Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Comparing Cialis with Viagra


There are only a handful of oral medications which have received FDA approval for successful treatment of ED, or erectile dysfunction, and two of the most popular are Viagra and Cialis. Although these drugs work in a similar fashion on the body to allow the return of normal sexual function, there are some key differences in these medications which are important to understand before choosing either treatment.

The ways that the development of an erection is affected is by allowing a more generous blood flow to enter the penis, which is very similar for both medications. Then, in response to sexual stimulation, the penis will properly fill with blood and become erect. The mechanics of these medications make them uniquely suited to the treatment of ED, because they can be effective whether the causes are physical or psychological.

The Differences

The differences between these two drugs lies not in the way they affect the body, but in the length of their effectiveness and their dosing schedules. Viagra is taken only on an as-needed basis, and must be taken at least 30 minutes prior to planning intimate activity. While some patients appreciate not having to take a daily pill in order to treat their ED, others feel that having to plan sexual activity to the minute removes a lot of opportunity for natural spontaneity.

Cialis may be taken as needed, but is more often prescribed as a daily medication. With the drug in the system full-time, sexual activity is possible whenever the moment presents itself, without having to worry if there’s enough time for your pill to become effective. Results often last much longer than Viagra as well, 36 hours compared to Viagra’s six hours of effectiveness, which has led to the nickname of “The Weekend Pill”.

Repairing Your Relationship

The course of this condition can be impacted significantly if there is an early intervention for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Continued problems with sexual intimacy can affect the self-esteem of both partners, as well as work to undermine the relationship as a whole. When treatment is sought sooner, both partners feel better about themselves, their partner and their shared relationship. If you’re having problems with erectile function, discuss Cialis with your doctor today to see if this medication may be right for you.