Viagra Vs Cialis

Cialis and Viagra are the two leading prescription drug against male impotency or erectile dysfunction. Viagra was the first ever drug presented and approved to treat erectile dysfunction which was launched in 1998. Cialis was approved by the American Food and Drugs Administration in 2003 for its distribution on the US market.

The question everyone is asking is: Which of the two is better for treating erectile dysfunction in men?

Here are some of the differences and similarities of the two products with their pros and cons:


- Is a PDE5 inhibitor which regulates blood flow and muscle relaxation in the male genitals;
- Has a half life of 17.5 hours; lasts for up to 36 hours earning it the “weekend pill” moniker;
- Effects could be felt as fast as 16 minutes;
- Looks like an almond with film-coating and orange colored tablet;
- Could be stored at 25 degree Celsius;
- Has a dosage of 5mg, 10mg and 20mg;
- Can be taken with or without food;
- Also known to treat pulmonary heart disease.


- Is also a PDE5 inhibitor that blocks the production of the muscle degrading agent PDE5 enzyme;
- Has a half life of 4 hours; lasts for a few hours;
- Effects could be felt from 30 minutes to an hour and half;
- Rounded, diamond shaped, film coated and colored blue;
- Should be stored between 15 to 30 degrees;
- Has a dosage of 25mg, 50 mg and 100mg;
- Should be taken in the fasted way when there is a planned sexual activity;
- Could also treat pulmonary heart disease

The Difference Between Cialis and Viagra

The two products vary mostly in their prices with Cialis slightly costlier than Viagra. Both products sell them in a pack of ten tablets. Cialis' 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg tablet sells at $127.05 per pack. Viagra's 25 mg is sold at $103.00 and $103.99 for their 50mg and 100 mg.

Both Cialis and Viagra are known to have side effects. Both could cause facial flushing, headaches, chest pains and nasal congestions. Cialis' other side effects are low blood pressure, back pains, congestion, sudden loss of hearing and dizziness. Viagra, on the other hand, could cause nausea, diarrhea and color blindness between the colors blue and green.

The Pros and Cons of Cialis

Cialis' strongest points are its ability to maintain its effectiveness for 36 hours and its limited side effects. Cialis is the only once-daily drug medication for erectile deficiency.

The only downside of the medication are its inability to work with other erectile dysfunction drugs, its many restrictions like its compatibility with some food and medicines and the reports that it could only cause a strong erection for 80% of the respondents of a study.

The Pros and Cons of Viagra

Viagra has a long record of treating erectile dysfunction as the first oral medication for this disease. It has been on the market for more than a decade. It works just as fast as Cialis. Men who have tried Viagra said that they could feel a strong erection every time they take the drug.

However, Viagra has a lot of side effects like symptoms of flu and reddening of the face. Waiting two hours before you take it is also a disadvantage. The drug also last for only four hours after intake.

Which is Better?

By far Cialis is better than Viagra specially in terms of both performance and effectiveness. It is also safer and has lesser side effects.

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