Over the last 20 years, many males under the age of 40-50 have started using Cialis (generic name tadalafil). They may do so without sufficient psychological or physiological reasons. The situation might raise concerns – can tadalafil be addictive and cause dependency in patients? Let’s talk about it.

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Is Tadalafil a Physically Addictive Medication?

This medication cannot be compared with painkillers, opiates, and some other meds, intake of which is associated with potential addiction. Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor which works like Viagra: it helps to boost blood flow in the genital area. It functions locally, without affecting the work of central nervous system. It cannot cause feeling of euphoria and joy (at least directly). Men who use it just feel that their erections become better and harder, which allows them to have healthy sex.

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Can Cialis Generic Lead to Psychological Dependency?

While the medication has no influences on pathways which may be related to medication addiction, it can be psychologically addictive if used improperly. Some users have complained on Reddit that they became addicted to sexual enhancing medications like Viagra and Cialis. They may use it to last longer in the bed or to improve erection, and they may have insufficient sex performance (in their opinion) when they have the intercourse without pharmacological support. Abusing the medicine is not endorsed by doctors. Overuse may also lead to increased risk of side effects. So if you feel that you have some type of addiction, consult your physician immediately.

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The Bottom Line

Tadalafil isn’t an addictive drug by itself. However, some psychologically vulnerable individuals may develop psychogenic medication-related dependence. Final recommendations: don’t use tadalafil just for fun (or just for confidence) without sufficient groundings, and talk to your doctor if you have some signs of addiction. But most of patients have no dependency at all.

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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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  • American Board of Internal Medicine Certification in Internal Medicine
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