Last Updated on June 15, 2020 by Dr. Philip Schein MD

Numerous positive reviews on Cialis caused men’s showing increased interest in this remedy to improve potency. Like Levitra, Cialis has many advantages over classic Viagra. Often patients strategically purchase a large number of pills for a long period of time. Therefore, they may ask a question–what is the expiration date of Cialis?

Benefits of Cialis

The average man needs only one tablet containing 20 mg of the active ingredient in order to obtain a stable and fairly long erection.

It is worth bearing in mind that Cialis only works if at least minimal erotic stimulation occurs. The remedy is able to cope with absolutely any erectile dysfunction.

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The main advantages of Cialis over other tablets are as follows:

  • Its active ingredient Tadalafil is more potent than sildenafil, which is used in Viagra. That is why Cialis is often the best option for those men who did not experience any improvement after taking the traditional drug. Cialis is able to cope with the problems of somatic, psychological, and mixed genesis.
  • Only in half an hour after taking the tablet, a patient feels the pleasant effect of Cialis.
  • Cialis will surely appeal to men who like an active and fun holiday. You can afford a beautiful feast with alcoholic drinks (keep consumption in moderation!) and your favorite dishes. This usually does not affect the action of the pill.

So, let’s figure out how the pills act in the male body. The active component is a type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibitor. This means that it inhibits the production of this enzyme. The mentioned PDE-5 leads to increased tone of the blood vessels of the penis. Relaxing vascular tone, tadalafil allows blood to freely enter the penis of a man, which, in turn, leads to a powerful erection. In addition, the active ingredient manages to delay the outflow of blood, which affects the duration of the excited state.

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Useful Information About Taking Pills

If you are going to use Cialis, make sure to read the instruction in detail. Remember that 20 mg is the maximum dose to overcome a disorder of any complexity. At the same time, do not forget that for some diseases, a decrease in the indicated dose may be required. In this case, you also do not have to worry: according to scientific studies, even 5 mg of the active substance is enough to protect against sexual failure.

Features of Cialis

About 30 minutes before the alleged sexual intercourse, take a pill, washing it down with water. It is okay if a little more time elapses between the intake and real intimacy: Cialis remains valid for 36 hours. Do not worry if you eat fatty foods or take alcohol in moderation: this will not change the effect of the pill. It is advisable to keep to an interval of at least 24 hours between the remedy intakes. You can also use the daily version of the drug, i.e. you need to take a pill every day (a permanent effect will be ensured). In this case, you will quickly run out of stocks of the drug and the question of expiration date will not arise.

Keep in mind that tablets should be stored in a dry and cool place (but not in a freezer). Breaking storage rules can lead to loss of the drug quality.

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Can Cialis be Used After the Expiration Date? How Long Does this Period Usually Take?

Do not use tablets after the expiration date, this can lead to dangerous consequences. Usually shelf-life of Cialis is 3 years (48 months).

If the expiration date of the blister or pill bottle has expired, it is best to just buy a new batch so as not to risk your health.

Possible Side Effects

As a rule, unpleasant symptoms occur if you take the pill incorrectly or neglect contraindications. Also, the risk of side effects may increase with the use of expired tablets. Headache, redness of the face, dizziness, temporary visual impairment, back pain, or diarrhea may appear.

Contraindications:

  • diseases of the visual organs
  • heart and blood vessel diseases, for which sexual activity is prohibited
  • liver or renal failure
  • childhood and adolescence (under the age of 18)
  • serious anatomical deformities of the penis
  • combined use with nitrates and other remedies for erectile dysfunction

Alternatives to Nitrates When Using PDE5 Inhibitors

What is the Difference Between the Original Version and the Generic?

Generic Cialis is an alternative form of tablets, which is not different in its properties and effectiveness from the original. The difference is only in the manufacturer. At the same time, the price of Cialis is usually significantly lower. Please note that the abovementioned storage periods of Cialis relate primarily to the original version, and the expiration date for generics may vary in terms of duration.

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I’m an Oncologist and Hematology Specialist primary located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. I have over 55 years of experience in the medical field and more than 20 years of practice. I’m skilled at the treatment & diagnosis of a large array of ailments & diseases in adults.

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