Tadalafil use may lead to side effects such as stomach upset, headache, muscle pain, dizziness, stuffy nose, or flushing. In case any of these side effects persist or worsen, patients should promptly contact their doctor or pharmacist.
It’s prudent to rise slowly from a sitting or lying position to mitigate the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness.
Patients should remember that their doctor has prescribed this drug since they have determined that the benefits outweigh the risk of side effects for the patient. Many men using this drug do not experience significant side effects.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides compounded medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Rare Side Effects and Complications
Sexual activity may cause extra strain on the heart, especially in men with heart problems. Patients with heart problems who experience any of these serious side effects during sex should stop and seek medical attention immediately: fainting, severe dizziness, nausea, chest/jaw/left arm pain.
In rare cases, a sudden decrease in vision, including permanent blindness, in one or both eyes (NAION) may happen. In case of this serious problem, the patient should discontinue using tadalafil and seek medical attention immediately.
Patients with diabetes, heart conditions, high cholesterol, specific eye issues (“crowded disk”), and high blood pressure have a higher possibility of developing NAION. The chances of this side effect occurring are also higher for men over 50 years of age and those who smoke.
In exceptional cases, the patient may experience a sudden reduction or loss of hearing, at times along with ringing in the ears and dizziness. In case this happens, they should discontinue tadalafil and seek medical help immediately.
In the rare scenario that a patient has a prolonged or painful erection lasting for four hours or more, they should stop taking this medication and seek medical help promptly, or permanent problems may develop.
It is rare for patients to experience a very serious allergic response to this medication. But patients experience any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic response should seek medical attention right away: itching/swelling (especially of the tongue/throat/face), rash, trouble breathing, severe dizziness.
Cialis – Who should not take it?
In exceptional cases, Cialis can impede the blood supply to the optic nerve of the eye, leading to a sudden loss of vision. The possibility of this side effect is higher in patients with diabetes, hypertension, pre-existing eye conditions, heart disease, or high cholesterol.
Individuals with the below mentioned conditions should avoid taking Cialis unless a doctor agrees:
- high or low blood pressure
- heart rhythm issues, angina, or any type of heart condition
- structural deformity of the penis, such as Peyronie’s disease
- liver or kidney disease
- retinitis pigmentosa
- congestive heart failure or stroke within the past six months, or myocardial infarction within the past three months
- multiple myeloma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, or another blood condition
- stomach ulcer
- any health condition for which they have been advised not to have sexual intercourse
The FDA has issued warnings related to sudden hearing loss in individuals using tadalafil and similar drugs.
The FDA announced in 2016 that they were assessing the need for regulatory action after indications that the use of Cialis and similar medications might lead to an increase in the risk of melanoma skin cancer. But some researchers have questioned the seriousness of this risk.
American Integrative Pharmacy offers both modern and traditional compounding solutions, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.