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What is TFil or EFil?

TFil is made by the pharmaceutical company Icon Life Sciences. It is available in 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg doses. Efil is manufactured by Sanzyme Ltd and comes in 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg.

The effects of Tfil and Efil last up to 36 hours. Other ED pills stay active in the body for 4–5 hours. This offers huge flexibility between when you pop the pill and when you hit the bedroom.

Cialis is the branded medication while Tadalafil is an unbranded version made by different pharmaceutical companies. Generic versions are normally named after the treatment’s active ingredient. Generic medications like Tfil and EFil are regulated to work as effectively as their branded counterparts, both Tadalafil and generic Tadalafil are equally good at treating ED.

How do Tfil or Efil work?

When aroused, the blood vessels in your penis dilate. Blood is sent into shaft-like columns in the penis, and you get hard. If you have erectile dysfunction, blood vessels at the base of the penis are too tight to let blood through. The result is difficulty getting hard or hard enough for sex.

What does Tadalafill do? Tadalafil, the active ingredient in Tfil and Efil, is a PDE5 inhibitor. PDE5 is the enzyme that causes blood vessels to tighten. By limiting how active PDE5 is, blood can flow into the penis and you get an erection.

Because tadalafil causes blood vessels to open more widely, Tadalafil lowers blood pressure. The effect is temporary and shouldn’t cause any health issues. PDE5 inhibitors only work in the presence of nitric oxide, which is released during sexual arousal, so you will need to be aroused for Tadalafil to work.

How is Efil (Tadalafil daily) different?

Efil (Tadalafil daily) comes in 2.5mg and you can take it daily. Tadalafil for daily use is a good choice if you have sex three or more times a week. It may be a better option if you’re in a long-term relationship and want to be ‘ready to go’ at any moment. There are three options for Efil, 2.5mg of tadalafil, which is the normal starting dose, a 5mg version if you don’t see the results you’re looking for and the higher 10mg dose if either of these haven’t been satisfactory.

If you have sex on a less regular basis, or your ED comes and goes, Tfil may be a better option. Efil will remain active in your system for around 24 hours whilst Tfil lasts up to 36 hours. The most important difference between the two is that Efil offers the option for sex daily whilst Tfil is intended for occasional use.

You can find more information on the doses of Tadalafil available here.


Do Tadalafil pills look same?

Generic Taladafil is available in a variety of shapes and colours as it is produced by several different labs. What will be the same for all unbranded Tadalafil pills is that they should each be equally effective at treating ED.

How to take Tadalafil

When taking Tadalafil, swallow one tablet whole with water, never split tablets or double up on your dosage. Tadalafil should be taken at least 30 minutes before sex with or without food.

Never take more than one pill of Tadalafil more than once a day. How to take tadalafil will be the same as how you use Tadalafil.

Whichever Tadalafil dosage you’re taking, you should always follow the instructions and read the patient information leaflet beforehand. If you take your treatment as you should, and you’re still not getting the desired effect then you may need to look into a dosage change.

How to get the maximum effect from Tfil or Efil

Whether it be visual sexual stimulation or tactile foreplay, you will only get an erection when taking Tfil or Efil if you’re also sexually aroused.

Some options for how to make Tadalafil work better include following a healthy lifestyle and limiting smoking, heavy drinking, and stress, which can all worsen the symptoms of ED.

Tadalafil and alcohol at the same time: can I or can’t I?

Whilst alcohol isn’t likely to interact with Tadalafil supplements like Tfil or Efil, it can make the symptoms of ED significantly worse. Heavy alcohol use may worsen your natural ability to get hard and make Tadalafil or Tfil less effective.

Alcohol may also temporarily lower your blood pressure. Combined with Tadalafil, which may also lower blood pressure, excessive drinking (a blood alcohol level over 0.08%), may cause dizziness, so is best avoided.

Tadalafil with food

Tadalafil can be taken with or without food. Lighter meals are best, as larger meals can slow down how quickly it gets into your system. This applies to very high-fat meals too.

Grapefruit juice can increase the metabolism of PDE5 inhibitors in the body. This means a greater risk of side effects, so avoid grapefruit juice when taking Tfil or Efil.

How long does Tadalafil take to work?

It should begin to work within 30–60 minutes. If you want to be able to guarantee that you’ll be ready to go, the best time to take Tadalafil is around 2 hours before sex, to ensure it’s active in your body.

