Tadalafil 10mg Tablets (Generic Cialis)
|Type of medicine
|Phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors
|Causing the blood vessels to widen increasing blood flow to the penis
|10 mg & 20 mg
|30 - 60 minutes
|Accord Healthcare, Aspire Pharma, Cipla EU, Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm, Mylan, Ranbaxy
|Use with alcohol
If you're new to erectile dysfunction medication, you might be confused by all the different options available. Tadalafil is simply the generic version of Cialis, a popular branded erectile dysfunction treatment.
Tadalafil generic Cialis contains exactly the same active ingredient and is just as effective as Cialis, the only difference is that it’s more affordable and widely available, since it's not a branded product.
Like Cialis, Tadalafil also comes in a variety of strengths. Tadalafil 20mg tablets are designed for use ‘as required’, whereas Tadalafil 5mg and 2.5mg tablets (also referred to as Tadalafil Daily) are weaker forms of the medication designed for daily use, similar to Cialis Daily.
Tadalafil tackles erectile dysfunction by relaxing the smooth muscle in the blood vessels of the penis and increasing blood flow, helping you to achieve and maintain a healthy erection. Tadalafil starts to take effect within an hour and is effective for up to 36 hours — much longer than the 4-6 hours typically associated with Sildenafil (Viagra).
However, it's important to note that taking a Tadalafil tablet won’t increase sexual desire — you still need to be sexually aroused for the erectile dysfunction medication to work. The treatment will only prove effective when combined with adequate sexual stimulation.
This is because the drug Tadalafil enhances the chemical messages responsible for producing an erection; it does not, and cannot, fully replace or replicate these messages. Tadalafil also won’t give you a 36-hour erection — it simply allows you to achieve an erection through stimulation within this period.
For more about how the drug works, visit our ‘what is Tadalafil and how does it work’ page.
Tadalafil offers a significant advantage over other erectile dysfunction treatments due to its longer-lasting effects. While other medications usually remain effective for just a few hours, Tadalafil can continue to treat erectile dysfunction for up to 36 hours.
Tadalafil’s extended period of effectiveness provides users with greater freedom and spontaneity in sexual activity, eliminating the need to precisely time dosages in advance. As a result, Tadalafil enables users to enjoy more flexible and natural sexual experiences.
There can be many different causes of ED, including:
You can find out more here on our ED causes page.
In addition to generic Cialis/Tadalafil tablets, there are several alternative erectile dysfunction medications that you can purchase online from The Independent Pharmacy. These are:
Tadalafil is very similar to sildenafil (Viagra) and other ED treatments in effectiveness, however, it lasts much longer, making it a better option for weekend use. No combination of Viagra/Sildenafil, Cialis, Levitra, Spedra or other erectile dysfunction treatment should be used at the same time — you should leave a break of at least 24 hours (36 hours for Cialis/generic Cialis Tadalafil).
You may also consider a non-prescription treatment for erectile dysfunction, such as making lifestyle changes to address the issue. These include:
Find more ED treatments here.
Tadalafil and Sildenafil are two of the most popular ED medications, and deciding between them can be challenging. Here's a breakdown of the key differences between the two to help you make an informed decision.
Ultimately, the decision to buy Tadalafil or Sildenafil depends on your individual needs and preferences.
If you value flexibility and spontaneity in sexual activity, Tadalafil may be the better choice due to its longer duration of action. If you're looking for a medication that takes effect quickly, Sildenafil may be the better option.
The maximum dose of Tadalafil is one 20mg tablet per day. Do not repeat the dose or take any other ED treatments within 36 hours of your initial dose.
Tadalafil 20mg tablets are designed to be taken on an ‘as required' basis — only take them if you expect that you’re going to need help achieving an erection within the next 36 hours.
Tadalafil tablets may be taken either with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole and if needed, use water to wash it down.
Always avoid or limit the use of alcohol while using Tadalafil.
Tadalafil tablets are available in a variety of different strengths, including 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg. The strength you choose will depend on how you want to use it — the two main ways to take Tadalafil are as an ‘as required’ dosage or as a continuous daily dosage.
Tadalafil's 10mg and 20mg strengths are formulated for occasional use and can remain active for up to 36 hours, making them an excellent choice if you engage in sexual activity less than twice a week or cannot predict when you'll next have sex. These strengths provide you with the flexibility to achieve an erection only when you need it, without requiring daily medication.
The recommended starting dose for daily Tadalafil is 2.5mg, which can be increased to 5mg based on the individual's response. This method of dosing is ideal for individuals who have sex at least twice a week and want to be able to achieve an erection at any time.
Tadalafil tablets contain: 10mg or 20mg (depending on the strength) of Tadalafil as the active ingredient.
The inactive ingredients contained in Tadalafil tablets are: Lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium lauryl sulphate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate.
Tadalafil is generally well-tolerated, but like any medication, it can cause side effects in some people. Here are some potential side effects to be aware of when taking Tadalafil:
If you experience any of these side effects while taking Tadalafil tablets to treat erectile dysfunction, it's important to contact your local GP or pharmacist. In some cases, they may recommend adjusting your dosage or switching to a different medication.
In rare cases, Tadalafil can cause serious side effects such as low blood pressure or vision loss, which require immediate medical attention.
