How to tell if you are buying Brand name Cialis vs a fake

Cialis is one of the most counterfeited drugs in the world.  Buying counterfeit Cialis can be a complete waste of money because many counterfeits do not contain Tadalafil (the active ingredient of Cialis) at all or contain cheap, poor-quality Tadalafil.  Even worse, fake Cialis could be hazardous to your health as some counterfeit tablets have been found to contain products like floor wax and lead paint.

Even if you buy Cialis in a standard pharmacy, there is still a risk of you purchasing fake medicine though most of the fake Cialis is sold online.  Do not worry though – you can still buy Cialis safely online if you know how to avoid and spot the fakes!  Here is what you need to do in order to protect yourself.

Find a Certified Online Pharmacy

Some of the fake online pharmacies are so unprofessional looking that you will be able to spot them immediately.  However, some of the fakes look just like, or even better, then the legitimate online pharmaciesYou really need to be wary about where you purchase Cialis online.  First off, never buy Cialis from a pharmacy which does not have an address and a phone number. As a general rule, do not buy Cialis from pharmacies located abroad. You will want to make sure that the pharmacy is certified.  If you go to the website of the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites at vipps.nabp.net, you will be able to verify if an online pharmacy is legitimate.

Don’t Buy Generic Cialis

There is NO approved generic version of Cialis.  The medicine is still protected by patent and approved generic Cialis will not become available until at least 2017.  There are still some companies selling generic Cialis.  However, there is a high likelihood that these will be fake Cialis or contain substandard ingredients.

Learn What Cialis Looks Like

Make sure that you are familiar with what Cialis looks like.  Real Cialis is a tablet, is almond shaped, and has a film coating.  The tablets are incised with C 2 1, C5, C10, or C20 and various shades of yellow depending on their dosage strengths.  Do not buy Cialis which looks different than this.  If you receive Cialis which looks different, then do not take it.  Report any pharmacy which gives you fake Cialis to the FDA.

Buy Cialis Only with a Prescription

You must have a prescription in order to buy Cialis.  Any online pharmacy which sells you Cialis without a prescription is selling it illegally.  This makes them criminals.  You should not expect criminals to give you real Cialis and will probably receive poor-quality or fake Cialis.

Don’t Buy Suspiciously Cheap Cialis

Cialis usually costs around $8-$15 per tablet depending on the dosage strength and how many you purchase.  If you find Cialis for a price which is very low, do not buy it.  Many Cialis counterfeiters will sell the fake drug at very low prices in order to draw in customers.  As with most cheap things in life, you will get what you pay for.