Generic Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate)
Does Generic Viagra Work?
Generic viagra produces the same results as brand name viagra because they both contain the same amount of the same active ingredient, sold in different packaging with a different name.
When taken for maintaining an erection to orgasm, a 50 milligram or 100 milligram generic viagra pill will produce the same results as a 50 milligram or 100 milligram brand name viagra pill.
The cost of a single 50 milligram or 100 milligram brand name viagra pill is somewhere between about $5.00 to $15.00 US. The exact price will vary depending on the pharmacy.
When buying generic viagra from a country where it is available, a single 50 milligram or 100 milligram generic viagra pill will generally cost somewhere between $1.50 to $6.00 US.
In almost all cases you will get the cheapest generic viagra prices by buying larger quantities. The more that are purchased at one time, the lower the cost per pill should be.
If you reside in the US and want to buy generic viagra without waiting until December 2017, you have the option of buying generic viagra from another country, where it is legally available.
What Is Generic Viagra?
Viagra is the brand name that the Pfizer company chose prior to marketing the, what was to soon be very profitable, chemical for treating men with erectile dysfunction called sildenafil citrate.
Because it is a brand name, no one other than the owner of the brand name, or an entity authorized by the owner, is legally allowed to market a product called viagra.
The term generic viagra is applied to refer to products in which the active ingredient (sildenafil citrate) is chemically identical to that of brand name viagra.
The patent for viagra in some countries has already expired. In these countries generic viagra is legally available. As is the case with many drugs, the price of a generic is usually cheaper in comparison with the brand name equivalent.
The US patent for viagra as a treatment for erectile dysfunction is set to expire in 2019. That would usually mean that United States pharmacies would only be able to legally stock and sell generic viagra in 2019.
However, the FDA approved Teva Pharmaceuticals generic version of viagra, and it will be legally available in the US starting in December 2017. Other pharmaceutical companies plan to market generic viagra in the US at the same time as Teva.
Generic Viagra Dose Size
The most common generic viagra pill dose size are 50 mg and 100 mg. Men under 40 with no physical reason for erectile dysfunction should consider 50 milligrams. If 50 mg doesn't work the dose size can be increased to 100 mg.
For men over 40 years of age, or those with a physical reason for erectile dysfunction, a 100 milligram dose should be considered, unless your physician advises otherwise.
If 100 milligrams provides results you are satisfied with, maintaining that dose size is advised. If 100 milligrams lasts too long, or seems too strong, the dose can be reduced to 50 milligrams on subsequent attempts.
If 100 milligrams does not give you the results you had hoped for, you should consult your doctor before increasing the dose size over that amount. Doses over 100 mg do not produce stronger effects, they tend only to increase side-effects.
In order to work as fast as possible, generic viagra pills should be taken on an empty stomach about 60 minutes before sexual activity. For best results wait 24 hours or longer before taking another dose.
They reach a maximum concentration level in the body roughly 60-120 minutes after being ingested, and are effective for up to 4-6 hours after they are consumed.
In order to save money or reduce the size of a pill into smaller doses, some men divide pills in two with a pill splitter (available at any pharmacy). However, there is no guarantee that the medication is distributed evenly within the pill.
Splitting a 100 milligram pill will not ensure that each half contains exactly 50 milligrams of medication. Although most men find splitting pills is effective, if you want a dose that is precisely 50 milligrams, it is best to buy 50 milligram pills.
Do not try to split liquid or similar forms of generic viagra or you will probably just end up making a mess, wasting time, medicine, money. Only try to split solid material like pills.
Erectile dysfunction will affect almost every man at some time in his life. In some cases erectile dysfunction can be caused by psychological factors such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, stress.
Generic viagra works for about 90% of cases caused by psychological factors. For impairment that is traced to a physical cause, it has a 70%-80% rate of effectiveness.
Generic viagra works by inhibiting the amount of a chemical called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). Because of the mode of action, it is commonly referred to simply as a PDE5 inhibitor.
The most common side effects of viagra and other PDE5 inhibitor meds are headaches, skin (especially facial) flushing, upset stomach, blocked nasal passages, visual disturbances.
See the ED med precautions page for more things to take into consideration when viagra, cialis, levitra, or other similar medications are being taken to treat erectile dysfunction.
In comparison with generic cialis (tadalafil), the effects of generic viagra do not last as long.
Generic viagra effects last about 4-6 hours.
Generic cialis effects last about 24-36 hours.