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Which side effects can Cialis cause?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Most men tolerate Cialis well. In order to avoid side effects, it is important that you take your medication exactly as advised."

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Cialis contains an active ingredient called tadalafil, which makes it easier for men to get an erection. It works by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the blood within. In many men, erection problems are caused by a lack of blood within the penis, for example because their blood vessels are narrowed. This can be due to an unhealthy lifestyle or a hereditary condition.
 
Cialis takes 30 minutes to an hour to work, so you need to take it well in advance to having sex. It will only help you get an erection if you are sexually stimulated.

5 Tips For Avoiding Side Effects
 
1. Don’t take Cialis without a prescription.

Make sure you get a prescription before you take Cialis - a consultation with a doctor will ensure that Cialis is suitable for you.
 
2. Don’t mix prescription medication with illegal substances.

Cialis interacts with some illegal substances and can cause dangerous side effects if you use it while taking drugs.
 
3. Go easy on alcohol.

Drinking an excessive amount of alcohol does not only make it harder for you to get an erection, it also increases your risk of side effects. You should keep your drinking to a minimum while taking an ED medication.
 
4. Stick to your doctor’s instructions.

Don’t take more Cialis that you have been prescribed - a higher dosage may not be suitable for you.
 
5. Try a lower dosage

If you experience side effects on a high dosage you can try a lower one to see if you tolerate it better.
 
6. Avoid grapefruit juice

Grapefruit juice can affect the way the drug works, so you should not consume grapefruit while taking Cialis.