Cialis side effects and interactions with other medications

One of the most essential characteristics of all medications are their safety profile. A safety profile involves a number of things, but two of the most important for the person taking the medication is whether this medication can cause any side effects and whether it can be taken in combination with some other medications that you might be taking for other health issues. In this article, we will cover these two aspects of Cialis’ safety profile in depth and you will learn everything you need to know about its side effects and the possible interactions with other medications.

First of all, there are the side effects. The good news here is that Cialis causes side effects only in a very small percentage of men who use his medication. Furthermore, the side effects that are the most common are also the mildest ones and they almost always go away in time, on their own. Here, we are talking about side effects such as muscle and back pain, diarrhea, headache, upset stomach, sore throat, stuffy nose and flushing. These side effects can be ignored as they will subside in time, but if they do not or if you start to find them too bothersome, you should talk to your physician about this.

More serious side effects that may be caused by Cialis are actually extremely rare and they almost invariably affect men who are in certain risk groups or who are not using their Cialis properly. These side effects include: lightheadedness, painful and prolonged erections, irregular heartbeat, convulsions, loss of hearing or vision, short breath, fainting, pain which spreads to the arm, ringing in the ears, chest pains. These are usually signs of serious adverse reactions to the medication and it is necessary that you speak to your physician at once.

When we are talking about the possible interactions with other medications, one thing that you MUST remember is that Cialis must NEVER be combined with medications called nitrates and nitrites. These medications are mainly used in treatment of different heart conditions and they include the following: Isochron, Dilatrate, Imdur, Monoket, Isordil, ISMO, Nitro Dur, Transderm Nitro, Nitrostat, etc. Another case in which this type of drugs is common is in poppers, a type of recreational drugs which are sometimes used. Never use Cialis if you are taking any of the aforementioned.

It is also very important that you limit your intake of alcohol, as it can lead to a drop in blood pressure and enhance the side effects. Other medications that are known to cause interactions with Cialis include the following: seizure medications like Tegretol, Carbatrol, Equetero or Dilantin, HIV and AIDS medications like Sustiva, Prezista, Lexiva, Viramune, Intelence, Crixivan, Kaletra, Norvir, etc, heart and blood pressure drugs like Dilacor, Cardizem, Tiazac, Cardene, Calan, Isoptin, Covera, Verelan, Viramun, etc, prostate disorder and hypertension medications like Flomax, Uroxatral, Hytrin, Minipress, Cardura, etc, antifungals like Sporanox, Nizoral, Oravig, Vfend, etc, antibiotics like Biaxin, EryPed, Erythrocyn, Pediazole, Ketek, E.E.S, etc, as well as medications like Solfoton, nefazodone, Mycobutin, Rifater, Rimactane, Rifamate and Rifadin.

The best way to avoid any interactions is to talk to a health professional before you take any combinations with your Cialis.