Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/21/20
The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a revolution in medications to treat erectile dysfunction. A new class of drugs, known as PDE-5 inhibitors, came on the market – a group that included Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. For the intervening decades, these medications were protected under patent, and only available as a brand name drug – no generics were available. However, that status has recently changed, and now they are available as generics. Tadalafil is the generic form of Cialis.
This class of medication remains extremely popular, affordable, and safe as a way to treat erectile dysfunction, and is now easier and more affordable to purchase than ever before. However, it’s important not to rush headlong into Googling and trying to buy tadalafil online with a few clicks – without doing your research. When it comes to medication, you need to know where to buy tadalafil online safely.
To that end, we’ve put together this guide to help you learn where to buy tadalafil online safely. As with many medications, it’s not always easy to find legitimate sources online. There are often as many (if not more) scammers and illegitimate sites out there, looking to take advantage of consumers, as there are legitimate ones. When it comes to medication, this can be especially dangerous – counterfeit products, contamination, questionable additives, and illegal business practices can put your health in jeopardy. To avoid those problems, you need to know how and where to buy tadalafil online, and to do so safely through the proper channels.
In recent years, new telehealth and telemedicine companies have come on the scene, providing that ideal conduit for the legitimate and legal purchase of prescription medication online. They use licensed, board-certified doctors to provide remote telemedicine appointments over the phone or video chat. Then, if the patient qualifies, the doctor can provide a prescription for medication, transmit it to an affiliated pharmacy, and have it filled and sent to the patient’s home. It’s a perfect marriage of technology along with old-fashioned doctor-supervised care. Choosing a quality telemedicine provider is one of the most important steps in determining where to buy tadalafil online safely.
Below, we’ll get into some of the details on tadalafil and how it works, before offering detailed advice on the things to look out for when you’re shopping for tadalafil online. This guide is all about helping you learn where to buy tadalafil online safely – even if you choose a provider other than Invigor Medical. We want you to stay safe and healthy! So, let’s get started.
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First, it’s useful to understand a bit about what tadalafil is and how it works before we get into the details on where to buy tadalafil online. We’ve covered the drug in more detail in many of our other articles, and encourage you to read them for more information. We’ll just recap briefly here.
Tadalafil, the generic form of Cialis, is what is known as a PDE-5 inhibitor, as that is the pathway through which it does its work in the body. PDE-5 is an enzyme that exists in the body in various tissues and systems. One of its functions is to regulate nitric oxide levels. Nitric oxide is involved in the process of dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow.
Without getting too technical, when erectile dysfunction is caused by decreased blood flow, the use of a PDE-5 inhibitor helps make it easier to attain and maintain an erection. For many men, that’s all that is required to improve or regain full satisfactory erectile function.
The most common side effects from tadalafil are generally mild and transient and may include headaches, facial flushing, temporary visual disturbances, muscle aches, or nasal congestion.
While tadalafil, like all PDE-5 inhibitors, is generally considered safe, it is still a powerful medication. If misused or abused, serious health consequences can result. For that reason, it’s not available over the counter and requires a prescription (and therefore, an appointment with a doctor) in order to obtain within the US.
It is certainly possible to get your tadalafil through your general practitioner or primary care physician, urologist, or other specialists, in which case you likely don’t need this guide to where to buy tadalafil online safely. However, many men find it difficult to talk to a doctor in person about sexual health and erectile dysfunction. When coupled with the hassles related to a traditional doctor visit – appointments, long wait time, potential exposure to sick people, limited face time with a doctor, etc. – many men prefer online telemedicine providers like Invigor Medical for their tadalafil and erectile medication needs.
Tadalafil is available as an oral tablet, in strengths of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. Providers may offer only 1 or 2 dosage strengths, and encourage customers to score and cut the pills for lower dosages. The exact availability will vary depending on your chosen source of where to buy tadalafil, online or through a brick-and-mortar pharmacy.
As ever, you should only take the dosage that your doctor has prescribed for you. The lowest effective dose is usually the safest, as the risk of side effects tends to increase as the dosage increases, without additional positive benefits. Most people are started on a 2.5 or 5 mg dose, and depending on how they respond, it may increase under a doctor’s direction for subsequent doses. The average patient on tadalafil will typically be prescribed a 10 mg dose, designed to be taken 1 to 2 hours before sexual activity. Typically, tadalafil starts to work in as little as 30 minutes and lasts for up to 36 hours.
Taking more than prescribed can result in an erection that lasts for more than 4 hours and does not go away on its own. This is often painful and is considered a medical emergency, as it can cause permanent damage to the penis. Therefore, patients should use caution with dosing amounts and schedules.
It is vital when you are looking for where to buy tadalafil online safely that you take some time and do your research. You want to find a telemedicine provider that issues prescriptions and has licensed doctor consultations as part of their service. Sites offering rock-bottom prices or advertising tadalafil without a prescription are likely scams and illegal and should be avoided.
Instead, there are a few key things to keep in mind when you’re comparison shopping and trying to find a good telemedicine provider. If you keep these considerations in mind, you’ll be able to find a source for legitimate medication and high-quality doctor’s care to address your ED needs.
