Other Alternatives to Viagra

The Brand Name

By this time we sometimes forget that the name Viagra is not a catch-all word. It is a brand name for the generic name called Sildenafil. The main purpose of Sildenafil is to help treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction by relaxing the muscles and allowing more blood to flow to the penis. That is what Viagra does.

Generic “Viagra” and Herbal Alternatives

There are some products that wish to cash in on the Viagra brand name and they often come in the forms of “generic viagra” or “herbal viagra”. And although, this is not to discredit the ability of these products to work, the use of the brand name viagra can be construed. These “generic viagra” and “herbal viagra” may indeed have similar ingredients and formulations that are similar to those used by the manufacturers of Viagra - Pfizer - but they are not one and the same and therefore should not be using the word viagra.

These alternatives tend to be marketed as cheaper alternatives to Viagra but what is not often known is that these products often do not go through as rigorous a testing. Therefore, can prove unsafe or do not provide the same efficiency of that of the original named brand.

Legitimate Alternative Products

So, now you are thinking, “So what are the other branded products out there?” Well, there are a few:

These are some of the most well-known and popular alternatives to Viagra. These products do intend to give similar results to that of Viagra and help men with ED. However, it is important to note that the reasons why there are such products.

It is not only trying to compete with Viagra or Pfizer. This is not the reality in most cases. Levitra and Cialis have different formulations from Viagra that were made necessary because of complications found when using Viagra. For people who are not allowed to use Viagra but still wish to treat their condition of erectile dysfunction, often times they will go to these alternatives.

Often times, the effects of these alternatives will present themselves in different manners to that of Viagra such as:

  • Longer periods of activity
  • Shorter periods of side effects
  • Quicker effects after consumptions

Conclusion

We already know that there are several side effects that can come with using Viagra and it is imperative to go over them with your doctor before embarking on this path to treating your condition.

It is also important that you take note of all the effects that could happen and discuss them with your doctor and they will hopefully, help you decided on which alternative is the best for you. Whether it be herbal alternatives or Cialis or Levitra or whatever else they may recommend.

Allow them to do tests in order to figure out of you are in a state of health that can use these drugs or alternatives and help you decided on the possible solution to your condition.

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