Can Women Benefit from Cialis?

Cialis is one of the most popular medications used for erectile dysfunction treatment. Tadalafil, the main active ingredient in Cialis, falls into a category of drugs called PDE5 inhibitors. Other examples of this category are sildenafil (Viagra) and vardenafil (Levitra). For the last decade the brand Cialis has become so popular among men that scores of pharmaceutical companies started to manufacture their own tadalafil-based drugs under different names. Commonly, all those drugs are referred to as Generic Cialis.

The popularity of Cialis is not vain at all as statistically the drug is effective in 94 per cent of erectile dysfunction cases. The question that many ask, however, is whether Cialis is able to deal with female sexual dysfunction, too.

When trying to answer this question, first we need to understand the effect of Cialis on the body. The drug is a well-known vasodilator. It dilates the blood vessels by relaxing the smooth muscles. Due to this property of the drug, it’s also commonly used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). For this purpose the drug is manufactured under the name Adcirca, but its main active ingredient remains absolutely the same – tadalafil. So, both men and women equally use the drug to treat PAH, which has the same effect on the patient regardless of their gender. But when it comes to the treatment of sexual problems, the effects of tadalafil on men and women differ.

In men’s case Cialis dilates the blood vessels in the penis and as a result of increased blood flow an erection occurs. Obviously, women lack the organ to experience the same effect as men do. However, the principle of the drug’s function remains, which means that women also get increased blood flow to their pelvic and inguinal areas. The theory is that this should result in quicker arousal and better lubrication, which in turn makes it easier for a woman to reach climax.

A few studies have been conducted so far to find out whether Cialis can help women cope with some of their sexual disorders. During the trials, some women reported that the drug allowed them to reach orgasms much easier and quicker. Many said that the drug had only a very slight positive effect. There were also a number of women, however, who said they didn’t feel any improvement at all as a result of taking Cialis.

As of today, the amount of research done is insufficient to prove the effectiveness of Cialis in treating female sexual dysfunction. Judging from some feedback, a certain percentage of women can really benefit from the drug. However, more studies and trials need to be done for the drug to get official approval. So, at present Cialis has not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in women.