The most popular ED tablets – Cialis

Cialis 20mg pack photoCialis is the biggest selling ED tablet in Europe

Cialis out sold Viagra in Europe for the first time last year (2009). Cialis produce by Ely Lilly had sales in the US last year of £1.02 billion compared with £1.25 billion for viagra. The demand for erectile dysfunction treatment has not dipped during the recession. There is increasing demand both in the US and in the UK.

Viagra produced by Pfizer runs out of patent in 2012 [update: Viagra patent expired in UK in 2013]. From this date it is possible prices for all erectile dysfunction drugs will come down to affordable levels. Prices on online treatment compared UK.

Success of Cialis

Ely Lilly attribute some of the increase in the demand for Cialis to the range of tablet options available. Cialis is a long acting drug, up to 36 hours. it can therefore be taken at a low dose on a daily basis. Alternative treatments work for shorter periods and are only suitable for occasional use.

Levitra, the third most popular ED drug of the PDE5 inhibitor type, is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Sales of this drug in the US rose 26% last year and now stand at £372 million. Levitra works in the body for about 12 hours.

Online ED (erectile dysfunction) treatment

Many men prefer to obtain Cialis tablets and other ED treatments online. As long as these men use regulated websites providing genuine branded treatments this is safe and avoids embarrassment.

The cost of ED treatments provided from websites in the UK varies enormously. It pays to shop around. Dr Fox is alway the lowest cost service. See comparison of prices.

Choosing the right ED treatment

One of the main consideration is choosing between erectile dysfunction treatments is speed of action (how long it takes to start working),  around 30 minutes with Cialis, and duration of action (how long it works for) which in the case of Cialis is about 36 hours.

As with any prescription medicine the first thing to consider is suitability. Not everyone can take the newer ED treatments. It is important to make sure there are no interactions with other prescription medicines.

It is also important that men taking Cialis, or one of the alternatives, are aware of possible side effects. Side effects of Cialis are unlikely to be a problem in fit younger men. One rare side effect to be aware of is a condition called priapism. In this condition there is continuous painful erection for 4 hours or more with associated damage to the circulation. It requires immediate medical attention. For a list of side effects see the Cialis Patient Information Leaflet.

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