How Should People with Various Health Disorders Take Cialis?

Cialis is a popular oral drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. Its mechanism of action is based on the effect of a synthetically produced agent – tadalafil. Its popularity is explained by a number of advantages: long-lasting effect, high efficiency, minimum side effects, and safety. However, despite its safety, Cialis isn’t sold without a doctor’s prescription. And there are certain reasons for this. Though for healthy (or relatively healthy) people Cialis is absolutely safe, men with certain health disorders should be very careful when taking the drug. The uncontrolled taking of tadalafil by some categories of patients can be dangerous for them. Let’s see, what are the main rules for taking the drug.

First and foremost, Cialis should never be taken by three categories of people: women, teenagers under 18 years of age and men who undergo treatment with nitrate-containing drugs. The latter should be especially careful: erectile dysfunction is often associated with cardiovascular disorders, and these disorders are often treated with nitrates. Tadalafil in combination with nitrates causes a severe drop in blood pressure, which is dangerous for health and life.

• The maximum dosage of tadalafil is 20 mg in 24 hours. Nobody should take it more than once a day or more than twenty milligrams at a time. A pill should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. If you need a smaller dose of tadalafil, just buy another dosage form. A pill should not be broken before taking, so, doctors don’t recommend to take half of the tablet.

• The highest dose of tadalafil for patients with severe renal impairment is 10 mg. a day. Patients with other renal system or liver disorders should consult a doctor before taking the drug.

• Men suffering from benign prostate hyperplasia can use Cialis for the protracted course of therapy. In this case, the tabs are taken every day at one and the same time in the amount of 5 mg. of tadalafil. The drug is prescribed by a urologist in the recommended dosage.

• Older people as well as patients with diabetes don’t need a special dosage and can take Cialis according to the general instructions. Clinical tried proved the effectiveness of tadalafil for the treatment of ED in men suffering from diabetes. Most of the men involved in the trials reported on improved erection.

• Overweight people can need a special dosage of Cialis. If a man, whose body weight significantly exceeds the average, doesn’t get a required effect, he can consult a doctor, and the recommended dosage can be increased. But don’t increase it without medical consultation!

• Unlike sildenafil (the main ingredient of Viagra), tadalafil can be used with alcohol and fatty food. However, keep in mind that alcohol as well as fat slows down the absorption of the drug, so, its effect may be postponed. Moreover, much alcohol can have a negative impact on erection, so try not to drink much. One or two drinks will be enough.