Direct Preventive Care

Tadalafil Rx

An affordable alternative to Cialis® for treating erectile dysfunction, often at a significantly lower cost.

Tadalafil is the generic form of Cialis. It is a less expensive option that can be used either as needed or daily to manage erectile dysfunction. Tadalafil is the active component in both branded and generic Cialis. 

It’s advisable to first try tadalafil alone to understand its effects on your body. 

  • If using as needed, take it at least 60 minutes before sexual activity. Tadalafil remains effective for about 24-36 hours in your system.
  • If taking daily, you can engage in sexual activities at any time.
  • Sexual stimulation is necessary, as tadalafil does not cause erections without arousal. Engage in foreplay for optimal results. 

Common side effects include headaches, upset stomach, back pain, muscle aches, nasal congestion, flushing, and limb pain. For more detailed safety information, consult the relevant safety guidelines. 

Avoid tadalafil if you are using nitrates commonly prescribed for chest pain, or guanylate cyclase stimulators like Adempas (riociguat), as they can cause a severe drop in blood pressure. 

Treating erectile dysfunction with tadalafil

Always Prepared

Tadalafil is designed for longevity and can be taken daily to ensure you're always ready when the moment arrives. 

Enhanced Erections

By inhibiting an enzyme known as PDE5, tadalafil enhances blood flow to the penis, facilitating stronger and more sustained erections. 

Enduring Effectiveness

Tadalafil remains active in your system for 24-36 hours, making it easier to achieve and maintain an erection during this period. It does not trigger spontaneous arousal; erections occur when you're naturally stimulated. This allows for romantic spontaneity whenever the time feels right.

How to get generic Cialis (tadalafil) online through Direct Preventive Care

Share your health details
Complete an online evaluation about your medical history and symptoms of erectile dysfunction, which generally takes about 20 minutes.

Within 24 hours
Consultation with a provider
A licensed healthcare provider will assess your submitted information and determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. 

4-7 days
Receive your medication
If a prescription is issued, your medication will be sent to you in discreet packaging. 

Ongoing Support
Start your treatment

From start to finish, we are here to support you. Adjustments to your medication may be necessary to achieve the best results, which is why we offer free, unlimited follow-ups with your provider. 

Questions we hear every day

Tadalafil, known generically as Cialis, is an affordable alternative to the branded version. It is effective in treating erectile dysfunction and can be used either as needed or daily. Tadalafil is the active ingredient in both Cialis and its generic counterparts. 

Tadalafil has a prolonged effect compared to other erectile dysfunction medications, lasting up to 36 hours. This does not mean a continuous erection but rather an enhanced ability to achieve an erection throughout this period when sexually stimulated. 

Tadalafil works by increasing blood flow to the penis, resulting in stronger and longer-lasting erections. This makes it an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, a condition characterized by insufficient blood flow or inability of the blood vessels to maintain sufficient blood flow to the penis. However, sexual arousal is necessary for tadalafil to be effective. 

Primarily, tadalafil treats erectile dysfunction and is available in dosages of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. It can be taken as needed or daily. The lower doses (2.5 mg and 5 mg) are also FDA-approved to manage urinary symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), with or without erectile dysfunction. 

Tadalafil typically begins to work within 30 minutes to two hours. For as-needed use, it should be taken at least 30 minutes prior to sexual activity. When taken daily, it should be consumed at the same time each day. It is important not to exceed one dose per 24-hour period. 

Like its duration of action, tadalafil can stay effective in the body for up to 36 hours, facilitating the ability to achieve an erection during this window when aroused. 

ED medications do not directly influence libido. However, achieving stronger erections might boost confidence, potentially increasing desire and eagerness for sexual activity in some men. 

Certain antibiotics may alter the level of tadalafil in your blood, potentially causing low blood pressure, dizziness, or reduced effectiveness of the medication. Always discuss any other medications or supplements with your healthcare provider before starting tadalafil. 

Tadalafil is not commonly associated with sleep disturbances. Insomnia is considered a rare side effect in controlled clinical trials for both daily and as-needed use of tadalafil. 

The maximum recommended daily dose of tadalafil is 20 mg. Exceeding this dose increases the risk of side effects. Always adhere to the dosage prescribed by your healthcare provider and seek emergency medical help if severe side effects occur. 

Important safety information

What you should know before taking tadalafil.