Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Fertility While Taking Tadalafil

Tadalafil is not often prescribed in pregnancy, but it may be recommended if you have pulmonary hypertension.

Pulmonary hypertension is an extremely serious condition in pregnancy. If you have this condition, it’s important to use reliable contraception (for example a contraceptive implant or a coil) and to talk to your doctor before trying for a baby. You heart condition will need to be assessed so that you can be given information on the risks of pregnancy to your health.

If you become pregnant while taking tadalafil, you will usually be recommended to continue to take it throughout pregnancy. This is because the risks from pulmonary hypertension are potentially life-threatening without treatment.

It’s important to let your doctors know that you are pregnant as early as possible. This is because you will need to be reviewed in a specialist pregnancy and heart clinic throughout your pregnancy. You will be considered a high-risk pregnancy and will have a lot of additional care.

Tadalafil and breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding and have pulmonary hypertension, tadalafil is not usually prescribed, unless a specialist recommends it.

Tadalafil and fertility

There’s no evidence to suggest that taking tadalafil will reduce fertility in either women or men.

However, speak to a pharmacist or doctor before taking it if you’re trying to get pregnant.