Adcirca Warnings and Precautions
It's important to be aware of Adcirca's safety warnings and precautions before taking the medication. For example, if you take nitrate medications (even if you only take them rarely), you should not take Adcirca. Before starting treatment, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Adcirca™ (tadalafil) if you have:
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A disease called pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)
- Heart problems, including chest pain (angina), heart failure, disease of the heart valves, or irregular heartbeats
- A history of vision problems, such as loss of eyesight
- An eye problem called retinitis pigmentosa
- A history of hearing problems, including ringing in the ears, dizziness, or hearing loss
- Stomach ulcers
- Any problem with the shape of your penis or Peyronie's disease
- Blood cell problems, such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
- A history of a painful or prolonged erection that lasted for more than four hours (priapism)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including nitrates, medicines for erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence), other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.