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    Is Cialis better than Viagra?

    If you are wondering whether Cialis is better than Viagra, it may be -- depending on your goals and how you respond to the medicine. There are many reasons why a doctor may prescribe Cialis over Viagra, and vice-versa. Additionally, there are reasons you may prefer Cialis over Viagra. Below we discuss what might make you a better candidate for Cialis.

    Cialis vs Viagra - Side effects compared

    One reason many people chose Cialis over Viagra is based on side-effects. While not everyone will experience side-effects, those who do with Viagra may consider Cialis a better option. Cialis generally has fewer side-effects than Viagra, as illustrated in the table below.

    Side effectViagraCialis
    Stuffy or runny nosexx
    Headachexx
    Dizzinessx 
    Upset stomachxx
    Nauseax 
    Indigestion x
    Vision changesx 
    Rashx 
    Flushingxx
    Back painxx
    Pain in the limbs x
    Muscle achesxx

    If you have taken Viagra and have experienced unpleasant side-effects such as dizziness, nausea, vision changes or rashes, consider taking Cialis as it does not have these same common side-effects. Likewise, if you are experiencing pain in the limbs or indigestion when taking Cialis, Viagra actually may be a better option for you.

    Is Sildenafil as good as Viagra?

    Actually, sildenafil is exactly the same as Viagra. Viagra is the brand name for sildenafil. They both work equally as well, as the main active ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil. If you wish to save money on your Viagra purchase, you can go with generic viagra (which is called sildenafil).

    Is Tadalafil as good as Cialis?

    As with Viagra and sildenafil, Cialis is the branded name of tadalafil. Both tadalafil and Cialis are exactly the same product, one with a brand attached and the other is generic. You can save money in the purchase of Cialis if you buy the generic version, known as tadalafil.

    Prescription requirement

    Currently in the UK, you cannot buy Cialis (or generic Tadalafil) unless you have a prescription. You can, however, buy Viagra without a prescription in the form of Viagra Connect. If you really do not want to bother with a prescription, getting 50mg tablets of Viagra Connect may be a good solution for you. Keep in mind that we have an online doctor's service and can help you get a prescription for either Viagra or Cialis online from the convenience of your home. It is cheaper to get regular Viagra as generic sildenafil (with a prescription) instead of Viagra Connect which doesn't require one.

    Cialis vs Viagra - how long they last

    Depending on your circumstance, Cialis may be the better choice over Viagra because it can remain active in your system for up to 36 hours, whereas Viagra begins to lose its effectiveness after six hours. If you know exactly when you intend to have sex and are able to take a tablet 60 minutes prior, neither pill gives much of an advantage. However, if you aren't certain exactly when sex will happen, Cialis gives a definite advantage as it lasts for 36 hours. Cialis is often called the "weekend pill" because you can take it Friday evening and it will last through Sunday afternoon.

    For both ED pills, they will only have their desired effect if you are sexually stimulated. Normally, you should only obtain an erection when sexual stimulation is available to you. You wouldn't get an erection if you aren't attempting to engage in sex. For Viagra, the timeframe to be able to experience an erection with sexual stimulation is at most a 12-hour window, whereas with Cialis it is a 36-hour window.

    Try them all

    The best way to know which ED pill is best for you is to try each one. Everyone has their own unique experience and you may find you prefer one pill over another. There are three main erectile dysfunction pills for sale here at UK Meds; Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. If you have taken one type of ED pill safely, there's no reason you couldn't try the others to see which is best for you. Each has its own set of advantages and potential side effects. By experimenting with all three, you are certain to find the best pill.

    You should always ensure to follow the proper dosage instructions and only take any medication as advised by the prescriber. Do not take more than one ED tablet in a 24 hour period (even if it's not the same ED tablet).

    Read Viagra reviews

    It's always helpful to read other people's experience with a medication you intend to take. There are many Viagra reviews on drugs.com. Found within the reviews are people's actual experiences, side effects experienced, their rating of the medicine and whether they considered it the best ed medicine.

    Read Cialis reviews

    As with Viagra, there are many Cialis reviews found on drugs.com. Browse through them to see what other men are experiencing with Cialis. You'll see many men comparing the experience with Cialis vs Viagra.

    What do users say about their experiences of using Viagra and Cialis?

    The breakdown of reviews of Viagra on drugs.com is an 8.3 average rating (out of 10). That is from 178 Viagra reviews as of the time this is being written. Cialis has an average 8.7 average rating with 390 user reviews. Browse and read user reviews of both Viagra and Cialis to get a better understanding of how these ed medications differ from each other. Here are what users of both medications have to say about them:

    "Have not had erections like this in many years. A great pill (Viagra) for all guys with erection trouble." - Viagra User

    "I couldn't be happier, no more pain, more sex and a happier wife!" - Cialis User

    For more reviews of both medications, check out drugs.com

    Summary

    In summary, there are many different factors to consider when selecting whether Cialis is better than Viagra, or vice-versa. You should take into consideration the side effects, cost, timing (6 hour Viagra vs 36 hour Cialis), and reviews that share the experiences of other men taking both ED medications.

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