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Brand name: Cialis

Cialis is a brand of tablets containing the active ingredient tadalafil. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Cialis can be used to treat impotence in men. Impotence occurs when a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection long enough to have sex. Cialis works by opening the blood vessels in the penis. This allows more blood to flow to the penis and causes an erection. You have to be sexually excited for it to work.

Cialis can also be used to reduce the symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland. An enlarged prostate can give you problems starting to urinate, and make you get up often at night to urinate.

Cialis is to be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. It doesn’t matter whether you have eaten or not.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tadalafil

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cialis 5 mg film-coated tablet, 7

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

CIALIS is indicated for the treatment of: erectile dysfunction (ED) in adult males; moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in adult males.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance light yellow, almond shaped tablet, debossed with "C5"

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
28 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in Original Container
Life time 3 Years
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