What is Cialis?

Cialis is a drug used to treat male patients experiencing erectile dysfunction.

What are the ingredients in Cialis?

The active ingredient is tadalafil. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, hydroxypropylcellulose, croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium laurilsulfate, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, triacetin, iron oxide yellow E172, titanium dioxide E171 and talc.

Who makes Cialis?

The Lilly pharmaceutical company.

Do I need a prescription to buy Cialis?

Yes.

A registered doctor needs to assess the suitability of this drug before it can be prescribed for you.

They will check your medical history and medication use. Cialis is a widely prescribed product but it can be unsuitable for some men.

If you come across an online pharmacy offering to sell Cialis to you without a prescription, they are breaking UK law and should not be trusted.

How long do Cialis tablets last?

This depends on the strength that you have been prescribed.

The 2.5mg and 5mg tablets can be taken on a daily basis, meaning that you should be able to partake in sexual intercourse at any time, 24 hours day, seven days a week.

On the other hand, the 10mg and 20mg tablets can last up to 36 hours and are often referred to as a ‘weekend pill’.

How often do you take Cialis tablets?

You should only take Cialis as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.

The lower strength Cialis doses (2.5mg and 5mg) are for use as a daily pill.

The 10mg and 20mg pills are used on demand, and last for up to 36 hours. Consequently, these pills should not be taken more than once in any 36 hour period.

You can find out more about taking Cialis on our information page.

Does Cialis work?

For the majority of users, yes. In clinical trials, those using the 10mg dose were able to develop erections strong enough for intercourse 73 percent of the time on average; and those using the 20mg dose 81 percent of the time.

59 and 71 percent of the total intercouse attempts among those using the 10mg and 20mg doses respectively reported that their erections lasted long enough to successfully complete intercourse.

Where can I read user reviews of Cialis?

You can find user reviews in various places online. We have compiled a selection of these on this information page.

Can women take Cialis?

No. Cialis is a drug only prescribed to men experiencing erectile dysfunction and is not for female use.

Is Cialis better than Viagra?

It depends on how and when you plan to use it. Both Cialis and Viagra are effective treatments for erectile dysfunction. However, Cialis may be more suitable for some men, due to its long-lasting qualities.

Will I get side effects from using Cialis?

Cialis has the potential to cause side effects, much like any other medicine. This does not mean that every user will experience them.

A doctor can help you determine whether you are likely to experience side effects from using Cialis.

If you are concerned about your reaction to a drug when using it you should contact a medical professional.

What are the side effects of Cialis?

Some of the most common side effects of Cialis are headache, muscle pain, flushing, nasal congestion, indigestion and reflux. More detailed information on the side effects associated with Cialis is provided in the patient information leaflet.

Does Cialis cause stomach pain?

It can. Stomach pain is listed as a rare side effect in the Cialis patient information leaflet.

What is Cialis used for?

Cialis is only used to treat erectile dysfunction. This particular branded medicine is not used to treat other conditions, though the active ingredient, tadalafil, is used in some treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Can I take Cialis even if I don’t have ED?

Cialis should only be prescribed to men experiencing erection problems. Cialis should not be used to enhance the sexual performance of a man who does not have ED.

Can I take Cialis alongside my other medications?

It depends on the type of medications you are taking. Your doctor will assess your medical history including any past or current medications you are using. They will check for any interactions between Cialis and your medications.

Can I drink grapefruit juice when taking Cialis?

No. You should avoid drinking grapefruit juice if you are taking Cialis. This is because grapefruit juice can have an effect on the way your system metabolises medicine, which in turn can increase sensitivity to side effects.  

Is Cialis available as a herbal remedy?

Cialis is a prescription drug and is not available in herbal form. Some men who are not able to tolerate Cialis may look for herbal alternatives. When searching for an alternative it is important to remember that herbal remedies are not subject to the same safety tests as prescription drugs. You should still have a conversation with your doctor if you are thinking about taking any remedial medicines.

What should I do if my Cialis dosage does not work?

If your prescribed dose of Cialis does not result in an improvement in erectile quality you should speak to your doctor. They may change your dose or switch you to a different ED medication.

Is it safe to buy Cialis online?

Yes, provided you do so from a registered pharmacy, you can safely buy genuine Cialis medication online. Make sure that the website you use is registered by looking for the relevant information, and remember that ED medications require a prescription.