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User Reviews for Tadalafil to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Also known as: Cialis, Adcirca, Alyq

Tadalafil has an average rating of 8.3 out of 10 from a total of 85 ratings for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. 80% of those users who reviewed Tadalafil reported a positive effect, while 9% reported a negative effect.

Tadalafil Rating Summary

8.3/10 average rating

85 ratings from 92 user reviews.

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Reviews for Tadalafil

David Sandpoet · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 25, 2021

“My doctor recommended Tadalafil at 2.5 mg day for BPH. I was previously tried other meds without success. Prior to Tadafil, I was getting up 3-4 times a night to pee and if I had an urge while standing, I could not avoid leaking urine. After I took Tadafil, my night frequency was reduced to once, even no need to get up to urinate. I have started to sleep through the night which has provided me more energy during the. day. My erections became much stronger and that is a problem, since my wife has become asexual since menopause.”

10 / 10
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Moon · Taken for less than 1 month April 17, 2021

Cialis (tadalafil): “I'll give it an 8 out of 10”

8 / 10
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Player · Taken for less than 1 month March 28, 2021

“My urologist prescribed it for chronic prostatitis not bacterial prostatitis. I take 2,5 mg every other day. It is effective symptoms declined. Furthermore it has increased incredibly my erections. I am 58 years old.”

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OldNavyDoc · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 15, 2014

Cialis (tadalafil): “I have been on Cialis 5mg daily for two years. Urologist appointments every six months. I saw him today and PSA test down to 1.88 from 2.0 in past year. Got new 90 day prescription for Cialis 5mg. Night time bathroom trips average once. Improved energy levels and constant state of semi-arousal. I've had no side effects from the 5mg regimen. I will be 90 years old in 3 months!”

8 / 10
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AllanKaplan September 29, 2020

Cialis (tadalafil): “I was taking Flowmax and did not like the side effects. I started taking Cialis 5mg/day and after a month Cialis 5mg started to lose its effectiveness, Since last 2 years I've been taking Cialis 10mg/day and it works wonders, obviously, with favorable side effects! I am urinating a lot easier and it's improving slowly. I'm very satisfied with generic Cialis that I buy online from Egypt at 10% of the prices here in California. I buy 200 pills at a time at 23 cents a pill for 20mg that I split in half to take. It costs more for the FedEx than the generic Cialis. I calculated the total cost per pill including the FedEx, it comes to .43/pill that I cut in half to take. So it's costing 23 cents pr pill a day.”

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HappyWood September 6, 2013

Cialis (tadalafil): “I am in my early 50's and suffered with erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia the last few years. On and off again prostatitis using antibiotics and getting awful side effects. Saw advertisement for Cialis for daily use and talked to my urologist about it. Had the voucher for 30 day free trial. After ONE WEEK, I was urinating normal, and not waking in the middle of the night to go! After two weeks I was getting erections like a teen again, middle of the night, mornings and when I wanted sex. I couldn't be happier, no more pain, more sex and a happier wife!”

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Bixby Brian December 19, 2014

Cialis (tadalafil): “My doctor prescribed me 5mg daily Cialis for BPH. I took the medication the first night and got a terrible headache and muscular pains. I kept taking the medication for 5 more days and I stopped due to the side effects. I stopped taking any BPH meds for 3 days and I decided to give Cialis another try. This time I took an Aleve Liquid Gel about 30 minutes before I took Cialis and I didn't have any side effects at all. I took an Aleve for the next 4 days and then I quit taking that Aleve and haven't had any bad side effects at all. I would encourage anyone that has trouble with this medication to give it a little time before giving up on it. I'm sure glad I did. I starting noticing improvement in my BHP symptoms within a week.”

9 / 10
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See alice October 24, 2011

Cialis (tadalafil): “I have an enlarged prostate and it was suggested I try Cialis for some of the symptoms, frequent urination, problems starting and finishing, urgency. I was given a 10mg tab and I decided to take half. I wasn't in any hurry for results but discovered that even though I wasn't complaining of erectile dysfunction I definitely had some symptoms, sex with my wife has been very rare during menopause but hadn't been all that satisfying when it happened. I figured if Cialis worked a little on both fronts I was ahead of the game. I couldn't believe the erections I started to have, I thought I was still able to get a good erection but this medication is amazing. It has helped both the prostate symptoms and the erectile dysfunction I didn't know I had.”

8 / 10
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Cheap Skate July 27, 2015

Cialis (tadalafil): “I could not afford any of this medication so I got it filled from Canada and the generic meds made in India works the same for less than two bucks a pill. I was scared by the big drug companies saying it was not safe to get it from other countries. Now I have no problems ordering it from Canada. ”

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Balburnie · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 15, 2015

Cialis (tadalafil): “For 10 years have been waking up in the middle of the night 2 to 3 times to urinate. It finally got so bad he started to consider surgery. I was making 4 to 6 times a night. For the past six months I've been on 5 mg of Cialis. Perhaps once a week I will wake up one time in the middle of the night but at least six nights a week I sleep through the night. It has been life-changing!”

