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In the world of erectile dysfunction medication, tadalafil stands out from the rest. Famously described as ‘the weekend pill’, it has a unique chemical structure and long duration of action. At Sire, we help you understand the different uses of tadalafil and how it compares with other erectile dysfunction medication. 

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Understanding Tadalafil

What is Tadalafil?

Tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis, is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). It belongs to a medication class known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, with Viagra (Sildenafil) being the first PDE5 inhibitor. Viagra gained global success upon its launch in 1998. Tadalafil was subsequently approved for medical use in 2003.

Tadalafil or Cialis, like all other PDE5 inhibitors, work by promoting the relaxation of blood vessels in the penis. This leads to an increased blood flow to the area, supporting the ability to achieve and sustain an erection.

It is important to note that tadalafil and the other PDE5 inhibitors do not cure the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction. They simply provide a window of opportunity for sexual intercourse.

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Versatility in Dosage to Meet Your Needs

In Singapore, there are mainly two different strengths of tadalafil or Cialis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Tadalafil offers a key advantage with its versatility in dosage options. Men have the flexibility to choose between the traditional on-demand approach or daily low-dose regimen based on personal lifestyle preferences. This adaptability makes tadalafil a highly customisable solution for men with varying needs. At Sire, we guide you through these options.

Tadalafil 20mg – The Weekend Pill

Tadalafil 20mg tablets, like the other PDE5 inhibitors, is taken the traditional on-demand way. It usually takes 30 to 60 minutes for tadalafil to work for erectile dysfunction. You can take it at least 30 minutes before sexual activity. 

What distinguishes tadalafil 20mg from the rest is its long duration of action. Tadalafil 20mg or Cialis 20mg is best known for lasting 36 hours. Take it on a Friday night, and its effects can last you through most of the weekend. The recommended starting dose is 10mg, decreasing to 5mg or increasing to 20mg based on effectiveness or tolerability. Always consult your doctor for advice.

Wait… Does this mean I will be horny for the next 36 hours?

Contrary to popular belief, taking tadalafil or Cialis will not turn you into an insatiable Casanova against your will. It is also not a magic love potion, and it will not spontaneously crank up your sexual desire. Think of tadalafil like a backstage crew working behind the scenes. Tadalafil enhances blood flow to the main stage (your penis), setting the scene for potential action during the 36-hour show. For the real fireworks, though, you still have to cue the lights and hit play on some romantic ambiance. Always remember, it is a team effort!

Tadalafil 5mg – The Daily Pill

Tadalafil 5mg or Cialis 5mg is a low-dose regimen taken once daily. The major perk here is the convenience of taking it once a day, without regard to timing of sexual activity. This eliminates the mental gymnastics of trying to time things just right with a traditional “on-demand” approach. No need for meticulous planning, you can dive into spontaneous romance. 

A lower tadalafil daily dosing of 5mg is as effective as the higher on-demand dosing of 20mg. Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness especially in the treatment of men with psychogenic erectile dysfunction. Also, some studies suggest that tadalafil daily is more effective than on-demand tadalafil in improving long-term erectile function. This is particularly in men who do not respond well to the traditional on-demand dosing regimen.   

Tadalafil: Beyond A Pill For Erectile Dysfunction

Other than erectile dysfunction, the FDA has also approved tadalafil to treat and prevent difficult urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. These symptoms include urinary urgency, hesitancy, weak stream, dribbling and incontinence. Tadalafil’s muscle-relaxing effects on the prostate and bladder contribute to improving symptoms related to an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 

A low dose of tadalafil daily proves especially effective in managing both erectile dysfunction and urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Always consult a doctor for medical advice, as certain medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia may interact with tadalafil. 

A Comparison of Tadalafil and Other ED Medication

The PDE5-inhibitors are a class of medication that are safe and effective for the treatment of erectile dysfunction under medical advice. In Singapore, available PDE5-inhibitors include: tadalafil (Cialis), sildenafil (Viagra) and avanafil (Spedra). These medications work by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. They mainly differ in their properties catering to various lifestyle priorities and needs. At Sire, we guide you through effective ED treatment solutions by offering a comparative insight into these options. 

Is Tadalafil (Cialis) or Sildenafil (Viagra) Better for Me?

Both tadalafil and sildenafil take about 30 minutes to become effective. The main difference lies in their duration of action. Tadalafil is known for its extended duration of action, lasting up to 36 hours. Sildenafil typically lasts around 4-6 hours. 

If you prefer spontaneity in sexual activity, tadalafil or Cialis may be a better option as it stays longer in the body. Similarly, if the aim is to alleviate the pressure and stress associated with planning for sex, tadalafil or Cialis remains a favourable option. Using a lower dose of tadalafil or Cialis daily can enhance the suitability of this approach. 

For men with concerns about potential side effects or are generally sensitive to ED medication reactions, sildenafil or Viagra may be a more suitable alternative. This is because sildenafil or Viagra is cleared much faster from the body. 

Find out more in our detailed comparison article: Getting Hard in Singapore. Should I Choose Cialis or Viagra?

Is Tadalafil (Cialis) or Avanafil (Spedra) Better for Me?

Avanafil or Spedra rapidly takes effect in just 15 minutes, contrasting with tadalafil’s 30-minute onset. It is also a highly selective ED medicine, meaning that you have a lower likelihood of experiencing any potential side effects. Similar to sildenafil or Viagra, it stays in the body for about 4-6 hours. Spedra is usually recommended for the busy individual who requires a quicker response, especially for those concerned about side effects.

In comparison, tadalafil or Cialis stays in the body for an extensive 36 hours. It is ideal for men who do not have a habit of planning for sexual activity or prefer to allow for spontaneity.

Read our detailed comparison article here

Sire: Addressing Your Unique Health and Lifestyle Needs

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Ultimately, the “better” option depends on your specific needs, lifestyle and preferences. It is essential to discuss your medical history and concerns with a healthcare provider. Sire is an online clinic specialising in men’s health service – designed by men, for men. 

Professional Medical Advice in A Discreet Environment

At Sire, you can receive personalised advice from our MOH-licensed doctors at the comfort of your own home. From consultation to medication packaging and delivery, the entire process is kept discreet. We believe in creating a safe and comfortable environment for men to discuss their health and lifestyle needs.  

HSA-Registered Medications

All medications are from HSA-registered sources only. Your safety is our top priority. We are your source for getting medication the safe and legal way.

Upfront Prices and Cost Savings

We believe in transparent pricing. All costs are clearly displayed before payment. We believe that every man can have access to safe and effective ED treatment. At Sire, we carry the widest range of PDE5 inhibitors in Singapore. From branded to generic versions, we keep prices competitive. Read about the difference between generic Cialis and branded Cialis in Singapore here. 

Our digital men’s health clinic has served over 10,000 satisfied male customers in Singapore. We understand the need for convenience and discreteness without compromising on the safety and effectiveness of ED treatment in Singapore. Take control of your sexual health today!

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