Generic tadalafil is one of the well-known PDE5 inhibitors available in the market these days, and its main purpose is to treat men who suffer from erectile dysfunction issues. Generic tadalafil is marketed under the brand name Cialis, and it has been approved by the FDA in the United States in November 2003, making it the third prescription drug pill for erectile dysfunction (after Viagra and Levitra). Generic tadalafil is available in the form of tablets which are colored yellow, normally almond-shaped, film-coated, and they come in dosages 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. Also, in May 2009, generic tadalafil was approved in the US as a treatment drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Sexual arousal in men may look simple enough; however, it actually depends on a complex, precise sequence of events in the body. Anything that interrupts this sequence can result to the inability of the patient to obtain or maintain an erection that is long enough for satisfactory sexual engagement. The purpose of generic tadalafil is to get rid of interruptions that cause ED from happening, mainly PDE5. PDE5 is a sort of enzyme in the body that interferes with the activity of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide aids in opening up the penis’ blood vessels, thereby increasing the flow of blood which results to an erection. Generic tadalafil and other PDE5 inhibitors usually work the same, and such medications are usually tried out and suggested by doctors before more invasive and riskier treatments are carried out. Continue reading