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SamR March 17, 2014

Cialis (tadalafil): “I have tried three other medications for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, which were either ineffective or I didn't like the side effects. My doctor asked my insurance company to cover Cialis daily use for my BPH. To my surprise, it was approved. It has greatly decreased my frequent urination and I usually only get up once, at night, and sometimes not at all. The side effects have been really good. Although, my sexual funtioning, for someone my age (62), was considered normal, it was really problematic for me. My wife and I had sex 1-3 times per week. Since starting Cialis, about 9 months ago, it is pretty much a daily event. I must say, this has been pleasing.”

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Mikexray · Taken for less than 1 month January 21, 2020

Cialis (tadalafil): “I take the 5mg generic which cost $33.79 for 90 pills with goodrx coupon along with flomax. I now pee like like a champ and empty my bladder completely. No more waking up 5 times a night. The constant urge to pee has disappeared. Most all my prostatitis symptoms have gone away. Took about a week to feel the full benefits. No side effects that I've noticed except being able to keep my 24 year younger wife happy "anytime". I was truly suffering there for a while.”

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McMack August 15, 2015

Cialis (tadalafil): “Now 61, for four years I have suffered a reduction of urinary flow and an increased urge to urinate due to BPH. Frequently, this would result in near sleepless nights as I arose every hour to urinate. Also, each urination would be accompanied by some pain or burning. Doctor encourages homeopathic remedies and for a few months, I got some relief from taking SAW PALMETTO. However, this effect was short lived and soon all my symptoms returned. Doctor next recommended Flomax (tamsulosin). This failed due to two side effects; headache and loss of erections. We finally tried a 5mg dose of daily Cialis. What a difference! My urinary problems have nearly vanished while experiencing only minor acceptable side effects.”

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Old Texan · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 3, 2014

Cialis (tadalafil): “Cialis 5 mg daily has helped me. I've been taking Cialis for almost 18 months. Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostate Hyperplasia are improved. Night bathroom trips dropped from 4 or 5 to 1 or 2. Erections not strong enough for penetration but easily aroused to a kind of floppy erection. Strong sexual desire but difficult to reach orgasm and ejaculation. At age 89 I like the results.”

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southof90 May 31, 2014

Cialis (tadalafil): “My age is upper 80s. My urologist prescribed Cialis 5 mg daily about 18 months ago. Amazing medicine. I still have erectile dysfunction and benign prostate hyperplasia but both have improved more with Cialis than Flomax and Proscar. Bathroom trips once per night usually. My penis stays somewhat engorged 24/7 and I am in a constant state of arousal and "sexual awareness". I don't get hard enough for penetration but my penis extremely sensitive.”

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happy joe · Taken for less than 1 month August 29, 2013

Cialis (tadalafil): “I have enlarged prostate and erections that are about half erect. I was allergic to all other meds that treat this. Dr. suggested 5 mg Cialis. I'm ecstatic at the results. My erections are harder than ever. And urinating like 20 year old again. And best of all my insurance company pay for all, no co-pay because only medicine I can take for this. Never been this happy. Only side effect is very mild headache at first. Only last few minutes.”

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Gecko10 · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 25, 2015

Cialis (tadalafil): “I started taking Cialis 5mg for BPH about 18 months ago. I had been taking all the other FDA approved drugs (alpha blockers) like Avodart and various others. They did not help at all. My Doctor suggested I try Cialis 5mg to help shrink my enlarged prostate. Within a few weeks the number of night time urinations dropped by about 30%. After a year, I was only getting up once a night. By 18 months I was sleeping all night. The daytime urination urges also dropped by the same amounts. I had few, if any, bad side effects. It did produce very firm errections! My doctor has stated that my prostate is in great condition and is normal in size. For the record, I am a fit 66 years old and now sleep all night!”

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tried 4 others · Taken for less than 1 month May 22, 2012

Cialis (tadalafil): “Lowered blood pressure (pre-hypertensive) improved erection, ejaculation, no urinary urgency, went from urinating every 2 hours to 5-7 hours, can sleep at night without getting up first time in 2 years. No noticeable side effects (I am a retired registered nurse).”

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Straussville · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 9, 2019

Cialis (tadalafil): “I was scheduled for TURP invasive surgery for my BPH over 3 years ago. After talking to an East Indian friend of mine who also has the BPH (he's 72). He also opted for Cialis 10mg/daily. I started with 20mg daily but had erections all night long so I cut it to 10mg. I am 73 very athletic and workout with guys 25-35 years old without any feel of being behind them. I watch my weight which I maintain 140 lbs for 5ft.8 height. Instead of weight lifting etc.I do mostly stretching yoga exercises that keep my body toned and not to build the muscles. I look no more than 50 and still do the things (sex etc) like I am 25! Cialis 10mg/daily that I buy at fraction of the cost. It has made me urinate normally and don't have a single side effect as I work out lightly at the Gym 3-4 times a week. Sauna, Jaccuzzi and steam really helps the body after workout.”

