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Tadalafil 10mg and Tadalafil 20mg are generic, and therefore cheaper, versions of the drug Cialis. Tadalafil is an effective erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment, it is quicker to work than other alternative ED treatments and can remain effective for up to 36 hours.

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Causes of ED

ED is a common condition amongst men*, nonetheless the causes can be complex and different for each person who experiences it.

Physical causes of the condition can include narrowing of the blood vessels, hormonal imbalance, nerve problems and changes to the structure of the penis. 

Some medicines can also cause ED, particularly those that are prescribed for depression, heart conditions and blood pressure.

Stress, trauma, relationship trouble and performance anxiety can all be psychological causes of ED. While lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol intake, weight, fitness and drug use can all impact the onset and severity of ED.

How does Tadalafil treat ED?

Tadalafil is an ED treatment classified as a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. The active ingredient in Tadalafil works to increase the blood supply to the penis. An increased blood supply, when you are sexually aroused, means that you can experience a longer-lasting and firmer erection.

Tadalafil does not treat the causes of ED, whether they be physical or psychological, nor will it increase your sexual desire.

Do I need a prescription for Tadalafil?

Yes, you will need a prescription for Tadalafil online or in a pharmacy.

If you are worried about your ED and you do not already have a prescription, our LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor clinicians can help you get the treatment you need. 

If you already have a Taladafil prescription, you can simply log into your LloydsPharmacy account, search and pay for your Taladafil online, then send us your prescription. The medication can then be delivered to an address convenient to you. You can also take your prescription into a LloydsPharmacy and the pharmacists will dispense it for you. 

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Tadalafil frequently asked questions

  • What are the advantages of Tadalafil?

    There are a variety of ED treatments that our clinicians at the LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor can prescribe, Tadalafil being an effective option. More than 6 in 10** men say they have harder erections after taking Tadalafil, so it is an effective treatment for ED.

    For men seeking a more spontaneous sex life, Tadalafil is a good option as it is often quicker to take effect quicker than other ED treatments. The effects will also last for up to 36 hours, but you will need to be sexually excited for it to work. 

    Another advantage to Tadalafil is the fact it’s a generic equivalent to Cialis, is therefore a cheaper alternative to Cialis.

  • Should I be taking Tadalafil 10mg or Tadalafil 20mg?

    The standard dose of Tadalafil is 10mg, however other factors such as your height and weight may be factored in when a clinician is choosing a suitable dosage for you. 

    The cause and severity of your ED may also play a part in the dosage you are prescribed. It is important to remember that the dosage will not affect how quickly Tadalafil will work, nor the duration of the effect.

  • Is it safe to take other drugs at the same time as Tadalafil?

    You cannot take Tadalafil if you are taking alpha-blockers such as doxazosin or tamsulosin. Also, if you’re taking nicorandil or nitrates, such as a GTN spray or isosorbide mononitrate tablets to treat angina, you will not be able to take Tadalafil.

  • Are there any side effects to taking Tadalafil?

    Side effects with Tadalafil are uncommon, however the side effects can include a racing heart beat, lightheadedness, nasal congestion, aching muscles and facial flushing. If you experience these side effects when you take Tadalafil they should not last any longer than a few hours. If they do, please seek medical advice.

  • Can Tadalafil be used to treat conditions that aren’t ED?

    Tadalafil can sometimes be used to treat an enlarged prostate (benign prostate enlargement) or pulmonary hypertension.

    When Tadalafil is prescribed for pulmonary hypertension it is sometimes called Adcirca, which is a branded version of the medication.

References

*https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/sexual-and-reproductive/erectile-dysfunction-impotence
**https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/tadalafil/