Best Cialis dosage, 20mg, 40mg???

Discussion in 'Erectile Dysfunction / Delayed Ejaculation' started by ScoobyDoo, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. ScoobyDoo

    ScoobyDoo New Member

    So I just saw the doc and he proscribed me Cialis, which I intend on using in a few weeks. I'm nearing my two month reboot and got the Cialis for confidence when it's time to get down with someone I like... but not sure which dosage will be best for me. The doc gave me 40mg... I can split them, but now I'm wandering what would happen with 40mg? Say, I've been drinking that night... maybe 40mg would be better?
     
  2. gameover

    gameover Age: 26

    People have success with 10/20mg dont take 40.

    Split them up and save money. I only got 5mg prescription to take daily if i need to and i popped one yesterday and got a bad erection, not like the Viagra 50mg worked in 20 minutes and was raging for 4 hours.

    Try 10 and see how you go, better of testing before hand. Plus taking 10 gives you 4x the amount. 5 pretty much did nothing for me.

    Food/Alcohol shouldn't affect to much from what i read.

    Depending on your reboot though maybe try without it first? But have it with you just in case.
     
  3. ScoobyDoo

    ScoobyDoo New Member

    Wait... what do you mean, "bad erection"? "Bad" erection mean "Good"? lol I want my erection to be strong but not suspiciously hard after sex, ya know? I will split them but not sure to what 10mg or 20mg? I will test them out in a few days and get a better idea too. I did read something about if you take too much your penis will get so hard that you lose feeling/numbness. that's no fun either.
     
  4. gameover

    gameover Age: 26

    Bad erection as in like 60% hard. 5mg was not effective.

    50mg Viagra made my erection hard/firm after stimulation were it could stand up almost directly strait while laying down. After sex it came down after a minute or so.

    Try 10 first, do some gentle stroking see if you get hard after an hour or so. If not, try again 2 hours later. If not then try 20mg 2 days later.

    Just dont relapse.
     
  5. ScoobyDoo

    ScoobyDoo New Member

    Ohhh, I see now. Yeah, I know that the 5mg Cialis is really for "daily use", and with that low dosage it has to builds up in your system for a few days to be effective, so that makes sense. Thanks man, great advice too! I will give it a try in a few days, then I'll post on my progress as well!
     
  6. Visage

    Visage New Member

    Scoobs, as an FYI, these drugs dont build up over a period of days like say, blood pressure pills do..I think what Gameover is saying is try with 5, give it a couple of days for any small amounts to get out of your blood stream and then try with 10 or 20mg or whatever..you probably dont need to wait a couple of days, but i haven used cialis in yonks and dont know what the durations are.

    Alternatively you could work your way backwards, top strength, next time half it, then half again..that may be more costly but at least your first experience with the drug is likely to be a huge (hopefully ;-) positive one, so psychologically you are more confident of the drugs efficacy as you drop down the dosage.

    Just giving a different perspective on the approach, thats all..
     
  7. Start low and increase if you have to.
    And daily cialis use would probably be a mistake in the long run for someone with pied.
     
  8. LeWeaze

    LeWeaze New Member

    The doc just gave me a crapload of samples. (cool thing is, he said when I run out, just call the office and he'll give me more! ;D ) I don't pland to use it for another month, but he told me common dosage is between 10 and 20 mg. He gave me a three pack of 20mg, and a thirty pack of the 5mg daily use. He said To take a combination of the 5 mg daily use to find the dosage that works for me. Like, 5mg, 10mg, 15mg or 20. Figure I'll take 10mg, if nothing happens pop another 5mg, and if still nothing, another 5mg. This way I will know exactly what I need, and if it's less than 20mg, I won't be wasting any.
     
  9. ScoobyDoo

    ScoobyDoo New Member

    Visage thanks for the advice. I think working down the dose sounds like firm, hard smart plan! haha
     
  10. Geezer

    Geezer New Member

    Actually, Cialis has a half-life of around 18 hours, so if you take, say, 5mg daily you will have the equivalent of about 9mg following a 5mg dose after a week or so. So figure after a week you have the equivalent of almost double the dose you just took. Check with your MD about this as I'm not a physician.
     
  11. Visage

    Visage New Member

    :p
     
  12. Visage

    Visage New Member

    I am not sure it works that way, Viagra stays in your blood stream much longer than the 4 hour window of effectiveness too, but taking 100mg today is not going to give me a 25mg hardon tomorrow (figures are illustrative)...but what do I know...I'm not a physician either......I'm just a Visage :p
     
  13. Geezer

    Geezer New Member

    So here's one reference on the subject of Tadaliafil (Cialis) cumulative effects:

    "A once-daily dose of tadalafil for erectile dysfunction: compliance and efficacy."
    Washington SL 3rd, Shindel AW.
    Drug Des Devel Ther. 2010 Sep 7;4:159-71. Review.
    PMID: 20856843 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    The article is freely available but here's the relevant excerpt:

    "Tadalafil has linear pharmacokinetics over the dose range of 2.5–20 mg.12 A steady state of tadalafil is reached after
    5 days of daily administration, with a plasma concentration that is roughly 1.6 times higher than that of a single dose…"

    I think I may have seen 1.8 times higher in some other article as well. The point is that Cialis metabolism is such that a build-up and steady state does occur within a week and once that has occurred, a dose will result in a plasma concentration substantially higher than that of a single, isolated dose.
     
  14. ScoobyDoo

    ScoobyDoo New Member

    Haha I just realized the Cialis script is for 20mg not 40mg. So I guess I will still split them into 10's. But I wander if taking 20mg would be better if I've been drinking. Will a higher dose help with the dreaded whisky dick after drinking? Or would 10 work just the same?
     
  15. ScoobyDoo

    ScoobyDoo New Member


    Haha I just realized the Cialis script is for 20mg not 40mg. So I guess I will still split them into 10's. But I wander if taking 20mg would be better if I've been drinking. Will a higher dose help with the dreaded whisky dick after drinking? Or would 10 work just the same?
     
  16. Visage

    Visage New Member

    Good research, you are indeed..... the Geezer.. :D This should be helpful for many.
     
  17. Lisius

    Lisius New Member

    Thanks for this thread and research.
    I have been taking Cialis on and off for over a year. I break a 20 mg tablet in half for a 10 mg dose. I usually only take one or two doses a week. Without a doubt it works as advertised for ED. I only experienced mild symptoms of headache and nasal stuffiness.
    20mg is best for me.
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  18. YellowMinion

    YellowMinion Member

    I have had a similar experince where Cialis works better after a build up. I've taken 10mg the first day and followed up with 5mg per day every day after that. I usualy don't take it for more than a week straight without taking a break.

    Also, when taking it for a single dose, I'll sometimes do it 6-24 hours ahead of sex. If 15mg or 20mg 24 hours ahead. Smaller doses about 5-6 hours ahead. It just works better the longer it's in tour system. I usually do 10mg for a single shot 5-6 hours ahead if possible.
    I actually take avanafil (Stendra) if I need something to work immediately (within 15 min.)

    I've obtained some very good generics (less than $1 per dose.)
    Send me a PM if you want to know.
     
  19. ledldo

    ledldo New Member

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  20. nickpuma

    nickpuma New Member

    I take 40mg twice a week. Once on Tuesday, then once on Friday. This keeps me good to go all week. I've found this to be the optimal setup for myself. I naturally get fairly week boners, even when super turned on. I can get hard, but it's not raging. When I take this dosage, not only am I able to nearly eliminate ED situations, but my erections are rock hard. It's a game changer.
     

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