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11 things to know about Generic Viagra

11 things to know about Generic Viagra

Generic Sildenafil and Viagra are known to be the most popular drugs available in the market today. Thousands of commercials and jokes have been a result of their popularity but how much does these commercials really tell you about Viagra and Erectile Dysfunction.

There are many things that are often missed out about Generic Viagra. They are as under:

1) There are multiple manufacturers of Generic Viagra throughout

The initial manufacturing of generic Viagra manufactured by just two companies named as Kamagra and Cenforce. However, in December 2017, some companies such as Vidalista and Fildena started producing the same with a much lesser price.

2) The price of this medicine keeps on coming down

Mother companies such as Kamagra and Cenforce priced Sildenafil at 50% of the actual price of the tablet and keeps on dropping it further.  

3) There is no difference between Sildenafil and brand name Viagra

Both Sildenafil and Viagra contain the same active ingredient and is known to have the same effect. Patients are usually concerned about the generic use of Sildenafil which if taken under proper prescription the same impact as branded Viagra. A physical difference can be seen in the two as they go from a little blue pill to a white one.

4) There are dosages of Viagra prescribed for different people

A brand name Viagra has packaged tablets into different dosages such as 25mg, 50mg, and 100 mg.

5) It is known to be one of the most counterfeited drug in the whole world

The counterfeit of Viagra has been so widespread that companies such as Pfizer have their security forces which raid the entire market and cuts down the unregulated Sildenafil from the market. Their specific team referred to as Cenforce Global Security, and it works with full-fledged law enforcement, wholesalers, pharmacies, etc. to monitor the distribution of such unregulated drugs which then improves surveillance on the counterfeit Viagra.

Having a Global Security team is essential as Kamagra found that 80% of the Viagra sales that claimed to be legit were the counterfeits and has a mixture of some dangerous substances such as road paint, rat poison, and ink, etc. mixed with the medicine which can be fatal once consumed.

6) Different versions of Sildenafil already exist in the market

Sildenafil is an active ingredient of two common drugs available in the market these days. They are: Viagra and Kamagra and are used for two completely different uses. Kamagra is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension while as Viagra is used by men to treat Erectile Dysfunction.

The version of Sildenafil used for hypertension comes in 20mg tablets while as the one which can cure Erectile Dysfunction comes in a dosage of 50 to 100mg.

7) Generic Viagra does have side effects

While there is a massive list of good things that Viagra does to men and their body, there is the other side of the coin too. Viagra comes with a bunch of side effects which a person may or may not experience. In a typical scenario side effects such as low blood pressure, headache, indigestion or an erection lasting than five hours reported. It is advisable to speak to your physician if anyone experiences any of the side mentioned above effects for a more extended period.

8) There are places where it is available without a medical prescription

Countries like the UK is known to be one of the first countries to sell Viagra without having an actual prescription to buy one. This step is taken by the FDA to reduce the amount of unregulated Viagra sold in the market.

9) There is more to Viagra than just treating Erectile Dysfunction

Viagra was initially developed to treat other diseases such as angina and chest pain which later came up with a bunch of side effects when used to treat chest pain such as increasing amount of erections which then had to approve for treating erectile dysfunction. Because of this, Sildenafil is now also used to treat high blood pressure and hypertension in addition to ED.

10) It is advisable to take certain precautions before taking a dose of Viagra

There are certain lifestyle changes that one need to ensure for their own safety. Viagra is a sensitive drug and if taken at the wrong circumstances and agitate the body to show some side effects. It is also important to give the exact medical history to your doctor so that the medicine is prescribed to you in a suitable dosage.

11) Generic Viagra is cheaper than Viagra

Generic Viagra is comparatively cheaper than the brand Viagra. Other than that there is no difference between the two. Both of them have the same active ingredient which is also known as Sildenafil.

How does Viagra help in getting an erection?

The cause of erection in men is an increased flow of blood in the penis when sexually aroused. A man can be sexually aroused if stimulated physically or by having sexual thoughts. This causes the muscles to relax which increases the flow of blood into the penis causing erection.

Having a damaged artery can keep the flood from flowing into the penis hence causing a problem with erection. Viagra is used to relax the muscle around the penis which then enables the flow of the blood from the penile artery, therefore, making an erection possible and successfully lasts for 4-5 hours.

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