Cialis is the drug customers buy on repeat in Canada and worldwide. This popularity can be explained by failproof efficacy, proven safety and a unique combination of pharmacodynamic features. However, many customers who buy Cialis in Canada still have lingering questions about it – its mechanism of action, correct method of use, contraindications and so on. In this overview, the technicians of My Canadian Pharmacy reply to the questions that we most often receive from our customers.

Everything you wanted to know about Cialis

1. How much does cialis cost per pill?

Online pharmacies offers some of the most affordable rates on Cialis – prices start as low as €1.22 per pill when buying an 80-pill pack of 2.5 mg Cialis! We offer a very large range of dosages and pill packs – from 2.5 mg of tadalafil to 200 mg and from 20 pills in  a pack to 180. Naturally, the larger the pack, the more you save. For example, when purchasing a 180-pill pack of 20 mg Cialis, you only pay €1.26 per pill. What’s more, we include 4 bonus pills for free with every order. And don’t miss our regular sales and special offer: when combined with the exclusive coupons for registered users, your savings can easily exceed 20%.

2. What is Cialis 20 mg used for?

Cialis 20 mg (meaning 20 mg of tadalafil – the active ingredient) is used to treat erectile dysfunction – the chronic inability to  develop a lasting erection. Erectile dysfunction is the second most common male sexual disorder in the world (after premature ejaculation) and affects dozens of millions of men worldwide. According to statistics, its prevalence reaches 30% of men in their 30s, 40% of those in their 40s, 50% of males in their 50s, and so on. Unfortunately, the prevalence of ED among younger men is growing – mostly due to chronic stress at work and unhealthy lifestyle that leads to chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Apart from ED, Cialis is often used to treate benign prostate hyperplasy (BPH), or benign enlargement of the prostate.

3. How often can you take Cialis 20 mg?

Regardless of the dose, you should only take one pill of Cialis every 24 hours. Please note that Cialis does not cure erectile dysfunction per se: unfortunately, an efficient cure that would make the disorder go away for good does not exist yet. Cialis and other efficient ED drugs available in Canada only treat the symptoms whenever a pill is taken; once the effect of the pill ends, the symptoms return. By taking one Cialis 20 mg pill every time you want to have sex, you can ensure a durable and strong erection. You can take one pill every 24 hours on a daily bases – it is absolutely safe – or take one whenever you need it, if you don’t have sexual intercourse. The important thing is not to take more than one pill of Cialis a day. Our technicians often receive messages from users who would like to impress their partners with a particularly strong erection by taking a double dose of Cialis 20 mg, but we never cease to repeat – do not do it! Cialis is a strong drug, and larger doses increase the risk of side effects. Do not risk your health!

4. How does Cialis work?

Cialis and other ED drugs sold in Canada (such as Viagra and Levitra) belong to the class of compounds known as PDE5 inhibitors – they block an enzyme called PDE5 (phosphodiesterase 5), present in the tissues of the penis. This way, the smooth muscle of the penis can relax, allowing the increased blood flow to fill the tiny spaces of the corpus cavernosum of the penis, inducing its engorgement (known as erection). However, the whole process necessarily begins with the release of nitric oxide in the body, which happens when a man is sexually aroused. We have to stress this again – you must be sexually aroused in order for Cialis to work. This can be achieved through physical or visual stimulaiton. Contrary to a common misconception, Cialis does not increase libido and cannot give you an automatic erection.

5. What is Cialis 5mg used for?

Cialis 5 mg, just like other dosages of Cialis offered by online pharmacy (from 2.5 mg to 200 mg), serves to treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction: it ensures a strong and long-lasting erection, as well as the possibility of multiple intercourses with a short recovery time over a long period (up to 36 hours). Some first-time users of Cialis are reluctant to purchase Cialis 5 mg, thinking that a much higher dose will work better. This is a mistake – and a potentially dangerous one at that. If you have never taken Cialis before, We are strongly recommends that you start with a lower dose, such as Cialis 5 mg. This will allow to test for adverse reactions (such as headache, nausea, or muscle pain). For many men, Cialis 5 mg turns out to be quite enough – they develop a strong erection and can have sex multiple time. If this is so, do not increase the dose; always stick to the lowest dose that works well for you.

6. How do you take Cialis 10mg?

Cialis 10 mg, just like all other forms of Cialis, should be ideally taken at least an hour (better two hours) before the planned intercourse with a glass of water. You should swallow the pill whole: do not chew on it and do not cut it in halves, since that can impede proper absorption of tadalafil. You can take Cialis 10 mg before a meal, with food, or after you have eaten. Note that you should  not eat heavy, fatty foods when you take Cialis: their digestion takes up all of your digestive system’s energy and can take hours, thus greatly lengthening the onset of Cialis 10 mg and reducing its effect. Stick to light meals instead: lean meats, vegetables, salads, whole grains, and fruit. It is ok to have one or two drinks with your meal, but do not drink a lot of alcohol, since it can lower your blood pressure and decrease the libido.

