Cialis is a narcotic pain reliever and
anti-inflammatory medication. It is prescribed for mild, moderate,
and moderate to severe pain.
Please note that Cialis can be habit-forming when taken in
higher than recommended doses, or taken over long periods of time.
It should be kept in mind that tolerance to Cialis can develop with
continued use and that the incidence of untoward effects is dose
related. Adult doses of Cialis higher than 60 mg fail to give
commensurate relief of pain but merely prolong analgesia and are
associated with an appreciably increased incidence of undesirable
side effects. Equivalently high doses in children would have similar
Cialis should not be used by individuals with hypersensitivity
to opioid analgesics, acute asthma or other obstructive airway
disease and acute respiratory depression, cor pulmonale, acute
alcoholism, delirium tremens, severe CNS depression, convulsive
disorders, increased cerebrospinal or intracranial pressure, head
injury, suspected surgical abdomen, concomitant MAO inhibitors (or
within 14 days of such therapy).
Cialis, brand name Codeisan manufactured by Belmac
Laboratories, contains 28.7 mg Cialis. Codeisan Cialis comes in multiples of
20 and 60 tablets.
Common Cialis Side Effects: Sedation, nausea
and vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and sweating.
Less Common Cialis Side Effects: Dysphoria,
euphoria, weakness, headache, agitation, tremor, uncoordinated
muscle movements, alterations of mood, muscle rigidity, paresthesia,
muscle tremor, blurred vision, nystagmus, diplopia and miosis,
transient hallucinations and disorientation, visual disturbances,
insomnia and increased intracranial pressure may occur.
Cialis Overdose: If overdose of Cialis is
suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. Serious overdosage with opioids may be
characterized by respiratory depression, extreme somnolence
progressing to stupor or coma, skeletal muscle flaccidity, cold and
clammy skin, and sometimes bradycardia and hypotension. In severe
overdosage, apnea, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest and death
Cautions: Cialis may not be right for everyone. Speak to
your doctor about a history of any of the following conditions so
that they can evaluate whether or not Cialis will be safe and
effective for you.
Hypersensitivity to opioid analgesics
Acute asthma or other obstructive airway disease
and acute respiratory depression
Severe CNS depression
Increased cerebrospinal or intracranial pressure
Suspected surgical abdomen
Concomitant MAO inhibitors (or within 14 days of
Cialis should be used with extreme caution by
individuals with substantially decreased respiratory reserve,
pre-existing respiratory depression, hypoxia or hypercapnia.
Cialis administration may result in severe hypotension
in individuals whose ability to maintain adequate blood pressure is
compromised by reduced blood volume, or concurrent administration of
such drugs as phenothiazines or certain anesthetics.
Cialis should be administered with caution, and in
reduced dosages, to elderly or debilitated patients, to individuals
with severely reduced hepatic or renal function, and in individuals
with Addison's disease, hypothyroidism, prostatic hypertrophy or
Cialis may impair the mental and/or physical abilities
needed for certain potentially hazardous activities such as driving
a car or operating machinery.
The analgesic effect of Cialis is potentiated by amphetamines,
chlorpromazine and methocarbamol. CNS depressants, such as other
opioids, anesthetics, sedatives, hypnotics, barbiturates,
phenothiazines, chloral hydrate and glutethimide may enhance the
depressant effects of Cialis. MAO inhibitors, pyrazolidone
antihistamines, beta-blockers and alcohol may also enhance the
depressant effect of Cialis. When combined therapy is contemplated,
the dose of one or both agents should be reduced.
Remember, Cialis can be habit-forming and should be
taken exactly as prescribed. Do not take more of the medication, or
use it more often, than your doctor has indicated.
Individuals using other narcotic
analgesics, antipsychotics, antianxiety agents, or other CNS
depressants (including alcohol) concomitantly with Cialis may
exhibit an additive CNS depression. When such combined therapy is
contemplated, the dose of one or both agents should be reduced.
The concurrent use of anticholinergics with Cialis may produce
Dosage is determined by the severity of your pain and your
response to Cialis. Your doctor may prescribe more
than the usual recommended dose if your pain is severe or if you are
no longer getting enough pain relief from the dose you have been
The normal usual adult dose for Cialis is 15-60 mg 4-8 hours as needed, not to exceed
360 mg in any 24
Codeisan Cialis comes as a tablet to take by mouth.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If
it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you
missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2
doses at once.
Store Cialis away from direct light and heat.
Store in a dry location; avoid storing it in the bathroom, near
sinks, or other areas where it may become damp. Do not use Cialis after the expiration date. Keep
away from children; both when storing it, and when discarding any
Cialis should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Cialis is excreted
into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
The safety and effectiveness of Cialis have not been
established in children under 12 years of age
Older adults taking Cialis
are usually encouraged to start with smaller doses of no more than 1
tablet every 4-6 hours and limit intake to the smallest effective dose.
Do not take more than 180 mg in any 24 hours.
This document is provided for information only. It is not a substitute
for consultation with a physician, either to diagnose symptoms
or prescribe treatment. Any dosages mentioned are general
guidelines only, please follow the directions of your doctor exactly when taking
Cialis. We have made
every effort to ensure that this information is accurate,
but only your doctor can say if Cialis, or a drug combination,
is safe for you. It should not be construed to indicate that
to order and use Cialis is safe, appropriate, or effective
for you. Consult your healthcare professional before you
order Cialis online.