tadalafil

noun
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.

Examples of tadalafil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, against a backdrop of previously conflicting studies about the role of PDE5 inhibitors on cardiac changes, Kukreja applauded the team’s clear demonstration that tadalafil restores normal contraction of the heart. Akila Muthukumar, STAT, 18 June 2022 The researchers plan to study the effect of tadalafil on premenopausal women as well as estrogen supplementation on those who are reaching menopause. Akila Muthukumar, STAT, 18 June 2022 According to a new recall bulletin posted by the FDA, the supplement was found to contain sildenafil and tadalafil. Mike Wehner, BGR, 26 Mar. 2021 One of the perpetrators imported from China powdered tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis, and used it to make 5.5 million pills with up to 14 times the level contained in Cialis, according to the FDA. Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2019 They were laced with tadalafil, the active ingredient found in the erectile dysfunction medication Cialis. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, 20 Aug. 2019 To bolster sales, according to the Food and Drug Administration, Lee made the pills with up to 14 times the amount of tadalafil in Cialis. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, 20 Aug. 2019 But Lee falsely stated that no prescription was necessary to use the drug and did not disclose the presence of tadalafil in the pills, the news release said. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, 26 June 2019 Prosecutors said John Seil Lee, of Walnut, Calif., smuggled a powder from China called tadalafil — the generic prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and sold under the Cialis brand. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, 26 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of tadalafil

2001, in the meaning defined above

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“Tadalafil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tadalafil. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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tadalafil

noun
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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