The internet has probably been one of the best inventions in the last century, right up there with cocktails in a can and McDonalds. Whilst the internet can give everyone a voice, it does not mean you should listen to every voice on the internet. When it comes to medicine reviews it is important to listen to reputable sources to provide facts around medication rather than that person we all know that we see on Facebook that claims that they know more than any healthcare professional in the UK.
Sildenafil has been in the European market since 1998, after lots of rigorous trials and testing. It is routinely recommended as effective treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Such a trusted and well known medicine speaks for itself. Nonetheless it is important for you the reader what to expect when on this medicine, and the best way of doing that is by looking at reputable reviews of peoples experiences on sildenafil and giving you a more realistic understanding of its effects.
In this article, we take a look at some reviews patients have experienced on trusted sites, as well as provide a bit more information regarding sildenafil and how it stacks up against its other drugs within the same class.
By looking at reputable sources, we are able to see that sildenafil has proven success in males, that the likelihood of side effects will not be common, and also self limiting if this is the case. Most importantly sildenafil is cheaper than its branded counterpart Viagra. To find out more about Viagra and Erectile Dysfunction why not take a look at our previous article on ED. According to drugs.com, sildenafil was rated an amazing 8.1 stars out of 10, with 77% of men experiencing a positive effect thanks to sildenafil. One patient in particular found that his “confidence had been lacking for years, causing tension in the relationship” but he was prescribed sildenafil 50mg tablets and after that he was “able to get his love life back on track”. A very common theme seen amongst men is performance anxiety, which can in turn make your ED worse, however people that were put on sildenafil were found that was no longer the case - you can get your life back!
Sildenafil vs Viagra
If you’ve searched for information about ED medications before, time and time again Viagra will be mentioned alongside sildenafil, they go hand in hand. While these two medications might have different names, they are actually the same active ingredient.
The difference however, is that Viagra is a brand name of the medication which was invented and marketed by Pfizer. Whereas sildenafil (or sildenafil citrate) is the active drug that is present in Viagra Tablets that’s responsible for its positive effects on treating erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil is also cheaper to buy as it is a generic medicine, which means several manufacturers can produce the tablet which brings the price down. However, only Pfizer can manufacture Viagra, which relies on its reputation of good medicines to charge a little higher for those “little blue tablets”.
As a general rule, assuming the dose is the same, whether it be the sildenafil 25mg, sildenafil 50mg, or sildenafil 100mg tablet you will get the same ED treatment effects from a generic form of sildenafil as you will from a Viagra tablet.
Sildenafil vs Tadalafil
Sildenafil and Tadalafil belong to the drug class called phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors. They work by temporarily increasing the blood flow to your penis. Sildenafil works for about eight hours and they are designed to work 'on demand'. Tadalafil tablets last for up to thirty-six hours and is more suitable if you require treatment for a longer period of time. Some common side effects of these tablets include headaches, flushing, nausea and vomiting. Another advantage of tadalafil over sildenafil is that tadalafil is quicker acting, with effect shown within 30 minutes as opposed to 60 minutes with sildenafil. Tadalafil can also be taken with food which reviewers seem to prefer as you cannot with sildenafil. However, one disadvantage of tadalafil over sildenafil is the side effects, because tadalafil lasts longer in the body if you experience side effects you will experience them for longer which can prove to be undesirable.
Sildenafil vs Cialis
Similar to sildenafil and Viagra, Cialis is just the brand name for tadalafil and the advantages and disadvantages of sildenafil and tadalafil are the exact same as sildenafil and Cialis. The only difference between Cialis and tadalafil is the price, with Cialis being much more expensive
Online healthcare providers like ourselves are able to offer you sildenafil via our next day delivery service, providing you order by 3pm the previous day. For example, you are able to order a box of foursildenafil 100mg tablets for only £9.99, much cheaper than the branded version of the drug. Simply begin one of our consultations and our trained team will be in contact to ensure that the best medication is prescribed to you.
Whilst there is a plethora of information on the internet with everyone claiming to have expert knowledge in every field imaginable. For medication reviews you can trust, why not leave it to the medical professionals to do the reviewing for you, giving you that sense of confidence in whatever medication you use. After all, we are the legitimate experts when it comes to medicines.
Author: Matt Jennings MRPharmS
Clinically Reviewed By:
Ibrahim Nakib BSc(Hons) MRPharmS