Tadalafil acts by inducing muscle relaxation in the blood vessels and enhancing blood circulation in targeted regions of the body. This medication is prescribed for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, a condition characterized by elevated blood pressure in the lungs.
The pharmacological mechanism of tadalafil involves dilation and relaxation of the pulmonary blood vessels, facilitating improved blood flow. By decreasing pulmonary hypertension, this medication enables the heart and lungs to function more effectively and enhances exercise tolerance.
Uses and Dosage
To effectively manage pulmonary hypertension, adhere to the medication regimen prescribed by your healthcare provider.
The recommended method of administration for this medication is oral ingestion, with or without food, once daily, as directed by your doctor.
In case you are using the liquid form of the medication, shake the bottle vigorously for 30 seconds before each dose. The use of a special measuring device/spoon is recommended to ensure accurate dosing, rather than a household spoon that may not provide precise measurement.
The appropriate dosage of the medication is determined by your medical condition, response to treatment, and any concomitant medications you may be taking. Inform your doctor and pharmacist of all the products you use, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements.
To derive maximum benefits from the medication, take it regularly, at the same time each day.
In the event of your condition not improving or worsening, inform your doctor promptly.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:
- indigestion or heartburn
- pain in the stomach, back, muscles, arms, or legs
Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:
- sudden decrease or loss of vision
- blurred vision
- changes in color vision
- sudden decrease or loss of hearing
- ringing in ears
- erection that lasts longer than 4 hours
- chest pain
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- blistering or peeling of skin
Prior to initiating tadalafil therapy, inform your physician or pharmacist if you have any allergies to the medication or other substances. This product may contain inactive ingredients that could lead to allergic reactions or other complications.
Before using this medication, provide your physician or pharmacist with your medical history, particularly if you have had heart problems such as a heart attack or a life-threatening irregular heartbeat in the past six months, chest pain/angina, heart failure, stroke in the past six months, kidney disease, liver disease, high or low blood pressure, dehydration, penis conditions such as angulation, fibrosis/scarring, Peyronie’s disease, painful/prolonged erection history, or conditions that may increase the risk of priapism such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, multiple myeloma, eye problems such as retinitis pigmentosa, sudden decreased vision, or non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), bleeding disorders, active stomach ulcers, or other lung conditions such as pulmonary veno-occlusive disease.
This medication may cause dizziness. Alcohol or marijuana consumption may exacerbate dizziness. Therefore, refrain from driving, using machinery, or engaging in any activities that require alertness until you can do so safely.
Tadalafil should be used during pregnancy only when the benefits outweigh the potential risks. Discuss the risks and benefits of the medication with your doctor during pregnancy.
It is unclear whether tadalafil passes into breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breastfeeding while on this medication.
Form and Strength
Adcirca is available in the following forms and strengths:
Can Adcirca be used for erectile dysfunction?
Do not take Adcirca for erectile dysfunction.
Can I take Adcirca instead of Cialis?
Don’t use Cialis in place of Adcirca or vice versa because doing so can lead to very serious side effects.