TADALAFILMS® OTF (oral transmucosal film) 4.5mg/8.5mg/12.5mg Exclusively at Premier Drugstore

What is tadalafil?

Tadalafil belongs to a class of medications known as PDE-5 inhibitors.  Tadalafil is FDA approved to treat erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia.  It works to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. This increased blood flow can cause an erection. A recent research study suggests that  PDE-5 inhibitors may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease in treated individuals.

What are TADALAFILMS® OTF? How do I use them? Why is buccal delivery better?

TADALAFILMS® OTF are a unique drug delivery system that allows tadalafil to be absorbed through mucous membranes.  This system is an innovative mucoadhesive system which allows for quick absorption and faster onset of action than traditional tablet formulations that must dissolve before being absorbed.  It  also allows the prescriber to order lower doses, which may produce fewer adverse effects than other tadalafil dosage forms.   The film comes in a plastic wrapper and can be carried in your pocket.

This proprietary system is easy to use.  The patient simply places the film on the inside of their cheek and the film will do the rest.  The film will slowly dissolve over a few minutes.

How are TADALAFILMS® OTF supplied?

TADALAFILMS OTF are supplied in plastic sleeves as 4.5mg, 8.5mg, or 12.5mg oral transmucosal films.  The films are dispensed in a metalized, moisture barrier bag.  They can be made in any strength the prescriber would like.


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Tadalafilms are a prescription only compounded drug available to residents of the state of Georgia. We are working on wading through the red tape as we add states that we can ship to. Your doctor can either call Premier Drugstore and give a telephone order or fill out the sample prescription available here and fax it to Premier Drugstore. If you do not have a doctor, call us and we will refer you to a doctor familiar with Tadalafilms.

Who should not use TADALAFILMS® OTF?

Tadalafilms should not be taken by anyone taking nitrates such as nitroglycerin or isosorbide or anyone allergic to tadalafil.