What is Tadalafil?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cialis Adcirca

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Tadalafil is a generic name for Adcirca™ used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension to improve exercise ability. It is also available as Cialis® for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Erectile dysfunction 46 29
Sexual dysfunction 26 30
Erectile dysfunction 22 30
Pulmonary hypertension 7 3
Benign prostatic hyperplasia 5 2
Frequent urination 3 5

Show all 31 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 13
Mild 16
None 46

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tadalafil

Side effect Patients
Headaches 5
Pain in lower back 3
Facial flushing 2
Pain in leg(s) 2
Sinus congestion 2
Abdominal bloating 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tadalafil

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 7
5 mg daily 5
10mg as needed 5
2.5 mg m,w,f 1
2.5 mg daily 1
5 mg every other day 1
20 mg weekly 1
20 mg daily 1
2 5mg as needed 1
4 5mg as needed 1

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Tadalafil

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Reason Patients
Expense 12
Did not seem to work 10
Other 6
Change in health plan coverage 3
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 32 patients who've stopped taking Tadalafil

Duration

Currently taking Tadalafil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Tadalafil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 43
Usually 18
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 56
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 14
$50-99 22
$25-49 13
< $25 7
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tadalafil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sildenafil (Viagra) 13
Vardenafil (Levitra) 2
Ambrisentan (Letairis) 1
Avanafil (Stendra) 1
Tamsulosin (Flomax) 1

Patients stopped taking Tadalafil and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Sildenafil (Viagra) 2
Avanafil (Stendra) 1
Tamsulosin (Flomax) 1
Vardenafil (Levitra) 1
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7 patient evaluations for Tadalafil

Nov 16, 2016 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for frequent urination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 15, 2014 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for frequent urination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg M,W,F
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 4, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for frequent urination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I tried this medication because of the unexpected positive effect on urinary hesitation/timing/frequency. It seems to deliver that and of course the usual prescribed benefit. The cost is actually $30 for 28 days (1 package). -- Oops - drug store charge for 4 and gave me 28. Srsly. $30 is the cost for 4.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2015 (Started Oct 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sexual dysfunction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 8, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Cialis worked good for ED (Erectile Dysfunction).
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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