Tadalafil 2.5mg medications are erectile dysfunction treatment drugs. They trigger the flow of blood inside the penile and make it easier for men to get and sustain stronger erections. Men experience difficulties to get or sustain erections due to plaque formation in the penile arteries. An enzyme known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) is responsible for the plaque accumulation. It gets released by the endothelial walls of the penile arteries. It turns overactive and leads to clog formation in the arteries. But Tadalafil 2.5mg drugs are classified under phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors that stop the PDE5 action.
The pill counters the PDE5 action and triggers the release of nitric oxide in the inner walls of the arteries. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator chemical that loosens the muscles and expands the arteries to allow more blood to enter the penile. These pills are low-dose medications that treat mild forms of erection difficulties. These pills can be used as regular medications to keep their effects active in the bloodstream. While taking the pill, consume it directly without breaking or crushing it, this will keep its efficacy intact.
These are used for treating two conditions – erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence issues and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Men experiencing difficulties in getting or maintaining erections can reduce the symptoms and restore their erection function by taking this pill around 15 to 30 minutes before a planned sexual activity.
The pill dilates the penile blood vessels to increase the blood supply inside the penile. As the blood enters inside, it gets trapped under high pressure, which helps in sustaining the erections. Those with mild impotence problems can make use of these medications.
Besides, these pills are also prescribed for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is a condition wherein the prostate gland swells up and develops in size, thus making it difficult to urinate, eject semen, and it also causes pain and irritation. Therefore, tadalafil pills also treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
- These pills can cause some common side effects, which include – headache, nausea, flushing, upset stomach, stuffy nose, back pain, muscle pain, pain in arms or legs. These symptoms of side effects may remain for a short time and go away soon. If the symptoms persist for longer, see your doctor.
- The effects of these pills might produce some serious side effects as well. They may include – priapism (prolonged and painful erections that last for more than 4 hours), severe light-
- headedness, sudden loss of vision, or change of vision, sudden loss of hearing or ringing in the ears, and chest pain. If any of these symptoms occur, one must seek medical attention immediately.
- Those who are already using some drugs for treating their heart-related problems or chest pain (angina) must inform their doctor before using these pills. The effects of Tadalafil in combination with the effects of other drugs can potentiate the risk of life-threatening health damage.
- People allergic to Tadalafil must stop using these medications.
- These pills are not intended for use in women, children, and teenagers. These are recommended for use in men only.
- One must avoid driving or similar activity that requires focus and attentiveness because the effects of the pill can cause dizziness and blurry vision.
The combination of tadalafil and certain drugs used for managing heart diseases and chest pain can lead to a serious decrease in blood pressure. Tadalafil must never be used if you’re already using nitrate-based drugs such as isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, nitroglycerin, poppers, and blood pressure medicines.
- Tadalafil-alcohol interaction
Their interaction can also lead to a drop in the blood pressure to dangerous levels. One may experience the symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness and fainting. Their combination can also exacerbate the side effects.
Besides, the combination of grapefruit or its juice with the medicine can potentiate the risk of blood pressure drop. So, avoid consuming grapefruit products if you are planning to use Tadalafil.
The pill must be taken only once within 24 hours duration. Taking it in excess can be poisonous. If you take it more than necessary, then overconsumption can potentiate the risk of health damage. If you suspect an overdose, then seek medical attention immediately.