Are you taking Cialis for the first time? Here's How to Get the Best Results

As with any new medication, you are probably not 100% sure what to expect from Cialis. Moreover, this famous medicine is surrounded by many legends and myths that confuse and mislead men.

This article is dedicated to those who want to use ED pills for the first time. Do you want to find an ally who can easily solve erection problems? Read on! We will help you find out more information about Cialis.

What is Cialis and what does it treat

Cialis is a medicine that went through a lot of clinical trials before being launched on the market. There are indications for use, as well as conditions, under which the medicine cannot be taken.

Cialis pills are effective in the treatment of three conditions:

●       Erectile dysfunction (ED).

●       Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

●       ED and BPH.

It should be noted that Cialis is a generic ED medication. Although it has a vasodilating effect, the tablets are effective in psychological, organic or mixed ED.

If you expect something else, such as an increase in libido or an extension of the time before ejaculation, then Cialis pills will not help you. Yes, the treatment may have a positive effect on your sexual appetite and confidence in the bedroom, but the drug is not intended to treat low sex drive.

Will anything unusual happen if Cialis is taken by a man who does not have erection problems? No, nothing out of the ordinary should happen, most likely you won't feel any difference, although there is still a risk of side effects.

However, if you have taken one dose of Cialis and suddenly notice a huge change, you may still have erection problems. In this case, it is worth going to the doctor for a diagnosis.

How to take Cialis for the first time

To get the most benefit from your treatment, you need to take the dose that works best for you. You need to know when is the best time to take the pills and how to do it correctly.

Basic dosage information

Tablet dosage

2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg

Standard starting dosage

One 10 mg tablet

 

Changing the dose

The dosage may be increased to 20 mg or reduced to 5 mg depending on the response to the 10 mg dose

Time of receipt

The tablet is taken at least 30 minutes before sexual activity

How to use

Swallow the tablet whole with or without food with a glass of water

Frequency of use 

As needed

Action onset

30 minutes

Food influence on effectiveness

No effect (не принимайте таблетки с грейпфрутовым соком)

Influence of alcohol

Avoid or limit alcohol consumption

After using the tablets, the active ingredient Tadalafil is rapidly absorbed into the blood. The time of the pills intake (morning or evening) does not affect how quickly they begin to act and how effective they are.

It should be noted that Cialis has two dosing regimens. We will discuss an alternative method of the pills administration below.

How often can you take Cialis

How often you can take Cialis or other ED medications is still a matter of controversy and debate. This question worries men very much, because we are talking about their sexual health.

Usually men have the following fears:

●       First, they worry that the drug is sure to harm their sexual health.

●       Secondly, they are afraid the body will "get used" to the drug, and an erection will no longer occur without it.

In fact, such fears are worthless and unfounded. After all, for more than 20 years of its existence, the drug has repeatedly been subjected to research and testing on a large number of men with and without erectile dysfunction. Clinically validated tests have shown that long-term or frequent use of tablets containing Tadalafil does not pose a danger to the body.

What's more, Cialis is officially approved for daily and long-term use:

●       Daily doses of 2.5 mg and 5 mg (initial dose of 5 mg) are used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Typically, this dosing regimen is recommended when a man is expected to be sexually active 2-3 times a week or more.

●       A daily dose of 5 mg is used to relieve the symptoms of BPH. BPH is a disease that usually requires long-term treatment.

●       5 mg daily dose is used in the treatment of men suffering from both ED and BPH.

Is it better to take Cialis every day or as needed? According to this study, different dosing regimens are approximately equally effective for most men. All men have different needs and preferences, and it's good that they have a choice in how they use the pills.

Timing is the key to everything

Cialis is recommended to be taken at least 30 minutes before sexual activity. These are general recommendations. If it is your first time using the pills, then it is obvious that you do not know how they will work for you.

Important! The time to reach the maximum effectiveness of the active substance Tadalafil is 1-2 hours. If you want to be 100% sure that Tadalafil has reached a high concentration in the blood, and therefore maximum effectiveness, wait for 1-2 hours, and not 30 minutes.

Don’t forget about peculiarities! Note that Cialis compares favorably with other ED drugs not only in duration, but also in the rate of the action onset. The first effects will appear quickly (usually in 30 minutes) after dosing, and sometimes - in 16 minutes. Interestingly, this information is indicated in many sources, for example, in Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia), but not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration (USA).

