When taking Cialis, swallow one tablet whole with water, never split tablets or double up on your dosage. Cialis should be taken at least 30 minutes before sex with or without food.
As far as how much Cialis to take, never take more than one pill of Cialis more than once a day. How to take tadalafil will be the same as how you use Cialis.
Whichever Cialis dosage you’re taking, you should always follow the instructions and read the patient information leaflet beforehand. If you take your treatment as you should, and you’re still not getting the desired effect then you may need to look into a dosage change.
How to get the maximum effect from Cialis
Treat getting an erection like you would as though you didn’t have ED. Whether it be visual sexual stimulation or tactile foreplay, you will only get an erection when taking Cialis if you’re also sexually aroused.
If your prescription is for Cialis daily, it can help to take it at the same time each day to maintain a steady level of tadalafil in your body. Some options for how to make Cialis work better include following a healthy lifestyle and limiting smoking, heavy drinking, and stress, which can all worsen the symptoms of ED.
Can I take Cialis and drink alcohol at the same time?
Whilst alcohol isn’t likely to interact with Cialis, it can make the symptoms of ED significantly worse. Heavy alcohol use may worsen your natural ability to get hard and make Cialis less effective.
Alcohol may also temporarily lower your blood pressure. Combined with Cialis, which may also lower blood pressure, excessive drinking (a blood alcohol level over 0.08%), may cause dizziness, so is best avoided.
Cialis with food
Cialis can be taken with or without food. Lighter meals are best, as larger meals can slow down how quickly it gets into your system. This applies to very high-fat meals too.
Grapefruit juice can increase the metabolism of PDE5 inhibitors in the body. This means a greater risk of side effects, so avoid grapefruit juice when taking Cialis.
How long does Cialis take to work?
Cialis should begin to work within 30-60 minutes. If you want to be able to guarantee that you’ll be ready to go, the best time to take Cialis is around 2 hours before sex, to ensure it’s active in your body.
A few things can impact how long it takes Cialis to work including other health conditions, other medications you take, your age, your diet and your dose.
Whilst regular Cialis may take a moment to kick in, as Cialis Daily is taken every day, it remains active in the body around the clock. One of the reasons that Cialis has high patient satisfaction ratings: you’re ready to go at any time of the day, no wait necessary.
How long does Cialis last?
Cialis (the weekend pill) can help you in getting an erection, for up to 36 hours. And this is the same for the tadalafil tablet.
This doesn’t mean you’ll have an erection for 36 hours – which would be dangerous and would require medical attention after four hours. What it means is that for a 36-hour window after you take your treatment you should find it easier to get a strong, hard erection which can be used during sex.
How often can you take Cialis?
Cialis can be taken every 24 hours, but remember that the Cialis half-life is 36 hours. This means that after 36 hours it may still be in your system. If you take a tablet at the 24-hour mark and Cialis is still having an effect on your body from your previous dose you risk side effects.
If you’re finding that the 36-hour window isn’t offering you enough leeway and you’re tending to take a second pill soon the next day, speak with your clinician. They may decide that Cialis Daily is a better option for you.
How many years can you take Cialis for?
Current research suggests Cialis is safe to take for several years. For example, 2.5mg and 5mg doses of tadalafil were given once daily to 635 men with ED over 12 months. The study found no safety concerns.
Another clinical trial with more than 1,000 men using tadalafil for up to 24 months found no serious adverse effects to long term use. At present studies show that Cialis is safe for a couple of years, but there’s not much research on time spans greater than this (decades for example).
Does Cialis lose effectiveness over time? No, Cialis does not lose potency over time. If you find Cialis stops working it may be that the underlying factors contributing to your ED may have worsened. Talk to your doctor if you find this is the case, they may decide a higher dose is the answer or look to alternative therapies.