7. Is cialis better than Viagra?

Cialis and Viagra both have their proponents and fans in Canada, and each of these potent drugs has its own advantages. Cialis is justifiably famous for its incredibly long effect: up to 36 hours. This is due to the longer half-life of tadalafil, which constitutes circa 18 hours, meaning that you will still have 50% of tadalafil in your system 18 hours after taking a pill. However, each user is individual, and it is not possible to predict which drug will work best for you; the best tactics is to try them both. Cialis and Viagra have different active ingredients (tadalafil and sildenafil citrate respectively), which both belong to the class of PDE5 inhibitors but are very different compounds otherwise. If you have tried Cialis and experienced any side effects (headache, abdominal pain, congested nose, etc.), try Viagra – chances are that you will not have any side effects.

8. What are the different strengths of Viagra?

While Cialis is definitely a great solution for most men suffering from erectile dysfunctions, there are some situations when Viagra can be preferable. First of all, it has a somewhat shorter onset: while it is recommended to take Cialis 1-2 hours before having sex, Viagra starts working in about 40 minutes (and much  less than that if you take of the fourth-generation versions offered by Canadian Pharmacy, such as Viagra Professional or Viagra Super Force). This difference in the onset is explained by the longer half-life period of Cialis (which, of course, makes its effect last so long). Viagra, by contrast, will give you 4-5 hours of action. Another situation when you might prefer to take Viagra instead of Cialis is if you experience any side effects when using tadalafil, such as nausea, pain in the abdomen, or congested nose. Finally, price can be a factor: our pharmacy offers extremely affordable prices on Viagra.

9. Is Cialis over the counter?

After the expiration of the original patent on Cialis, several of the leading manuacturers around the world have begun producing generic Cialis – an exact copy of the brand drug, extremely efficient and completely safe. Generic Cialis does not require a prescription in Canada and often actually supercedes the older versions of the drug in terms of potency and safety. Companies that produce generic Cialis available in Canada conduct their own research and have created superior formulas of inactive ingredients, minimizing the risk of side effects. When purchasing Cialis from online licensed drugstores, you can be sure that you get a top-quality product produced under a license sold legally and supplied by a leading distrbutor.

10. What are the side effects of Cialis?

What are the side effects of Cialis

Cialis is considered a very safe drug, and only about 5% of men experience any noticeable side effects; in fact, just over 1.5% of users decide to switch to another ED drug because of adverse reactions. However, side effects can arise, and you should be able to recognize them: the more common include headaches, flushing (redness in the face), dizziness, nausea, congested or running nose. These effects usually disappear by themselves in an hour or two and are mostly due to the vasodilating effect of tadalafil. A very small number of men experience more serious side effects: muscle pain, irregular heart beat, abdominal pain, fainting, vomiting, changes in colour perception (seeing the world in bluish hues). If you get any of these adverse reactions, seek medical help immediately.

11. What is Cialis free trial?

Cialis is a potent drug, and it is not the cheapest of ED drugs, so it is natural that first-time users have some doubts about buying it. We want only the best for our customers, and that includes giving them a proper choice. If you have never used ED drugs or have only used Viagra, for example, and would like to try Cialis for the first time, we give you this possibility… for free! This is a real breakthrough on the market of ED drugs: you can get a set of 4 bonus Cialis pills with any order for free! Next time, when shopping for Viagra or any other drug, do not forget to fill in the bonus pills fiels and order your  4 bonus pills of Cialis. Four pills are quite enough to test if Cialis really works for you and if you have any side effects. There is no need to buy a whole pack of a drug you’ve never tried anymore – now you can have a free trial.

12. Can Cialis be taken with food?

Yes, Cialis can definitely taken with food; what’s more, you can take it both before, during, or after a meal. Make sure to drink a glass of water with your Cialis pill. Cialis will still be absorbed into your blood if you eat when taking it, but it does matter a lot what you eat. Fat is not a good accompaniment to tadalafil, since the metabolism of fat is a very energy-intensive process that can occupy your intestine for hours. Such meals as burgers, fries, salads with mayonnaise, cheeses, are rich in fat and take hours to digest. In such conditions, the onset of Cialis can be pushed away for hours, and the effect of the pill can be greatly reduced. In order to achieve the best effect, have a light meal with your Cialis pill: a grilled chicken breast, some fish or tofu, a side-dish of grilled vegetables, quinoa, or whole grains, and a salad tossed with a bit of olive oil. For dessert, have a fruit salad instead of a cake with cream.

