Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra – which one to choose for treating ED? Well, all three have been proven to be safe and effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, but they are different in terms of how they are taken, how fast they work and for how long, side effects, and of course – their price.
These ED medications belong to a class of drugs known as PDE5 inhibitors. They help relax blood vessels and improve blood flow to the penis, thus helping to get and keep a harder erection with sexual stimulation. Every time the penis gets aroused, it produces nitric oxide and an enzyme that ensures more blood flow, making it hard. Erectile dysfunction happens when the enzyme responsible for erection breaks before it serves its purpose, and PDE5 inhibitors help in preventing this process.
So, what does current evidence say about the three most popular ED meds? Is there one solution that’s better than the others? Yes, there is. But it depends on what you’re looking for.
People that need a solution for occasional use usually start Viagra or Levitra, while the ones looking for a regular use medication find Cialis as a better fit. Sometimes people alternate between these ED medications, as they alternate between different lifestyle and relationship status.
Keep reading and see what’s best for you.
When taken as-needed and at a higher dose, Cialis typically starts working within 30-60 minutes, so you will need to take it about an hour before sex to give it time to kick in. However, when Cialis is taken daily and at a lower dose, it may take a few days to build up in your system. After four or five days of daily use, you may find that you are able to have successful sex at your leisure.