Most online pharmacies I visit claim that they have the “best” pills for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. Of course, I have often dismissed this claim as a mere marketing ploy, but is there actually truth in the claim of selling the best erectile dysfunction pills in the market?
Impotence Pill Choices
While science has not yet led us to the actual cure for the recurring impotence problem in males, we have been provided with the near-perfect treatments for the male impotence which could indeed be a permanent yet temporary solution to the embarrassing male problem. Through the years, we have been presented several choices for impotence management for patients suffering from the chronic disease. Here are the most famous medications for impotence available in the market now:
- Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate)
Viagra is known for its effectiveness when it comes to impotence. Patients observe a 30-60 minute onset of action for this drug and a 4 to 6-hour effect for this medication. The downside of using the product is its side effects—Viagra is known to cause headaches, hypotension, and facial flushing.
Of all the impotence treatment products, Viagra is the most famous of them all. This drug started in all in 1998 and opened the doors for the removal of the social stigma associated with impotence. This drug, though, was initially discovered as a treatment for angina and was merely an accidental discovery. Researchers only came to know of its potential as an impotence-busting medication when the volunteers consistently showed erectile function improvement as a side effect of the drug. When the product was approved by the US FDA and marketed for public and international use, the rest is history.
- Levitra (Vardenafil HCl)
In the hope of eliminating the side effects associated with Viagra, researchers and pharmaceutical companies strived to produce a more potent PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitor drug with the same potency as its predecessor. Levitra is said to cause lesser episodes of headaches and facial flushing due to its more selective inhibitory action. Also, the product is observed to have a lengthier effect (by one or two hours) than Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate). However, sales for Viagra still top Levitra due to the former drug’s fame and because there is not much difference between Viagra and Levitra’s action.
- Cialis (Tadalafil)
Because Viagra only allows up to 4 to 6 hours of erectile improvement in patients, the pharmaceutical companies aimed to produce a near-permanent solution to impotence. Viagra’s use is limited to only one dose in a 24-hour period and is really not a maintenance or daily treatment for the patients.
Cialis provides more hope of a normal erectile function for the patients—a single (potent and optimized) dose of this product can last for 36 hours—hence its “weekend pill” label. Of all the presently sold impotence treatments, this Cialis has the longest effect and is now preferred by most patients over Viagra. For those patients who desire a seemingly normal erectile function, Cialis also has a daily dose, which the patients can choose as well.
Generic and Brand Name ED Pills
The companies making the products Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra all charge highly for their products and they will continue to do so until their patents for their products expire. Unfortunately, while waiting, the patients are still harassed by the exorbitant prices for these products.
Due to the need for cheaper alternatives for impotence treatment (as not all consumers can afford $70 per tablet for the brand-name pills), pharmaceutical companies in nations where the patents of Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra have already expired, sought to create cheaper alternatives for the products, which we can see now flood the market.
What are the differences or the similarities of the brand and generic pills, anyway?
Similarities of brand and generic pills:
- Same active ingredient
- Same onset of action
- Same overall effect
- Same potency
- Same side effects
Differences between brand and generic pills:
- Appearance—even how the branded pills look is patented by the company
- Manufacturer (generic manufacturers are not the same companies as the big-name drugmakers)
- Price (generic products are largely cheaper than the brand-name products)
There are basically no significant differences concerning the function and effectiveness of generic and brand-name pills, as they contain the same active pharmaceutical ingredients. The prices and the appearances of these products, though, are stark, though.
Where can you buy the Best ED Pills?
You can purchase the brand-name medications anywhere in the world—you only need a prescription to purchase them. Some sellers also offer the online sale of branded erectile dysfunction products, although you have to choose your seller wisely because they may be selling counterfeit products, for all you know.
Generic medications are abundant too, but not all local pharmacies have stocks of generic impotence treatments. There are countries where generics for Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are still banned in favor of the companies Pfizer, Bayer, and Eli Lilly; however, there is still hope of securing generics despite restrictions.
Most online stores offer the sale of generic products which are leagues cheaper than the brand-name product. Buyers can indeed save more in resorting to generics, especially generic products from renowned, FDA and WHO accredited manufacturers.
Amongst all of the online sellers of generic products, a considerable number of them are selling meds without prescriptions too—which, frankly is dangerous. Despite this leniency on the sellers’ end, you should be responsible enough to get properly diagnosed and prescribed with the appropriate treatment, so you can safeguard your health while treating impotence.
The best ED pills are indeed present in the market—take your pick amongst Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, and you won’t go wrong. However, the local market prices of these products are bringing the financial toll to consumers, so they are resorting to the use of generic products instead.
Generics are great substitutes too, but you should still consult your doctor before using them, as you would prior to your use of brand-name meds. It is up to you if you consider either the brand or generic pills as the “best ED pills”—it does not matter—as long as you’re using them as they are prescribed and not abusing them despite their online abundance.