Tadalafil Side Effects
Side effects are common and can occur as the result of taking any medication. If you have been prescribed Taladafil, it means that your physician has ascertained that the benefits of this medication are far greater than any health risk.
Most of the side effects associated with Tadalafil are mild. The most common is the reddening or warming of the face and upper body called "flushing." Other Tadalafil side effects include diarrhea, headache, general flu-type symptoms (coughing, sore throat, nausea), and back pain. Memory problems and abnormal ejaculation have also been reported with Tadalafil. If any of the previously listed symptoms last for a prolonged period of time, please speak with a doctor or pharmacist about whether you should continue taking Tadalafil.
Tadalafil may improve sexual performance, but this can also have an effect on your heart. If you have a known heart condition and experience nausea, tingling in your left arm, chest pain, dizziness, or fainting, you should seek immediate medical attention.
While extremely rare, you may develop certain serious conditions. These include changes to vision that may result in blurred vision, perception of a bluish haze, or total vision loss. Your chance of developing vision problems may be greater if you have already been diagnosed with a heart condition or diabetes. The risk of developing vision problems is also greater for individuals over 50, those with high cholesterol or blood pressure, and smokers.
Hearing may also be affected. Individuals may develop tinnitus or even lose their hearing in one or both ears. Priapism, or an erection that persists longer than four hours, can also occur. Anyone experiencing these side effects should consult a doctor or an emergency medical professional immediately.
Interactions with Other Drugs
The following drugs slow the breakdown of Tadalafil in your body, effectively increasing the amount of Tadalafil in your system: indinavir (Crixivan), Ketoconazole (Nizoral), ritonavir (Norvir), and itraconazole (Sporanox). Tadalafil can also amplify the effects of nitrates that lower blood pressure or increase heart rate, such as isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur), isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil), and nitroglycerin.