Cialis is a widely-used and reliable treatment for erectile dysfunction. It is very easy to take and produces effective results in a majority of cases.

Like all medicines though, it needs to be taken correctly to ensure that it has the desired effect and improves erectile potency.

For those who are taking Cialis for the first time (or even those who have used it before but aren’t sure they have done so correctly) here is our complete user guide.

How should I take it?

Cialis is provided as an easy-to-swallow tablet. This should be taken orally, with a glass of water. The tablet can be taken either with food or without, but note that some PDE5 inhibitors have reported slower response times when taken alongside a big meal.

Excessive alcohol use may also affect its function.

How long before intercourse should I take Cialis?

Take your Cialis tablet at least half an hour before engaging in sexual intercourse. The medicine will usually remain effective for up to 36 hours.

Cialis Daily doesn't necessarily need to be taken before sex, but it needs to be taken at the same time every day. This provides erectile potency 24 hours per day, and can be used by men who anticipate engaging in intercourse two or more times per week.

How often should I take Cialis?

Because it lasts for up to 36 hours, regular Cialis should not be taken more than once a day, and you may be advised by your doctor to wait for 24 hours after the effects have worn off before taking another dose.

Cialis Daily is taken once a day.

Does Cialis provide sexual stimulation?

No. All Cialis does is facilitate the chemical mechanisms in the body which permit blood flow to the penis and make an erection possible.

For Cialis to produce an erection, the person using it will still need to be sexually stimulated. It is not an aphrodisiac, and will not provide stimulation on its own.

Can I use it recreationally?

No. Cialis is a prescription medicine licensed in the UK for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia, which are both classified as medical conditions.

Only those who have been diagnosed with these conditions by a qualified physician are eligible for a Cialis prescription.

Cialis should not be bought and taken recreationally, and should not be taken by anyone who has not been prescribed it.

What dosage should I buy?

There are several doses of Cialis available for both varieties (weekend and daily pill).

Cialis is supplied as a 10mg or 20mg pill.

Cialis Daily is available to buy as a 2.5mg or 5mg pill.

The dose your doctor prescribes for you will depend on whether you have used it before, and if so, whether that dose produced sufficient results.