Pills of Cialis – form, color, effectiveness and other features

Cialis is a medical remedy, which is applied to cure impotence and eliminate the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia in male persons. More than eight million men in the world use this medicament. Pills of Cialis are produced by Eli Lilly pharmaceutical giant. Now they are under patent protection (until 2017).

Form and color of pills

There are four types of Cialis tablets, which differ from each other in dosage, color, and imprinting:

pills-of-cialis1) A tablet containing 2.5 milligrams of active agent (tadalafil) has very light yellowish color and “C 2 ½” imprinting symbolizing tablet strength;
2) A tablet with 5 milligrams of tadalafil has light yellowish color and “C 5” imprinting;
3) A 10 mg tablet is yellow colored with “C 10” markings;
4) A 20 mg pill has almost dark yellow color and “C 20” markings.

All types of tablets have almond-shaped form. Such a gradation of colors and imprinting was made with the aim of preventing the production of counterfeit medicaments. It is very difficult to replicate the original form of tablets. You can view these pills on cialis.com website (not in their actual size).

The product should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 25 degrees Celsius.

Additional compounds in tablets

In addition to the main active agent, the core of the pill includes the following auxiliary components:
1) lactose monohydrate;
2) croscarmellose sodium;
3) hydroxypropyl cellulose;
4) microcrystalline cellulose;
5) sodium lauryl sulfate;
6) magnesium stearate.

The film-coat of the pill contains lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, triacetin, titanium dioxide (coloring agent E171), iron oxide yellow (coloring agent E172) and talc.

How do Cialis pills work?

Like other anti-ED medications, Cialis works by inhibiting the enzyme PDE5. The main difference of this drug from other medications is that it has a longer half-life (approximately seventeen hours). Therefore, it has a prolonged effect and is effective for about 36 hours.
Erection occurs because of relaxation of smooth muscle of the penis. This process is regulated by the action of spinal reflex and involves the participation of sensory and mental stimuli. The presence of cyclic GMP in cells of a penile organ is the basic condition for erection. By destroying cGMP, PDE-5 enzyme interferes with the normal occurrence of erection. The main agent of Cialis decreases the activity of the enzyme and increase the concentration of cGMP, thereby providing a normal erection if a male person is sexually excited.

Method of administration

A tablet may be taken daily, or as needed. The drug is used regardless of the meal. Always follow your doctor’s instructions. This medical remedy is allowed to be combined with alcohol, but, according to official manufacturer’s recommendations, it is necessary to avoid “excessive drinking”, as this can interfere with erection occurrence. Under no circumstances take more than 1 tablet during the day. If you did it, inform your doctor of this situation.