What is Forzest?
Forzest is an erectile dysfunction (ED) medication prescribed to men aged 18 and above. It is a generic version of brand Cialis – thanks to the same active ingredient, called tadalafil. Forzest is a much cheaper generic tadalafil option than Cialis. It is available as a tablet, which should be taken with a glass of water. It comes in a 20 mg potency, which is an ideal dose of tadalafil for most men with ED. The drug is active in the body for up to 36 hours so it is called the “weekend” pill.
Does Forzest cure ED?
Clinical studies have shown that Forzest (tadalafil) is successful at treating ED in the majority of cases. The 20 mg dose has enabled nearly 80% of men on average to develop stronger erections that are sufficient for sexual intercourse. However, it does not cure ED permanently. Forzest is just a palliative medicine for ED. It should be taken only when you have sex, but not more than once in 24 hours. It can successfully and effectively tackle ED symptoms.
How does Forzest work?
Forzest (tadalafil) has similar functionality to sildenafil, vardenafil, and avanafil. It increases blood flow to the male organ by dilating blood vessels. Like sildenafil and vardenafil, tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor. The PDE5 enzyme has been found to constrict the blood vessels in the penis, restricting blood flow. Forzest prevents this from happening. It inhibits PDE5 to stop cGMP degradation. Eventually, nitric oxide is released, which dilates penile blood vessels to increase blood flow.
How long does Forzest last?
If you are taking Forzest 20 mg, you should take it 30 minutes before sex. Post-dosage, the drug is usually active for up to 36 hours so you have multiple sessions of lovemaking during that period. The 36-hour efficacy does not mean that the drug gives you a 36-hour erection. Any erection lasting for more than 3-4 hours is a medical emergency. In that 36 hours, you will be able to achieve an erection on sexual stimulation.
Is it safe to use Forzest?
For most men, tadalafil has been a safe ED drug, provided taken under the supervision of a doctor. Forzest is a safe medicine if you use it exactly as you used Cialis. However, like most conventional medicines, this drug may cause side effects such as a headache, muscle pain, hot flushes, nasal congestion, indigestion, and acid reflux. Forzest could be unsafe for men with a recent history of stroke or heart attack; undergoing nitrates or alpha-blockers treatment; have a serious illness.
Does alcohol interact with Forzest?
A pint of beer or a glass of wine is unlikely to impair the effects of Forzest pills. However, binge drinking should be avoided, as more alcohol in the body could affect the drug’s efficacy, making it difficult to achieve or sustain an erection. Similarly, grapefruit juice may impact the drug’s efficacy, making you more susceptible to side effects. Therefore, you should refrain from drinking alcohol or grapefruit juice when using Forzest.