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Cialis Effectiveness: How to Get Maximum Effect and How Long Can You Take It?

Cialis (tadalafil) is the second most popular medication for erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment after Viagra. Millions of people use it, but not always they get the desired effect on the first try. Cialis is highly effective, but there are some little-known tips which may contribute to its productivity.

How to Take Cialis Properly?

There are two options for treating sexual problems with Cialis. The first one is on ‘demand’, it’s when a male takes one pill some time before sexual intercourse, and he does it not on ongoing basis, rather occasionally, when he wants to have sex. There are two classic dosages which are used for this purpose: 10 mg and 20 mg. Elevated dose (40 mg) is also available.

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The second option is taking tadalafil on a daily basis. 2.5 mg pills are intended for ED treatment in some patients, e.g. in persons who take preparations which may elevate the amount of Cialis’ active agent in the blood. 5 mg tablets can be administered for erectile dysfunction and / or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).

How to Get Maximum Effect from Cialis?

It is not strictly prohibited to mix Cialis with alcoholic drinks, however, it is better to avoid alcohol or minimize its consumption to generate maximum response from the light-yellow pill.

Another tip is avoiding heavy meals when taking Cialis. Naturally, overloaded stomach and intestine have less strength and recourses to deal with the medication.

If you use Viagra, you can read our article which describes tips which may be helpful for enhancing its action: When Is The Best Time To Take Viagra?

It’s also recommended to wait about two hours after intake to get the maximum effect of the medication (if you take it on demand). This is linked to plasma content of tadalafil (see the subsection below).

How Long Does It Take for Cialis to Peak?

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The medicine reaches peak plasma concentration within a half of an hour to six hours after ingestion. 2 hours is average time, here’s why it may be advised to wait about 60-120 min after intake to get the best result from Cialis administration.

This question is actually not relevant for people taking the medication on an everyday basis, because they have more or less stable concentration of tadalafil in the blood.

What Can I Take to Enhance Cialis?

There are no specific products which can improve Cialis effect. Some medications, especially potent inhibitors of CYP3A4 (ketoconazole, ritonavir, verapamil, etc.), may elevate its concentration in the blood due to blocking an intestine enzyme which is responsible for eliminating foreign substances from the body. But that’s not what you need.

How Many Years Can You Take Cialis?

Cialis doesn’t lose effectiveness when using for years (for instance, for 5, 10 years, etc.). It has no influence on central nervous system and cannot cause addiction. It cannot affect bodily tolerance to PDE5 inhibitors, so long-term treatment is completely appropriate and safe. So you can take it perpetually.

To know more, please read our article: Does Cialis Lose Effectiveness Over Time?

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Using Cialis for Fun

Using the medication for fun is not recommended, because patients who actually have no ED are more prone to risky behavior, for instance, they can use potency pills in large quantities when clubbing/chilling at parties. Combined with party drugs, Cialis would enhance intensity of feelings, but this practice involves risks related to unpredicted fluctuations of blood pressure. In addition, users may experience slight acceleration of breathing and too fast heartbeat.

There are no loud reports concerning overuse of Cialis with dangerous consequences. However, it’s definitely known that this may be too harmful, even fatal. Some people who took dozens of Viagra pills lost the penis or even died. There is nothing strange in it, you can overdose even on water or salt, but it is worth to remember Viagra and Cialis are pharmaceuticals, i.e. foreign agents in the body, so it’s very important to follow established guidelines when treating with them.