CIALIS is indicated for the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction
(ED), men with the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia
(BPH), and men with both ED and the signs and symptoms of BPH. CIALIS is
not indicated for women or children.
Important Safety Information for CIALIS (tadalafil) tablets
What Is The Most Important Information I Should Know About CIALIS?
Do not take CIALIS if you:
- take medicines called “nitrates” such as
isosorbide dinitrate or isosorbide mononitrate which are often
prescribed for chest pain as the combination may cause an unsafe drop in
- use recreational drugs called “poppers” like amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite
- are allergic to CIALIS or ADCIRCA (tadalafil), or any of its ingredients. Call your healthcare provider or get help right away if you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as rash, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing or swallowing
After taking a single tablet, some of the active ingredient of CIALIS remains in your body for more than 2 days.
The active ingredient can remain longer if you have problems with your
kidneys or liver, or you are taking certain other medications.
Stop sexual activity and get medical help right away if you get
symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, or nausea during sex. Sexual
activity can put an extra strain on your heart, especially if your heart
is already weak from a heart attack or heart disease.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking CIALIS?
CIALIS is not right for everyone. Only your healthcare provider and you can decide if CIALIS is right for you.
Ask your healthcare provider if your heart is healthy enough for you to
have sexual activity. You should not take CIALIS if your healthcare
provider has told you not to have sexual activity because of your health
problems. Before taking CIALIS, tell your healthcare provider about all
your medical problems, particularly if you have or ever had:
- heart problems such as chest pain (angina), heart failure, irregular heartbeats, or have had a heart attack
- high or low blood pressure or have high blood pressure that is not controlled
- liver or kidney problems or require dialysis
- retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic (runs in families) eye disease
- severe vision loss, including a condition called NAION
- stomach ulcers or a bleeding problem
- a deformed penis shape or Peyronie's disease
- an erection that lasted more than 4 hours
- blood cell problems such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
Can Other Medicines Affect CIALIS?
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take especially if you take:
- medicines called “nitrates” which are often prescribed for chest pain
- alpha-blockers often prescribed for prostate problems
- blood pressure medications
- medicines for HIV or some types of oral antifungal medications
- some types of antibiotics such as clarithromycin,
telithromycin, erythromycin (several brand names exist, please contact
your healthcare provider to determine if you are taking this medicine)
- other medicines or treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED)
- CIALIS is also marketed as ADCIRCA for the treatment of
pulmonary arterial hypertension. Do not take both CIALIS and ADCIRCA. Do
not take sildenafil citrate (Revatio)* with CIALIS.
What Should I Avoid While Taking CIALIS?
- Do not use other ED medicines or ED treatments while taking CIALIS.
- Do not drink too much alcohol when taking CIALIS (for
example, 5 glasses of wine or 5 shots of whiskey). Drinking too much
alcohol can increase your chances of getting a headache or getting
dizzy, increasing your heart rate, or lowering your blood pressure.
What Are The Possible Side Effects Of CIALIS?
The most common side effects with CIALIS are:
headache, indigestion, back pain, muscle aches, flushing, and stuffy or
runny nose. These side effects usually go away after a few hours. Men
who get back pain and muscle aches usually get it 12 to 24 hours after
taking CIALIS. Back pain and muscle aches usually go away within 2 days.
Call your healthcare provider if you get any side effect that bothers
you or one that does not go away.
Uncommon but serious side effects include:
An erection that won't go away: If you get an erection lasting
more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term
In rare instances, men taking prescription ED tablets,
including CIALIS, reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision or
hearing (sometimes with ringing in the ears and dizziness). It's not
possible to determine if these events are related directly to the ED
tablets or to other factors. If you have a sudden decrease or loss of
vision or hearing, stop taking any ED tablet, including CIALIS and call a
healthcare provider right away.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
CIALIS does not:
- cure ED
- increase a man’s sexual desire
- protect a man or his partner from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV
- serve as a male form of birth control
CIALIS is available by prescription only. For additional information, talk to your healthcare provider and see full Patient and Prescribing Information.
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applies to ED medications only, not other BPH treatments. If you are
taking CIALIS for daily use to treat only your BPH symptoms, you are not
eligible for a second trial of an alternative ED treatment.
Individual results may vary. Not studied for multiple attempts per dose.
In clinical trials, 36-hour CIALIS taken as needed was
shown to improve, up to 36 hours after dosing, the ability of men with
ED to have a single successful intercourse attempt.
CIALIS (2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg) is approved for the
treatment of ED in men. CIALIS for daily use (5 mg) is approved for the
treatment of ED and the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic
hyperplasia (BPH). The recommended starting dose of CIALIS for daily use
for the treatment of ED is 2.5 mg. While CIALIS is not approved for
use in females, this voucher can be downloaded for partner use.
: Offer void where prohibited by
law. Product dispensed pursuant to the terms of this voucher shall not
be submitted to any third-party payer, public or private (eg, Medicaid,
Medicare, private insurance, any governmental program, or any other
federal or state program such as CHAMPUS, the VA, TRICARE, or a state
pharmaceutical assistance program) for reimbursement. Offer valid in the
US (and Puerto Rico, if applicable) only. This offer is not valid with
any other program, discount, or incentive involving CIALIS. It is
illegal for any person to sell, purchase, or trade; or to offer to sell,
purchase, or trade; or to counterfeit this voucher. No purchase
required. Use of this voucher does not create any obligation or involve
any past or future purchase requirement. Lilly USA, LLC reserves the
right to rescind, revoke or amend this program/offer without notice at
You understand and agree to comply with these offer terms.
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Download and fill out the CIALIS Promise
Send it, along with a copy of your pharmacy receipt from the free trial,
to the following address (the CIALIS Promise Program form and pharmacy
receipt must be received before the date on the Promise Program form):
CIALIS Promise Program
P.O. Box 42255
Cincinnati, OH 45242-0255
If you want to try another CIALIS dosing option for ED, we'll send
you another voucher — either for 30 tablets of CIALIS for daily use (2.5
mg or 5 mg) or for 3 tablets of 36-hour CIALIS for use as needed (10 mg
or 20 mg), as prescribed by your doctor.
- OR -
We'll send you a voucher for 3 tablets of another prescription ED
medication of your choice, as prescribed by your doctor. Offer applies
to ED medications only, not other BPH treatments. If you are taking
CIALIS for daily use to treat only your BPH symptoms, you are not
eligible for a second trial of an alternative ED treatment.