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What is Tadalafil?

Tadalafil (Cialis) is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. It is classed as a PDE5 inhibitor, meaning that it relaxes the blood vessels to increase blood flow. As good blood flow is required to achieve an erection, Tadalafil enables sufferers of erectile dysfunction to obtain and sustain an erection, adequate for sexual penetration.

What are the side effects of Tadalafil?

Common side effects may include back pain, indigestion, flushing, headache, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.

Uncommon side effects may include increased blood pressure and increased heart rate.

Other side effects are possible. Ensure you always read the patient information leaflet with any medication you take. If you experience any severe side effects, including symptoms of allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention.

Cialis vs. Tadalafil

Tadalafil is the generic form of Cialis. The active ingredients are exactly the same, therefore the actions and effects of the drugs should be the same. Some of the inactive ingredients may be different. This usually has no noticeable effects, however if you are allergic to any of the inactive ingredients, or if you experience certain side effects, you may find these symptoms improve with the other version of the drug. In addition, due to the placebo effect, some people find that branded medications, such as Cialis are more effective than their generic counterparts. But fundamentally Cialis and Tadalafil are the same, the biggest difference is the name.

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