Generic Viagra: Information for Customers

In the modern pharmaceutical market, generics are becoming increasingly popular, which periodically leave their branded prototypes far behind regarding the volume of sales. Especially in demand are analogues of drugs against erectile dysfunction, in particular, Viagra.

This medicine is widely used for treatment of reduced potency. Generic Viagra will be discussed in this article, from which you will learn almost everything about this drug – its features, methods of use, comparison with the original med etc.

What Med Is Generic Viagra?

Many men who have to use such a remedy for improving potency as Viagra may be interested in finding a cheaper analog of this drug which has the same properties and effect on male organism. A question arises, is there a generic Viagra that satisfies these conditions? We are usually not afraid to buy generics of medication against fever or allergy, but when it comes to potency, every man wants to be sure that he buys a truly reliable remedy for improving it.

Since the patent for original Viagra, owned by US pharmaceutical concern Pfizer, has expired in most countries (in period from 2012 to 2017), any pharmaceutical company has obtained the right to produce its own versions of this medicine containing the same active substance in the same dosage as in branded drug. As a result, today on the shelves of offline and online pharmacies there is a large number of generics of Viagra. They are sold under different trade names, but are essentially the same, and their effect is equal to the one of the prototype med – of course, if the quality of the generic is high enoughGeneric Viagra pills.

The active ingredient of any generic Viagra is Sildenafil citrate, a substance from the group of PDE-5 inhibitors, which is responsible for the ability of Viagra to increase erection. Most often, generic Viagra is available in the form of pills, but there are other options, such as soft chewable tablets or sachets.

Where is generic Viagra manufactured? The most high-quality generics of this medicine are produced in the USA, Canada and India. You should be wary of drugs produced in Mexico, China, Thailand and a number of other Latin American and Asian countries – more than 80% of their products are counterfeits, which can be not just useless for treating erectile dysfunction, but also include a lot of harmful substances, such as even the rat poison

Generic Viagra vs Viagra – Differences and Similarities

A large number of patients want to know, is generic Sildenafil as good as Viagra. As we have already mentioned, the generic Viagra doesn’t differ from the original medicine in terms of the active substance and its dosage. However, there may be different auxiliaries in the generic, such as dyes and film-forming components. Before taking the medicine, it will not be superfluous to check if there are any substances on the list that can cause allergic reactions. Good generics are not inferior in quality to brand-name medicine.

An important factor that may affect the efficacy of the drug and the severity of side effects is the degree of purification of the main active ingredient, which directly correlates with its quality. If the drug is poorly cleaned, it can be toxic to the body, as a result of which the patient will experience strong discomfort and will not be able to enjoy sex.

All currently available generic versions of Viagra are significantly cheaper than Pfizer’s med. Sometimes a generic can be bought at a price more than five times lower than the price of the original medicine. This is possible due to the fact that manufacturers of analogs do not incur significant advertising costs and do not conduct numerous expensive clinical tests.

Reduced cost of pills perhaps the main quality that attracts a large number of men suffering from erectile dysfunction to analogues of Viagra, especially if they need to take the medicine regularly.

Is Using Generic Viagra Safe for Health?

Some patients, including those for whom Viagra has been officially prescribed by a doctor, doubt whether taking a generic is safe for health. AT this point men should be reassured: if the doctor decided that taking a brand-name drug would not harm your health, the same applies to generic Sildenafil. However, this is true only in relation to high-quality generics from reliable manufacturers, whom one can safely entrust his intimate health. If you come up with counterfeit medicine, the consequences may be the most negative. Therefore, be careful and make purchases of generics only in proven pharmacies. If you doubt that the medicine you have chosen is of high quality, it’s better not to spare money for a brand-name drug. Don’t forget about a kind of underwater stone: Viagra, designated as branded, may also be a fake. Useful advice: check on the website, whether the pharmacy in which you are going to buy the medicine is included in the list of pharmacies approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration). However, this trick is useful only for pharmacies with registered office in the United States.

Most often, patients want to purchase generic Viagra Sildenafil Citrate 100 mg. This dosage is rather high (lower dosage options are 25 and 50 mg) and is contraindicated for a larger number of customers than others. If you were prescribed with a lower dosage, 100 mg can be unsafe for your health.

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Does Generic Viagra Really Work And How?

The question of whether a medicine such as Viagra works needs clarification. The effect of improved erection is manifested only in the presence of sexual arousal. Some men take a pill and wait literally for a miracle – that it will lead immediately to the occurrence of an erection. This will not happen, because the drug influences natural mechanisms for the occurrence of erection and is not an aphrodisiac. There is also no point in taking this or any otherPDE-5 inhibitors by men who are not suffering from impotence. You will not become a sexual giant, but only (possibly) will experience side effects.

sexual health people smileThe principle of action of generic Viagra is similar to the one of the branded medicine. Sildenafil citrate prevents production of the enzyme PDE-5 (which is responsible for terminating erection) and leads to dilation of blood vessels in the genital area.

Generic Viagra works as well as original medicine, so you do not have to worry that the effect will be worse than if you use Pfizer’s drug.

Generic Viagra Dosage Options

Dosage options of generic Viagra differ a little bit from the ones of the branded medication. Pfizer’s drug is available in pills containing 25, 50 or 100 mg. Representatives of all three variants are of the same size.

