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Available by prescription only, tadalafil (Cialis®) is a prescription drug that was initially licensed to treat erectile dysfunction only. Later, it was also approved for the treatment of bladder symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. Tadalafil comes in tablet form and can be taken:
 
  • Just as needed, usually one hour before sexual activity (no more than once a day)
  • Every day, without regard to timing of sexual activity ("once-daily Cialis").
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Clinical studies have shown that 78 percent of men who were taking tadalafil were able to have successful intercourse. Common side effects include facial flushing, headache, and indigestion. Men who are allergic to any component of the drug or who are taking nitrates should not take tadalafil.
 
(To read the full-length overview on this medication, including details on how it works, click Tadalafil.)
 
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