What You Should Know Before Taking Cialis

When it comes to taking ED treatment pills, Viagra is the most common. However, there is another drug that offers better performance with fewer side effects.  Due to its long-acting potential, it is now used by most men.

How it Works

using cialisCialis works by relaxing arteries and smooth muscles inside your penis. Also, it boosts the flow of blood to your penis. When you get aroused, the increased blood flow and relaxation make the penis to be filled with blood. This ensures you get a stiff erection. You should note that Cialis is only useful when you are sexually aroused,

How Quickly Does it Work?

The truth is that Cialis quickly but not like its counterpart Viagra. Usually, it takes about 1 to 2 hours before you notice the effects. On the other hand, Viagra takes about 1 hour to work.

How Long Does It Last?

Although Cialis takes a bit longer to notice the effects, its effects are long-lasting. In fact, they can last up to 36 hours. However, this does not mean you will have an erection for 36 hours. Instead, you can achieve the erection by using this drug anytime you get aroused sexually within 36 hours after taking it. However, if you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, you should seek a medical emergency.

Guidelines for Taking Cialis

Follow Recommended Doses

cialis drugIf you want to use Cialis to treat your erectile dysfunction, you can decide to use it on a daily basis or use it when the need arises. Smaller doses are recommended for daily use and higher doses only when you are about to have sex. You should consult your doctor on the appropriate dosage to take.

Look Out for Interactions

If you are taking some medications and supplements that make the body to get rid of Cialis quickly, you need to consult your doctor. Ideally, you continue using the medications as you want, but you should take them separately.

Know the Side Effects

As noted above a prolonged erection is a medical emergency. Other side effects you should watch out for are headache, heartburn, muscle pain, and flushing. Also, if you use this ED drug on a daily basis, you are likely to experience respiratory infections, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and acid reflux.