Tazzle 20 FM (Tadalafil Orally Disintegrating Strips)

Tazzle 20 FM (Tadalafil Orally Disintegrating Strips)

Uses of Tazzle Disintegrating Strip
Tazzle 20mg FM Strip is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension.
It is also used in erectile dysfunction with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
Side effects of Tazzle Disintegrating Strip

Headache
Nausea
Nasopharyngitis
Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
Dyspepsia
Muscle pain
Back pain
Pain in extremitz

How to use Tazzle Disintegrating Strip
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the strips/film with wet hands. Keep it in your mouth but do not swallow it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tazzle 20mg FM Strip at a fixed time.
How Tazzle Disintegrating Strip works
Tazzle 20mg fm strip is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works in erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis by relaxing the muscles in penile blood vessels. It works in pulmonary hypertension by relaxing the blood vessels in the lungs to allow blood to flow more easily.
Expert advice for Tazzle Disintegrating Strip
Tazzle helps to have and maintain an erection, but it will not produce the erection without sexual stimulation.
It should be taken just when you need it and one to half hour before sexual intercourse.
It can be taken with or without food.
You should not use if you have recently taken nitrates. Nitrates are commonly used in angina (chest pain).
Inform your doctor if the erection does not subside within two hours after sexual intercourse.
Inform your doctor if you experience any eye sight change while taking Tazzle.
Do not take Tazzle if you recently had a stroke, a heart attack or if you have severe liver disease or very low blood pressure (<90/50 mmHg).
Warnings
Alcohol  :  Tadalafil can lower blood pressure, and combining it with alcohol may further increase this effect.
Pregnancy  :  Tazzle 20mg FM Strip is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation  :  No information is available on the use of Tazzle 20mg FM Strip during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving  :  Tazzle 20mg FM Strip may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney  :  Tazzle 20mg FM Strip should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tazzle 20mg FM Strip may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver  :  Tazzle 20mg FM Strip should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tazzle 20mg FM Strip may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Tazzle 20mg FM Strip is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Missed Dosage uses  :
If you miss a dose of Tadalafil, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Tadalafil
Q. Is Tazzle addictive?
No, Tazzle is not an addictive drug. However, some people may develop an emotional or psychological dependence on the medicine. Always take the medicine for the duration as suggested by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Tazzle with prednisone?
Tazzle, when taken with prednisone, may cause low blood pressure. Please consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may be required when the two medicines are to be used together.
Q. Is Tazzle safe to use?
Tazzle is safe when used strictly as advised by your doctor and for approved conditions like erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, there are some very common side effects that you may experience with Tazzle like a headache, flushing, nasal congestion, dyspepsia, back pain, muscle pain, and pain in extremity.
Q. Is Tazzle better than sildenafil?
Both Tazzle and sildenafil belong to the same group of drugs called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors, used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, Tazzle has a slow onset of action with less efficacy but works for a much longer time and is safer than sildenafil.
Q. How long can I take Tazzle for?
Tazzle should only be taken only for the time period as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Tazzle with losartan?
Yes, Tazzle can be taken with losartan. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking them together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Tazzle if I have high blood pressure?
Tazzle can be taken in patients with high blood pressure. However, if you are on medicines for high blood pressure, taking Tazzle along with them can cause a significant fall in blood pressure which could be harmful. Tazzle is absolutely contraindicated in patients taking nitrates. Inform your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Tazzle with antibiotics?
Tazzle can be taken safely with antibiotics. However, it is degraded in the body by an enzyme known as CYP3A4 and a dose adjustment may be needed when it is used with drugs which can affect the activity of this enzyme. Antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole and itraconazole can decrease the action of this enzyme and increase Tazzle levels in the blood. Antibiotics like rifampicin increase the action of this enzyme causing an increased breakdown of Tazzle and decrease its efficacy.
Q. Does Tazzle affect sperm count?
No, Tazzle has no known effect on sperm count. It is a medication used for erectile dysfunction, not to increase sperm count.
Q. Does Tazzle delay ejaculation?
No, Tazzle is not known to affect ejaculation. It is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Q. Does Tazzle expire?
Like any other drug, Tazzle does have an expiry date and should not be used beyond that. Please check the package insert for the same.
Q. Does Tazzle work?
Yes, Tazzle works very effectively for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension when taken strictly as advised by your doctor.
Q. How long does Tazzle last?
Generally, the effect of Tazzle lasts from 24 to 36 hours, however, the effect may vary from patient to patient. As it works for a long duration, its action may last for more than one day. Some patients call it a weekend pill which is when taken on Friday night, the effect may last until Sunday morning. So it is preferred over sildenafil and verdanafil by some patients.
Q. Is Tazzle a steroid?
No, Tazzle is not a steroid. It is a phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor and is used for treating erectile dysfunction.
Q. Is Tazzle same as sildenafil?
Both Tazzle and sildenafil belong to the same group of drugs called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors, used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, Tazzle has a slow onset of action with less efficacy but works for a much longer time and is safer than sildenafil.
Q. Can I take Tazzle forever?
No, Tazzle is not a life long medicine. It should be taken only for a duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Tazzle just for fun?
Tazzle is a prescription drug and should only be taken for the appropriate indication as prescribed by a doctor as it may be associated with many side effects. Also, it is available only on prescription by a doctor.
Q. Can I take Tazzle with tamsulosin?
When taken together, these drugs may produce an additive blood-pressure-lowering effect. Dose needs to be titrated carefully. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Tazzle with lisinopril?
Yes, Tazzle can be taken with lisinopril. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking them together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Can I take Tazzle with metoprolol?
Yes, Tazzle can be taken with metoprolol. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking them together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

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