Buying CIALIS safely online

CIALIS is available only with a prescription from your doctor

The only way to help be sure you're getting real CIALIS is by getting a prescription from your doctor and taking it to an accredited local pharmacy or an accredited online pharmacy to have it filled. And remember, prescriptions should only be filled at US-based pharmacies.

Beware of counterfeit (fake) CIALIS

  • Counterfeit medication has been known to contain dangerous ingredients, such as pesticides, lead, and mercury
  • Often, counterfeit medication contains little to no active ingredient, and that means you may not get the results you expect
  • Only use online pharmacies that are accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP)*

    Online counterfeiters will try to sell you fake tablets that look a lot like the real thing. Don't buy into them. If you do prefer to purchase CIALIS online, here are some ways to help make sure you're getting the real thing.

    Beware of sites that:

  • Offer CIALIS at a price that's much lower than the price at your local pharmacy or at a price that seems "too good to be true"
  • Don't list a street address or contact information, especially if they're not located in the United States
  • Sell prescription medications without a prescription, or after a short online survey or review by a remotely located physician
  • Offer generic, "soft tab," or "fast dissolve" CIALIS. There is no generic for CIALIS, and CIALIS only comes as an almond-shaped tablet that is swallowed whole
  • It is difficult to tell whether or not the drugs you purchase online are dangerous because counterfeiters are very good at copying the packaging and appearance of legitimate drugs. Even the makers of legitimate drugs often can't confirm whether or not a product bought online is real until they've conducted chemical analyses.

    More than 50% of drugs bought online from sites that conceal their physical address are counterfeit, so don't buy CIALIS from Web sites that don't provide a physical location. The drugs they sell may be counterfeit, illegal, and possibly dangerous.

    To minimize your chances of getting fake CIALIS, make sure your prescription is filled at an accredited US-based or accredited online pharmacy. Online pharmacies with Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) accreditation have had their facilities inspected and their practices reviewed by the NABP.

    *The brands listed are trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Eli Lilly and Company. The makers of these brands are not affiliated with and do not endorse Eli Lilly and Company or its products.

    Want to check an online pharmacy?

    If you think you want to purchase CIALIS from an online pharmacy or Web site, you can type in the Web address of the pharmacy to verify its legitimacy.