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Compound Summary for: CID 110635

tadalafil

Also known as: Cialis, 171596-29-5, ADCIRCA, Tadanafil, Ic351, IC 351, ICOS 351, UNII-742SXX0ICT, 1xoz
Molecular Formula: C22H19N3O4   Molecular Weight: 389.40396   InChIKey: WOXKDUGGOYFFRN-IIBYNOLFSA-N
Tadalafil is an orally adminstered drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction (impotence). It is marketed worldwide under the brand name Cialis. It is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. Tadalafil's distinguishing pharmacologic feature is its longer half-life (17.5 hours) compared with Viagra and Levitra (4-5 hours). This longer half-life results in a longer duration of action and is, in part, responsible for the Cialis nickname of the "weekend pill." This longer half-life also is the basis of current investigation for tadalafil's use in pulmonary arterial hypertension as a once-daily therapy. [Wikipedia]   From: DrugBank
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