Looking for a Compounding Pharmacy for Tadalafil?
- 27 July 2021
Learn How More Options Can Mean Better Results
Finding the right compounding pharmacy for tadalafil products can lead to multiple possible solutions for erectile dysfunction (ED) through the use of this common medication. If you need specific dosage amounts, or an alternative to oral administration of the medication, the customer-centric services of a compounding pharmacy can help in your treatment plan.
Here’s a look at tadalafil, how it’s commonly used, and information on how compounding services can provide alternatives you may not have considered before.
The Basics of Tadalafil and ED
Tadalafil is one of two prescription medications often used in the treatment of ED. Released in 2003 under the brand name Cialis, Tadalafil is a selective long-acting PDEI-5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitor. To put it simply, PDEI-5 inhibitors block the degradative action in the smooth muscle cells lining the blood vessels that supply blood flow to various tissues. In treating ED, the medication dilates the masses of erectile tissue of the penis to facilitate an erection with sexual stimulation.
With onset of 20 minutes, Tadalafil should be taken 30 minutes prior to expected sexual activity. It also lasts much longer than its counterpart, Sildenafil, with a maximum duration of 72 hours. This leaves patients with some leeway on when to take single-use doses as the timing does not have to be as exact with a longer duration.
According to The Mayo Clinic, Tadalafil is normally taken in a tablet or pill form with the prescribed dosage ranging from 2.5 mg to 20 mg per dose. Some patients may be prescribed to take it only when they anticipate sexual activity, or on an as-needed basis. In that scenario, the typical dosage is 10 mg no more than once per day. Tadalafil can also be taken on a daily basis without regard for anticipated sexual activity. In this case, the dosage is much smaller — 2.5 mg per dose — and should be ingested every day around the same time.
In either case, patients should avoid taking Tadalafil if they are also taking nitrates (high blood pressure medication) as this may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure. You should also avoid Tadalafil if on a prescribed prostate medication. Side effects with Tadalafil are rare, given the option for a low daily dosage, but the most common include headaches, upset stomach, flushing of the skin, back and/or muscle pain, runny nose, and diarrhea. The more serious, and more rare, side effects include hearing loss, drastic changes in vision, low blood pressure, chest pain, and priapism (prolonged, persistent erection). If any of these symptoms develop, patients should contact medical services immediately.
Why You Might Want a Compounding Pharmacy for Tadalafil
Compounding is the practice where a licensed pharmacist, acting on a doctor’s prescription order, will combine, mix, or alter the ingredients of a drug to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient. A health care professional will prescribe a compounded drug when commercially available products do not meet the needs of the patient for a variety of reasons. Preparing a paste from crushed prescription tablets is one example of compounding. Adding flavoring to medication is another form of compounding. Both aid the patient in adhering to the prescribed medication treatment plan.
When it comes to Tadalafil, a compounding pharmacy will give you more options for incorporating the drug into your life more seamlessly. For instance, a compounding pharmacy can craft troches, a kind of lozenge, from your Tadalafil prescription. The advantages of administering the medication through a troche, as opposed to the regular tablet form, include increased ease of use, quicker benefits, a more consistent rate of the medication entering your body, and the possibility of using a lower dosage to achieve the same result.
Besides changing the form of the medication, you can also get more specific or targeted doses through the use of compounding. Your ideal dosage will depend on several factors, including how well your body reacts to the initial dosage. Other medications, your age, and your overall level of cardiovascular health will also factor in. Electing to go with a troche will open up other dosage options for you.
For example, Lakeview Pharmacy offers Tadalafil tablets in four base doses — 2.5 or 5 mg for daily use, and 10 or 20 mg for as-needed use. Tadalafil troches come in both 8.5 mg and 17.5 mg varieties. If the ‘heavier’ tablets are too strong, you can use a smaller dose with a troche application method. If the daily use of tablets doesn’t give you the effects you seek, then a slightly stronger troche might be the answer. With a compounding pharmacy for Tadalafil, you’ll give yourself more treatment options.
Trust Lakeview to be Your Compounding Pharmacy for Tadalafil
Whether you need a standard Tadalafil prescription or seek the options provided by a compounding pharmacy for the medication, Lakeview Pharmacy has you covered.
Lakeview Pharmacy has partnered with CallOnDoc.com, an online TeleMed service where you can video conference with experienced doctors from the safety and privacy of your home. Discuss your ED medication options with either your personal doctor or a CallOnDoc physician and request the prescription that works best for your circumstance. Once completed, have your prescription sent to Lakeview Pharmacy for quick and discreet completion.
For a variety of dosage options and alternative ways of administering Tadalafil, Lakeview Pharmacy is a licensed compounding pharmacy you can trust. Compounding has been a key component of pharmacy practice for centuries, and many regulatory bodies have set rules to govern the practice. Remember, however, that a prescription is required for any compounded medication. The Food and Drug Administration allows products to be compounded as long as the licensed practitioner has a written prescription from a specific patient to be filled.