One of the most important things to remember when looking for where to buy tadalafil online safely is that any legitimate telemedicine service requires a consultation appointment with a doctor. It’s required to have a doctor issue a prescription for a medication like tadalafil. If a site doesn’t have doctors or offer a telemedicine consultation prior to issuing a prescription, then they are likely operating illegally or are an outright scam. So, be sure to choose a provider that offers a legitimate telemedicine consultation with a board-certified, licensed doctor.
As with the above, when looking for where to buy tadalafil online, you should always choose a provider that is based in the US. That’s not to say operations based in other countries are inherently bad or inferior. It’s just generally true that US-based operations are more likely to be legitimate for prescribing and treating patients in the US. They are also more likely to comply with US law since they are within US legal jurisdiction. That’s not to say there aren’t scams in the US, of course, but it’s much harder for a domestically-registered business to exist for long if they aren’t legitimate than it is for off-shore businesses based in exotic island locales, for instance. A US-based telemedicine provider, using a US-based pharmacy, will usually be your best bet.
With most top-quality telemedicine providers, they will issue prescriptions directly to an affiliated pharmacy. The pharmacy will then fulfill the order and ship it to your door. This is in contrast to a conventional doctor’s visit, where you may be written a paper prescription that you have to take to the pharmacy yourself. However, just because a pharmacy is affiliated with a telemedicine provider does not mean it’s licensed or reputable. It would be best if you did some digging to ensure that the pharmacy is legitimate, reputable, licensed to operate, and so on. A quick search through your chosen telemedicine provider’s website should provide you with the information you need to identify the pharmacy they use, and then some quick online searches should be all you need. You can check to see if it has any complaints with the BBB or other sources.
In addition, you can also typically verify licensing status with the relevant state pharmacy board in the state where the pharmacy is based. This will let you know if they are operating legitimately, in compliance with all local and federal requirements, or not. For example, in the case of Invigor Medical, we use the Olympia Compounding Pharmacy in Florida, whose license (#PH27414) can be verified through the Florida Department of Health.
An online pharmacy and telemedicine operation’s technology usage and safety are important considerations, too, when it comes to where to buy tadalafil online safely. You don’t want your personal, health, or financial information compromised, after all. Any good telemedicine service should have solid online security and protection measures in place on their platform. One quick thing to check is whether or not they are operating on a secure HTTP domain (the address in your browser will show as https:// rather than just HTTP:// at the start). There should also be some kind of encryption in use on the site, which will show up as a lock icon in most browsers during the entry or transaction of credit card and other sensitive information.
One of the best ways to determine the legitimacy and quality of service available from any telemedicine provider is by looking at customer feedback and reviews. Naturally, you can’t know the experience you will have in advance of using a particular provider. By looking at the reviews and feedback from other customers, however, you can get a good sense of the provider’s quality and help decide if it’s the right choice of where to buy tadalafil online for you.
Of course, it’s important to bear in mind that there will always be some negative feedback online, even for the best service. Not everyone is happy 100% of the time. But if the feedback and reviews you find are overwhelmingly negative or consistently problematic on a particular issue or aspect of a service, then that’s probably a red flag for choosing that provider.
It can be dangerous to take tadalafil with other ED medications or treatments, or any herbal or over-the-counter remedies designed to treat ED. Taking more than one ED treatment significantly increases the risk of developing dangerous complications or side effects. In particular, it increases the likelihood of developing priapism, a painful and persistent erection lasting longer than 4 hours. Priapism is considered a medical emergency and needs immediate medical treatment, as it can cause permanent damage to the penis. Therefore, you should only ever take tadalafil as prescribed, in the amount prescribed, and ensure that your health care provider knows all other medications, herbs, and supplements you are currently taking.
Tadalafil starts to be dissolved in the stomach right away. For most men, it goes to work within about 30 minutes. Everyone responds to medication differently, of course, so it is recommended that you take tadalafil 1 to 2 hours prior to planned sexual activity. Unlike some other oral ED medications, which only last for a short period of time, tadalafil remains active in the body for up to 36 hours, allowing for greater spontaneity of sexual activity. It also isn’t as sensitive to food as other oral ED medications. You can take it with or without food and generally won’t see any difference in the speed with which it goes to work or the overall efficacy of the medication.
Tadalafil is generally considered safe and has relatively minor side effects. The most common include headaches and facial flushing, seen in around 10% of patients. Other side effects may include muscle aches, changes in vision (usually temporary), and a stuffy or runny nose. More serious side effects can occur but are rare. Medication interactions are possible, especially with nitrates and other drugs that work on blood pressure or blood flow, so it’s important to disclose all medications you are taking and medical conditions you have to your doctor before starting tadalafil.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you get a better sense of where to buy tadalafil online safely. Of course, we encourage you to consider a telemedicine consultation and prescription from Invigor Medical, a US-based provider, using a US-based pharmacy. All of our ED treatments and other medications are manufactured per FDA good manufacturing practices, sourced and compounded by a licensed US pharmacy. We employ only board-certified, licensed medical professionals, who are ready to help with a telemedicine consultation and prescription if warranted. Through Invigor Medical, you can get the ED medications you need in a safe, convenient, and affordable way.
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While we strive to always provide accurate, current, and safe advice in all of our articles and guides, it’s important to stress that they are no substitute for medical advice from a doctor or healthcare provider. You should always consult a practicing professional who can diagnose your specific case. The content we’ve included in this guide is merely meant to be informational and does not constitute medical advice.