As for generics, there can be found not only these traditional options, but also the intermediate option of 75 mg. Size of pills of different dosage may vary. Despite pills, the med can be presented in form of sachets or soft tablets.

Often men wonder: “How much generic Viagra should I take?” This is an individual matter. When determining the optimal dosage, the urologist takes into account such factors as:

  • severity of erectile dysfunction;
  • its etiology;
  • patient’s age;
  • accompanying illnesses;
  • other drugs used;
  • duration of therapy;
  • patient’s weight and others.

Before taking Viagra, it is recommended to undergo a medical examination. If you intend to take this medicine yourself, you should carefully consider the factors mentioned above. For example, do you have cardiovascular diseases, do you experience rises in blood pressure? If so, then it is advisable to take 25 or 50 mg of Sildenafil and avoid the maximum dosage. If you have severe hypertension, it is better to refuse to take any PDE-5 inhibitors at all or to consult with a specialist.

As a rule, a low dose of 25 mg of Sildenafil is used in the treatment of potency problems with psychological causes, or if failures in bed occur occasionally. If treatment with the pills of this dosage is started immediately after the onset of symptoms of erectile dysfunction, it is very likely that sexual function will soon be fully restored. Generic Viagra 25 mg can be used also in the event that a man is afraid of sexual failure due to stress, fatigue or a recent quarrel with his partner.

Sildenafil 50mg is the standard dosage, which is prescribed to the vast majority of patients who need erectile dysfunction in both physiological and psychological etiology. This dosage, as well as 25 mg, is suitable for patients with partial contraindications, such as slight heart failure, and for older men. In most cases, these pills are sufficient for a successful cure, even for rather serious impotence, when a man has not been able to lead normal sexual life for a long time.ED drugs dosage

Generic Viagra 100 mg is advised to be used in cases of severe impotence, especially when lower dosage of Sildenafil has not been effective. Elderly men and especially patients with cardiovascular diseases should take this dosage with caution, because side effects may be more pronounced than when taking a lower one.

Where Is Generic Viagra Available?

In relation with increased popularity of generic Viagra, a lot of patients wonder, can I buy generic Viagra in the US and is generic Viagra legal in US at all?

We are glad to positively answer both these questions. Patent protection of Pfizer’s Viagra expired in 2012, and since that time generic of this medication are available for customers all over the country. In 2017, Pfizer even announced its own generic version of Viagra. In addition, 15 generics of Sildenafil manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies have been approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the US. Seven of these manufacturers are based in India.

US made generics of Viagra have proved to be effective, high-quality and trustworthy. They are available in both offline and online US pharmacies. The latter ones usually offer lower prices, especially if you make a large order.

As for generic Sildenafil produced in other countries, like India, Serbia or Canada, most often they are sold in Internet drugstores. Some patients are suspicious about purchasing these meds online, as they fear that the purchase of drugs in foreign online pharmacies may be illegal. There is no sense in worries of this kind, because it is absolutely legal to buy any medicines in foreign drugstores.

Summarizing, we can say that today in the United States both American and foreign generics of Viagra can be purchased. Analogues of Sildenafil from American manufacturers are available online and offline, and imported generics from Canada, India, Slovakia, Serbia and other countries of the world can be ordered in internet pharmacies with home delivery, and all this is completely legal.

How Should Generic Viagra Be Taken?

Before taking this medicine, as well as any other, it is strongly recommended that you read the introduction carefully. However, it may unpleasantly surprise you with its length and be not very clear, written in complex language. Therefore, we will try to highlight the main rules for taking Viagra and its generics in this section.

First of all, it should be noted that Sildenafil citrate is contraindicated for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases, especially severe ones, from hypotension or hypertension, from gastric ulcer in the acute stage, retinitis pigmentosa, kidney and liver failure.

A pill of generic Viagra should be taken wholly and washed down with water. The drug will start acting about half an hour after the intake. However, this term is not universal, and in some men it may take a little longer of shorter for the effect to be manifested. Take into consideration that the maximum rate of onset of the effect is achieved when taking the medicine on an empty stomach or after a light snack. Heavy and abundant food slows down the absorption of the active substance into the blood and leads to a weakening of its effect. In the case of taking a small dosage on a full stomach, a man may not feel the result at all.

Avoid taking Viagra with alcohol, as well as poppers and any narcotic substances. Such a combination can lead to serious disastrous consequences for the cardiovascular system, even death, because of leading to rapid increase or decrease in arterial pressure. Surely you have heard of cases of death after taking Viagra, referred to by the media when they try to accuse this medicine of harm to the male body. The authors of such notes are silent about the fact that all men who were found dead after taking Viagra either had heart diseases or abused alcohol and/or drugs.

Information of which dosage of Viagra to take you can find above in the section “Generic Viagra Dosage Options”. In addition we would like to say that if you hesitate, unable to determine which dosage will suit you best and allow you to forget about impotence and all the troubles associated with it, the best strategy is to start with the minimum dosage of 25 mg per day. If necessary, it can be increased to 50 or 100 mg. Please note that exceeding the daily dosage of 100 mg of Sildenafil is strictly prohibited.

This article was reviewed by Mahraz Nickkho