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Cialis Side Effects

Side effects are common with most drugs. Cialis is not an exception to this. Some patients using this drug might experience common side effects associated with Tadalafil. Common side effects are usually mild and do not require medical intervention. Most of the symptoms usually go away after the body get adjusted to the drug. Some of the common side effects of the drug include:

  • Headache
  • Warmth in neck, face or chest
  • Upset stomach
  • Cold symptoms like sinus pain, stuff nose, sore throat, etc.
  • Pain in arms or legs and back pain
  • Flushing
  • Pain in muscles

Cialis Serious Side Effects

Some of the serious side-effects of the drug which demand immediate medical attention are:

  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Irregular or fast heart beat
  • Hearing loss
  • Swelling in hands, feet or ankles
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Prolonged or painful erection of the penis
  • Seizures
  • Heart attack or mini stroke

Cialis Drug Interactions

It is prudent to tell doctor about all the medicines which patients are taking presently or planning to take along with Cialis. It is because there are certain medicines which cause drug interaction when used along with Tadalafil. Some of the medicines that might interact with Tadalafil include:

  • Antibiotic medicines like erythromycin and clarithromycin
  • Nitrates medicine like glyceryl trinitrate recommended for treating angina and certain heart conditions.
  • Medicines recommended for seizures like phenobarbitone, phenytoin and carbamazepine.
  • Medicines used for treating fungal infections like itraconazole and ketoconazole.
  • Medicines for treating high blood pressure
  • Protease inhibitors like ritonavir, delavirdine, indinavir, nelfinavir and saquinavir
  • Warfarin medicine recommended for treating blood clots.
  • Alpha blockers
  • PD E5 inhibitors like sildenafil

Important Warning and Precautions of Cialis

There are certain warnings, which are associated with the drug. So, patients who are planning to take Cialis should consult with doctor first before taking it. Patients suffering from any of the following medical conditions must consult the doctor before taking Tadalafil:

  • Blood or heart vessel problem
  • Heart attack in the past 6 months.
  • High or low blood pressure, which is not treated effectively.
  • Suffering from liver or kidney disease.
  • Blood cell disorders
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Severe vision loss
  • An erection lasted for more than 4 hours
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Physical deformity of the penis
  • If doctor has advised to not to indulge in sexual activity for health reasons.

Individuals should avoid taking Tadalafil under the following conditions:

  • If taking any other treatment for erectile dysfunction
  • If taking Adcirca for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Taking any nitrate medicine
  • Allergic to its active and inactive ingredients

Patients administering Tadalafil must avoid drinking alcohol and grapefruit juice because both can increase the chance of severe side effects.