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Me · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 27, 2019

Cialis (tadalafil): “Age 80. Tried Cialis 20mg prn for ED with excellent results. Now on 5mg qd with some improvement in urine flow after 1 month. Also good for ED. Also good for libido since it doesn't take much to get going and improved confidence that I can get the job done.”

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mimiZZZZ · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 21, 2013

Cialis (tadalafil): “My husband (age 63) has been having problems with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, and erectile dysfunction as well. We had gone from a fantastic sex life to one that was fading fast. Then his doctor put him on a small daily dose (5 mg) of Cialis. Holy smokes! He is bigger and harder than he was at 30. I am loving this. I have always had a powerful sex drive, and I was resigning myself to watching that fade away. I'm now clearing my schedule for action. I am honestly feeling more satisfied than I did at 25. Ladies, if your guy is slowing down, push him to do this. You may not have as much time to clean the house, but both of you will be smiling a lot more!”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 31, 2014

Cialis (tadalafil): “Avodart was causing me many problems including ED, decreased ejaculate and decreased libido. Rapaflo was also causing quality of erection problems. I started Cialis 5mg and the other medicines were out of my system in about two weeks. NO Benign Prostate Hyperplasia symptoms, which were for me having to urinate at night, plus getting great results from the erectile dysfunction side of Cialis. I sometimes take 10mg booster of Cialis before sex, at the recommendation of the urologist. ”

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Bell · Taken for less than 1 month March 15, 2020

Cialis (tadalafil): “I’m a retired pharmacist. Please do not store any medication in the FREEZER thinking it may extend the shelf life. The moisture in a freezer may cause the drug to degrade (think of those bags of veggies you store). Unless otherwise advised, store at room temperature out of strong light.”

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Blunder March 10, 2016

Cialis (tadalafil): “I was experiencing frequent urination, especially at night. During the night, I would be up every hour to hour and a half to urinate and flow was weak. I also had to urinate frequently during the day, although not as bad as at night. I was also experiencing increasing urgency, when I had to go, I had to go! My MD recommended Cialis 5mg daily to treat my BPH. I began to notice results in approximately two weeks. Now, I am up once or twice a night and my erections feel like they did when I was in my twenties! (in my sixties now). Only side effects have been flushing of my face and neck, not severe and only lasts a short time and my eyes are bloodshot sometimes. Again, not severe. Very happy with the results!”

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chinadolls April 12, 2013

Cialis (tadalafil): “I'm 55 and was having soft erections and losing erection as well as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Asked the doc about the medical options and he prescribed 5 mg Cialis daily, or as needed, approx 1 hour before sex. Have just started but WOW this medicine has really worked for me. Easily aroused and strong, long lasting erections. I wasn't used to being so hard and lasting so long, so had a little trouble ejaculating but when I did it was like it was in my 20's. The one side effect has been pain in my back side. Eli Lilly offers a coupon for a free 30 day supply - what a great country!”

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Biggles · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 19, 2019

Cialis (tadalafil): “I am 55 and have had BPH for the last 6 years. Was living in France at the time when diagnosed and their approach was to go for surgery. Once I'd read up on that I was like 'no way!' I was 50 not 75. So got prescribed Siladosin which worked well but didn't like the side effects of retro-ejaculation. So after researching on the internet I have been self-medicating 5mg Tadalafil (generic) for the last 4 years. It has made a difference, and I now can go 6/7 hours at night without needing to pee. I was taking it at around 10pm each evening. However, over the last six months I have noticed that it was becoming more difficult to pee during the daytime, so 5 days ago I started taking 1 x 5mg at 10pm in the evening, and 1 x 5 mg at 7am in the morning. This has made a huge difference and I am now a lot more comfortable during the day and my flow has improved.”

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Red · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 22, 2020

Cialis (tadalafil): “I wrote earlier that adding the .5 mg Cialis combined with the 40mg Flomax gave me great results. BUT, the side effects (which a number of people have reported here ) were a big problem. Bad back aches and head aches after about 3 days of use. But great results with urinary problems of BPH. So I had to quit the Cialis for a few days to get it out of my system. Then started one half of a pill, every other day thinking that I will increase as need. Well never needed to increase. Another words a quarter dose. And great results! Only get up once a night to pee! First time for that in decades. Also although didn’t have a lot of problems with erections for my age, 75, Yes it did improve that too. With just a quarter dose. And NO side effects. Have been on this regimen now for about 3 months. All good! PS. Initially my insurance wouldn’t cover Tadalafil but my Dr, called and explained that it was for BPH and now they cover it.”

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Gekko10 May 9, 2014

Cialis (tadalafil): “Everything else failed or the side effects were terrible for me. The Cialis 5mg daily has kept my prostate from enlarging and, per my doctor, reduced the size. No side effects from Cialis 5mg for me, and the benefits are great.”

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