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|Tadalafil 4 tablets||£30|
|Tadalafil 8 tablets||£50|
|Tadalafil 12 tablets||£65|
|Tadalafil 16 tablets||£85|
|Tadalafil 28 tablets||£140|
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Generic Cialis (Tadalafil) is exactly the same medication as Cialis but it’s not being sold under a brand name (think like a supermarket own-brand product). Cialis is just the brand name that Tadalafil was first sold under.
Eli Lily, the company that first trademarked Cialis, had a patent that lasted until November 2017. That meant they were the only ones allowed to sell Tadalafil medication for erectile dysfunction and they could set the price. After the patent ran out, it then became legal for other companies to make and sell non-branded Tadalafil for cheaper.
Even though it’s generic Cialis, Tadalafil has the same:
- Active ingredient
- Side effects
Tadalafil is part of a group of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5-inhibitors). These medications all do roughly the same job to improve erections. Studies of Tadalafil tell us that it noticeably improves erections for about 70% of men who have erectile dysfunction (ED).
Tadalafil works by increasing blood flow to the penis. When it does this, it makes it easier for you to get and keep an erection. It shouldn’t cause you to get an erection on its own – no ED medications work like this. Tadalafil only works if you’re aroused, they only make it easier to get an erection, just like if you didn’t have erectile dysfunction.
Tadalafil has an average user rating of 8.6 out of 10 on drugs.com and is recommended by a lot of people who try it. Patients have given Alpha XR Online Doctor’s Tadalafil service 4.4 out of 5 and many of them would also recommend it.
Tadalafil is an effective treatment for around 3 out of 4 men who try it. It’s not the NHS’s first choice for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) because Sildenafil is cheaper for them to get hold of. But, the NHS approves using Tadalafil for treating ED, and they can give you a prescription for it.
Studies show that Tadalafil is safe to use in the long-term. So, Tadalafil can be recommended for helping with erectile dysfunction over a long period of time, like 18 to 24 months.
Tadalafil 10mg is known as the ‘standard dose’ because this is usually given to you if you’ve never tried Tadalafil or Cialis before and you have sex on up to three different days a week.
If the Tadalafil 10mg doesn’t work for you then you might be able to try the higher 20mg dose. This is only a good choice if you didn’t get the effect you wanted from 10mg and you also didn’t get side effects. Tadalafil 20mg can work for some people where 10mg didn’t, but it also increases the risk of side effects.
Both Tadalafil 10mg and 20mg are ‘on demand’ medications, in other words you take them before sex, as and when you need them. Both doses can last for up to 36 hours.
Tadalafil 2.5mg and 5mg are daily doses. You take one a day at the same time every day and after a few days, the medication reaches a steady level in your body. At this point, as long as you remember to take one a day, you could always be ready to get erections more easily.
Tadalafil 5mg is the standard daily dose. It’s the first daily dose you’d normally try out. But, you might think about moving down to 2.5mg if 5mg works for you but also gives you side effects. This is because 2.5mg can still work, and has a lower risk of side effects.
Daily doses might be best if you have sex on more than 3 different days a week. If you do go for a daily dose, try to take your medication at the same time every day to make sure you always get the full effect.
Tadalafil and Sildenafil are both generic versions of branded erectile dysfunction medications. Sildenafil is the generic version of Viagra, like Tadalafil is generic Cialis. They are all medications known as ‘phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors’ and so they all work in a similar way. Still, because Tadalafil and Sildenafil are different medications, there are some extra differences besides the prices.
|Usually starts working 30 mins after you take it|
|Works for around 3 out of 4 men who try it|
|Available from £18.00 with Alpha XR Online Doctor||Available from £30.00 with Alpha XR Online Doctor|
|First choice on the NHS||Second choice on the NHS|
|Lasts for 4 to 6 hours||Lasts up to 36 hours|
|Same active ingredient as Viagra||Same active ingredient as Cialis|
|Only available on demand (before sex)||Available on demand or daily|
If you want to compare how well Sildenafil and Tadalafil work for you, you could order our erectile dysfunction trial pack. The trial pack contains a pack of 4 Viagra (Sildenafil) and 4 Cialis (Tadalafil), so you could try them one after another to compare. Just don’t forget you can’t take them together and you should wait at least 24 hours between doses of either.
No, Tadalafil isn’t a medication just anyone can use. It’s only licensed in the UK for men who have erectile dysfunction. But, if you have had problems getting or staying hard about half of the times you’ve had sex recently, then you might be a good candidate for Tadalafil treatment
Before you can use Tadalafil, a doctor needs to check that it’s safe for you. This can happen online, with an online doctor service, or through your local GP. Tadalafil isn’t safe for everyone, so if you have some existing health conditions or other medications, a doctor might not be able to recommend Tadalafil for you.
Tadalafil also doesn’t work for everyone who tries it. If you use Tadalafil at the highest dose that’s safe for you and you still don’t see the right results, you might need to switch treatments. Plus, if you take Tadalafil and you get some bad side effects then another treatment might be a better option for you as well.
The side effects of Tadalafil are the same as Cialis side effects. Most people who use Tadalafil won’t get side effects, and if they do, they’re usually only mild.
Common side effects of tadalafil are:
- Muscle aches
- Back pain
- Facial flushing
- Nasal congestion
- Arm and leg pain
Rare side effects include:
- Red eyes
- Sudden loss of hearing
- Blood in semen
- Increased sweating
- Penile bleeding
If you get any of the following symptoms, you should get medical help straight away:
- Allergic reactions including skin rashes
- Chest pain
- Prolonged and painful erection known as priapism
- Sudden loss of vision
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Eli Lilly and Company Ltd. (2017). Package Leaflet: Information for the User: Cialis 20 mg Film-Coated Tablets Tadalafil. [online]. Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7430.pdf [accessed 25 May 2019].
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