What is Cialis?

Cialis is a brand-name prescription drug. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of the following diseases in men:

  • Erectile dysfunction( ed) - a condition in which you cannot get or maintain an erection
  • Symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) - a prostate disease that can cause problems with urination
  • Ed and prostate adenoma symptoms together

Cialis comes in the form of a pill that you swallow. It is available in four strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg. Depending on your situation and what condition Cialis treats, you will take the drug either before sexual activity or once a day.

Cialis contains the active medicinal ingredient tadalafil and belongs to a group of drugs called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. For ED, Cialis relaxes the blood vessels leading to the penis so that more blood can flow into it. For symptoms of prostate adenoma, Cialis relaxes the bladder muscles, allowing you to urinate more easily.

Cialis is only available by prescription. This is not available over the counter.

Efficiency

For information about the effectiveness of Cialis in the treatment of these conditions, please see the section ” The use of Cialis " below.

Cialis generic

Cialis is available as a generic drug called tadalafil. A generic is an exact copy of the active substance in a branded medicinal product. The generic is considered as safe and effective as the original drug. Generics tend to be cheaper than brand-name medications.

In some cases, a brand-name drug and a generic may have different forms and strengths.

Cialis Dosage

The dosage of Cialis that your doctor will prescribe will depend on several factors. These include:

  • the type and severity of the condition you are using Cialis to treat your age
  • other medical conditions that you may have
  • how often do you take Cialis

Usually, your doctor will start you with a low dose. They will then adjust it over time to reach the amount that is right for you. Your doctor will eventually prescribe the lowest dosage that provides the desired effect.

If you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney or liver problems, your doctor may start with a low dose of Cialis. This is done so that the drug does not affect your other conditions.

The following information describes the dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage that your doctor prescribes. Your doctor will determine the best dosage according to your needs.

The Use Of Cialis

The food and drug administration (FDA) approves prescription medications, such as Cialis, to treat certain conditions. Cialis can also be used off-label for other conditions. Off-label use is when a drug approved to treat one condition is used to treat another condition.

Cialis for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Cialis is approved by the FDA for the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Prostate adenoma is a condition that occurs in men with age. This occurs when the prostate gland slowly increases in size, but is not malignant. When the prostate gland gets bigger, it starts to put pressure on your bladder. So you may end up experiencing symptoms of prostate adenoma, including:

  • need to urinate frequently, especially at night
  • straining to urinate
  • production of a weak stream of urine
  • being unable to urinate
  • feeling that your bladder doesn't empty after urinating

Efficiency

Cialis has been an effective medication for the treatment of BPH symptoms in official website.

The researchers used a scale called the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). IPSS is a questionnaire that was given to people to determine whether their prostate adenoma symptoms improved. Symptoms included urgency to urinate (sudden need to urinate), a weak stream of urine, and tension in urination.

A higher score meant that the symptoms of BPH were worse. The goal was to have a lower score, indicating that people had fewer and less severe symptoms of prostate adenoma.

The studies looked at people with BPH who took Cialis or placebo (treatment without an active drug). Researchers found that people who took:

  • Cialis had a reduction in their Internet service provider score from 4.8 to 5.6 points
  • Placebo showed a decrease in the IPSS score from 2.2 to 3.6 points
  • This means that the Cialis group noticed a greater reduction in the number and severity of BPH symptoms than the placebo group.

Cialis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ed)

Cialis is approved by the FDA for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

ED is a condition in which a man may have trouble getting an erection or maintaining an erection so they can have sex. There are many different causes of ED, including:

  • illness
  • conditions that can affect nerves or blood, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • emotional factors such as stress, depression, or anxiety

Sometimes ED can be helped by simply addressing the cause, such as treating an illness or anxiety. In other cases, you may need medications such as Cialis to treat your ed.

Efficiency

In clinical trials, Cialis has been shown to be an effective drug for the treatment of ED. The drug was studied using a part of the survey called the erectile function index (IIEF). A higher IIEF score meant that erectile function was better, so ED symptoms improved. People who participated in the study took part in the survey after 4 weeks.

One study looked at people who took 20 mg of Cialis or placebo only when it was necessary to treat their ed.

  • In people who took Cialis, IIEF scores improved by 6.9-9.3 points. This means that their ED symptoms eased while they were taking Cialis.
  • People who took placebo either lost points or improved by a maximum of 0.3 points. Losing points on the scale means that their ED symptoms have worsened.

In another study, people took 2.5 mg or 5 mg of Cialis or placebo daily to treat ED.

  • The study found that for people who took any cialis power, their IIEF scores improved by 6.1-9.7 points. This means that their ED symptoms eased while they were taking Cialis.
  • For comparison, people who took placebo had improvements of only 0.9-1.2 points.

Cialis for ED and prostate adenoma

Cialis is approved by the FDA to treat both ed and prostate adenoma symptoms together. These are two different States, and they are not usually caused by the same problems. For more information about ed and prostate adenoma, see the sections” Cialis for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) “and "cialis for erectile dysfunction (ed)" above.

In some cases, medications for prostate adenoma, such as dutasteride (Avodart), can cause a decrease in libido (sex drive) and lead to ED. However, ed and BPH are common in aging men and are not necessarily related.

Efficiency

Cialis has been an effective drug in clinical trials for people with both ED and BPH. The studies used two different questionnaires, one for ed symptoms and one for BPH symptoms, to determine how well the drug works.

Results of measuring symptoms of prostate adenoma

To measure the improvement of prostate adenoma, the researchers used a scale called the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). IPSS is a questionnaire that was given to people to determine whether their prostate adenoma symptoms improved. Symptoms included urgency to urinate (sudden need to urinate), a weak stream of urine, and tension in urination.

A higher score meant that the symptoms of BPH were worse. The goal was to have a lower score, indicating that people had fewer and less severe symptoms of prostate adenoma.

The researchers found the following:

  • In people with ED and BPH who took Cialis, IPSS scores decreased by 6.1 points.
  • In comparison, people who took a placebo had a decrease in their score by about 3.8 points.
  • This means that on average, people who took Cialis reported a greater reduction in prostate adenoma symptoms than people who took placebo.

Measurement results for ED

To measure the improvement in ed symptoms, the researchers used a part of the survey called the erectile function Index (IIEF). People with both ED and BPH participated in the survey after 4 weeks. A higher IIEF score meant that erectile function was better, so ED symptoms improved.

The researchers found the following:

  • People who took Cialis had an increase in their IIEF scores of about 6.5 points.
  • For comparison, people who took placebo, the increase was only 1.9 points.
  • This means that people who took Cialis usually had greater erectile function than people who took placebo.

Off-label use for Cialis

In addition to the uses listed above, Cialis can be used off-label for other purposes. Over-the-counter drug use is when a drug approved for one use is used for another that is not approved. The following is an example of off-label use for Cialis.

Cialis for ureteral stones

Cialis is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of ureteral stones. However, it can be used off-label for this purpose. A clinical study compared Cialis with tamsulosin (Flomax), a drug that is often used to treat ureteral stones. The study found that more people who took Cialis were able to pass on their stones than people who took Tamsulosin.

Ureteral stones usually start as kidney stones, and then pass into the ureter (the tube through which urine passes from the kidney to the bladder). Kidney stones are minerals that form a stone inside the kidney.

Cialis can work to treat ureteral stones by relaxing the ureteral muscles. This makes the ureter wider, which can help you pass stones more easily.

If you have questions about taking Cialis for ureteral stones, talk to your doctor.

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