Substitutions of Viagra (Sildenafil)

Viagra is the first drug produced to solve the dysfunction of the reproductive system in men. Since its introduction in 1998 and for quite a long time, the drug developed by Pfizer has been a monopolist in the market for drugs to increase potency.

The rapid growth of sales, popularity and efficiency of Viagra contributes to the fact that many men gained confidence in solving the problem with erectile dysfunction.

The appearance of such a revolutionary drug on the pharmaceutical market enabled Pfizer to become a leader in this sphere and get huge profits. Naturally, other participants in the pharmaceutical market wanted to get profits in this sphere, as well.

These companies are the American corporation Eli Lilly, which released the drug Cialis in 2003 and the German corporation Bayer, which produced a drug known Levitra in 2005.

Analogs of Viagra

Nowadays, the main analogs of Viagra in the segment of drugs to increase erectile function are Cialis and Levitra.

Levitra is the drug containing the active substance vardenafil available in dosages of 5, 10 and 20 mg in the form of round yellow tablets. Levitra compared with Viagra begins to act within 15 minutes after ingestion. The effect duration is up to 12 hours. Viagra tablet begins to act from 30 to 60 min after administration.

Cialis (Tadalafil) is a drug prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction. Depending on the dosage, one Cialis tablet contains 2.5, 5 or 20 mg of tadalafil. It is released in the form of drop-shaped orange tablets. A distinctive feature of Cialis as an analog of Viagra, is its duration of action, approximately 36 hours after taking one pill, while the Viagra effect lasts for 4 hours.

Generic Viagra is a complete analog of brand-name Viagra in its composition and pharmacological properties. These tablets contain the same amount of active ingredient and differ from the original Viagra only in the shape and color of the tablet and the blister. Generic Viagra acts exactly the same as the original, respectively, it can cause the same side effects. Generic Viagra is 3-4 times cheaper than the original one, especially at Pharmacy Mall.

The majority of companies reproduce the active ingredient Sildenafil as soft tablets — such tablets do not need to be washed down with water, just dissolve or chew them like mint candy. These forms of Viagra contribute to the more rapid distribution of Sildenafil in the body, which leads to a faster onset of action compared to the classic form of Viagra tablets.

Popular Viagra analogs among generic drugs are:

  • Kamagra;
  • Suhagra;
  • Sildigra;
  • Edegra;
  • Viprogra;
  • Nizagara;
  • Silagra;
  • Zenegra.

Generics of Viagra on the Market

On the market, there are many different drugs to fight the problem of reducing sexual function, and since the most famous drugs for the erectile function is Viagra, all other drugs are called generics of Viagra.

Drugs based on dietary supplements, which belong to the group of so-called herbal supplements, are widely spread. These Viagra generics in their composition have substances of organic origin (herbs, etc.) and are available in the form of solutions, capsules and tablets. Viagra tablet, like its counterparts, contains its synthetically active substances.

The most important difference between Viagra generics is that they do not have an instant effect (ie, the effect of the drug does not occur after administration), they must be taken for a certain period in order to feel the effect.

Although these drugs are considered substitutes for Viagra, they cannot fully compete with "blue" tablets and are significantly inferior in effectiveness.

Your doctor will help you choose the most correct and effective drug. In view of the differences in physiology and health, one drug can help you, at the same time when another can harm you. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to consult a specialist about your problem and the possibility of taking drugs.