Cialis is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat the following in men:erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition in which you can’t get or keep an erectionsymptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a prostate condition that may cause problems with urination.ED and symptoms of BPH together.Cialis comes as a tablet that you swallow. It’s available in four strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg. Depending on your situation and what condition Cialis is treating, you’ll take the drug either before sexual activity or once a day.Cialis contains the active drug ingredient tadalafil and belongs to a group of medications 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 BPH symptoms, Cialis relaxes muscles in your bladder, allowing you to urinate more easily.
To treat erectile dysfunction (ED), your doctor may have you take Cialis only as needed before sexual activity. (See the “Cialis dosage” section above to learn more.) In this case, Cialis may keep working for up to 36 hours in helping you have and maintain erections during that time.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Cialis to treat certain conditions. Cialis may also be used off-label for other conditions. Off-label use is when a drug that’s approved to treat one condition is used to treat a different condition.BPH is a condition that occurs in men as they age. It happens when the prostate gland slowly increases in size but isn’t cancerous. As the prostate gland gets bigger, it begins to push on your bladder. So eventually you may experience symptoms of BPH, including.
Cialis is FDA-approved to treat both ED and the symptoms of BPH together. These are two different conditions and aren’t usually caused by the same issues. For details on ED and BPH, see the “Cialis for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)” and “Cialis for erectile dysfunction (ED)”Cialis is available as a generic drug called tadalafil. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and tadora effective as the original drug. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs