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  • Product Name:Cialis
  • Molecular Formula:C22H19N3O4
  • Appearance:white to off-white cyrstalline solid

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Appearance:white to off-white cyrstalline solid


171596-29-5 Name




TADALAFIL;CIALIS;IC 351;(6R,12AR)-6-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)-2-methyl-2,3,12,12a-tetrahydropyrazino[1',2':1,6]pyrido;GF 196960;ICOS 351;Tildenafil;UK 336017


171596-29-5 Biological Activity


Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor with an IC50 value of 1.8 nM.IC50 Value: 1.8±0.4nM [1]Target: PDE 5Tadalafil is marketed in pill form for treating erectile dysfunction(ED) under the name Cialis, and under the name Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Tadalafil can elevate the level of cGMP in the corpus cavernosum and effectively improve ED of various causes and vitro: Biochemical potencies (affinities) of these compounds for PDE5 determined by IC(50), K(D) (isotherm), K(D) (dissociation rate), and K(D) ((1/2) EC(50)), respectively, were the following: sildenafil (3.7 +/- 1.4, 4.8 +/- 0.80, 3.7 +/- 0.29, and 11.7 +/- 0.70 nM), tadalafil (1.8 +/- 0.40, 2.4 +/- 0.60, 1.9 +/- 0.37, and 2.7 +/- 0.25 nM); and vardenafil (0.091 +/- 0.031, 0.38 +/- 0.07, 0.27 +/- 0.01, and 0.42 +/- 0.10 nM). Thus, absolute potency values were similar for each inhibitor, and relative potencies were vardenafil >> tadalafil > sildenafil [1]. 0.5 ml tadalafil solutions with different concentrations were added (0.2, 0.1, 0.05 and 0.025 μg ml-1, respectively) into semen samples. In both groups, samples treated with 0.2 μg ml-1 tadalafil had significant increase in sperm motility after 2 h incubation [2].in vivo: The Tadalafil-treated group showed enhanced erectile function (intracavernosal pressure/mean arterial pressure) at 0.3, 0.5, 1, 3, and 5 Hz compared with diabetic group values at the respective frequencies (P <.05) that approached control values [3]. oral administration of tadalafil (20 mg) or sildenafil (100 mg) was given. In both groups, computer-assisted semen analysis parameters showed no significant difference. After the administration of tadalafil (2 h) and sildenafil (1 h), there was no significant difference observed in premature acrosome reaction incidence rate [2].Clinical trial: Study the Safety and Effectiveness of Tadalafil in Men With Problems Getting or Maintaining an Erection When Taken Prior to Desiring an Erection. Phase 3

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Signaling Pathways >> Metabolic Enzyme/Protease >> Phosphodies


[1]. Blount MA, et al. Binding of tritiated sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil to the phosphodiesterase-5 catalytic site displays potency,specificity, heterogeneity, and cGMP stimulation. Mol Pharmacol. 2004 Jul;66(1):144-52.

[2]. Yang Y, et al. Effect of acute tadalafil on sperm motility and acrosome reaction: in vitro and in vivo studies. Andrologia. 2013 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print]

[3]. Mostafa ME, et al. Effect of Chronic Low-dose Tadalafil on Penile Cavernous Tissues in Diabetic Rats. Urology. 2013 Jun;81(6):1253-60.


171596-29-5 Chemical & Physical Properties

Melting point 


Boiling point

679.1±55.0 °C at 760 mmHg


1.5±0.1 g/cm3

Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight


Flash Point

364.5±31.5 °C





Exact Mass


Vapour Pressure

0.0±2.1 mmHg at 25°C

Index of Refraction


Storage condition

Hygroscopic, -20?C Freezer, Under Inert Atmosphere


171596-29-5 Description

Tadalafil (market name “Cialis” or “Adcirca”) is a kind of PDE5 inhibitor used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hypertrophy and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The effect of Tadalafil is relaxing the blood vessels muscles and increasing the blood flow into the corpus cavernosum. The mechanism of action of tadalafil is through inhibiting the activity of the cGMP specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). PDE5 degrades cGMP in the corpus cavernosum located around the penis. Therefore, tadalafi leads to the increased concentration of cGMP which further causes the smooth muscle relaxation and increased blood flow into the corpus cavernosum. Some clinical studies also implied that tadalafil could improve endothelia function in men with increased cardiovascular risk and lower the urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia.


171596-29-5 Uses

  1. Analgesic, norepinephrine uptake blocker, mu-opiod receptor agonist.A phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor.Tadalafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
  2. Tadalafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. A phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor.


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