What are the possible side effects of Tadalafil?
When we are talking about the side effects of Tadalafil, or about the side effects of any other FDA-approved ED drug, we need to be aware of several things at all times. First of all, we need to be aware of the fact that much of the talk about all the potential side effects of these drugs comes from certain sources that directly profit from emphasizing these side effects. We also need to be aware of the fact that Tadalafil, like its two predecessors and rival ED drugs is an FDA-approved medication, which means that the main regulatory body in the USA (as well as the analogous bodies in all other countries) has tested this medication and has found that the side effects that are possible when taking this medication are rare enough and not serious enough to make this medication a drug that is approved and recommended for use.
We would first like to cover this certain “pressure” that comes from certain circles. Have you ever asked yourself why there is so much talk about side effects of ED drugs, including Tadalafil? If you haven’t, you should. The answer is very simple. They have significantly cut down the sales of natural products and similar erectile dysfunction remedies that have until the introduction of these drugs been the only solutions possible. Now that these drugs have been introduced, their products seem too inefficient and the only way to try and win back the customers is by emphasizing the side effects that are possible when taking these FDA-approved drugs.
This being said, we will now concentrate on the side effects that are listed in the label that comes with your Tadalafil and that you will be informed about by your doctor when prescribing you with Tadalafil. Most of the side effects, or in fact all of the side effects of Tadalafil are possible due to the fact that besides affecting the blood vessels in the genital region, Tadalafil may also affect other blood vessels in the body. This is due to the fact that Tadalafil is not 100% selective and does not completely exclusively affect the PDE5 enzyme. IN comparison with other ED medications from its class it is far more selective, but there are still some other PDE enzymes that can be affected, which can lead to certain side effects.
The most common side effects of Tadalafil include headaches, flushing, back pain and upset stomach. These side effects usually subside after repeated use of the medication and can be avoided by reducing the dosage. There are other side effects that might occur when taking Tadalafil, which are more serious, but which are also extremely rare. These include: changes or sudden loss of vision and hearing, chest pains, swelling of the ankles, feet and hands, pains spreading to the shoulder, nausea, irregular heartbeat, short breath, convulsions, lightheadedness, fainting and priapism.
You should, however, always keep in mind that the chances of you experiencing any of these side effects, including the most common ones are very small and that you will most likely experience no side effects when taking Tadalafil. They are simply required by the FDA to be included in the warnings, even if they haven’t been directly linked to the use of Tadalafil, like in cases of vision loss, which is a story for a different article.