Viagra vs Cialis

Viagra and Cialis are both drugs commonly used to treat Erectile Dysfunction ED. although both of them are very effective against ED, there are some differences making on better than the other. Let’s see what are the differences between them by categorising them in various aspects.

1. Active ingredient
Cialis – Tadalafil.
Viagra – Sildenafil.

2. Dosage
Cialis – 2.5, 5, 10 and 20 mg.
Viagra – 25, 50, 100 mg.

Viagra vs Cialis3. How long does the drug last ?
Cialis – Effective up to 8 hours.
Viagra – Effective for about 4-6 hours.

4. When should one take it ?
Cialis – 30 minutes before sex.
Viagra – 30-60 minutes before sex.

5. Can it be taken empty stomach?
Cialis – Yes, can be taken with food as well.
Viagra – Yes, works best when taken on an empty stomach.

6. Onset of action
Cialis – Within 15 minutes, it sets in faster.
Viagra – Within 30 minutes.

7. Selling point
Cialis – Available in low doses and is relatively faster in action thereby there is no need to think and plan sex.

Viagra – it has been in the market for a much longer time as compared to Cialis and has a great track record. Since it has been in the market for a longer time, it has gained more popularity.

8. Half life
Cialis – 18 hours.
Viagra – 4 hours.

9. Brand names
Cialis – Biotech firm by the name Lilly.
Viagra – Pharma company by the name Pfizer.

pfizer-viagra10. Excretion
Cialis – About 60% of the drug gets excreted through the stool and about 30% through the urine.

Viagra – About 80% through faeces and 15% through urine.

11. Side effects
Cialis – Muscle ache, headache, runny nose, stomach upset no back pain.
Viagra – Flushing, changes in vision, stomach upset, headache and running nose

The working of both of them is the same. Cialis is nothing but a PDE5 inhibitor which is a drug used in order to block the effect of PDE5 ( phosphodiesterase type 5 ) in the muscle cells which line the blood vessels of the penis. To put it in simple words, it is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Apart from that it is also used in treating signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia when seen along with ED. Cialis soft tabs are also called Super Viagra as they act faster and longer.

The drugs are available in most of the major pharmacies as well as online, however it is not an over the counter drug and needs a valid doctor’s prescription.

So as we can see, Cialis has emerged as the clear winner over here in every aspect. It is not only modern but also an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. Cialis offers various advantages over Viagra and is available at a comparatively lesser price than Viagra.