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Can Cialis Lose it’s Effectiveness if Taken for a Long Period of Time

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION QUESTION:

I have been using 36 hour Cialis for almost 15 years. I have noticed it has not been effective the past month or so. Can Cialis lose its effectiveness after using it for that long?

DOCTOR ALSAYES ANSWER:

First of all, it’s very important to point out that none of ED medication would ever work without a sexual stimulation. These medications are designed to increase the blood flow in the penile tissue leading to the erection in the presence of sexual desires. So if you are “not in the mood” or stressful or out of focus, you will find these medications useless at these moments.

On the other hand, these medications can be affected by food or alcohol. For instance, fatty meals are the enemy of Cialis, they can make it harder for the medicine to reach the bloodstream. So make sure you avoid them just before taking the Cialis. Make sure you at least have 2 hours after last meal and before taking Cialis.

Also, It’s common for the human body to build up a tolerance to drugs. And since you have been using Cialis for a long time and frequently then your body may have built some level of tolerance to the medication and that’s why it’s not effective as it once it was for you.

In this case, you may change to a different type, such as Viagra, or you may increase the dose, let’s say if you are taking 5 mg then shift to 10 mg (which actually the recommended dose) and see how your body will react. Also remember to take it on an empty stomach or two hours after eating the last meal, and 1 hours before the intercourse. Let’s see how that would work.

I hope this answers your question.

Thanks, Dr. Alsayes

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