This medicine can also treat both erection problems and BPH when they occur together. This medicine improves urine flow and reduces BPH symptoms. TADALAFIL (tah DA la fil) is used to treat erection problems in men.
IF YOU WILL BE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience burning, numbness or tingling; chest pain; confusion; decreased urination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; memory loss; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe or persistent back or muscle pain; severe or persistent dizziness or headache; slurred speech; sudden decrease or loss of hearing; or vision changes (e.g., sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes).
THIS MEDICINE MAY RARELY CAUSE a prolonged painful erection. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you use this medicine, check with your doctor. Use this medicine with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to the effects.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINES, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. THIS MEDICINE DOES NOT STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to others through sexual contact. SUDDEN DECREASES IN HEARING AND LOSS OF HEARING have been reported in some patients who have taken this medicine.
RARELY, an eye problem called non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) has been recorded in patients who took this medicine. Symptoms of a heart attack may include chest, shoulder, neck or jaw pain; numbness of an arm or leg; severe dizziness, headache, nausea, stomach pain or vomiting; fainting; or vision changes. Check with your doctor before you drink alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
Doing so may increase your risk of dizziness, headache, fast heartbeat, and low blood pressure. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS, DROWSINESS, LIGHTHEADEDNESS, FAINTING OR BLURRED VISION; alcohol, hot weather, exercise or fever may increase these effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine.
DO NOT take 2 doses within the same day. If it almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE more often than once daily.
Talk with your doctor if you have questions about how you should take this medicine. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR before you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are taking this medicine. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist any question that you may have about this medicine.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE: Follow the directions for taking this medicine provided by your doctor.