tadalafil

noun
ta·dal·a·fil | \tə-ˈda-lə-ˌfil \

Definition of tadalafil 

: a drug C22H19N3O4 that is used to treat erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia and functions similarly to sildenafil

Note: Tadalafil is marketed under the trademark Cialis.

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That product was found by FDA lab testing to contain both sildenafil and tadalafil, another active ingredient in prescription drugs used to treat ED. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "FDA not amused by coffee laced with Viagra-like drugs, issues recall," 21 July 2017 Tough to imagine an easier medication to build demand around, and Viagra was unchallenged in the marketplace until 2003 with the introduction of GlaxoSmithKline's Levitra (for the drug vardenafil) and then Cialis (tadalafil). Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "NFL telecasts losing those awkward Viagra, Cialis commercials," 13 July 2017

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2001, in the meaning defined above

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tadalafil

noun
ta·dal·a·fil | \tə-ˈdal-ə-ˌfil \

Medical Definition of tadalafil 

: a drug C22H19N3O4 taken orally to treat erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and hypertension of the lungs and that functions similarly to sildenafil

Note: Tadalafil is marketed under the trademark Cialis to treat erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia and under the trademark Adcirca to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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