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 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, "Bootleg pharmaceuticals flood immigrant communities cut off from healthcare," 18 Sep. 2019 They were laced with tadalafil, the active ingredient found in the erectile dysfunction medication Cialis. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Man made $11 million by smuggling erectile dysfunction drugs from China," 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, "Man made $11 million by smuggling erectile dysfunction drugs from China," 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, "Broomfield sex-toy distributor executives charged with selling illegal erectile enhancement drugs," 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, "Broomfield sex-toy distributor executives charged with selling illegal erectile enhancement drugs," 26 June 2019 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

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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 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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