Side Effects of Cialis

Cialis, like all other medications currently available on the market used to treat men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, has certain side effects that men are cautioned of before taking the ED pill.  Read over the various side effects and discuss them with your doctor if you may be at risk. There are medical conditions and medications that can increase the prevalence of certain side effects. Medications include nitrates, and medical conditions can include cardiovascular conditions, liver or kidney disease, and blood pressure fluctuations.

This article compiles an inventory of the common and severe side effects associated with Cialis. A medical professional is not able to tell you what side effects you will and will not present itself. If you do experience any side effects, ask your doctor if it is anything you should be worried about and what can be done to minimize side effects, including taking a lower dosage of Cialis, or waiting more than 24 hours between dosages.

Common side effects most men experience who take Cialis on a regular basis include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Joint pains in legs and arms
  • Back pains
  • Indigestion (also known as dyspepsia)
  • Muscle pain (also known as myalgia)
  • Headaches
  • Facial flushing

Side effects more common in men who take other medications or have other medical conditions include:

  • Insomnia
  • Blood pressure fluctuations
  • Dry mouth
  • Vertigo
  • Unexplained rash
  • Decrease and/or temporary hearing loss
  • Onset of migraines
  • Angina
  • Temporary vision impairment problems, such as light sensitivity and blurred vision
  • Painful erection lasting for more than four hours (priapism)

Extremely rare side effects that are associated with Cialis include stroke, severe decrease in blood pressure (hypotension), heart palpitations, heart attack, and chest pain.

Severe side effects can take place during or following sexual activity. There is no inclusive information as the side effects can be the result of existing medical conditions, sexual activity (especially in men over 50), Cialis or a combination. If you experience severe side effects, see a medical professional immediately.