Apcalis is the brand name of Tadalafil and is classified as a PDE5 inhibitor. This medication has a longer half-life compared to other ED medications. It is available in different dosages and they are 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg. The brand formulation of the drug is approved by FDA on October 2011. The biological half-life of the medication is 17.5 hours. It is mainly used in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) and benign prostatic hypertrophy. Erection happens with physical or mental stimulation.
How Apcalis works?
When a man is sexually aroused signals from brain stimulates the penis. Open arteries allows the flow of blood to enter the corpora cavernosa. Now the blood enters faster to the male reproductive organ enabling to achieve and maintain erection. Benign prostatic hypertrophy is the enlargement of prostate gland in men. This medication is effective in treating both the conditions.
Dosage and administration of Apcalis
Apcalis is available in dosage strengths of 20 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg in tablet form and can be taken 30 to 60 minutes prior to intercourse. The medication provides a lasting period of up to 36 hours thus it is called as “weekend pill”. Do not crush, chew, snort or break the capsule. It should be swallowed as a whole. The dosage strength depends on the age and tolerance of the patient and hence it varies with individuals. It is recommended to take lower doses of apcalis at an initial stage and can be gradually increased at a later point of time.
Some common side effects seen in people using Apcalis include:
It is very important to stop taking apcalis and seek medical advice as soon as side effects worsen. Consumption of alcohol, grapefruit or grapefruit juice can also result in unwanted side effects. Hence it should be avoided for the wellness of the patient.
Things you should you know about Apcalis
The ED medication may interact with certain diseases and drugs so it is necessary to let your doctor know about your medical history before getting prescribed for Apcalis. The medication causes serious effects when interacted with Nitrate medicines, other ED drugs, antibiotic or antifungal medications, antiviral medications to treat HIV or Hepatitis C and Seizure medicines. This medication does not prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. It is necessary not to combine impotency drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra with this ED drug and a patient should wait for the effect of pill to wear off completely before taking another dose of apcalis. People with certain medical ailments should consult the doctor before commencing the course of therapy. Liver or kidney disease, heart related problems, blood cell disorder, stomach ulcer, chest pain, physical deformity of the penis, and bleeding disorder are some among the medical conditions.