What is Tadalafil 20 mg?

Filed under: Cures for ED — Tags: , , — Glenn @ 8:25 am June 22, 2013

Tadalafil 20 mg goes by the brand name Cialis and is a treatment for erectile dysfunction.  Tadalafil 20 mg belongs to the class of PDE5 inhibitor drugs and its main competitions are Viagra and Levitra.  Tadalafil is aptly called the ‘weekend pill’ due to its 36 hours of effective duration.  Levitra and Viagra can only offer up to 6 hours of effective duration.

The main action of tadalafil 20 mg is to inhibit the degenerative action brought by PDE5 onto the cGMP of the smooth muscles lining the blood vessels which supply blood towards the corpus cavernosum.  Basically, what tadalafil does is that it instructs the smooth muscles to relax and allow blood to flow smoothly onto the two cavities inside the penis and fill it blood so as to attain an erection.  Additionally, PDE5 can also be found in the smooth muscles of the arteries within the lungs.  This means that the drug can also be potentially a treatment for pulmonary hypertension.  Then again, tadalafil 20 mg is mostly used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Tadalafil comes in doses of 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg.  However, for those who take tadalafil on a daily basis, they are prescribed with the 2.5mg or 5mg doses.

How does an erection occur?

When a man becomes sexually stimulated, the cavity inside the penis gets filled with blood.  This occurs because the brain sends signals onto the smooth muscles lining the cavity inside the penis to dilate, thus allowing blood to be pumped through.  However, for people with erectile dysfunction, they cannot get an erection no matter how much sexual stimulation they get.

The truth is there are three types of erectile dysfunction according to severity – the incapacity to get an erection, the capacity for an erection but lacking duration to last during sexual activity, and the capacity for an erection but lacks rigidity to permit vaginal penetration.

What tadalafil 20 mg does in such cases is that it initiates the relaxing of the smooth muscles so blood can smoothly be pumped inside the cavities within the penis to enable them to be engorged with blood, thus an erection occurs.

It is important to understand that the use of tadalafil 20 mg and other ED treatment drugs alone will not provide you with an erection.  External sexual stimulus is needed for an erection to occur.  This may involve touch, sight, or visualization of something erotic to enable the penis to become engorged with blood.

Important Information

Taking tadalafil 20 mg along with nitrate drugs can create a serious and dangerous drop in blood pressure.  Never take tadalafil 20 mg if you are taking medications that are meant to lower blood pressure.  Consulting your doctor prior to taking tadalafil 20 mg is the best course of action.  In this case, he may prescribe you with other anti-hypertensive medications, change the schedule of your maintenance dose, or lower the dosage of tadalafil 20 mg given to you.  Make sure you never experiment with tadalafil if you have any heart conditions.  It is always best to stay safe rather than to surrender to the joys of momentary pleasure.

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