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Tadalafil - Erectile dysfunction treatment
  • Can be taken with food
  • Works in 30mins, lasts up to 36hrs
  • Works for 80% of men

Tadalafil (generic Cialis)

Tadalafil contains the same active ingredient as Cialis (tadalafil) and is a cheaper, reliable ED treatment that lasts up to 36hrs.

Tadalafil - Erectile dysfunction treatment

Generic treatment

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Alternative treatment: Cialis

  • Can be taken with food
  • Works in 30mins, lasts up to 36hrs
  • Works for 80% of men

Generic or branded treatments?

Some treatments contain the same active ingredient but are sold under different names. If the active ingredient and the dosage are the same, the treatments will have the same effect and work in the same way. 

Generic Branded
Same active ingredient
Works in the same way
Often less expensive

What our patients say

What is Tadalafil?

  • How to take Tadalafil

    Take one tablet at least 30mins before sex. Effects can last for up to 36hrs. Never take more than one tablet within 36hrs. Alcohol will limit Tadalafil's effectiveness. Do not combine Tadalafil with other ED medicines.

  • How does Tadalafil work?

    Tadalafil's active ingredient (tadalafil) increases blood flow to the penis. It enables a firmer, longer-lasting erection if you are sexually aroused.

    The treatment will not resolve the underlying physical cause of your ED or increase your sexual desire.

  • Side effects of Tadalafil

    Side effects are uncommon, but can include headaches, indigestion, palpitations (racing heartbeat), light headedness, facial flushing, nasal congestion and muscle aches. These side effects should not last more than a few hours after taking a dose of Tadalafil.

    For full information on side effects and correct use, see the patient information leaflet.

  • How effective is Tadalafil?

    Tadalafil treats ED in 80% of cases. If you have drunk more than 1-2 units of alcohol, you may find Tadalafil is less effective. Food does not impact how Tadalafil works.

    We advise trying an ED treatment 8 times before giving up, considering a higher dose, or seeking an alternative.

  • Tadalafil strength and dosage

    The standard dose is 10mg. Depending on your age, height and weight, the cause and the severity of your ED, you may be prescribed a higher dose of 20mg. Dosage does not affect how quickly or for how long the treatment works.

    Higher doses come with an increased chance of developing side effects.

  • Drug interactions with Tadalafil

    You will be unsuitable for Tadalafil if you are taking alpha-blockers (such as doxazosin or tamsulosin), nicorandil or nitrates, such as GTN spray or isosorbide mononitrate tablets to treat angina.

    It is important that you let us know which prescription, over-the-counter medicines and recreational drugs you are taking so that we can prescribe Tadalafil safely.

  • Alternatives treatments to Tadalafil

    Some men find counselling helpful as a means of exploring and treating psychological causes for ED.

    If Tadalafil does not work for you, contact us via your Patient Record so that we can discuss your treatment options. View all our ED treatments.

  • Reordering & subscription

    To reorder Tadalafil, go to your Patient Record and select ‘reorder’. You will be required to fill in the online questionnaire each time you reorder.

    A subscription service is available for Tadalafil. Find out more about our ED treatment subscription service.

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