13. What are the long term effects of Cialis?

Many of our customers have been taking Cialis on a daily basis for years and are naturally concerned with the possible long-term effects. Indeed, while Cialis and other ED drugs available in Canda are very successfully used to treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunctions, helping millions of men get strong erections and have a satisfying sex life, these drugs do not actually treat ED per se. Unfortunately, the causes of ED are so complex that so far there is no cure that would make the disorder go away for good. You don’t have to worry about the negative long-term effects, however: the half-life of Cialis is just 18-hours, meaning that it is completely eliminated from your system a couple of days after you take the pill. Tadalafil does not accumulate in the body on a long-term basis and does not cause any lasting physiological change. Once you stop taking it, its effects are soon gone.

14. How many years can you take Cialis?

There is no limit to how long you can be taking Cialis, Viagra, or any of the other ED drugs available from Canadian pharmacies. As we have written before, they treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and help millions of men to get their active sex life back, but they cannot cure the underlying disorder. Therefore, most customers keep taking Cialis for many years: whenever you want to have an intercourse, you just need to take a pill and enjoy the amazingly long-lasting effect of Cialis. After the effect is gone, you will need to take another pill. In this sense, there is no limit to how long you can take Cialis, especially if you are in a long-term romantic relationship. Luckily, Cialis is very safe and does not produce absolutely any lasting physiological change.

15. How long will it take for Cialis to work?

It is recommended to take Cialis at least one hour before intercourse (the onset will be shorter – around 30 minutes – with one of the fourth-generation versions such as Cialis Professional or Cialis Super Active, all available from online pharmacies). However, many of our customers report succesfully getting a strong erection already after 35-45 minutes. The great thing about Cialis is, of course, that it works for up to 36 hours, and the recovery time is rather short, so that you can have multiple intercourses over 2 days. Please note that in order for Cialis to work faster, you need to follow the rules of correct use: do not eat fatty foods and limit your alcohol consumption.

16. Cialis and Coffee

Cialis and Coffee

Some users may be concerned about drinking coffee before or after taking Cialis. In fact, caffeine is actually good for those who take Cialis! Moreover, a patent was recently registered for a drug that will combine tadalafil and caffeine. On the one hand, caffeine increases the blood pressure, which counteracts the opposite effect of Cialis (by the way, we have to remind you that people suffering from hypotension should not take Cialis). On the other hand, caffeine speeds up the metabolism, allowing the body to absorb tadalafil faster. Third, coffee is considered a natural aphrodisiac, so that it can get you aroused faster (remember that sexual arousal is necessary for Cialis to work). Finally, if you have sex in the evening, coffee will help you stay awake long enough to have a second round!

17. Can you take Cialis with alcohol?

The interaction of alcohol and tadalafil and other PDE5 compounds is well-studied, and all researchers agree that while a moderate consumption of alcohol does not inhibit the effect of Cialis, a large amount of alcohol does. First of all, it is known that alcohol decreases libido and makes it more difficult for a man to get sexually aroused – and arousal is the necessary condition for Cialis to work. On the other hand, alcohol tends to lower blood pressure, and since Cialis can have the same effect, the combination can be dangerous for people who have a low blood pressure. We advise our customers to have no more than two drinks when they take Cialis.

18. When should I take Cialis for best results?

It is advised to take Cialis at least an hour before you plan to have sex, though many of our customers report getting a strong erection after just 30-45 minutes. You can take Cialis any time of day, including in the evening before going to bed, if you want to enjoy intimacy in the morning. When taking Cialis at night, make sure to have a light dinner and limit your consumption of alcohol. It is safe and completely ok to take Cialis every day, as long as you allow for at least 24 hours to pass after taking the previous pill. You also should not take Cialis if less than 24 hours have passed since you’ve taken any other ED drug, such as Viagra, or soon after taking any medication that lowers blood pressure or treats angina (chest pain).

19. Can Cialis cause low blood pressure?

All ED drugs, including Cialis, can cause a drop in blood pressure, though they cannot lead to the development of chronic hypotension. The effect is due to the vasodilating effect of Cialis and usually lasts an hour or two. Healthy people will probably not notice any difference, unless the atmospheric pressure is particularly high on that particular day. The effect of Cialis on blood pressure is not a cause for concern as long as you follow the rules of correct use. However, remember that alcohol has the same effects, and in combination with Cialis the drop in blood pressure can be risky (if you start feeling dizzy, faint, or weak, seek medical help). We advise you to limit your alcohol intake to two drinks when taking Cialis. My Canadian Pharmacy reminds that Cialis should not be taken by people suffering from hypotension or taking nitrate medications for chest pain.

20. How does Cialis work for BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, affects around 50% of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. Men with this condition have an enlarged prostate, which causes them trouble when urinating: they have to go to the bathroom very frequently, wake up at night, and have to strain when urinating. BPH is not a tumour and does not pose long-term health risks, but it can be a serious nuisance. Tadalafil (the active ingredient in Cialis) is the first ED drug approved for treatment of BPH. Cialis works for BPH by relaxing the smooth muscle of the prostate (together with that of the penis), which eases the process of urination. A 5 mg dose of Cialis is recommended on a daily basis to treat BPH.


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