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Viagra and its Alternatives
6 Jun. 2014

ViagraSince the development of Sildenafil Citrate by the close of the 20th century, it has been the first-line treatment for ED and Viagra popularity has skyrocketed over the decade. These pills have brought excitement and passion back into people’s sex lives and for good reason – Viagra is efficacious for many people. Despite possible side effects it may spur, it has helped millions of people across the globe. The worldwide Viagra sales account to $2.05 billion. Its primary competitors on the market are Levitra and Cialis – less expensive, though the same efficacious. All the three drugs work in similar way – increase nitric oxide naturally produced in the body, which relaxes and widens vessels, helping to get and keep an erection. Although they have a slightly different chemical composition, which affects the onset of action and response time, all three are highly efficient and depending on the administration details can be prescribed to males aged 18-65.

The pharmaceutical market also abounds in Viagra derivatives. There appeared Viagra Professional, Viagra Super Active and Viagra Soft – all having the same active ingredient Sildenafil Citrate, but being different in pharmaceutical form, dosage form and mode of administration. As a rule, these derivatives are produced in higher dosage forms than regular tabs to secure therapeutic benefit, have longer action time and faster action onset due to their pharmaceutical form, whether they are sublingual tablets, chewable tablets or gelatin capsules.

Since the trade name Viagra belongs to Pfizer Inc. and the drug is rather expensive, there appeared a number of generic versions of the product – less expensive, but the same efficacious.herbal-viagra

Besides generic versions produced mainly by Indian pharma companies, there exist herbal remedies for ED. Herbal medicines, vegetable capsules, nutritional supplements and even topical herbal gels aim at erectile function improvement. Their ingredients like Ginko Biloba, Ginseng, Yohimbe, Horny Goat Weed and other Ayurvedic plants are known to revive vigor and virile strength since ancient times.

Viagra and its derivates are currently the best Erectile Dysfunction treatment, but it should be used after consultation with a doctor. Popping up a pill or any supplement is convenient, but sexual dysfunction is a complex issue with many causes and manifestations. ED is a treatable problem, which mustn’t be left unattended. And prior to popping a pill, one should consult a doctor to investigate the problem, determine the cause and cure the disease. Taking pills without sound medical judgment one can add to the delay of treatment and only lower the probability of being fully recuperated.

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