Basic Drug Info

Manufacturer: Ajanta Pharma Ltd.
Active Substance: Tadalafil citrate
Drug Form: Gel for peroral use
Available Doses: 20 mg

active substance Tadalafil citrate

What is Apcalis?

Apcalis is a drug based on tadalafil, the substance that has made it possible for millions of men around the world to regain the ability to achieve solid erection for experiencing satisfying sexual intercourse. The drug has an extraordinary effectiveness in the recovery of male potency which according to the results of various studies reaches 84.4-84.6%.

Apcalis is a true “weekend pill”: the tadalafil-based tablet is taken on Saturday mornings and allows intense and unforgettable sexual intercourse throughout the weekend. Food and alcohol do not affect the effect of the drug.

However, to get the effect announced by the producer it is necessary to study well all the aspects that determine the dosage of Apcalis and that depend on the indications, the health conditions and the treatment regime.

Apcalis, like other tadalafil-based drugs (Cialis, Cialis Professional, Tadalis, etc.) is effective in treating and eliminating the symptoms of a range of diseases, including PAH and BPH. Taken in microdoses of 2.5 to 5mg, the drug is effective in reversing the flow of the disease completely, providing a full recovery from ED.

This pathology is very common among men, both old and young. Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction are unable to have complete sexual intercourse, and therefore suffer from a strong psychological distress: the problem causes insecurity in their abilities. The inability to have a sex life involves many other health problems.

The correct dosage of Apcalis has the following therapeutic effects:

  • Stimulates the appearance of an erection;
  • An adequate erection in case of sexual excitement;
  • The penis remains in an erect state throughout sexual intercourse;
  • Full satisfaction from sexual intercourse;
  • Psychological raising and re-acquiring security in its own power;
  • The joy of sexually satisfying one’s partner.

However, cases of individual immunity to the components of the drug can occur and therefore, for the treatment of erectile dysfunction Levitra with the active ingredient Vardenafil will also be fine.

What is Apcalis SX?

Apcalis SX, or Apcalis SX Oral Jelly, is a brand name attributed to Apcalis in certain sources. The active substance, as well as the pharmacological characteristics of the drug, remain unchanged.

What is Apcalis Oral Jelly?

Apcalis Oral Jelly is tadalafil gel available in form of gel with fruity flavor. This form of a drug has a shorter onset time thanks to the liquid form that enables absorption already from the mouth cavity mucosa. In this way, the medicinal effect of Apcalis Oral Jelly sets in already 20 minutes after administration.

Another benefit of Apcalis Oral Jelly is discreetness with which the drug can be administered; there is no need to wash down the drug with a glass of water or any other liquid. The content of sachet can be taken directly from the package shortly prior to sexual activity.

How to take Apcalis

Due to the specificity of its pharmacological form, Apcalis does not need to be taken with any liquids. The content of the sachet containing Apcalis Oral Jelly is supposed to be consumed at least 20 minutes before the estimated time when you plan to be sexually active.

Apcalis dosage

Apcalis is available in the single dose of 20 mg. Apcalis 20 mg, according to the information insert and the recommendations of doctors, should be administered for a single symptomatic action on the male genital system. Since the duration of the effect of the drug is 36 hours, this dosage is not recommended for daily intake. In fact, the drug is best administered second day.

Thus, Apcalis 20 mg is used for episodic intake and not for cyclic treatment. For men who have less than 2 sexual intercourses per week this is the best choice.

The drug with this dosage can be taken at any time of the day, about 20 minutes before the sexual intercourse. The prolonged duration of action of the drug allows you to plan the intimacy with complete peace of mind, since the tablet can be taken in advance. It should be taken into consideration that tadalafil 20 mg is the maximum recommended dose of the drug.

Other drugs based the same active substance come in form of drugs containing 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg of tadalafil.

Tadalafil 10 mg

This is the most commonly indicated initial dose. As a rule, experts recommend it to men who take the drug for the first time. From there, depending on the reaction of the organism and the effect achieved, this dose is increased or decreased.

Tadalafil 2.5mg and 5 mg

This dosage is indicated for the daily intake of tadalafil, strictly at the same time. After five days of taking, the concentration of the active ingredient in the body becomes constant, and the man can have sexual intercourse at any time. Therefore, tadalafil 2.5 mg / 5 mg is ideal for men who lead an active sex life.

How to use Apcalis

Always use Apcalis as directed by your prescriber. Failure to comply with recommendations of your doctor, pharmacist and / or drug package insert may result in irreversible damage to your health.

Apcalis contains the quantity of tadalafil that is intended for the use “on demand” as opposed to daily use; it is therefore recommended to avoid everyday intake of the drug. Allow for at least 36 hours to pass between two doses of Apcalis administered consecutively.

Apcalis or Tadalis – which to choose?

Tadalis is a drug applied for the same scope of medicinal purposes but having a different pharmacological form; for this reason, pharmacodynamics of tadalafil contained in Tadalis differs in an insignificant way from that contained in Apcalis Oral Jelly.

Tadalis is tadalafil citrate that has a form of film-coated tablets administered perorally, which preconditions a slower reabsorption from the gastric tract and, as the result, a longer time required for the onset of tadalafil health effects. In the table below you will discover the recommendations on how to choose between the two almost identical drugs.

Table 1. Tadalis vs. Apcalis

When to use Tadalis? When to use Apcalis?
  • When timing is of no importance
  • When you prefer traditional drugs
  • When you are allergic to artificial flavors
  • When you are pressed for time
  • When you dislike taking pills
  • When you need extra layer of discreetness

Side effects

The side effects of Apcalis can be caused not only by the incorrect administration of the prescribed doses, but also by the non-compliance with the contraindications of the drug. They are:

  • back pain
  • muscle pain
  • headache
  • nasal congestion
  • dyspepsia
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • erythrosis
  • congestion
  • dizziness
  • ringing in the ears
  • tachycardia, palpitations, hypotension, hypertension
  • dyspnea, epistaxis
  • abdominal pain
  • rash, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)


Although it is pointed out in the manufacturer’s instructions that Apcalis is compatible with alcohol, what it intended is that its efficacy is unaffected; however, simultaneous intake of the two substances has a detrimental effect on the user’s organism. The associated unwanted symptoms appear due to liver dysfunction and general metabolism. In this organ biochemical reactions of degradation of all the substances introduced in the organism are carried out. Apcalis is also metabolized in the liver. The high amount of ethyl slows the elimination of the drug from the body.

During a cyclic treatment it can happen that at the time of taking the ordinary dose of the drug, the body still contains the residues of the previous dose which has not been completely eliminated. Finally, the concentration of the active substance exceeds the permitted limit, increasing the risk of overdose and cardiovascular complications.


Apcalis is a pharmacy drug that acts on the vascular system. It cannot be administered in the cases of:

  • hypersensitivity to tadalafil or any other substance present in the drug;
  • therapy with drugs containing organic nitrates;
  • limitations of the sexual activity recommended by the doctor in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases: myocardial infarction in the last 90 days, unstable angina, class II-IV heart failure, arterial hypotension (BP less than 90/50 mmHg), uncontrolled arterial hypertension, ischemic stroke in the last 6 months;
  • loss of vision in one eye following non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy;
  • contextual intake of doxazosin, stimulators of guanylate cyclase, such as Riociguat, as well as drugs for the treatment of erectile dysfunction;
  • severe kidney failure.

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