We've all seen the commercials. A couple, seemingly married, are spending romantic time. They're dining, they're dancing, they're strolling along a beach in moonlight. Both he and she appear to be happy and relaxed. Sex is seems to be in the offing, but that's not a cause of concern. Thanks to a pill he can take every day, the specter of erectile dysfunction isn't a worry anymore. Because of the daily use of Cialis, many men no longer have to be concerned with the possibility of not being able to get it up when the romantic moment strikes. Taking one low dose pill a day a man can always be ready, which invariably raises the question, is this a medication you either need or want?
There are three prescription products currently on the market for erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. It's an embarrassing, psychologically debilitating, sometimes chronic condition that plagues almost any man over the age of 50, as well as many men who are considerably younger. Erectile dysfunction can be temporary and can strike at any time; it is caused by medical conditions, medications, stress, and physical and mental exhaustion. The three drugs available to treat ED have names that are well known to many men. These are Viagra, Levitra and Cialis.
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Cialis earned the nickname "the weekend pill" for its ability to help a man get and stay hard for a period of 36 hours. This doesn't mean he's hard the whole time, only that the drug helps his body respond to erotic stimuli for that period of time. In contrast to how Cialis works, Viagra can help a man sustain an erection for up to four hours, and Levitra works the same. These pills are marketed as sexual enhancers, but there have not been a lot of studies done on the effects of taking either one of them every day. Cialis Once a Day is a low-dose version of the original pill and the only product on the market designed for daily use. Its chemistry is identical in structure to the 10 and 20 mg dosages of Cialis, and it contains the same phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5) called Taladafil as its active ingredient. The new lower dosages of 2.5mg and 5mg provide men with the ability to achieve an erection at any time of the day.
Every medication has its benefits and its risks. While the benefits of taking Cialis every day are obvious, i.e. you can always be at the ready, the risk is attractively low. The most common side effects of Cialis fall under the category of the mildly annoying: slight headache, a runny nose. Other side effects include stomach upset and diarrhea. More seriously, the drug can cause low blood pressure, blurred vision, changes in color vision, abnormal ejaculation, and priapism, the last being the erection won't dissipate, whether or not you've ejaculated.
Cialis for daily use has been approved by the FDA but is still undergoing trials. Free trials are now being offered to the public of 30 tablets for 30 days, or three tablets of the 36-hour ("weekend pill") for men to evaluate. For more information about the Cialis Promise Program, click here.
Eve Marx is a sexpert who is the author of eight books about sex including 101 Things You Didn't Know About Sex.
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