Tadalafil is an effective treatment for male sexual function issues, such as impotence or erectile dysfunction-ED. Tadalafil works, along with sexual stimulation, to increase the blood supply to the penis enabling a man to get and maintain an erection.
In addition, Tadalafil is also used to address enlarged prostate symptoms (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). This medication offers relief from BPH symptoms such as problems in starting urination flow, weak stream, and the need to urinate urgently or frequently (including during night time).
Tadalafil is believed to work by relaxing the smooth muscle in the bladder and prostate. This medication does not offer protection against STDs such as hepatitis B, HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
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.
How to use Tadalafil
Before starting tadalafil and each time they get a refill, patients should read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by their pharmacist. In case of questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is to be taken by mouth, with or without food, as directed by the physician. Patients should not take tadalafil more than once a day.
The dosage will be based on a patient’s specific condition, response to treatment, and other drugs they may be taking.
If the patient is also taking finasteride in combination with this drug to address BPH symptoms, they should consult their doctor on how long they should continue taking this medication.
Tadalafil may be prescribed in two ways to address erectile dysfunction-ED. The doctor will determine which way is most appropriate for the patient to take tadalafil.
Patients should follow their doctor’s instructions exactly as their dosage depends on how they are taking it. The first way to take this drug is to take it as required, typically at least 30 minutes prior to sexual activity. The effect of tadalafil on sexual ability may sustain for up to 36 hours.
The second method to treat ED is to take tadalafil on a regular basis, once daily-every day. Patients taking it in this manner may attempt sexual activity at any time between their doses.
Patients taking tadalafil to treat ED as well as BPH should take it as instructed by their physician, typically once daily. They may attempt sexual activity at any time between their doses.
If the patient takes tadalafil one time a day for BPH, or for ED, or for both, they should take it routinely to derive the most benefit from this medication. It can be helpful to take it at the same time each day to help remember to take it.
Some patients may experience back pain, headache, stomach upset, stuffy nose, muscle pain, dizziness, or flushing. In case such effects persist or become worse, the patient should promptly contact their doctor or pharmacist.
The patient should rise slowly from a sitting or lying position to reduce the risk of lightheadedness and dizziness.
It is important for patients to remember that their doctor has prescribed this drug as they believe that the benefit outweighs the risk of side-effects for the patient. Many individuals on this medication do not experience significant side-effects.
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.
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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.