Please read the following warnings carefully:
It's important to talk to your GP or pharmacist if you have any concerns about using Tadalafil, or if you experience any side effects. They can help determine if Tadalafil is right for you and recommend appropriate treatment options. For a full list of warnings and side effects, please refer to the Tadalafil Patient Information Leaflet.
Tadalafil may interact with other drugs, and some of these interactions can be harmful. These include:
A 20mg dose typically takes effect within an hour of ingestion and helps you to achieve and maintain an erection by improving blood flow to the penis. The effects of Tadalafil 20mg will last for up to 36 hours.
Yes, you can order Tadalafil online through The Independent Pharmacy, subject to an online consultation with one of our qualified healthcare professionals. The consultation is a simple and secure process that involves answering a few questions about your health and medical history to ensure that Tadalafil is a safe and effective treatment option for you.
If our healthcare professional determines that Tadalafil is suitable for you, our in-house pharmacy can dispense and deliver the medication discreetly to you. Our pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and only dispenses genuine medication that has been sourced from reputable suppliers.
Tadalafil 20mg tablets remain active in the body for up to 36 hours, making them ideal for use on an ‘as required’ basis. This does not mean that you’ll have an erection for 36 hours; it simply means that you’ll be able to achieve and maintain an erection when sexually aroused during this period.
Tadalafil was approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in 2003, and is considered safe to use by most people. However, there are certain circumstances where you should not take Tadalafil. These include:
Bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive. See the Patient Information Leaflet for full details.
It is recommended that you take 1 tablet at least 30 minutes before you intend to have sex. Tadalafil may take up to 1 hour to fully take effect, but after this its effects will last for up to 36 hours. Never take more than one tablet in a day.
A GP needs to assess the suitability of this ED treatment before it can be prescribed for you.
They will check your medical history and other medications that you’re on. Tadalafil is a widely prescribed treatment, but it can be unsuitable for some men. Your doctor will tell you more.
If you buy Tadalafil online from The Independent Pharmacy, we take care of the prescription for you, our doctors will send it straight to our pharmacy to send out to you the same day.
Among the available ED medication, Tadalafil is known as ‘the weekend pill’. This is because once you have taken a dosage, the drug remains active for 36 hours.
Most of the other major ED tablet medication on the market (such as Viagra) remain active for four to six hours. Topical agents and urethral suppositories begin working within minutes, but they remain effective for between one and two hours.
Another advantage of Tadalafil is that it gives you the option to be spontaneous – Tadalafil takes 30-60 minutes to take effect once administered, and no prior dosage is required.
Tadalafil will be effective for up to 36 hours. However, this doesn’t mean that you will have an erection for the duration of this time, as sexual stimulation is required in order for you to achieve an erection while taking Tadalafil.
Tadalafil has a similar rate of success to Sildenafil (this drug is sold under the brand name Viagra, among others, and is perhaps the most established drug on the market for ED).
Both Tadalafil and Viagra are effective treatments for ED. However, as outlined above, the effects of Tadalafil last longer than Viagra.
There are two strengths of Tadalafil tablets available: 10mg and 20mg.
We recommend that men trying Tadalafil tablets for the first time start with 10mg and can then move to the higher dose if necessary.
It is recommended that you begin by taking a lower strength tablet and build up as needed.
One type of tablet may work better than another and you should always consult your doctor before you begin your course of medication.
You should only take Tadalafil if you are experiencing ED and should not take it for the purpose of sexual enhancement.
You are able to, but this depends on the type of medications you are taking.
Your doctor will review your medical history when prescribing Tadalafil, which will include any past or current medications you are using.
Your doctor will check for any interactions between Tadalafil and your medications and advise you accordingly on whether your past or current medication restricts you from taking Tadalafil.
Grapefruit juice should be avoided if you are taking Tadalafil.
Grapefruit juice can affect how your system metabolises medicine, and this means that drinking it while taking Tadalafil may increase your sensitivity to side effects of taking the medication.
If you do not see an improvement in your ability to achieve and maintain an erection while taking Tadalafil, then you should speak with your doctor.
Your doctor may then change the dosage of Tadalafil you are taking, or refer you to a different form of ED medication.
Yes, but you will have to undertake a short medical consultation with an online doctor first, as Tadalafil is only available on prescription in the UK. Always buy from a reputable, registered pharmacy.
20 mg is the maximum dosage of Tadalafil, and this should never be exceeded. Rather than taking two 10 mg tablets, it’s recommended that you switch over to higher dosage 20mg ones. Taking more Tadalafil will not help you get a better erection, but it could cause dangerous side effects.
Tadalafil takes about thirty minutes to have an effect, and then it stays active in the body for up to 36 hours. Remember that Tadalafil only works to produce an erection when you are sufficiently sexually stimulated — it cannot produce an erection on its own.
As with all prescription medications, it’s important that you check with the doctor before starting your course of treatment to ensure that it’s the right one for you. There are some people who should not take ED medication. Tadalafil is just as safe and effective as the branded Cialis, which is a hugely popular ED treatment.
Yes, but it’s only safe in small quantities. Overdoing it with alcohol while on Tadalafil could lead to an increase in side effects and also makes ED worse.