Tadalafil was developed in 2003 by ICOS, a biotechnology company. It is a drug used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension and erectile dysfunction. After being developed and sold first in Europe it spread quickly all over the world and is now one of the most popular drugs of its kind. It is sold in pharmacies and shops, and is widely available on the internet.
Tadalafil is part of a class of drugs known as ‘PDE5 inhibitors’. These drugs work by blocking the action of a chemical called PDE5 which can cause narrowness in the arteries of the lungs which is the cause of pulmonary arterial hypertension, and the difficulties in maintaining an erection which are symptom of erectile dysfunction. Other drugs such as Viagra and Levitra work in a similar fashion.
Cialis for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
For its role as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, Tadalafil is sold as Cialis erectile dysfunction medication. It is sold in preparations of 5, 10 and 20 milligrams. A smaller preparation of between 2.5 and 5 milligrams can be used as a ‘once daily’ treatment which is effective for the duration of the day. Cialis is one of only three drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction which can be taken daily. The pill is egg shaped and a yellow colour. The long half life of Tadalafil as compared to other, similar drugs – up to 17.5 hours – has earned it the nickname ‘The Weekend Pill’ as a normal 10 – 20 milligram dose can last in its effects for the duration of a weekend. Cialis medicine is the longest lasting drug of its type available.
The other role for which Tadalafil is prescribed is to treat the condition PAH – pulmonary arterial hypertension. This is a rare but very dangerous condition affecting the lungs and heart, whereby a build up of tension in the arterial walls of the lungs put pressure on the right ventricle of the heart, which can lead to dangerous complications as the overall workload of the heart increases. Tadalafil can treat this condition by easing the stresses on the arterial wall of the lungs. For this role Tadalafil is sold as ‘Adcirca’. It is available in 20 milligram preparations and these are taken twice daily. The pill is the same shape, but a darker colour, than Cialis.
Tadalafil medication is easily obtainable, widespread, and affordable. Because of this it is a highly popular drug in the treatment of both PAH and erectile dysfunction. Men can purchase Cialis on line.