ta·​dal·​a·​fil | \ tə-ˈda-lə-ˌfil How to pronounce tadalafil (audio) \

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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In order to pump up his sales, prosecutors said Lee made the pills with up to 14 times the level of tadalafil contained in a Cialis dose. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Broomfield sex-toy distributor executives charged with selling illegal erectile enhancement drugs," 26 June 2019 With that focus, FDA conducted lab analysis on HelloCig’s e-liquids, finding products that contained tadalafil (Cialis) and/or sildenafil (Viagra). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "E-cig co. put Viagra, Cialis in vape liquids—the FDA is throbbing mad," 12 Oct. 2018 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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ta·​dal·​a·​fil | \ tə-ˈdal-ə-ˌfil How to pronounce tadalafil (audio) \

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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