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Viagra Alternatives That You Should Know


When you think of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) treatment, you will think of Viagra, the little blue pill. That is because the little blue pill was the first oral treatment for ED. It contains Sildenafil Citrate, a drug that was actually meant for treating the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. The FDA approved Sildenafil Citrate for the treatment of ED in 1998.

The little blue pill can be very effective in treating ED; however, it is not right for every man with ED. And if you are one of those unlucky men who fail to get effects from the little blue pill, look for Viagra Substitute such as Cialis, Levitra, or Stendra. Read on to learn about other ED drugs that are considered Viagra Substitute for improving erections in men.

Although all of the oral ED drugs belong to the same group of pharmacological agents, each of them has a unique chemical makeup, which is why you may respond differently to each of them. The onset and duration of action may also vary.

It may take a bit trial to determine which of the Viagra Substitute works best for you. They include:

Cialis (Tadalafil)

Cialis is one of the most popular Viagra Substitute because it has the same action but it starts to work within half an hour after the dosage. The drug can improve erectile function and the effects may last for up to 36 hours. The recommended starting dose is 10 mg, while some men may need 20 mg. You can take the medicine as needed, but not more than once a day or two. Tadalafil can be taken with or without food. There is also Cialis daily version available, which is to be taken in lower potencies at the same time each day.

Levitra (Vardenafil)

Levitra is another Viagra alternative that you can use if you Viagra and Cialis fail to offer you relief from ED. Unlike other ED drugs, Levitra is relatively safe for men who have diabetes, high blood pressure, and who take alpha-blockers. Plus, Levitra is not affected by the food. You should take the prescribed dose in as little as 20 minutes before sexual activity. The recommended starting dose is 10 mg. Like other ED drugs, it should be taken only once in any 24-hour period.

Stendra (Avanafil)

Stendra is one of the best Viagra Substitute because it acts faster than other ED drugs. According to clinical trials, the drug starts to work in as little as 15 minutes, making it the fastest-acting ED drug. The medicine comes in 50mg, 100mg, and 100mg variants, which is to be taken 15 minutes before sexual activity, but not more than once a day.

Viagra or any of the above Viagra Substitute is not advised if you take nitrates for chest pain and/or alpha-blockers for managing high blood pressure. Additionally, your doctor may advise not to take any ED drug if you have a serious heart condition, liver or kidney dysfunction, or blood disorders.

So, the conclusion of this post is if the little blue pill fails to provide your relief from ED, look out for Viagra Substitute such as Cialis, Levitra, or Stendra. However, before that, you must seek medical advice in order to use any of the Viagra Substitute safely.