Cialis

Cialis

tadalafil

Manufacturer:

Eli Lilly

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Tadalafil
Indications/Uses
Erectile dysfunction. Signs & symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Erectile dysfunction Adult men 10-20 mg at least 30 min prior to sexual activity. Max dosing frequency is once/day. Responder patients to on-demand regimen (at least twice wkly use) 5 mg once a day at approx the same time of day; may be decreased to 2.5 mg once a day. Severe renal impairment Max: 10 mg. Benign prostatic hyperplasia 5 mg once a day at approx the same time of day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Concomitant use w/ any form of organic nitrate. Men w/ cardiac disease for whom sexual activity is inadvisable. MI w/in the last 90 days, unstable angina or angina occurring during sexual intercourse, NYHA class 2 or greater heart failure in the last 6 mth, uncontrolled arrhythmias, hypotension (<90/50 mmHg), uncontrolled HTN, stroke w/in the last 6 mth. Loss of vision in 1 eye because of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.
Special Precautions
Consider patient's CV status. Discontinue in case of sudden visual defect. Severe renal & hepatic insufficiency. Priapism-predisposing conditions (eg, sickle cell anaemia, multiple myeloma, leukaemia). Anatomical deformation of the penis. Hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, glucose-galactose malabsorption. Concomitant α-blockers, guanylate cyclase stimulators, potent CYP3A4 inhibitors. Childn & adolescent <18 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, dyspepsia, dizziness, nasal congestion, back pain, myalgia, flushing, abdominal pain, pain in extremity.
Drug Interactions
Plasma conc increased by ketoconazole, ritonavir, saquinavir, erythromycin, clarithromycin, itraconazole & grapefruit juice. Conc reduced by CYP3A4 inducers eg, rifampicin, phenobarb, phenytoin & carbamazepine. Augments hypotensive effects of nitrates & α-blockers. Increases oral bioavailability of ethinylestradiol & terbutaline. Theophylline.
ATC Classification
G04BE08 - tadalafil ; Belongs to the class of drugs used in erectile dysfunction.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Cialis FC tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
2 × 14's
Form
Cialis FC tab 20 mg
Packing/Price
2 × 2's
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