Cialis for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Updated: Apr 28

Most frequent questions about Tadalafil or Cialis.


1. How Should I Take Cialis?



Cialis is a small size, easy to swallow tablet that can be taken with food or without, but it is recommended to NOT take Cialis with or right after a large meal. Moderate alcohol consumption is okay, but excessive consumption may reduce the effectiveness of the medication.


2. How Long Before Sex Should I Take Cialis?

If you are using on-demand (as needed) Cialis 10mg or Cialis 20mg then you should take ONE tablet at least an hour before you expect to begin intimacy. If you are using Cialis Daily, you will be ta


king the medication once a day at the same time everyday and doing so whether you foresee having sex or not. Cialis Daily provides 24-hour erectile potency.


3. How Long Does Cialis Last For?

Cialis lasts for up to 36-48 hours after taking the medication. Cialis Daily provides ongoing erectile difficulty support with day-to-day increased responsiveness to stimulation provided you take the medicati


on exactly as directed.


4. How Often Should I Take on-demand Cialis?

Cialis should NOT be taken any more than once in a 24-hour period (exception is low dose daily Cialis). Also be aware that you may be advised by your physician to wait a full 24 hours or longer before taking your next dose of the medication. This is because of the long half-life of Cialis. As it was mentioned above Cialis lasts for 36-48hrs. Therefore, It is not recommended taking it on two consecutive days.


5. Can I Be Assured of Getting an Erection with Cialis?

No, you can not count on getting an erection simply because you have taken the medication. Cialis facilitates or enhances the chemical mechanisms in the body that promote blood flow to the penis,


but in order for that to happen the man must still experience sexual stimulation.


6. Can Cialis Be Used Recreationally?

No, Cialis is only to be used when prescribed by a physician and explicitly for treatment of erectile dysfunction.If you are not suffering from Erectile Dysfunction - you should not take Cialis to prolong the erection duration.



7. Are There Potential Side Effects with Using Cialis?

Cialis is a safe erectile dysfunction medication that is US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved. As any other medications it has potential side effects.


8. What’s in Cialis?

The active ingredient in Cialis is Tadalafil, which is a selective inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate. Each tablet contains 2.5, 5, 10, or 20mg of tadalafil plus croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, iron oxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, talc, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.


9. How Do I Get a Prescription for Cialis?


Though eCareNow TeleHealth mostly provides virtual urgent care services we do offer treatments for non-urgent health issues. Erectile dysfunction is one of these. Our provider(s) will evaluate your health condition and prescribe for you Cialis if appropriate. Please book an appointment with us using our BOOKing page.


10. Is a Generic Equivalent of Cialis Available?


Yes, there is a generic version of Cialis that is available with the same prescription written for branded Cialis. It is your choice whether you would prefer to receive branded Cialis or the less expensive generic Cialis.


11. Is Generic Cialis as Effective as Branded Cialis?

Yes, the generic equivalent of any medication


12. Are There Any Differences Between Cialis and Viagra?

Both Viagra and Cialis feature similar chemical constituencies and function in much the same way to allow men to overcome erectile difficulties. The primary difference between Cialis and Viagra is in how long they continue to be effective for the man. Viagra can be effective for up to 4 hours after taking the medication, while Cialis has a much longer window of effectiveness – up to 36 hours.


13. What is the Standard Starting Dose for Cialis?

5mg is the standard starting dose for Cialis Daily, and 10mg is the standard starting dose for Cialis as needed. Our provider may instruct you to move to a higher or lower dosage depending on your response to the medication.


14. Can I Order Cialis Online?

Yes, please click here to start your order. (BUTTON linked to the questionnaire)


15. Can I Overdose on Cialis?

It is important to remember that you should never take more than 1 Cialis pill in a 24-hour period to avoid any sort of adverse reactions including but not limited priapism, and severe Hypotension.


16. Is it True that Grapefruit Can Not Be Eaten While Taking Cialis? If So, Why?

Yes, it is true that you cannot eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice when taking Cialis. This is because grapefruit contains certain enzymes that interact with an enzyme called CYP 3A4. What this enzyme does is break down medications, and the enzymes in grapefruit disable it to the point that the medication isn’t broken down and the man can experience skin redness, cold-like symptoms, headaches, memory problems, or muscle pain.


17. Is Cialis Safe for Heart Patients?

Use of Cialis is not recommended for anyone with unstable angina, a history of congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeats, high or low blood pressure, or a history of stroke. There are other contraindications for taking Cialis, therefore, it is very important to answer every intake question to your best knowledge and provide as many details about your health as possible.

18. Does Cialis Cure ED?

No, Cialis does not cure erectile dysfunction. It provides temporary relief from the condition by promoting increased blood flow response for the penis but this effect will wear off within a day and a half at the most. Erectile dysfunction is not a ‘curable’ condition. Improving your physical health, being in better cardiovascular condition, and maintaining a healthy body weight will likely reduce your erectile dysfunction.


19. Can Cialis Cause Back Pain?

Yes, it can cause back pain for some men as one of the side effects.

20. Does Cialis Lower Blood Pressure?

Cialis does lower blood pressure in men taking it, but only very slightly. The only cause for concern will be if the man is also taking any nitrates medication, in which cases there will be the risk of sudden and severe blood pressure drops.


21. Does Cialis Shrink the Prostate?

Yes, Cialis does reduce the size of the prostate, and in fact It is prescribed for off-label use as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (more commonly known as enlarged prostate).

The information above serves for informative purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.


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