Tadalafil 5mg Daily Side Effects

Dominatio

Member
Apologies if I'm in the wrong place to post this, not been here since 2017 so out of practice with the forum.

I have been experimenting with Tadalafil 5mg daily, my GP (in England) will only prescribe Sildenafil at 4 a month, I get all the usual side effects from that drug which makes it impractical to use.

I figured Tadalafil would be different and taking it daily might work better than a single pill at 10-20mg when wanting to perform! Have to say - when my libido is up the drug definitely works to get me erect, though still a way to go for proper working.

However, I'm 8 days into the drug and have for the last 4 days had really severe headache and my Glutes and Hamstrings feel like they have turned to stone; tight and painful. The headache is like the worst hangover I've ever had. Usually wakeup with it starting and then gets worse until I take a painkiller which helps.

Not sure if this is purely because of the Tadalafil or if I have a bug too (flu sometimes make me feel a 'little' like this)? Anyone else experienced these as a side effect of Tadalafil?

TIA
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RickB

Member
I've gotten those side affects at higher doses on an empty stomach. If you're taking it on an empty stomach, start taking it with food.
 

Dominatio

Member
Thanks for the response Rick

Do you mean higher doses such as 10-20mg or on the 5mg?

I do take the daily before food but the effects are throughout the day (any time 8am thru 11pm and even during the night!
 

Vince

Super Moderator
Thanks for the response Rick

Do you mean higher doses such as 10-20mg or on the 5mg?

I do take the daily before food but the effects are throughout the day (any time 8am thru 11pm and even during the night!
Personally I like to use it daily. The sides were terrible for the first few months and then slowly subsided. I no longer have issues with Cialis or Viagra. But I have been using them for over 6 years now.
 

Dominatio

Member
Thanks Vince - that's what I was hoping. I've come off the daily at the moment to get back on an even keel, but hope to start them again at the weekend - see if the sides come back as strongly.
 

Blackhawk

Member
I started on 2.5mg for BPH, not ED. Now on 5mg. It works for me as a BP med as well. MY BP was not high to begin with. I noticed mild orthostatic hypotension for a while when starting. And some headaches, yes.
 

Dominatio

Member
I started on 2.5mg for BPH, not ED. Now on 5mg. It works for me as a BP med as well. MY BP was not high to begin with. I noticed mild orthostatic hypotension for a while when starting. And some headaches, yes.
I enjoyed the BP reduction too, I had 145 - 152 / 80's prior to starting despite BP medication. With the Tadalafil at 5mg that dropped to 122-135 / 70's. But the headache I experienced was extreme - not something to just shake off.

Thinking a 2.5mg daily might help when I restart at the weekend.
 

RickB

Member
Thanks for the response Rick

Do you mean higher doses such as 10-20mg or on the 5mg?

I do take the daily before food but the effects are throughout the day (any time 8am thru 11pm and even during the night!
Taking 5mg I've been absolutely fine, regardless.

Taking 10mg I will feel sides if I haven't eaten in like six hours, but they are minimal. Even taking 10mg first thing in the morning, the sides are not bad, no more than a slight annoyance.

If I've eaten normally all day and take 20mg at night, the only side is just a feeling of being slightly off, like feeling something is in my system. On the other hand, I once took 20mg first thing on a Saturday morning and was in pain until Monday morning. Back pain, leg pain, headache...It was horrible.
 

Dominatio

Member
Taking 5mg I've been absolutely fine, regardless.

Taking 10mg I will feel sides if I haven't eaten in like six hours, but they are minimal. Even taking 10mg first thing in the morning, the sides are not bad, no more than a slight annoyance.

If I've eaten normally all day and take 20mg at night, the only side is just a feeling of being slightly off, like feeling something is in my system. On the other hand, I once took 20mg first thing on a Saturday morning and was in pain until Monday morning. Back pain, leg pain, headache...It was horrible.
Thanks for that clarity Rick, that makes some sense to me now.

I’ll try the 2.5mg after food and see if I can build it up (ifI need to).

Ian
 

Willyt

Active Member
I really wanted low dose daily Cialis to work after reading about the long list of benefits, but experienced similar hangover (and joint pain) effect even at 2.5 dose. I gave it about two weeks before quitting.

What is behind theory that side effects lessen over time? Does your body somehow adapt?
 

mooseman109

Active Member
Low back pain, tight glutes are all common sides. Mine lasted about 2 weeks. Headaches went away after awhile as sam time frame. It continued to tear up my stomach though. I was eating tums like m&ms!
 

sammmy

Active Member
As a few members already pointed out, tadalafil (Cialis) may decrease blood pressure. That may induce a contraction of the head blood vessels in an attempt to increase the blood pressure back (to keep sufficient oxygen supply to your brain), which you may feel as headache.

Check your blood pressure when you feel the headache and see if drinking caffeinated drink (a cup of green tea or coffee) eliminates the headache. Another remedy for too low blood pressure is salty water (4g salt in a cup of water).

I know all that because recently I found out I get headaches and dizziness after meals and my blood pressure is constantly low. I treat that symptomatically by drinking a cup of green tea with lunch at noon and 4g of salt in the evening. These do not seem to increase my blood pressure much but they eliminate the symptoms for me.
 
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MDavidW76

New Member
I take 5-10mg a day, at first I had the headaches and stuffy nose, Ibuprofen and nasal spray fixed those. Have been using it for a year or two. I don’t get any sides unless I take 20mg and even then the sides are a slight annoyance. I did get the classic “pump” at the gym from it as on gym days I’d take 5mg about an hour before hitting the weights. On the plus side, awesome flaccid hang, have caught the secretary’s at work and the female Asian exchange students at the gym giving my crotch the glare a few times. Wife also has no complaints, kind of fun when she just comes in the bedroom and requests me to “whip out that fat cock of yours”
 

Bremster

New Member
I’ve had about every side mentioned above, plus one more. I have even had bad breath from time to time when I don’t control my acid reflux.
I have finally given up. I use Trimix, but I was using cialis too.
 

lakecoder

Member
I've used 5mg on occasion, looking for an extra erection bump, which works, but soon I'm downing antacids for reflux, fighting recurring hiccups, but even more problematic is the nasal congestion at bedtime since I need to use CPAP and there's zero chance for me falling asleep if I can't breathe through my nose. It's truly a shame since I'm also fighting some hypertension and Tadalifil should only help that....
 

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