It's safe to say that the possible action onset time of Tadalafil pills is an incredible 16 minutes, but only in some men. Therefore, you should not rely on this time if you have just started treatment.

How long does Cialis last?

It has been scientifically and experimentally proven that the duration of Cialis action is up to 36 hours. Other drugs in the PDE5Is group have some benefits, but not as many.

Differences in the action duration of ED drugs

Name

             Duration (h)

Tadalafil

≈ 36

Sildenafil

≈ 4

Vardenafil

≈ 4

Avanafil

≈ 6

When you feel sexually aroused, you can achieve an erection at any time within 36 hours after the use of a 20mg or 10mg dose. This is one of the main reasons why Cialis is among the most popular, preferred and widely discussed ED drugs.

If you take a pill on a Friday night, it will last through Friday, all of Saturday, and Sunday morning. That is why Tadalafil-containing medicines are often referred to as the "weekend pill".

Know how Cialis works

An erection is a physiological condition in men in which, as a result of sexual arousal, the cavernous bodies of the penis are filled with blood. This happens when the arteries that supply blood to the penis dilate, which increases the blood supply.

As blood flow to the penis increases, the veins that drain blood from the penis constrict, causing blood to accumulate in the penis, resulting in an erection.

However, in some cases there is a persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection, a condition known as erectile dysfunction.

Cialis helps men get and maintain an erection by increasing blood flow to the penis. It belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, which act as vasodilators and make blood vessels relax. Cialis cannot cure ED forever, but it will help when needed.

Important! These pills "work wonders" ONLY if you are sexually aroused. On their own, the pills do not cause an erection. All Cialis does is enhance the NATURAL physiological response to sexual arousal.

Be aware of side effects

The instructions say that this drug is well tolerated, but side effects are sometimes also possible. Side effects often appear when you take the first doses or when the dosage is increased. They are usually mild and temporary, so you shouldn't worry too much when they appear.

This drug has been studied to determine the types, severity and frequency of adverse reactions and other effects on the body. According to men and clinical data, possible common adverse reactions are:

Side effects

Frequency of appearance

Headache

14.5%

Dyspepsia

12.3%

Backache

6.55%

Muscle pain

5.7%

Nasal congestion

4.3%

Hot flushes

4.1%

Dizziness

2.3%

These reactions usually do not require medical attention. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following:

●       Chest pain.

●       Rash on the skin.

●       Long-lasting or painful erection.

●       Sudden loss of hearing or vision.

Manifestation of a negative body response is possible due to the following reasons:

●       Individual intolerance.

●       Non-compliance with the recommended doses and dosing frequency.

●       Incompatibility with some other drugs.

Are Cialis tablets compatible with alcohol?

Taking Cialis for the first time together with alcohol is not the smartest decision. And although oral ED medications are not contraindicated with alcohol, they can interact with each other and cause a number of negative effects on the body.

A lot of men wonder how such a tandem affects the body. Let's clarify this matter.

When alcohol is consumed in small amounts, e.g. a man has one or two glasses of wine to keep the conversation going during a romantic dinner, his sex drive and arousal usually improve. In addition, it helps to relieve excess tension before sexual activity.

In this case, Cialis will likely work as usual, especially if the man has been on the pill for a long time and knows what to expect. However, if you overdo it with alcohol, sensations become dull, sensitivity decreases and arousal grows more slowly.

Tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis tablets, relaxes the blood vessels, which can lead to increased circulation. Alcohol also has a vasodilating effect and, in addition, negatively affects erectile function in general.

In fact, when Cialis and alcohol are mixed, the heart and blood vessels experience additional stress. Here are the main symptoms that indicate that the cardiovascular system is working in the wrong mode:

●       Rush of blood to the face.

●       Decrease (increase) in blood pressure.

●       Headache.

Note that Cialis is considered safer when taken with alcohol than other PDE5 inhibitors Viagra (Sildenafil), Levitra (Vardenafil) and Stendra (Avanafil). But it has long been known that alcohol negatively affects erection and blood circulation, and therefore you need to be more careful with it.

Conclusion

When taking Cialis or any other medicine for the first time, you should know what the medicine is, how it works, and what is good or bad about the treatment. In this article, we have focused on points that can help men taking Cialis for the first time. We hope that this information will be useful to you.

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