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Cialis Dosage

Cialis is an impotence pill and can cure erectile dysfunction, as well as enhance sexual performance. Find out to know in what exact quantity the medicine should be taken for long-lasting effect.
There are a number of oral medications prescribed for the treatment of impotence in men, and one of them is Cialis. To be more specific, Cialis is used to treat decreased sexual performance caused by erectile dysfunction. For any medication, to be effective, it has to be taken in the right dosage and this also holds true for Cialis. Knowing the correct dose of this medicine is the key to resolve erectile problems in men.

Cialis Dosage

As aforementioned, Cialis medicine has been formulated to improve libido. Many people ask, what should be the ideal dosage to ensure a satisfactory sexual performance. Well, the dosage will vary from person to person depending on individual health. For instance, people who have a history of disorders related to kidneys and the liver, simply cannot afford to take Cialis in the dosage prescribed for healthy men. Also, if the person is put on another medicine, the dosage will be adjusted accordingly, so as to prevent any dangerous interactions.

Dizziness, nausea, digestion problems such as diarrhea and headache are some of the reported side effects in people taking Cialis. Quite a few users of Cialis did complain about backache, muscle pain and nasal congestion. All these side effects do not last long and go away 2 days after starting the medicine. However, those getting skin rashes and experiencing serious eyesight and hearing problems due to intake of Cialis need to immediately stop the medicine.

Cialis Dosage for Healthy Men: A healthy body is well equipped to tolerate this medicine and therefore, the dose is higher than those who had been a victim of health issues associated with the kidneys and liver. For the drug to be most effective, healthy men are usually asked to take 10 mg dosage of Cialis, 1-12 hours before starting any sexual activity. In fact, a gap of up to 36 hours between the dosage and the expected sexual act is permissible for the medicine to be effective. So, one can say that those wanting to take Cialis in 10 mg dose will have to literally schedule their sexual activity. Dosage can be increased to 20 mg depending upon how well it is tolerated by the body. Thus, this dosage prescribed is dependent on the timing of the sexual activity. Keep in mind that this 10 mg or 20 mg of dose has to be taken occasionally, and cannot be consumed on a daily basis. If one wants to have Cialis everyday, irrespective of when the person desires to have sex, then a 2.5 mg dose is recommended. This is one of the safest options for those planning to take it daily temporarily. However, this daily dosage can be changed to 5 mg in case it is well tolerable and the person does not suffer from any bothersome Cialis side effects. Also, under any circumstances, the dose should not be repeated twice, within a span of 24 hours.

Cialis Dosage for Men with Pre-Existing Disorder: The dose certainly cannot remain the same for men having a history of health issues. People with mild to moderate kidney problems may have a 5 mg dose daily. In case of severe kidney disorders, the dosage frequency reduces to 5 mg once in 3 days. People, who are diagnosed, or recently suffered, from hepatitis A or B infections (liver problems) should be very careful when it comes to taking Cialis. The doctor advises that these patients can take up to 5 mg of Cialis daily. People who have earlier suffered from massive liver problems need to stay away from this medicine.

Drug Interactions

If you are taking certain prescribed medicines, you need to talk to a doctor before taking cialis. To be precise, there are medications that can influence the way your body processes Cialis. For instance, antibiotics like erythromycin, antifungal agents like ketoconazole, itraconazole and medications used for treating HIV infections such as idinavir and ritonavir can interfere with the metabolism of Cialis. In simple words, the body finds it difficult to metabolize Cialis into components that help to promote its absorption. The body also becomes less capable in getting rid of unmetabolized Cialis. All this may increase the concentration of Cialis to alarmingly high levels, leading to numerous side effects. Cialis also amplifies the effects of medicines like nitroglycerin used to decrease blood pressure. This means taking both these medicines can lead to a sharp drop in blood pressure, which can be detrimental to health.

Caution

Although, a daily dose of 2.5 mg is considered to be safe, using Cialis for long periods of time is not recommended. Short term use of Cialis can keep any serious side effects at bay and, most importantly, prevent damage to the penis. One should not be dependent on Cialis for erection. Keep in mind that Cialis pills are costly and so its dependence for having satisfactory sex will not only burn a hole in your pocket, but also make it nearly impossible to experience erection without these pills. A point to note that Cialis has been formulated to treat impotency in men only and so women should avoid taking it to enhance their sexual drive.

Cialis vs Viagra

Although, both drugs are effective to treat impotency, their dosage intake varies substantially. Consider this: For occasional use, 10 mg of Cialis is permissible, whereas for Viagra to be effective a dose of 25 mg or 50 mg is needed. Also, the effect of Viagra is not long-lasting (just 4 hours after the Viagra pill is taken). On the other hand, Cialis effect lasts up to 36 hours. Also, Cialis can be taken during meals but Viagra dosage works best on an empty stomach.

On the whole, those looking forward to spice up their sex life with this medicine, need to first talk to a doctor to find out the correct dosage, so as to get the desired result. There is no doubt that Cialis is effective to increase sexual health but this being a prescription medicine, consent of a doctor is a must, before using it.
By Nicks J
Last Updated: 3/16/2012
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