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

What is Tadalafil?

Tadalafil is a popular oral drug prescribed by doctors to treat sexual problems like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. tadalafil is a Part of the PDE-5 inhibitor medicine family that commonly comes under the names Cialis and Adcirca. Tadalafil reduces the effect of an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type-5 which relaxes your blood vessels and increases blood flow to certain areas of the body. However, this depends on the extent and cause of the problem. The doctor advises the specified dosage to the suffering patient. In addition, of course you should consult a doctor; Before you take this medicine.

Usage of Tadalafil

The penis gets successfully erect only when; Both the chambers present inside the penis called corpora cavernosa are well filled with blood. If blood does not flow properly to the male reproductive organ and these chambers of the penis do not fill well with blood, it becomes difficult to get and maintain an erection. So, to promote proper erection in men in this condition and to fill the chambers with blood; Doctor suggests tadalafil.

The compositions of this medicine are able to successfully enhance the sexual performance of the male. It also increases sexual arousal and gives long lasting erection to men. Along with this people suffering from enlarged prostate, weak stream and urinary difficulty can also use it and get benefits.

Benefits of Tadalafil

A recent study found that; The problem can be controlled up to 85 percent only after 4 weeks of taking Tadalafil. Along with this, Tadalafil has many 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.

How Does it Work?

There are several classes or types of drugs and tadalafil is a part of the phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor medicine group. These medicines are often used to treat similar conditions. This medicine controls the effect of the phosphodiesterase type 5 enzyme in your body, which helps to relax the muscles in your bladder and prostate and helps improve BPH symptoms. It helps you to improve the symptoms of ED and also helps in maintaining erection.

Who Can and Cannot take tadalafil?

Tadalafil is a medicine that should only be taken by people who are 18 years of age or older. 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.

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 36 hours 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 26 weeks.

Dosage for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)(ages 18–64 years)

Tadalafil for 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.

When You Should Not take Daily Dose of Tadalafil –

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 alternate alternatives to Tadalafil. Other options may suit you but consult a doctor before trying them. Another alternative drug to tadalafil is sildenafil. Both are very much the same drug, both are used to treat ED and PAH but tadalafil can also treat BPH. The major advantage of taking tadalafil over sildenafil is that it stays longer in the body. While tadalafil stays in your body for up to 36 hours, sildenafil stays in your body for a maximum of 5 hours.


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 is the brand name of Sildenafil and Tadalafil is marketed as Cialis. Though both the drugs belong to the drug family of PDE-5 inhibitors along with Levitra and Stendera and are used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. In many research doctors have found that Tadalafil acts quicker than Viagra and also it stays in your body for longer than Sildenafil (Viagra).

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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