; and is also easily expressible at any medical shop. One can start the medicine by taking a 2.5 mg medicine and can increase the dosage with time if they want. However, you should always consult a doctor before taking medicines; as the over dose of the medicine can cause harm to the body. The cost of the Tadalafil is as follows-

  1. 5 mg costs 155 INR.
  2. 10 mg costs 255 INR.
  3. 20 MG costs 630 INR.

Are there any alternatives?

Yes, there are alternative options to tadalafil. Other options may suit you but before taking it consult the doctors. The other alternative medication for tadalafil is sildenafil. Both are very much the same medicine, both treat ed and pah but tadalafil can also treat BPH. The benefit of taking tadalafil other than sildenafil is it last longer in the body. Tadalafil last 36 hours but sildenafil last up to 5 hours max.

Take away

Tadalafil is an effective medicine; which can help people suffering from Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation. However due to stressful live styles and a lot of other reasons. A lot of men are suffering from a lot of intimate and sexual problems. Also, people feel a lot of anxiety, and stress and are afraid to share these problems with others. So if you are one of them. And want a permanent solution to your intimate problem.

You can check out the official page of IASH India and can order your products today; to get an effective solution to all your intimate problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is tadalafil a Viagra?

Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Stendra are oral medications used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). You may also know them by their generic names: sildenafil (Viagra) & tadalafil (Cialis)

Q2. Does tadalafil make you bigger?

Tadalafil will not make your penis bigger and neither won’t decrease premature ejaculation. It will, however, help you get a satisfactory erection. Tadalafil will also make possible a few more erections during the interval of 36 hours post-dose.

Q3. What to avoid

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause a drop in blood pressure, leading to dizziness or fainting. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with tadalafil and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products while taking this medicine.

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