Daily Cialis SR

I hope this question is in the appropriate forum. I am confused about Cialis sustained release. I take Cialis compounded. Started at 3mg SR now I take 2 of them for 6mg.
I am thinking of switching to 7mg SR ( cheaper than two 3mg caps) that’s how empower pharmacy compounds. I just don’t understand if I would reach peak levels similar to immediate release. I can get a 5.5 mg immediate release from local pharmacy and take that daily. I know immediate release peaked within 2 hours or so.

Any thoughts?
I take for ED while on TRT. I like consistent anytime erections. Also help with my light workouts and actually helped lower my BP a bit.
@physioLojik do you have knowledge about this?
Thank you.

I take tadalifil from India. It’s awesome and 50 bucks for a 30 day supply. I take 2.5 mg first thing in the morning before I go to the gym and 2.5 mg in the evening. Absolutely amazing stuff. Awesome pumps in the gym. Great vascularity in my arms and biceps. It’s not SR it’s just your basic tadalifil generic. I tried the legit eli lily brand and it gave me back pain and insurance would only give me 6 pills a month. Those 6 pills cost me 70 bucks. Total joke. Just ordered 2 months from India a couple days ago and I’ve still got about 2 months worth. Keep it coming!

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Cialis isn’t extended release or immadiate release in either dosage. It by nature has an 18 hour half life. Daily cialis is just a low dose version of the original 20mg pill. That’s why 36 hour usage happens for the higher dose. I recommend guys only Use 20mg every theee days or 5mg a day.

The tadalfil from empower pharmacy is slow release. They add stuff (starts with an M) in the capsules to slow it’s release. @physioLojik

@physioLojik, there are so many different versions of cialis now it’s crazy. SR, dissolved tabs, professional, ect ect.

The only cialis we prescribe in out practice is either 20mg or 5mg for every day ;)if you check the drug through the fda info it comes in three dosages. 20 10 and 5. The generic shit coming out of China or whatever compounding pharmacies do isn’t standard for the actual drug. Why would you need a slow release of a medicine with a long half life that’s used for ED. It’s already slow release because of it’s half life. Peak plasma concentrations are achieved quickly but sustained for a lengthy time

I seem to like the peak from the immediate release (regular). And being long half life I don’t think the SR are as effective. The SR I feel I need to take more dosage to get the peak and the right level .

However, I do get almost no flushing with the SR.

Maybe I’ll just take the 5.5 at night when flushing don’t matter but the erections do.
@physioLojik

That I like

Your so right @physioLojik. What do I know. I just take the shit on a daily basis. I’ve got dissolvable tabs and 5mg pills here at the house from India. I’ve got 20 mg eli lily pills, 5 mg eli lily pills. I’ve used them all so I wouldn’t know what is trash and what isnt trash. It’s just so subjective. Real world first hand experience with this “trash” really isnt worth a damn.

There’s a compound pharmacy in USA , suppose to be FDA regulated, that has 30x5.5 mg for $60.

Empower another compound pharmacy has the 7mg bet 2-3 bucks each. But those are the SR.

I will try the regular release 5.5 to see how I do.

Who could afford the brand name shit even with insurance.

You have way more experience with it than me and that is worth a lot man. All I know about are the ones I can prescribe.

My doc said the empower cialis is just like the regular brand cialis. No difference. I get the 7mg caps as well.

That’s good to know that you use the 7. Am thinking of going to 7- I guess it does it’s job 4u? I confirmed with empower they indeed add a substance to the capsules to make it slow release. I take a 5 mg regular and get a flush soon after. If I take the empower one I don’t get the flush , sort of confirms it’s slow release.

FDA did not approve a slow release for Cialis. Idk what to think of it?? @CrushCity1
It seems I need more of the SR to get the same affect as a 5 immediate release

Does your Cialis say 7mg SR?

My blood pressure has went all the way down to 106/70 at times. I wonder if the SR is affecting this. My pressure was about 128/88 before trt.

Mine say SR. When i take the 7 mg I can def feel a difference in about 2ish hours. My doc gave me 14mg pills from empower to try and l had to stop them because everyone at work was asking why I had a sunburn the next day. Lmao, seriously I was beet red in the face especially in the AM if taken the night before.

I’ve also tried the viagra 100mg SR from Empower and like clock work in 60 min you will be flush but to flush imo.

Empower is a compounding pharmacy so I don’t think they can make the exact formula as say a regular or generic pharm company so it makes sense that they would add another ingredient. Who knows how effective that additive really is or if it’s just to stay legal.

Did you think your blood pressure declined because of the tadalfil? And what time do you take it? Did you ever try a regular release 5? IDK if I should go with the regular release 5.5 or if there is a benefit to the 7mg SR? I asked my Dr he said tricky to say with compounded medication. @CrushCity1

Sunburn…lol…I got the same comment. I say. Yeah …I am outside a lot. Had a school meeting , was red the entire time. They probably thought I was a drinker.

I would take it around 5pm.

Now I’m only taking every 2-3 days. Whether I’m feeling dialed in or not my erections are much stronger with it and that gives me more confidence.