Levitra vs Cialis

Similarities

1. Used for the same purposes

cialis genericLevitra and Cialis are both drugs that help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. Erectile dysfunction is a problem that many men are facing and that can reduce the quality of life. It can also fatally injure the self- esteem of an individual making them less confident in themselves and causing problems in any romantic relationships they may have. Looking at Levitra and Cialis, one may be confused as to which one is most effective although they both work to treat the same problem.

2. Sexual desire

Although both medications have been tested and proven to work safely to improve the erection of a man or help them gain an erection by relaxing muscles and allowing the increase of blood flow in their manhood, if a man does not have any sexual desire, both medication will not work. It is therefore paramount that a man taking the medication is to be aroused sexually within the duration that the medication is active.

3. Side effects

Patients taking the medications will suffer almost similar side effects including headaches, facial flushing, indigestion and muscle pains. The medication should also be offered cautiously to people who have heard heart problems because they increase in activity during sexual intercourse may not be good for their heart. Patients of both medications are asked to see a doctor immediately if their erection lasts longer than 4 hours.

Differences

1. Duration

When it comes to the duration the medication keeps working in the body, Cialis is champion. While Levitra will only work for a maximum of 5 hours after which the man will have to take another pill, Cialis stays active in the body for up to 36 hours. This means that after taking the medication, a patient with the desire to have sex 34 hours later can still be able to gain an erection hard enough for sexual satisfaction. 

2. How it is affected by food

fda cialisLevitra is affected by the type of food a patient eats before and after consuming the medication. If you take an excessively fatty meal before or after taking the medication, it will affect the strength with which it works to help you get an erection. Cialis, on the other hand, is not affected by any meal. If you are taking Cialis, you are allowed to eat anything you want because the medication will still work as it should regardless of how fatty or lean your meal was.

3. How long it takes to start acting

Both medications work differently. Cialis will take effects in 15 to 45 minutes regardless of what type of mean a person has had. Levitra will work in approximately 25 minute for a person who has not had a fatty meal. It will take longer to act after a fatty meal and it will work faster for patients who have had treatment with Viagra before. This makes Cialis more consistent than Levitra.

4. FDA approval

Levitra is the second medication of this nature to be released and approved by the FDA. It was approved in august 19, 2003 while Cialis was approved on November 21, 2003.