cialis vs viagra

Before coming on to the topic; differences between Cialis and Viagra let's have an overview of Cialis and Viagra. 

 

Cialis

Cialis is the brand name of an FDA-approved medicine containing Tadalafil as its chemical component. Tadalafil belongs to a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors group of medicines that are often used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or erectile dysfunction (ED), or both conditions in men. Tadalafil presented as Adcirca used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH).

 

Eli Lilly and Company is an American pharmaceutical company that manufactures Cialis. The medicine works by enhancing the effects of one of the chemicals(PDE5 enzyme) into the penis during sexual stimulation. This consequently increases the flow of blood into the penis, providing it a firm erection.

 

The medicine should not be used by patients taking nitrates drugs, such as nitroglycerin tablets or patches, because the combination of Tadalafil and Nitrates significantly lowers the blood pressure and can lead to fainting or even death in some men.

 

Viagra

Viagra is an FDA-approved drug containing Sildenafil(or Sildenafil Citrate) as the active ingredient responsible for its positive effect on treating erectile dysfunction in men and pulmonary arterial hypertension (high blood pressure affecting the lungs and heart). Pfizer, an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation that manufactures Viagra.

 

The medicine is manufactured in multiples strengths as per the patient's severity, such as Viagra 50 Mg Tablet, Viagra 100 Mg Tablet.

 

Sildenafil manufactured with the brand name; Revatio, is used to improve the ability to exercise in adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Viagra (Sildenafil) is not recommended to children, but doctors may recommend Revatio(Sildenafil) as the best medication to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH) in children.

 

Viagra(Sildenafil) treats erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation, this increase in blood flow causes an erection. Revatio(Sildenafil) treats PAH by relaxing the lungs' blood vessels to allow blood to flow easily. The medicine should be taken with any drugs containing nitrates.

 

Which Is Better Cialis Or Viagra?

Both Viagra and Cialis are PDE5 inhibitor groups of medicines but with different chemicals present in them; Viagra contains Sildenafil and Cialis contains Tadalfil. As they belong to the same class of medicines, they have some similarities, like treating impotence and pulmonary arterial hypertension. 

 

On the other hand, due to different chemical composition, they have some differences in their working, such as:-

 

  • Tadalafil is manufactured in two formulations- one for daily use and another to be taken as required. That Tadalafil that are meant to be taken as needed has an advantage over Sildenafil; Tadalafil(Cialis) effect lasts for upto 36 hours whereas Sildenafil(Viagra) lasts upto 4-5 hours.

 

Therefore, many men prefer Cialis over Viagra as it allows for more spontaneity.

 

  • Tadalafil(Cialis) also works faster than Sildenafil(Viagra). Usually, Cialis starts to show its effect within 30 minutes after consuming it, and keeping the identical scenario, Viagra may take 30-60 minutes to come into action. However, the effect of Cialis(Tadalafil) does not get affected by fatty food items, while this is not the case in Viagra.

 

This is another reason why many men prefer having Cialis(Tadalfil) over Viagra(Sildenafil).

 

  • When we compare Cialis with Viagra, Cialis significantly improves psychological outcomes. However, it was noticed, men and their partners preferred Cialis(Tadalafil) over Viagra(Sildenafil). Even though there was not much significant difference reported in the adherence and persistence rates between the two. 


The myalgia and back pain rates were found higher, but the flushing rate was lower in Cialis(Tadalafil) than Viagra(Sildenafil). Therefore, Cialis offers a similar efficacy and safety compared to Viagra and significantly improves patient's sexual confidence, says the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. These are the reasons why Cialis may be a better option for erectile dysfunction than Viagra.