What are the Common and Rare Side effects of Cialis

What are the Common and Rare Side effects of Cialis
Published : Apr 05, 2024
Last Updated : Apr 07, 2024

Cialis is a popular medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. It is an FDA-approved drug that makes it safe as well. But do you think it leads to any side effects? It can cause common and uncommon side effects that all patients are not aware of.

Knowing the side effects and how to deal with them properly helps to avoid unnecessary problems. We are here to discuss all the side effects people face while taking this medicine. Immediately seek medical attention as soon you observe any rare effects.

What is Cialis?

Cialis is a medicine used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It contains Tadalafil which helps you get a hard erection during sexual activity by improving blood flow to the penis. Tadalafil is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. And, sometimes for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. You can take a low dose of Cialis once daily. But it's advised to take it only after the doctor's advice. Also, you must know that this ed drug does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. So seek other protective methods for safe sex and prevention of STDs.

Common side effects

The side effects experienced by the patient to the patient varies. Some people face common side effects which are as follows:

  • Back pain

  • Muscle pain

  • Stuffy nose

  • Headache

  • Upset stomach

  • Upper respiratory tract infections.

Mild side effects

The mild side effects are nothing to worry about. These effects disappear within a few weeks as the medicine adjusts to your system. If you need more details, you can check out the prescribing information for Cialis.

  • Stuffy nose

  • Burning feeling in the chest or stomach

  • Congestion

  • Difficulty

  • Flushing

  • Upset stomach

  • Abdominal pain

  • Back pain

  • Skin rash

  • Inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles

  • Muscle pain

  • Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings feeling of warmth

  • Common cold

  • Blurred vision

  • Diarrhea

  • Difficulty with speaking

  • Cough

  • Headache

Mostly in all men, these effects are temporary and can be easily managed. But in rare men, it goes on getting severe. In such cases, it is advised to seek medical attention. Don't stop the medicine after observing the side effects unless your doctor doesn't ask you to do so.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects may happen in patients. But the chance of such side effects is rare. Some serious side effects can be:

  • Chest pain

  • Blood pressure fluctuation

  • Allergic reaction

  • Sudden decrease or loss of vision or hearing

  • Heart attack

  • Weakness

  • Vomiting (Rare)

  • Painful or prolonged erection(Priapism)

It is recommended to visit the doctor right there if you see any rare side effects.

Side effects explanation

Here is a brief explanation of some of the side effects of Cialis.

Headache

Headaches are most common to experience when you are taking Cialis. The medicine widens the blood vessels and increases blood flow which causes headaches. The two types of headaches are mostly caused that are migraine and cluster headaches.

Taking over-the-counter pain relievers can help you get rid of such headaches. Some medicines include Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, etc. Before taking it, always consult your doctor whether it's safe for you or not.

Muscle pain

It has been reported that almost all men taking Cialis suffer from muscle pain. After taking the medicine, you may start observing in just 12 to 24 hours. In most of the cases, it disappears in 48 hours. While in some men it lasts longer.

If it doesn't go away in 2 days, discuss it with your doctor about it. Your doctor may suggest some medicine to treat such pains. The medicines may include Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and more.

Priapism

Priapism is also known as prolonged erection. The erection that lasts for more than 4 hours is considered as the priapism. It occurs rarely but is quite serious where you need to seek medical attention immediately. Prolonged erection is even painful.

Priapism can sometimes cause damage to the soft tissues of the penis. The only thing that helps in this case is calling or visiting your doctor immediately. Getting immediate treatment is recommended to avoid permanent damage.

Blood pressure fluctuation

Cialis can cause blood pressure fluctuations which is quite dangerous. It has been observed that there are higher chances of low blood pressure than high blood pressure. Low blood pressure can result in dizziness and fainting.

If you observe frequent blood pressure fluctuation while taking Tadalafil, immediately call your doctor. They will find the cause and guide you with the best treatments. Also, inform your doctor about all medicines you take other than Cialis.

Allergic reactions

Cialis can lead to allergic reactions in some men. The allergic reactions include itching, skin rashes, swelling, flushing, and many more. The mild allergic reactions like rashes go away in a few hours. But if the allergic reactions keep increasing, call your doctor right away.

They will guide you through the treatment to avoid such allergic reactions. Some medicines they can suggest to get rid of reactions are antihistamines, hydrocortisone creams, and more. Also, if the reaction is severe, they will let you know whether you should use Cialis or not.

Important Tips

If you find the price of branded Cialis to be too high, you can opt for the cheaper generic Cialis.

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Frequently asked questions

Q1. Does the Cialis dose decide the occurrence of side effects?

Ans- Yes, it is possible. The side effects can be rare or mild depending on the dose you are taking. It is unlikely to happen that a low dose of Cialis causes mild to moderate side effects. the high dose may lead to serious effects.

Q2. Does Cialis cause long-lasting side effects?

Ans- The chance of long-term effects with Cialis is rare but it happens. Some long-term side effects are hearing and vision loss, and tissue damage due to priapism. If you observe such effects, immediately visit your doctor and inform them.

Q3. Are there any side effects that are caused because I am taking Cialis daily?

Ans- The side effects are almost the same doesn't matter if you take the medicine only when needed or daily. But if you are taking it daily, it's advised to take a low dose to avoid any serious side effects.

Q4. Does the generic version of Cialis give the same side effects?

Ans- Both the generic version and brand name version contain the same active ingredient. As a result, we can say that the side effects of both are also the same.

Final words

So, now we can say that yes Cialis may cause certain side effects similar to other ED medications. If you are observing mild to moderate effects, there isn't anything to worry about. But if you observe rare effects, it's best to immediately seek medical attention.