Generic Viagra or Sildenafil citrate- which is better?

You may be a bit confused about the choice between Sildenafil citrate and between generic viagra as both these medications are used to treat the problem of erectile dysfunction.  Both the medications are made up of the same active ingredients that are required to get an erection. Generic viagra is now sold by different companies that were initially sold by Pfizer as they held the license for that product and after the license has been expired a new version of Generic Viagra has been launched by the Pfizer Company too.

Who invented this medication?

This Sildenafil citrate medication was created by the famous British scientists Albert wood and Peter Dunn in the year 1988 to treat the problem of angina and hypertension which were associated with the problem of coronary heart disease. In the year 1991, Dr. Nicholas Terrett who is now known as the father of viagra discovered that this medication is a good medication to be used to treat the problem of erectile dysfunction. This was discovered under clinical trials when men were given this medication to see its effect on heart but were seen to be effective to treat the problem of erectile dysfunction.  Then separate studies were done to see whether this medication was used to treat the problem of erectile dysfunction. Then after the success of this medication, this medication was approved by FDA to be used as the medication for erectile dysfunction.

How generic viagra came into existence?

Once Pfizer lost its patent over the viagra medication in June 2013 this medication was used to get the best of the medication and this was then used by other generic manufacturers to take the right to produce this medication Sildenafil citrate and “generic viagra”. It’s up to you whether you choose the treatment of erectile dysfunction with the help of Sildenafil citrate or with the help of the generic viagra.

What is the difference between Sildenafil citrate and generic viagra?

This Sildenafil citrate medication, as well as the generic viagra, is made of the same active ingredient. The only difference is with packaging and the color. This generic viagra medication is blue in color while the Sildenafil citrate medication is white in color or dark blue. The packaging of viagra was also taken as a patent by Pfizer Company.

Which one is the most preferred one?

There is bioequivalence between both the medications as both the medications contain the same ingredients the difference is between the coating film that is done on this medication. Some have chalky finish some are smooth and some scored for easy division. The generic viagra medication is available in all the three dosages like 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg dosage. While the Sildenafil citrate dosage is available in 20mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80 and 100mg dosage.  

The Sildenafil citrate medication is used normally for the treatment of Pulmonary hypertension and the most recommended dosage is Sildenafil citrate 20mg. Secondly, it is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Normally the dosage structure that is recommended in case of ED is Generic viagra 50 mg. If in any case, this dosage structure does not work then dosage is slowly increased by giving an additional pill of 25 mg rather than straight away plunging to the generic viagra 100mg dose as this may lead to higher side-effects.

In case of Sildenafil citrate, the dosage structure is divided in a way so that if the lower dosage doesn’t work then the doctor can easily increase the dose slowly by increasing it only with a dosage of 20mg.

The difference can be present in case of the inactive ingredients present in both the medication and this is necessary to see check the inactive ingredients that are present in any of the medication so that the person is aware if this will have any side-effects or not. The doctor can also be aware if you are having any problem with any of the inactive ingredients in any of the medication so that you can use an alternative one.

The prices of both the medication vary while the generic version of the medication that is Sildenafil citrate is comparatively lower than the original version of viagra that has been manufactured by Pfizer.

Both this medication when taken have few contraindications when taken

Any of the ED pills, when taken, should be conscious about as these ED pills contraindicate with a lot of medications such as nitrates or alpha blockers. There are other fungal medications that do not go along with these ED pills like ketoconazole and medications like erythromycin or clarithromycin. This medication can also have a problem when taken riociguat as this will further lower the blood pressure. This medication should not be taken when the person is suffering from the problem of heart or suffering from the fluctuations in the blood pressure.

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