viagra vs cialis

You may have v isited our other page where we talk about how long Viagra will last after you take it. At the end of that page we mention Cialis as an alternative. What is Cialis and is it any different from Viagra? You’ve come to the right place and we’ve answered all your questions are answered below.

difference between viagra and cialis

What is the Difference Between Viagra and Cialis?

If you’re looking for the short answer, there’s not a whole lot that is different between them. They both work to treat erectile dysfunction in men by stimulating¬†blood flow to the penis. Both of them require other sexual arousal to work, as taking a pill itself will not lead to an erection without some visual or physical stimulation sexually.

The biggest difference is in the duration that they work. It is said that Cialis can last for up to 36 hours. That’s a heck of a time in the bedroom and better than any food that makes you horny. On the other hand, Viagra is only (only!) effective for about 4 or 5 hours, with most averaging about 2 to 3 hours of effectiveness.

Another difference is in how these two drugs interact with other chemicals in your body. Cialis is not affected by food in the body, while having a full stomach can decrease the effectiveness when taking Viagra. You can take Cialis daily in small doses, while Viagra is more of a “as-needed” prescription.

what's the difference between cialis and viagra?

Cialis is taken for daily use and most patients take a small dosage of 2.5mg daily at the beginning. This can be increased to 5mg for those who have high blood pressure, as this ailment can lead to more severe cases of erectile dysfunction. Otherwise, 2.5mg is usually sufficient for most patients, but can be bumped up to 5mg if it is proving to be ineffective at the lower dose. Viagra is taken at much higher doses, as high as 50mg, and is only taken when needed. This higher dosage will lead to a stronger erection but for a shorter period of time. It is to be taken about 30 minutes to an hour before sexual activity.

Additionally, the quickness in which you see the effects of taking these drugs differs. You can expect Cialis to work as fast at 15 minutes after taking it, and up to 45 minutes if it is slower to metabolize into the bloodstream. Viagra works in about that same time frame, but rarely will be as fast as 15 minutes and is most often witnessed to work about a half hour after taking it. There are a few factors that effect the time it takes Viagra to work, such as having a full stomach. While it doesn’t effect Cialis, it is recommended to take Viagra on an empty stomach.

Viagra has been around a little longer, first coming to market in 1998, while Cialis followed a few years later in 2003. If you are experiencing erectile issues, be sure to consult your doctor and find which of these two options is better suited for you.

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