Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra: Which is effective use for Erectile Dysfunction?

by Bhushan

Posted on March 12, 2020 at 12:00 AM

You've learned about Viagra and Cialis, and perhaps even about Levitra. Those are commonly prescribed erectile dysfunction (ED) therapies. Yet which one would be the best? And are there any differences between them?

The best ED care is the one that is best for you. The most widely administered are Viagra (sildenafil) which Cialis (tadalafil), and are similarly safe and effective. Lifestyle and expense will in most situations help you decide between them.

Viagra and Cialis

For a man to get an erection, a chemical called nitric oxide (NO) sends a message to the tissues of the penis (in technical terms, the corpus cavernosum), which relaxes and fills with blood. Another agent, PDE5 (phosphodiesterase-5), prevents an erection afterward.

PDE5-inhibitor drugs delay the "off-key" erection which makes the erection last long enough to satisfy women. (These medicines don't help turn erections ' on'––that's up to you).

How are viagra & Cialis are used?

You shouldn't take Viagra with food. Ideally, you can wait for 1 to 2 hours after your meal before you take it. It can start to take effect in as quickly as 11 minutes, but usually, you'll have to wait 1 hour before the full effect is reached. Instead, it will continue to work for 3 to 5 hours. If you can't really wait, then try sticking to light, low-fat meal. Indeed unhealthy foods and alcohol prohibit Viagra from functioning.

Cialis, on the other hand, is a nourishing drug. It can be used at any time: either every day when you need it or on a regular basis. It can start working in as quickly as 14 minutes, but for it to be more successful you will have to wait 2 hours. Cialis lasts about 17 hours in your body, assisting you with erections at any point in that window of time.


The starting dose usual for Viagra is 50 mg. If you get side effects, it can be reduced to 25 mg or if it doesn't totally function, it can be raised to 100 mg.

For daily use, the typical starting dosage of Cialis is 10 mg. Depending on how you react, it can be lowered to 5 mg or up to 20 mg. If you want to take it daily, the daily dose is 2.5 mg.

How effective are viagra & Cialis?

Viagra and Cialis are doing just as well. There are no studies comparing them against each other, but other reports show that in 65 percent to 80 percent of patients of ED (compared to 30% with a sugar pill) both drugs result in effective penetrative sex.

Side effects after using viagra & Cialis?

Headache, flushing, nasal congestion, indigestion, vision improvement, and muscle pain are the most common side effects of Viagra and Cialis — and all PDE5 inhibitors. There is a higher risk of visual shifts with Viagra (3 percent of people have blurry vision for a few hours) than with Cialis. On the other hand, Cialis has a slightly higher risk of muscle pain than Viagra. Overall, users are not bothered much by the side effects of these medications, most of which do not last very long.

Cost of these drugs

Sildenafil (generic Viagra), with a GoodRx coupon, costs as little as $28.79 for thirty 50 mg (most effective dose) pills. For tadalafil (generic Cialis) the cheapest GoodRx price is $642.68 for thirty 10 mg tablets (most popular dose).

What about Levitra

Levitra (vardenafil) is an expensive drug with no significant advantages over Viagra or Cialis. If sildenafil hasn't worked for you it is worth trying. Fixing ED like sildenafil (Viagra) or tadalafil (Cialis) performs just as well and the side effects are very mild.

Levitra is better taken on an empty stomach and starts working with a maximum effect at 45 minutes as quickly as 14 minutes. It will continue to work for 4-5 hours. The typical starting dosage of vardenafil (Levitra) is 10 mg; depending on the needs, this can be changed to 5 mg or 20 mg.

Sildenafil (Viagra) is by far the cheapest ED drug and the one with the best record of protection. It is perfect for the occasional user but an empty stomach must be used. Tadalafil (Cialis) is pricey but lasts longer, making it useful if you have a more frequent and active sex life. It can also be taken with or without a valuable meal. Most people change sildenafil to tadalafil

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