What Erectafil Is
Erectafil is a drug used for symptomatic treatment of erectile dysfunction of different origin (both organic and psychological). The active substance of Erectafil is tadalafil citrate. It works by expanding the blood vessels in the penile tissues and increasing the blood flow to the penis. Erectafil is meant for adult male patients and is taken orally. It is intended for occasional (on-demand) use and has to be taken about 15 minutes before engaging in sexual intercourse. The drug helps to develop and maintain erection and provides sufficient hardness for penetrative sex for about 36 hour.
Recommendations for Use, Dosage, and Overdose
Erectafil is supplied in the tablet form. Each tablet contains 20 mg of tadalafil. This dose is the maximum recommended amount for use within 24 hours. Do not take more than that in this period. Take one pill of Erectafil before sexual interaction (usually 15 minutes is enough). The drug has a pleasant fruity flavor. It can be crushed or chewed if you have troubles swallowing the whole pill. It can be taken with or without meals. Alcohol does not have much interaction with the drug either. The effect lasts up to 36 hours.
Tadalafil safety for long-term use has been clinically proven in several studies. When taken regularly in smaller doses, Erectafil can completely restore erectile functioning. While Erectafil pill contains the maximum dose of tadalafil (20 mg) for on-demand use, smaller doses (2.5 mg and 5 mg) are sometimes prescribed for daily use, regardless of sexual activity. If taken as a course in these smaller doses, the drug can help overcome erectile dysfunction and eventually restore erectile functioning and hardness without the drugs.
Drink a plenty of water while taking Erectafil to keep the proper functioning of kidneys. Remember that natural sexual stimulation is still needed for arousal; the drug cannot create erection on its own, without drive.
Symptoms of Erectafil overdose include trouble breathing, painful/prolonged erection, severe dizziness, fainting. If you suspect an overdose, get urgent medical help.
Precautions and Contraindications
Erectafil is used only by adult men for obvious reasons, so the drug is not approved for children and women. Do not use Erectafil if you are allergic to tadalafil or other erectile dysfunction drugs. Combining the drug with other medications may lead to serious side effects on cardio-vascular system and abnormal blood pressure. Do not use Erectafil with nitrate-based medications or riociguat.
To make sure Erectafil is safe for you, you need to consult your healthcare provider and give them full accurate information about your health. Some conditions may make Erectafil less effective.
Patients with the following problems must take Erectafil with caution, and, possibly, the dosage might need to be adjusted for them:
- Pulmonary hypertension;
- Heart conditions;
- Heart rhythm disorders;
- Coagulation problems;
- Kidney or liver dysfunction;
- Vision impairment;
- Occlusive peripheral arterial disease, etc.
Erectafil may increase the risk of vision loss in patients who have certain cardiovascular or metabolic disorders, like heart problems, diabetes, high cholesterol level, hypertension, or those who already have certain eye impairments. Consult your doctor if you have noticed any reactions or adverse effects after Erectafil.
Erectafil is not recommended for patient who also have:
- Severe liver or kidney condition;
- Congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke;
- Severe eye conditions;
- Peyronie’s disease;
- Duodenum or stomach ulcer;
- Leukemia, sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma;
- Acute hyper- or hypotension.
The drug is not meant for patients below the age of 18.
A recommended daily dose is 20 mg (1 pill). Do not take more than that; it will not improve the effectiveness but is likely to damage your health. If you suspect overdose, get urgent medical help.
Interactions with Other Drugs and Substances
Certain medications and substances cannot be used at the same time as they may interact and cause side effects or influence each other’s effectiveness. Make sure your doctor knows about any other prescription and over-the-counter drugs, substances, vitamins or herbal products you are taking. Do not use Erectafil simultaneously with the following medications:
- Anti-seizure drugs;
- Antiviral drugs, especially HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C therapy;
- Other drugs against erectile dysfunction;
- Medications against pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The list of interactions is not complete. Inform your doctor about all the medications and substances you are currently using or have used recently.
Most of the estimated side effects of Erectafil are rare, mild and usually pass as your body gets used to the drug. Among the most common side effects of Erectafil are the following:
- Upset stomach, diarrhea;
- Stuffy nose;
- Unusual warm sensation on the skin;
- Back pain;
- Excessive urination;
- Blurred vision;
These side effects are usually short-term and tend to disappear once your body adjusts to tadalafil.
For some patients, Erectafil can cause worse side effects. If you experience any of the worrisome symptoms listed below, contact your healthcare provider right away or get urgent medical help:
- Irregular or fast heartbeat;
- Extreme nausea, vomiting;
- Facial edema;
- Short or hard breathing;
- Severe allergic skin reactions;
- Painful or abnormally lasting erection.
The list of side effects is incomplete. Report any bothersome symptoms you experience to a healthcare professional. Seek a consultation with your doctor and, perhaps, ask them for dose adjustment.
Note that using Erectafil with or after meal can reduce the risk and severity of side effects towards the drug.
Keep in Mind
Provide your doctor with full and accurate information about your medical history, any currently taken drugs, or any special circumstances such as allergies, etc.
Do not recommend or share your medications with any other person, even if their symptoms are similar to yours.
Keep the pills away from children. Store them in a dry ventilated place away from sunlight and moisture.
Inform your doctor about any bodily response you have experienced. If you have any strong side effects, seek urgent medical help.