Cialis (tadalafil) is commonly prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is diagnosed in millions of men every year regardless of their age and health condition, and Cialis is one of the three most popular and efficient drugs available. Before asking your doctor for a prescription make sure you mention the fact of taking any other medicines, including nitrate-based drugs for chest pain, alpha blockers prescribed for prostate problems, high blood pressure medicine or recreational drugs ("poppers"). Taking the drugs mentioned above simultaneously with Cialis can cause life-threatening consequences.
You also need to inform your doctor about having any health conditions that can make your treatment less efficient. These include unstable angina, kidney or liver problems, an inherited retinal disorder, stomach ulcer, or irregular heartbeat. If you have a recent history of a heart attack (within the last 6 months) it may be a contraindication for taking Cialis. However, at the discretion of your health care provider your dose will simply be adjusted. Priapism (a long and painful erection) has been reported in a few cases, this condition being contributed to by sickle cell anemia, leukemia or multiple myeloma.