If you are new to the world of erectile dysfunction drugs, then these three terms may not be the most familiar to you: Tadalafil, sildenafil and vardenafil. However, you may know them as Cialis, Viagra and Levitra, which are the brand names these three medications are sold under. These three are in fact the only such medications to get approved by the FDA and if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, they are your only options for treating the condition efficiently and safely. In this article, we will be talking about why it has become common knowledge that Tadalafil is the superior among the three medications, although it was the last one to come out.
Namely, sildenafil (Viagra) was the first to come out, back in 1998. Vardenafil (Levitra) was the second one in 2003 and Tadalafil (Cialis) came out also in 2003 but with a few months of delay after vardenafil. There were many people who believed and claimed that Tadalafil will soon be forgotten as a medication that got involved in the race too late. However, they couldn’t have been more wrong.
If the situation was somewhat different and if vardenafil was the third one to come out, this would probably be true. However, as Tadalafil proved to be a huge improvement on the same theme, there was no way that it would be forgotten. For instance, the only advantage that vardenafil showed over sildenafil was that it lasted for an hour longer and that it had slightly lower probability of causing headaches. Not really enough for people who got used to sildenafil to switch to it, right?
Well, things turned out to be quite different with Tadalafil. This medication came as a huge improvement. For one, with Tadalafil, the headaches are actually quite rare and the visual changes are also less frequent than with other ED drugs. This is due to its improved selectivity for the PDE5 enzyme. Furthermore, Tadalafil starts working faster than the other two, in as little as 15 minutes, which is doubly as quick as sildenafil.
However, the main improvement and the one that made the biggest impact on the ED pills market is the duration of Tadalafil’s effects. Namely, with sildenafil you get four hours of effects and with vardenafil you get five. With Tadalafil you get as much as 36 hours of beneficial effects, which means that you can take it regularly if you wish, just like any other medication. This also means that there is no need to plan ahead for your sexual activities as you will be ready anytime, anyplace.