A Brief Introduction to Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction or impotence as it was earlier known is the most common sexual disorder in men all over the world.
The textbook definition of erectile dysfunction is known as the repeated or persistent failure to attain and maintain a penile erection of satisfactory rigidity to permit satisfactory sexual activity for a minimum of 3 months.
This condition often lowers the self-image and self-confidence of a man along with creating strain in the person's relationship with his partner.
When a man's penis is stimulated by direct touch or emotional stimuli, there is a stimulus in the nervous system of the male body.
As a result of this stimulation, there is a secretion of nitric oxide (NO) which in turn makes the smooth muscles of the corpora cavernosa relax and there is a rush of blood flowing towards the penis which gives rise to penile erection.
Erectile dysfunction or impotence may occur due to neurological disorders, hormonal deficiency and a lack of blood supply towards the penis, or even psychological conditions.
The Use of Sildenafil Citrate & Tadalafil as a Treatment for Erectile dysfunction
Sildenafil citrate and Tadalafil both are cGMP specific PDE5 inhibitor (Phosphodiesterase type 5), they are selective inhibitors that degrade the cGMP specific phosphodiesterase type 5 in the corpus cavernosum of the penis.
As a result, there is an increased level of cGMP in the penis, which makes the smooth muscles of the penis relax.
Due to this relaxation of the muscles, there is an improved inflow of blood into the porous tissue of the penis which finally causes an erection.
The branded versions of Sildenafil citrate and Tadalafil are known as Viagra and Cialis. Both these medications are immensely popular as they are among the first FDA approved oral treatments for erectile dysfunction.
But both these branded versions of Sildenafil citrate and Tadalafil were extremely pricey and expensive therefore many people could not afford them. These oral treatments are necessary to be taken as and when required for sexual activities, therefore, more affordable options for them were much needed during that time.
This situation demanded safe, reliable and affordable options to Viagra and Cialis, thus the generic forms of Viagra and Cialis were introduced in the market.
The Generic Viagra also contains Sildenafil citrate just like the branded form of Viagra, and Generic Cialis contains Tadalafil and they are as effective as the original. The only difference between the generic versions and the branded ones is the shape, color, and size of the tablets.
The Brands of Sildenafil citrate (Generic Viagra) & Tadalafil (Cialis) and how to use them:
Kamagra Oral Jelly contains Sildenafil citrate in the form of edible jelly, and it can be taken without any water. When you consume a satchel of Kamagra jelly 100mg, it melts on your tongue. It is available in varied flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, mango and many more. The sildenafil citrate jelly takes about 20 to 60 minutes to show its effects on your body.
Cenforce 100mg tablets are to be taken with water and it is to be made sure that fatty meals are not consumed with it. They take about 30 minutes to 60 minutes to impact your system. It stays effective for up to 5 hours and can give you penile erections during this duration if and only if you are sexually stimulated.
Vidalista 20mg is a generic brand of Tadalafil and you can consume it with water as it comes in tablet form. It is available as a daily pill and also an "as needed" pill, both differ in doses and must be taken with your doctor's guidance. It starts its effects within 30 minutes after consuming it and remains effective for up to 36 hours which has won the term "weekend pill".
Tadacip 20mg is also a popular brand of the Tadalafil and is to be used at least 30 minutes before its effects are required. The higher doses of Tadacip last as long as 36 hours and they are not to be repeated within 24 hours after a dose. The use of alcohol is not recommended with this medication as the combination may drop down the blood pressure suddenly.
Side effects, precautions and Warning about Sildenafil Citrate and Tadalafil
These medications can produce some unwanted side effects such as headaches and common cold which are fairly easy to treat, while in rare cases the drugs cause the loss of vision, loss of hearing ability and even priapism. Please talk to your doctor and discuss all the possible side effects that occur after using the drugs Sildenafil citrate and Tadalafil.
Alcohol and grapefruit juice or fruit should be avoided while you use these medications as the combination of Tadalafil or Sildenafil citrate with grapefruit can produce some disastrous results.