Notable Difference Between Viagra And Cialis

Cialis and Viagra are oral prescription drugs used in the management of erectile dysfunction. The two drugs are FDA approved. They belong to the same pharmacological class and work in a similar manner. They both inhibit the phosphodiesterase-5 enzyme in the smooth muscle of the genitals. Efficacy, appearance and adverse effects of the two drugs differ with research indicating that Cialis is doing better than Viagra. The following are the notable difference of Cialis and Viagra.

Differences in active ingredient, dosage and appearance

Cialis have the active ingredient being Tadalafil. Cialis is found in 5, 10 and 20mg tablets. The tablets are labelled C5, C10 or C20 depending on the doses. This is different from Viagra, which has sildenafil as the active pharmaceutical ingredient. It is packaged in 25, 50 and 100mg tablets. The Cialis tablets are small and oval in shape. The Viagra tablets have an angular shape. The Cialis tablets are easy to swallow, have a lower chance of scratching the throat and have been reported to cause little irritation. They are therefore easy to take than the Viagra tablets.

Efficacy differences of the drugs

Cialis has been nicknamed the weekend drug. This is because of the long-lasting effects it has. It can last for up to 36 hours. Cialis allows one to enjoy sex without fear of wearing off. On the other hand, Viagra even though having a higher dosage than Cialis endures for up to 5 hours. One dosage of Cialis on Friday can help you sustain a good sexual performance throughout the weekend. Cialis is a convenient drug for the users who do not require to plan for sex and those who might have multiple sex since a single dosage can take them for a longer period.

Effects of food and alcohol

Alcohol, beer and champagne is sometimes used to sweeten the sexual mood. Most partners enjoy their drink before engaging in sex. The manufacturer of Viagra, Pfizer discourage the use of alcohol when taking the drug indicating that it will reduce its overall effectiveness. Taking food before or immediately after taking Viagra can also reduce effectiveness. This is different for Cialis. The drug manufacturer asserts its effectiveness even after taking alcohol and food. He, however, cautions taking excess alcohol that may cause hypotension. Cialis, therefore, gives you a better freedom to enjoy your foods as well as your drink.

Notable side effects differences

Viagra has been associated with a 'red face'. This occurs due to a great surge of blood to the head and neck region. The side effects are associated with Viagra because its active ingredient has a fast onset of action promoting blood flow to the neck region. It is easy to note a person taking Viagra due to this side effect. This makes it users to feel embarrassed. Cialis does not induce the side effect because it has a slow and gradual onset of action. Very few patients experience this side effect and if it occurs it’s mild. It is therefore not easy for anyone to detect your usage of the drug.

A study in the Middle East by the National Institute of Health indicated a better sexual performance in patients taking Cialis than those taking Viagra. Cialis was shown to induce a greater desire as well as a stronger erection. Women using female Cialis had stronger orgasms and had fulfilling sex. This overall indicates how better Cialis is than Viagra.