In terms of medication, it is not a matter of “choosing” over another because the name is better known but to find your doctor’s guidance, the treatment whose benefits will be greater than the side effects that the treatment on your body. The most common treatments for erectile dysfunction contain very similar active ingredients belonging to the family of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors and improve blood flow to the penis. However, they still differ in some aspects, so your body may react differently to these treatments. Your doctor will help you find the one that’s right for you but for your information,
Sildenafil vs Tadalafil
The Sildenafil (generic) Viagra by its trade name and Cialis have very similar active ingredients and work essentially the same way. There is, however, more contraindication to Cialis which can be prescribed to fewer people.
The main difference is that Cialis® (or its generic Tadalafil ) is effective longer, up to 36 hours, during which time it will facilitate an erection if you are sexually stimulated. Sildenafil is effective for 4 to 6 hours and should be taken 1 hour before intercourse. Cialis® tablets can be taken in the morning and will still be effective at night.
Cialis® is also available as a daily treatment. The daily tablets contain a low dose of tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis®, and are suitable for men who have sex more than twice a week. There is no daily version of Sildenafil.
Viagra Vs Levitra
Viagra® and Levitra® are also very similar. Viagra® contains sildenafil and Levitra® contains vardenafil. They are both effective for about 4 hours to 6 hours and should be taken about an hour before intercourse.
Viagra vs Spedra
Spedra® is a relatively new drug since it was marketed in 2014. It has the same mode of operation as its predecessors. Its active ingredient is avanafil. It has a duration of action of 4-5 hours and should be taken 15 to 30 minutes before intercourse. It has a faster action than Viagra®, Levitra®, and Cialis®. Its second advantage is that it is also cheaper.
Viagra vs Sildenafil
Viagra® is the best-known treatment since it was the first of this class of drugs to be marketed for erectile dysfunction. The patent for Viagra® fell into the public domain in 2013, so the Pfizer laboratory marketed its generic Viagra® under the name of Sildenafil and other laboratories. It contains the same active ingredient but is less expensive. If the price is important for you, Sildenafil may be a good option. All other treatments (Levitra®, Cialis®, Spedra®) are brands and are therefore more expensive.
How to find the right treatment for erectile dysfunction?
It’s your doctor’s role to help you find the treatment that’s right for you, adjust your dosage, or change your treatment if needed.
As with any treatment, erectile dysfunction medications work differently for each man. The first treatment tried will not necessarily work the first time, it may need to adjust the dosage or try another treatment before being completely satisfied with the result. If the treatment does not work the first time, it is still advisable to try the treatment another day and several times, provided you tolerate it well, because your reaction to the treatment also depends on the context and your condition general health.
All of these treatments are only available on prescription. You must consult your general practitioner or may use an online consultation as our doctors practice at Zava to obtain a prescription with a treatment adapted to your situation.