What should I talk to my doctor about when considering if Tadalafil is right for me?
Because sexual activity can increase the work of the heart, your doctors should talk to you about your heart’s general condition and if Tadalafil is right for you. Patients who have a condition called "left ventricular outlet obstruction" from valvular problems or heart muscle enlargement may get side effects such as fainting or light-headedness. Because patients with recent heart attacks or stroke, heart pains (angina), heart failure, uncontrolled blood pressure or uncontrolled irregular heart beats, severe liver disease, and retinal eye problems were not studied with Tadalafil, Tadalafil is not recommended for these patients. There may be rare occurrences of priapism or painful, prolonged erections. This is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Patients should seek prompt medical attention if their erection lasts longer than four hours.
Who should not take Tadalafil?
Tadalafil should not be used by patients taking nitrates (such as nitroglycerin tablets or patches) because the combination of these with Tadalafil could significantly lower blood pressure and lead to fainting or even death in some men.
Can Tadalafil be used with other treatments for impotence?
The safety and effectiveness of Tadalafil when used with other treatments for impotence has not been studied. Combined use could lead to additional lowering of blood pressure, possibly to unsafe levels. Therefore the use of such treatments in combination with Tadalafil is not recommended.
What if I am taking other drugs?
Always discuss with your health care practitioner ALL of the medications you are taking (prescription and over-the-counter) that way, you can receive the best advice for your own situation. Tadalafil is not recommended for people taking any form of nitroglycerin because the combination may lower blood pressure to an unsafe level.
How will Tadalafil be supplied?
Tadalafil will be available as oral tablets in 5mg, 10mg and 20mg strengths.
Will Tadalafil be prescription or OTC (over-the-counter)?
Tadalafil will be available by prescription only.
When will Tadalafil be available to pharmacies?
FDA has no control over when products are available in pharmacies after FDA approval for marketing. The decision of availability is completely up to the company marketing the product. For further information contact your pharmacist or Eli Lilly and Company directly.
How can I report a serious side effect with Tadalafil to FDA?
FDA encourages anyone aware of a serious side effect, including consumers or patients, to make a MedWatch report.
You can report an adverse event either online, by regular mail or by fax, using the contact information at the bottom of this page.