Adcirca, also known as tadalafil, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension). This medication works by relaxing the blood vessels in the lungs, which makes it easier for blood to flow to the lungs. If the blood pressure is decreased in the lungs,then the heart and lungs do not have to work as hard and your ability to exercise is increased.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
This drug may make you dizzy, so your doctor may recommend limiting your consumption of alcoholic beverages and cannabis.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. This drug can be taken during pregnancy when it is clearly needed. Discuss with your doctor if this drug is right for you while you are breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant.
Common side effects of Adcirca include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of tadalafil:
Do any drugs interact with Adcirca?
Tadalafil can cause a drop in blood pressure when used with nitrates. Do not use this drug with any drugs used to treat chest pain (nitroglycerin) and recreational drugs that contain amyl or butyl nitrite. Alpha blocker medications used to treat an enlarged prostate may cause your blood pressure to get too low. Do not take this drug with any other drug that contains tadalafil or medications for erectile dysfunction. Always discuss all the medications you take with your doctor before starting Adcirca.