Q&A  

If you have questions about ED, BPH, or CIALIS, you can learn more below.

understand ed & bph (erectile dysfunction & benign prostatic hyperplasia)

  • What is ED?
    • ED is a medical condition that causes problems getting or maintaining an erection
    • Approximately 18 million men in the United States alone have ED
    • ED is more common in older men, but can happen at almost any age—even to those who have never had issues with sexual function before
    • ED is treatable in most cases
    Learn more about ED
  • What factors increase the risk for ED?
    • High blood pressure (hypertension)
    • Diabetes (high blood sugar)
    • High cholesterol
    • Nerve diseases (such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis)
    • Surgery or injury (especially prostate, bladder, or rectal surgery)
    • Abnormal hormone levels (testosterone or thyroid)
    • Lifestyle factors (like smoking, drinking alcohol in excess, being overweight, not being physically active, or using recreational drugs)
    • Side effect of some medications (including high blood pressure medication and antihistamines)
    • Emotional or personal issues (such as ongoing stress or relationship problems, depression, or anxiety about sexual performance)
    Learn more about ED
  • Does age play a role in ED?
    • Age alone does not lead to ED
    • ED can be treated no matter your age*
    • ED is often caused by other health problems that your doctor should know about, like heart disease or diabetes—which are also more common with age

    *CIALIS is only for men aged 18 or older.

    Learn more about ED
  • How does CIALIS treat ED?
    • When you get an erection, blood flows into your penis and is temporarily trapped there, creating pressure in the surrounding chambers that causes your penis to expand. When you have ED, this process is interrupted
    • CIALIS increases blood flow to your penis and may improve the ability to get erections and maintain them until sexual intercourse is successfully completed
    • CIALIS may also improve the overall satisfaction with the hardness of erections
    • After sexual intercourse is completed, the erection should go away. But in the rare event of an erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid permanent damage
    • You should not get an erection just by taking CIALIS. Sexual stimulation is required for CIALIS to work

    Please see full Patient Information and talk to your doctor to learn more.

  • What causes the urinary symptoms of BPH?

    When everything is working normally, the bladder stores urine until it is full, then empties all of the urine at once. The urine leaves the body through a thin tube called the urethra, which is surrounded by the prostate gland. With BPH, the prostate gland enlarges and can eventually interfere with urination by partially blocking the urethra.

    Learn more about BPH
  • How do I talk about ED with my partner?
    Talking with your partner about ED may not be easy, but it can be helpful—for both of you.
    • Remember that ED is treatable for most men
    You should be open and honest, as well as sensitive, about your partner’s needs and questions.
    • Remember to stick to the facts and to talk about ED as the medical problem it is
    • Reassure your partner that your ED is not her fault, but likely a medical issue
  • How do I talk about BPH with my partner?
    Talking with your partner about BPH may not be easy, but it can be helpful—for both of you.
    • Keep your partner in the loop about what you’re experiencing
    • Explain that BPH symptoms are likely caused by a medical issue
    • Remember—BPH symptoms are treatable

Treat with cialis

  • For the treatment of ED, how do the 2 CIALIS dosing options differ?
    CIALIS offers 2 options to treat ED:
    • CIALIS for daily use (2.5 mg, 5 mg)
      • - A low-dose tablet taken once a day so you may be able to have successful intercourse anytime between doses*
      • - You may be able to have successful intercourse in as early as 4 to 5 days, or you may get results earlier
      • - Your doctor may adjust your dose, depending on how your body responds to the medicine
      • - For the treatment of ED, the recommended starting dose of CIALIS for daily use is 2.5 mg
      • - Do not take CIALIS more than one time each day
    • CIALIS for use as needed (5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg)
      • - A tablet that you take as needed
      • - One 20 mg tablet works in as little as 30 minutes in some men*
      • - One 20 mg dose can work for up to 36 hours*
      • - The recommended starting dose for CIALIS for use as needed in most patients is 10 mg
      • - Do not take CIALIS more than one time each day

    *Individual results may vary. Not studied for multiple attempts per dose. In clinical trials, CIALIS for use as needed started to work in 30 minutes for some men who took 20 mg of CIALIS. When taken as needed, CIALIS 20 mg was shown to improve, up to 36 hours after dosing, the ability of men with ED to have a single successful intercourse attempt.

  • When treating my ED, what can I expect with CIALIS?
    CIALIS for daily use (2.5 mg, 5 mg)
    • 1 week to help improve ED
      • - You may be able to have successful intercourse in as early as 4 to 5 days, or you may get results earlier
      • - If you are not satisfied, talk to your doctor, who may recommend an adjustment to your CIALIS dosage
    Do not take CIALIS more than one time each day.
    CIALIS for use as needed (5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg)
    • One 20 mg tablet works in as little as 30 minutes in some men*
    • One 20 mg dose can work for up to 36 hours*
    Do not take CIALIS more than one time each day.

