Tadalafil is an orally administered 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.
IUPAC Name : (6R-trans)-6-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)- 2,3,6,7,12,12a-hexahydro-2-methyl-pyrazino [1′, 2′:1,6] pyrido[3,4-b]indole-1,4-dione
CAS Number : 171596-29-5
Molecular Formula : C22H19N3O4
Molecular Weight : 389.40396 g/mol
Synonyms : (6R,12aR)-6-(1,3-Benzodioxol-5-yl)-2,3,6,7,12,12a-hexahydro-2-methylpyrazino[1,2:1,6]pyrido[3,4-b]indole-1,4-dione; Cialis; GF 196960; IC 351; ICOS 351; Tildenafil; UK 336017
InChI Key : WOXKDUGGOYFFRN-IIBYNOLFSA-N