Cialis for Daily Use vs. Other Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

Friday 30 November 2018
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By Anonymous

When erectile dysfunction drugs first became available, they were celebrated as one of the most exciting pharmaceutical developments in recent history. In the nearly two decades since their introduction, the class of drugs has evolved to provide several options for patients, including Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, and Cialis for daily use. Although these drugs all perform similar functions in your body, there are some key differences between them.

Viagra

The original erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra was approved by the FDA in 1998. The chemical ingredient in Viagra (sildenafil) was actually being developed as a blood pressure medication. But development quickly changed course when men in trial groups reported unexpected side effects involving erectile ability.

·         Ingested as a pill, Viagra is meant to be taken shortly before sexual activity.

·         The drug should begin working in 30–60 minutes, but eating a heavy or fatty meal beforehand may slow absorption time.

·         Viagra provides about a 4 hour window for use, and shouldn’t be taken more than once per day.

Levitra

As the second erectile dysfunction drug to become available, Levitra (known as Staxyn in some countries) is a different drug that behaves similarly to Viagra.

·         A single dose of Levitra should be taken about one hour before expected sexual activity.

·         Like with Viagra, eating a heavy/fatty meal beforehand may alter how quickly it works.

·         Lasting up to 5 hours, Levitra is a slightly longer-lived drug than Viagra.

·         Levitra can also be a better choice for difficult to treat ED, and has been shown to work in men who don’t respond to Viagra. 

Some users dislike that Viagra and Levitra make it difficult to have spontaneous sexual encounters. The 30–60 minutes between taking a pill and achieving an erection can feel like a tedious wait, while taking a pill too hastily may result in a wasted dose.

Cialis

Cialis was approved by the FDA just a few months after Levitra, and offered more freedom for couples dealing with erectile dysfunction.

·         Cialis begins to work in about the same amount of time as Viagra or Levitra (30–60­ minutes before sexual activity).

·         Cialis stays in a man’s system for up to 36 hours, earning it the “Weekender” nickname.

·         For most couples, the prolonged effect of Cialis is a positive, but this can also result in longer-lasting side effects.

·         In addition to erectile dysfunction, Cialis is also prescribed to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

What about Cialis for daily use?

Cialis for daily use is a later incarnation of the popular drug that eliminates the need to plan sexual activity around taking a pill.

·         As-needed Cialis is usually taken in 10 or 20 mg doses. But the daily variety comes in 2.5 or 5 mg pills to be taken at the same time each day.

·         This dose doesn’t give immediate results, and is meant to build up in the body over several weeks.

Who is daily Cialis for?

Men who have an established routine with their partner or are less frequently sexually active might find daily use Cialis unnecessary. But in the case of men who don’t respond to as-needed drugs (even at their maximum doses), this daily use therapy may achieve better results. Men who are interested in having sex multiple times per week might find daily Cialis is more convenient than the as-needed variety.

For men who undergo radical prostatectomy following a cancer diagnosis, surgery often results in erectile dysfunction for at least several months afterwards. Rehabilitation is considered an important factor in regaining erectile function, and daily-use Cialis may be prescribed as part of that effort.

What about costs?

High costs keep many men from trying Cialis for daily use. It’s often less expensive to take a larger dose once or twice weekly than a smaller one each day. And when insurance providers set a limit on how many pills they’ll cover each month, daily users can end up paying mostly out of pocket.

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