Is Tadalafil and Cialis the same thing?

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In essence, these medications are the same, but you may notice a range of differences between them. Cialis is the brand name for Tadalafil, a generic drug that was proven for the treatment of ED in 2017. Both medicines share the same active ingredient Tadalafil, which means that they have the same therapeutic effects.

Initially, Cialis was developed by Eli Lily that obtained a patent on this medication in 1997. In 2003, the pharmaceutical company received approval from the FDA to license Cialis for the treatment of ED.

The Eli Lilly patent on this ED medicine in the EU expired in 2017, which gave an opportunity to the manufacturers of generic medications to produce their own versions of the medicine, which is known as Tadalafil. Cialis is a brand name that belongs only to Eli Lilly.

Basically, today on the market you can find either the branded Cialis by Eli Lilly or Tadalafil, the generic drug. Both medications may differ in shape, color, additional ingredients, and, of course, price (a generic version is available at lower price than the branded Cialis).