A few things can impact how long it takes for them to work including other health conditions, other medications you take, your age, your diet and your dose.

How long does Tadalafil last?

The Tadalafil effective time, how long it will aid you in getting an erection, is from 24 to 36 hours. If you’re wondering how long does tadalafil last? The answer is the same: 24 to 36 hours.

This doesn’t mean you’ll have an erection for 36 hours – which would be dangerous and if you get an erection that lasts over 4 hours you should go to hospital. What it means is that for a 36-hour window after you pop that pill you should find it easier to get a strong, hard erection which can be used during sex.

How often can you take Tadalafil?

Tadalafil can be taken every 24 hours, but remember that the Tadalafil half-life is 36 hours. This means that after 36 hours it may still be in your system. If you take a tablet at the 24-hour mark and Tadalafil is still having an effect on your body from your previous dose, you risk side effects.

If you’re finding that the 36-hour window isn’t offering you enough leeway and you’re tending to take a second pill soon the next day, speak with your doctor. They may decide on a better option for you.

How many years can you take Tadalafil for?

Current research suggests Tadalafil is safe to take for several years. For example, 2.5mg and 5.0mg doses of tadalafil were given once daily to 635 men with ED over 12 months. The study found no safety concerns.

Another clinical trial with more than 1,000 men using tadalafil for up to 24 months found no serious adverse effects to long term use. At present studies show that Tadalafil is safe for a couple of years, but there’s not much research on time spans greater than this (decades for example). ,

Does Tadalafil lose effectiveness over time? No, Tadalafil does not lose potency over time. If you find Tadalafil stops working it may be that the underlying factors contributing to your ED may have worsened. Talk to your doctor if you find this is the case, they may decide a higher dose is the answer or look to alternative therapies.

Remember to only take Cialis or Tadalafil as your clinician advises. If you have any questions while you're taking it, just log into your account and send us a message.

How well does Tadalafil work?

Tadalafil is an effective treatment for mild through to severe ED. On the standard starting dose of 10mg of the active ingredient in Tadalafil, tadalafil, 71 per cent of men reported an erection suitable for sex.

On a higher, 20mg dose of tadalafil, 73% of men reported improved erections. On Tadalafil Daily, 84% of men reported improved erections and 72% preferred Tadalafil Daily over on demand.

In a study of over 2000 men with ED, given either a 20mg or 10mg dose of tadalafil, 84% reported improved erections and 68% successful got an erection and followed it with sex.

The percentage of men who responded that they were satisfied with their ability to get an erection after treatment with tadalafil ranged from 72% to 91%.

Does Tadalafil make you bigger?

No, it doesn’t increase the size of your penis. However, if you weren’t able to become fully erect before taking Tadalafil or Tfil, it might seem larger as you’re able to get full erections.

Does Tadalafil have other uses?

Besides ED, Tadalafil (tadalafil) can be used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) commonly known as an enlarged prostate.

BPH affects up to 50% of men in their 50s and 90% of men in their 80s. Symptoms include difficulty urinating, a weak urine stream, and frequent urination at night.

Is Tadalafil safe?

Yes, there is no evidence to suggest that Tadalafil is unsafe and most men who take Tadalafil won’t experience serious side effects. Tadalafil is also a prescription-only medicine. Meaning if your doctor has prescribed them, they’ve judged that the benefits outweigh the risk of side effects.

That said, it’s important to read the leaflet which comes with your medication. Tadalafil side effects can happen and the drug can interact with other medications causing side effects such as headache, stomach upset, muscle pain, stuffy nose, flushing, or dizziness.

Is Tadalafil for men only?

Yes. There is no Tadalafil for women, only men should take it and it’s generic (unbranded) version, Tadalafil.

Whilst ED pills are not appropriate for women there are treatments for HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder). These include sex therapy, lifestyle changes, switching or discontinuing medications, and hormone therapy. Clinical trials are underway to find a medication that may potentially benefit female patients with HSDD.

Does Tadalafil expire?

Yes, check the packaging your medication came in for the expiry date.

Whilst Tadalafil pills shouldn’t be harmful after the expiry date, and they don’t ‘go bad’, they’re unlikely to work as well. The expiry date for any given drug will be how long the manufacturer is willing to guarantee that the product meets the labelled standards.

Tadalafil on subscription: find out more

If Tadalafil has piqued your interest then you may wish to take a closer look at the different subscription plans we offer at Treated. Our expert team can help guide you through choosing the right ED treatment and dosage.

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