Cialis vs Viagra

Both Viagra and Cialis treat the erectile dysfunction in men. They are the most popular erectile dysfunction treatments. The two drugs have performance differences. In this article, I will take you through a comprehensive comparison of the two drugs. The comparison is based on their action, duration, side effects, effectiveness and many others. After the comparison, you will be in a position to know which erectile dysfunction treatment is better for you.

generic-viagraDuration

Research shows that Cialis has longer duration compared to Viagra. While Viagra is said to remain in the body for about eight hours, Cialis can remain in the body for up 36 hours. It is, for this reason, the drug is nicknamed as the weekend pill’.

Action rate and effectiveness

Although the two drugs have a faster onset action, each medication has a difference action rate. For Cialis, the research shows that it takes between 15 to 20 minutes for its effect to be realized. Viagra, on the other hand, takes between 20 to 30 minutes to act. Both treatments have a higher success rate, therefore, helping a lot of men to have control over their erection. Clinical trials for Viagra 10mg found that the drug was effective and treated 82% of the people who used it. Likewise, the clinical trial for Cialis 100gm showed that 81% of the men who used it were satisfied with the result. The clinical result shows that there is very little significance difference between the two drugs.

Shape

The Cialis tablet is in the shape of n almond that are available in various shades of either yellow or yellow-orange. The drug is engraved with a letter “C”. All the Viagra pills are blue in color and are in the shape of an elongated diamond. They have rounded corners.

Sildenafil citrate
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Dosage and administration

The two drugs have difference packaging. Cialis Comes in 2.5,5, 10, and 20 mg tablets. Viagra, on the other hand, comes in 25, 50, and 100mg tablets. Users of the two drugs are advised not to take grapevine or its juice along with the drug since they can alter the action of the drugs. Also, users are advised not to take the drug with greasy or fatty foods as they can alter or interfere with its absorption. The two drugs are administered orally.

Side effects

The two drugs have almost similar side effects. The use of Viagra may result in a mild headache, facial flushing, nasal congestion, inability to differentiate color blue and green, stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Cialis also result in facial flushing, mild headaches, congestion, dizziness, low blood pressure and chest pain.

Market approval

The FDA approved the use of Cialis as an erectile dysfunction treatment on 21st November 2003. Viagra was also approved by FDA on 27th March 1998 as a medication for treating both erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension.

Ingredient

The main ingredient for Cialis is Tadalafil while Viagra’s main ingredient is Sildenafil. The both ingredient causes the penis muscles to relax and increases the blood flow into the penis.

The two drugs work almost the same despite that Cialis last for a longer time in the body compared to Viagra. Viagra has been in the market for a longer time. The two increases the rate of the blood flow to the penis to create a longer erection.