Cialis: How Long the Effect Lasts and How to Take it

As per Drugs.com, in 2013 Cialis was 51st on the list of sales of the fourth quarter. All it started at 2013 by a pharmaceutical company called Lilly introduced Cialis in the market. After Viagra, Cialis was sold maximum for ED treatment with a sale of around $1.2 billion a year.

Cialis is of the same class of Viagra, Levitra, etc., but its formulation is not the same. Most of the ED drugs effect lasts for maximum 4 to 6 hours, whereas the effect of Cialis may last till around 36 hours.

How fast are you going to feel the effect of Cialis?

While Viagra and other ED drugs take around 45 minutes to 1 hour to start their effect, Cialis takes around 30 minutes. So, if you take Cialis before 30 minutes of sexual activity, you will start feeling its effect, whereas other ED drugs are recommended to be taken 1 hour before sexual activity. You will find the effect of Cialis for at least 24 to 36 hours after taking the pill. Therefore, Cialis has been branded as ‘the weekend pill’, if you take it on Friday evening, the effect will still be there on Sunday morning.

Treatment Options with Cialis

You have two treatment options with Cialis. You can take Cialis 10mg on an as needed basis or else if you want you can take it daily in small doses.

For as needed basis, Cialis 10mg, which is an ideal dose, but if the 10mg pill doesn’t feel ideal for you, you can take either 5mg or 20 mg pills.

If you want to take Cialis on a daily basis, you can take 2.5mg tablets. It is seen that if you take Cialis therapy on a daily basis, erectile function improves significantly. If 2.5mg doesn’t work, you could be prescribed 5mg tablets by the doctor.

How food and alcohol react with Cialis?

With food, there is no restriction. You can take Cialis with food or without food. If taken with food, the effect may start a bit late, but if you take without food within 30 minutes, you will find the effect has started. You are recommended not to drink grape juice with Cialis.

Alcohol if taken in huge quantity can make your blood pressure low. It has the risk of dizziness, heart palpitations, headache, and lightheadedness. Therefore, be careful while taking Cialis with alcohol.

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