Cialis, A Very Promising Drug Against Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a condition that affects a significant percentage of the male population all over the world. Men suffering from it do not belong to a specific age group, even though the vast majority of them consists of males in their late 50s or later. Fortunately for all of them, the phenomenal breakthroughs and advancements of medicine in the past few years have offered us a wide range of solutions to this problem one of which is Cialis.

cialis-tadalafilIt is currently being produced by Eli Lilly and Company, an American pharmaceutical company with offices in more than 15 countries all around the world. Its success is proved by the fact that it exports its products to about 125 countries.

Cialis is a very effective drug, one that allows every man to have a pleasing sexual experience. Its main ingredient is tadalafil. But first, it would be very useful to include a brief description of the circumstances under which an erection is achieved.

After receiving a sufficient amount of sexual stimulation, the male body releases amounts of nitric oxide in the area of the penis called corpus cavernosum. Guanylate cyclase receptors then bind to these amounts increasing the levels of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). cGMP is the substance that causes the desired erection, after its concentration reaches a certain level.

The complications of the male erection appear due to the existence of a specific enzyme called cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) which causes degradation to the cGMP levels in the aforementioned area. This is where tadalafil steps in.

It belongs to a category of drugs called PDE5 inhibitors. Their operation is really simple. These inhibitors block the operation of the PDE5 enzymes thus allowing cGMP to be concentrated in large quantities.

structure-tadalafilThe side effects of using Cialis have been documented sufficiently and are already mentioned in the drug’s instructions. They vary in both rarity and severity. Some of them are not even alarming since, most of the times, they are just forms of initial reaction of the body towards the drug. Some of the most common side effects include flushing, sneezing, nasal congestion, insomnia, pains or ache in the muscles. There are also others that are rare but also belong in the same non-alarming category. Such are mild ear pain, difficulty in swallowing, cough, anxiety, unusual dreams, nausea and intense feeling of fatigue. However, these are symptoms that should disappear very soon. If any of them persist, it is better to consult a doctor.

The more serious side effects are extremely rare but it is an obligation of every company towards its customers to include them too. Some of them are blurred vision, indigestion, higher than usual urination frequency, bladder pain, digestion difficulties, dizziness, traces of blood in urine, chest pains, dry mouth, double vision, abnormal sweating, sudden changes in blood pressure or heart rate, skin rashes, increased skin sensitivity, inability to tolerate bright light. All of the above are matters that require immediate medical attention.

The description of these side effects should not act as a fear factor that would discourage anyone from taking the medicine. On the contrary, men should consider this to be a “heads up” so that everyone knows what to expect. The possibility that some or even one of the above will happen to you is infinitesimal or even zero, but as the popular saying goes “ better be safe than sorry “.

There are also some contraindications that prohibit certain groups of men from taking Cialis. They are the following:

  • Reduced efficiency of liver or kidneys function
  • Recent occurrence of a heart attack or stroke, regardless of its intensity.
  • Very low blood pressure (hypotension)

This article covered all the essential information a man is required to know before starting to take Cialis. It is a very efficient drug that is guaranteed to improve the quality of the patient’s sexual life since it can eliminate the effects of the erectile dysfunction issues. This is yet another disease which science succeeds in controlling. Cialis and all of the other similar drugs may not be a once and for all solution, but judging from the progress done in sexual medicine recently, it will not be long until this becomes another one in the long list of conditions that have been permanently defeated.