Generic Name: tadalafil
Drug Class: phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor
Adcirca is an oral prescription drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension or high blood pressure in the lungs among adults. It is prescribed to improve exercise ability and to delay clinical worsening.
This is available in Adcirca 20 mg tablet.
Mechanism of Action
It inhibits the enzyme that is responsible for decreasing the level of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). It works by relaxing the pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cells and promoting vasodilation on the vascular bed of the lungs.
How to Take Adcirca
Before taking this medication, it is necessary to read the drug information leaflet or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. If you do not understand how and why to take medication, you should not take it.
Adcirca tablets are only meant to be taken by mouth. This is usually prescribed once a day. You may administer it with or without a meal. Swallow the Adcirca tablet and drink fluids right after.
Make a dosing schedule. Do not increase or decrease your Adcirca dosing. It is also advisable not to take this oral drug more frequently than prescribed.
Adcirca Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
-Suddenly decreased vision
-Ringing in the ears
-Prolonged erection or priapism
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Adcirca.
If adverse reactions are severe or persistent, call your doctor immediately.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to tadalafil or any inactive ingredients the tablet may contain. Be aware of any serious allergy symptoms, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives, and rashes. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this drug and seek emergency medical help immediately.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of heart problems, stroke, high and low blood pressure, kidney disease, penis conditions, dehydration, eye problems, stomach disorders, bleeding disorders, and lung conditions. In addition, discuss all of your prescription and nonprescription medications, supplements, and herbal products with your doctor in order to avoid any potential drug interactions.
Dizziness and lightheadedness are among the common adverse effects of this medication. Safety precautions should be taken when doing tasks that require alertness, especially while driving. You must also limit your consumption of alcoholic drinks.
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms must take this oral drug only if extremely necessary. It is necessary to discuss all risks with a healthcare provider.
What is the cost of Adcirca?
Adcirca is an expensive drug but is reasonable for its effectiveness. We offer the generic for a much lower price.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Adcirca used for?
Adcirca (tadalafil) is prescribed in treating high blood pressure in the lungs, also known as pulmonary arterial hypertension. It improves one’s ability to exercise.
Is Adcirca effective?
Studies on Adcirca & pulmonary hypertension show that this medication is effective. It starts working 4 hours after the medication has been administered.
Is Adcirca the same as Cialis?
Adcirca vs Cialis – Both oral medications contain the same active ingredient, which is tadalafil. While the former is mainly indicated for pulmonary hypertension, Cialis is also prescribed for erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate.
Is Adcirca used for erectile dysfunction?
This medication’s only approved indication is for pulmonary arterial hypertension or PAH. You may use other drugs to manage erectile dysfunction (ED).
What is the difference between Adcirca and tadalafil?
Adcirca vs tadalafil – these items are the same. Adcirca is the brand name, while tadalafil is the generic name of this medication.
Do I need a prescription for Adcirca?
This oral product is a prescription drug. You need to have a valid prescription before purchasing from any pharmacy.