    *Individual results may vary. Not studied for multiple attempts per dose. In clinical trials, CIALIS for use as needed started to work in 30 minutes for some men who took 20 mg of CIALIS. When taken as needed, CIALIS 20 mg was shown to improve, up to 36 hours after dosing, the ability of men with ED to have a single successful intercourse attempt.

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  • Can I take both CIALIS for daily use and CIALIS for use as needed at the same time to treat my ED?
    Do not take CIALIS for daily use (2.5 mg, 5 mg) and CIALIS for use as needed (5 mg,10 mg, 20 mg) at the same time.
    • If you are taking one of the CIALIS dosing options and would like to start taking the other, talk to your doctor before discontinuing use
    • You should not take any other ED treatment while taking CIALIS. Do not take CIALIS more than one time each day
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  • Can I split CIALIS tablets?
    No, you should not split CIALIS tablets.
    • CIALIS tablets are not scored down the middle, so you may not be able to break one evenly
    • If a CIALIS tablet is not split evenly, you may not receive an adequate dose
    • If you do not get the proper dose, you may not get the results you are hoping for
    • If your doctor thinks CIALIS is right for you, he or she will prescribe the recommended dosing option

    Your doctor may adjust your dose depending on how your body responds to the medicine. Do not take CIALIS more than one time each day.

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  • How do I know I’m getting real CIALIS when I buy online?

    Here are some ways to help make sure you’re getting the real thing when buying online. Beware of sites that:

    • Offer CIALIS at a price that’s much lower than your local pharmacy or at a price that seems “too good to be true”
    • Don’t list a street address or contact information, especially if they’re not located in the United States
      • - More than 50% of drugs bought online from sites that conceal their physical address are counterfeit
    • Sell prescription medications without a prescription, or after a short online survey or review by a remotely located physician
    • Offer generic, “soft tab,” or “fast dissolve” CIALIS
      • - There is no generic for CIALIS, and CIALIS only comes as an almond-shaped tablet that is swallowed whole

    It’s difficult to tell whether or not drugs purchased online are dangerous because counterfeiters are very good at copying the packaging and appearance of legitimate drugs. Even the makers of legitimate drugs often can’t confirm whether or not a product bought online is real without chemical analyses.

    Look for online pharmacies with Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites® (VIPPS) accreditation. Only online pharmacies with VIPPS accreditation have had their facilities inspected and their practices reviewed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP).

    If you can't tell if your online pharmacy is VIPPS accredited, you can verify its legitimacy at LegitScript.com.

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$200 Savings card

  • What is the CIALIS Savings Card?

    The CIALIS Savings Card allows eligible patients to receive $200 off their prescription(s) for a 30-day supply of CIALIS. See if you're eligible for the CIALIS Savings Card.

  • Who can use the CIALIS Savings Card?
    • Patients who are 18 years or older, residents of the United States or Puerto Rico, and are not enrolled in a government prescription program. Examples include Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, and others
    • Only new patients can use the CIALIS Savings Card
    • Patients who have not used a CIALIS Savings Card or a 30-Day Trial Offer in the past
    • If you have any more questions about your eligibility, call 1-888-348-1390, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Eastern Time
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  • How do I get a CIALIS Savings Card?

    You can get a CIALIS Savings Card by downloading or e-mailing it, calling 1-877-4-CIALIS (1-877-424-2547), or seeing your doctor.

  • What if I can’t print out a Savings Card?

    Even if you can't print the card, you can still use it. You can download a CIALIS Savings Card to your computer or mobile device and access it there, or call 1-888-348-1390, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Eastern Time.

  • How do I activate my CIALIS Savings Card?

    If you downloaded or e-mailed a CIALIS Savings Card from this Web site, your card is already activated.

    If your card did not come from this Web site, visit LillySavingsCard.com, or call 1-888-348-1390. After answering a few short questions, your Savings Card will be activated.

    Activation of this card does not confirm your eligibility. Final approval occurs at your pharmacy.

  • Can I download more than one CIALIS Savings Card?

    If you misplace your Savings Card, you can download another if you haven’t exhausted your balance. But if you’ve exhausted the balance of your $200 Savings Card, you cannot redeem another.

  • What does my pharmacist need to redeem my Savings Card?

    All they need is your activated Savings Card and a valid prescription from your doctor.

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cialis promise program

  • What is the CIALIS Promise Program?
    The CIALIS Promise Program is one way we fulfill our promise.

    If you received a FREE TRIAL of CIALIS and you weren’t satisfied, we’ll pay for another CIALIS dosing option or 3 tablets of Levitra® (vardenafil HCl), Staxyn® (vardenafil HCl), Stendra® (avanafil), or Viagra® (sildenafil citrate), (any strength).*

    • For patients who have used a FREE TRIAL voucher and want to participate in the Promise Program, you can download your redemption form here
    • Program will expire on January 31, 2017. Redemption forms will not be honored after the program expiration date
    • If you have any questions about the Promise Program, please call 1-866-923-1953

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  • If I have used a Savings Card, am I eligible for the Promise Program?

    If you have used a CIALIS $200 Savings Card, you are not eligible for the Promise Program. If you have any questions about the Promise Program, please call 1-866-923-1953.