Monday, May 22, 2023
Erectile dysfunction is something that most men will experience at some point in their life. Tadalafil is a generic term for one of the more popular medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). When choosing which ED medication to use, it can be helpful to understand a little more about how it works. Here are some of the more commonly asked questions.
Erectile Dysfunction is a condition that prevents men from getting, or keeping, an erection that is hard enough for them to have sex. A male achieves an erection via increased blood flow to the penis and maintains an erection when the blood is trapped there. Nitrous Oxide, which is released when a male is aroused, causes the increased blood flow to the penis, and an enzyme called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) is released after arousal to return the penis to its usual state.
In most cases, ED is caused by the early release of PDE5. ED can be the result of several factors, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity, as well as anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse.
Everyone is different and while some men can maintain an erection for longer periods of time without medical assistance, the average man can stay erect for about ten minutes. This can, of course, be affected by a range of environmental, physiological and psychological factors.
Tadalafil is the active ingredient that is found in Cialis. Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor, which means that it stops the body from releasing PDE5 too early. This means that although Tadalafil won’t trigger an erection, it can be effective in promoting blood flow to the penis, helping you to achieve an erection upon arousal, as well as helping you to maintain your erection for longer.
Tadalafil offers greater flexibility than most other ED medication, allowing patients to take the medication as needed, or on a daily basis. If taken as needed, Tadalafil is usually recommended in 10 mg or 20 mg doses. The daily dosage is usually 2.5 mg initially, rising to 5 mg. Your prescriber will usually recommend Tadalafil 10mg initially, suggesting an increase to Tadalafil 20mg if required. Likewise, for daily dosage, the smaller dosage will usually be recommended in the first instance.
Tadalafil will take between 30 minutes and two hours to work, so if taken as needed, it should be taken at least half an hour before sexual activity. Tadalafil won’t cause you to achieve a spontaneous erection and requires arousal to work.
While other PDE5 inhibitors usually need to be taken within a specific window prior to anticipated sexual activity, Tadalafil is effective for a longer period of time. The effects of Tadalafil can be seen for 24 to 36 hours. In some cases, Tadalafil can last up to 72 hours.
To get the maximum effect from Cialis, it is important that you take it as recommended by your prescriber. This means taking your daily dose at the same time every day, or your one-off dose half an hour before it might be required. As well as being impacted by the dosage, the efficacy of the drug may be affected by factors such as your age, lifestyle and diet, other medications, liver and kidney function. By exercising regularly, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol intake, and trying to manage your stress levels you can reduce your chances of experiencing ED as well as improve the impact of Cialis while reducing side effects.
While ED is a common problem, many men are still too embarrassed to talk to their doctors about it. Oxford Online Pharmacy’s online consultation allows you to get Tadalafil online safely and discreetly; simply add the product to your shopping basket and complete the online consultation at checkout. One of our prescribers will either issue with a prescription, which is included in the product price that you see, or suggest a more appropriate dose for you.