Cialis And Alcohol: Is It Safe? What Are The Side Effects?

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Medically reviewed by Mat Rezaei
Pharm.D., RPH, CEO-UPHEALTH
Written by the UPGUYS Editorial Team
Published on November 20, 2021

It’s a fun night, you’ve had a couple of drinks, and now you want to have sex. If you’ve found yourself asking, “can I take Cialis when I’ve had alcohol?” you’ve come to the right place.

The short answer is YES. You can take Cialis with alcohol. 

But there is more to it.

Mixing alcohol and any kind of drug is never a good idea. However, Cialis is a safe prescription medication, meaning it’s not dangerous to have alcohol. The bottom line is alcohol consumption with Cialis is not prohibited, yet it’s not recommended either.


In the following, you find:

- Can I drink alcohol while I’m on Cialis

- How much alcohol can I drink while on Cialis?

- Side effects of taking Cialis and alcohol

- UPGUYS products introduction

- Cialis and Alcohol, can we mix them?

- Key takeaways

- Disclaimer


Can I drink alcohol while I’m on Cialis?

Yes, you can drink alcohol while you are on Cialis. 

According to the study of Brock et al. (2002), no restriction on food or alcohol is needed while you are on Tadalafil or Cialis.

In fact, according to their research, the strong point of Tadalafil or Cialis is that it does not restrict food or alcohol; therefore, patients can better cope with medication because they do not need to change their lifestyle.

In another research, Frey and Lang (2012) investigated the effects of Cialis for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs). 

How to take Cialis and drink alcohol?


They suggested avoiding simultaneous intake of alcohol with Cialis because alcohol has mild vasodilative effects; therefore, it can cause an increase in orthostatic signs and symptoms, including an increase in heart rate, decrease in blood pressure, dizziness, and headache after consumption of alcohol. 

EMEA (2010) reported that Cialis did not affect alcohol plasma concentrations and alcohol did not affect tadalafil plasma concentrations; therefore, it can be concluded that if you do not have cardiovascular disease or you are not taking Cilias to treat your Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, it is ok to continue your lifestyle.


How much alcohol can I drink while on Cialis?

Do not drink too much alcohol when taking Cialis (for example, five glasses of wine or five shots of whiskey). Drinking too much alcohol can increase your chances of getting a headache, dizziness, increasing your heart rate, or lowering your blood pressure.

Alcohol and Cilias do not have a contraindication, yet take the safe side and do not overdo it. 

Alcohol can provoke and increase sexual desire, but on the other hand, it negatively affects your performance. Wang et al. (2018) ran assessed the relationship between alcohol consumption and the risk of erectile dysfunction and found that alcohol affects central nervous system depressants, which directly interferes with your ability to get an erection. 

The results of their studies suggested that long-term drinking alcohol has significant effects on getting an erection. 

Alcohol can lower inhibitions but also decrease the performance ability to get an erection. This is why the alcoholics or men who drink alcohol regularly or in high amounts are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction. 


Side effects of taking Cialis and alcohol

When combining alcohol and Cialis, common side effects are:

- Headache

- Facial flushing

- Chest pain

- Tachycardia 

- Abnormal increase in heart rate

- Hypotension (critically low blood pressure that can cause severe conditions such as coma)

Do not drink too much alcohol when taking Cialis


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Cialis and Alcohol, can we mix them?

Yes. You can take Cialis with alcohol. However, it’s not recommended. Drinking can adversely affect your sexual performance, as it may make erection difficult.

Cialis has no contraindications with alcohol, but you need to take care of your drinking habits.

You don’t need to change your lifestyle while you are on Cialis; however, if you decrease your alcohol consumption, you will experience a better sexual life.


Key takeaways

- You can have Cialis with alcohol, yet it’s not recommended.

- Alcohol makes it difficult to get an erection.

- Do not drink too much alcohol with Cialis; you might get a headache or experience dizziness.

- If you’re taking Cialis as cardiovascular treatment (and not an erectile dysfunction medication), DO NOT drink alcohol with it.

- Reduce alcohol consumption and experience a better sexual life.


Disclaimer

Your healthcare provider is the best source of health and medical information. Articles written by UPGUYS are informed by peer-reviewed studies and research, as well as governmental health authorities and agencies—but they cannot replace advice from a healthcare professional. Talk to your healthcare provider about any physical or mental health concerns you might have.