The Things You Have to Know About Generic Viagra

In 2017, Viagra went generic, and the price of one pill went down to $17 at some pharmacies. Viagra is a medication for erectile dysfunction.

Viagra Gold and the generic sildenafil citrate Gold are the two most popular ED drugs on the market. As for the popularity, there are thousands of jokes and cheesy commercials of these products. But do you know all about these erectile dysfunction pills?

Following are a few things that you should know about Viagra and generic sildenafil:

  • Many manufacturers

Pfizer and Teva were the only two manufacturers of generic sildenafil initially. But in 2017, when the generic launch was made, there are many other manufacturers such as Aurobindo and Cambia, also came to the table, and thus, making the price of these drugs down.

  • Multiple dosages

Similar to Viagra, you will get sildenafil in different dosages, such as 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg.

  • Price keeps falling

Sildenafil was sold at almost 50% more price by Pfizer and Teva till 2017, and then the price came down. Once the pills you used to get at $30, now you get them for just $17 and the price is still coming down.

  • Viagra and sildenafil are similar

Patients are always concerned about the efficacy of generic drugs. They get confused and worried. But keep it in mind that drugs go through the vigorous process before they can hit the market. The processes are done to confirm that they have the same amount of active ingredients as their counterpart brand-name. So, only negligible differences are there in between them.

  • A different version of sildenafil

So, don’t again get confused about sildenafil. There are two drugs in the market that are manufactured using the same main ingredient sildenafil, one is Viagra, and the other is Revatio. But both the drugs are used for two different purposes. Revatio is prescribed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Viagra is prescribed to treat impotence in males. Revatio is sold only as 25 mg pills, whereas Viagra has three versions, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg.

  • The most counterfeited drug

Pfizer has made their own security force so that they can cut down sales of unregulated drugs in the market, so imagine on what level Viagra is being counterfeited. The team is known as Pfizer Global Security. It works with the law enforcement force, wholesalers, and pharmacies to have a clear picture of the distribution and improve their surveillance. On a study done by Pfizer Global Security, they found that many online pharmacies are selling counterfeit drugs. But the dangerous thing is that they found amphetamines, road paint, rat poison, printer ink and floor wax in the counterfeit. So, when you buy online remember to always buy from reputed pharmacies, such as RXShopMD.

  • There are side-effects

It’s not all good about Viagra; you can get side-effects such as flushing, low blood pressure, indigestion, abnormal vision, headache and an erection for more than 4 hours. It is recommended to always take suggestions from your physician before starting Viagra.

  • Buy without prescription

Viagra can be purchased without a prescription in the UK. A packet of 50 mg, four tablets can be purchased OTC for $25.