How to choose between Cialis and Viagra

The goal of this particular article is to help men with dilemma about which ED medication to use. I was one of such men for a long time and I have also faced this huge decision on which medication to go with. Over the years I have gathered certain facts that I wanted to share with you in hope that this article will help you come up with a decision.

First of all, you need to forget about the different natural products, herbal supplements and other non-approved remedies for ED. ED is a serious medical condition with definitive underlying causes and no medication can help you achieve erections if there isn’t plenty of hard science and excruciating efforts put in developing these medications. The simple fact is that you have a choice between three FDA-approved medications and that all other drugs are not worth even considering. The three medications that you can choose from are Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. As Levitra is too similar to Viagra and as it can be viewed as a slightly less popular cousin of Viagra, we are going to compare that magic blue pill with the one that is getting all the attention ever since it came out – Cialis 20 mg.

As you are probably already aware, Viagra was the first ED pill that got an FDA approval and that was introduced to the market. Levitra was introduced in the August of 2003, with Cialis following just a month or two later.

Firstly, I would like to state that these two medications that we are comparing here, Viagra and Cialis are very similar to one another. The mechanism of action of both of these medications is virtually the same. They work by inhibiting the functioning of an enzyme called PDE5. This enzyme is responsible for neutralizing the effects of another chemical, known as cGMP. cGMP is a chemical that relaxes the smooth muscles that are found in blood vessels that lead the blood into the sponge-like tissue in the penis, known as corpus cavernosum. As these two medications inhibit the work of PDE5, they effectively allow cGMP to do its thing and enhance the blood flow into the penis, resulting in erections. The two medications are also very similar in that they have pretty much the same side effects, only differing slightly in the likelihood of particular side effects. They also share the same contraindications and the same measures of precaution that must be taken when using them.

The only significant differences between the two are that Viagra has been on the market for a longer period of time and that there have been much more studies made into its efficiency and other aspects of taking it. Also, Cialis lasts for much longer, showing effects for as much as eight to nine times longer than Viagra. Therefore, the choice is simple: you can go with the reputable, but slightly less efficient older medication or with the new, fresh and slightly more effective ED pill.