The pros and cons of Cialis

Ever since Cialis came onto the market in 2003, it has begun to outpace both Viagra and Levitra as the top ED treatment.  Both patients and doctors prefer Cialis over other ED treatments because of the flexibility it gives while still providing safe, effective results.  However, there are some downsides to Cialis as well.   Here are the pros and cons of Cialis you should consider before choosing a treatment for ED.

Cialis Pros

Safety: Cialis has been safely used by millions of men throughout the world.  In clinical trials and in post-market research, there were only few rare incidences of severe side effects.

Fast Results: Compared to the other ED treatments Viagra and Levitra, Cialis is the fastest acting option.  Though results vary, Cialis can work in as little as 15 minutes.  This is about twice as fast as Levitra and Viagra.

Long-Lasting Results: Cialis drastically exceeds the competition when it comes to duration of efficacy.  With Cialis, one tablet can give you results of up to 36 hours.  With Viagra and Levitra, results may only last about 8 hours.  Because the results of Cialis last so long, patients have more freedom in their sexual lives.  They don’t have to plan sex based on their dosing schedule.

Two Treatment Options: Only with Cialis do you get two treatment options: Cialis 36 hours or Cialis Daily.  With Cialis 36 hours, you just take a tablet on an as-needed basis when you think you will have a romantic encounter.  However, encounters can happen without being planned.  That is why Cialis Daily may be a good option.  With this treatment plan, you take a low dosage of Cialis on a daily basis for results that you can always count on.

Cialis Cons

Risk of Side Effects: As with all prescription drugs, there is always a risk of side effects with Cialis.  Most of these side effects are mild and unserious, like headaches, flushing, and dizziness.  However, in very rare cases, Cialis has been associated with very serious problems. Talk to your doctor about the risk of side effects from Cialis.

Cost: Cialis tends to be a bit more expensive than Viagra and Levitra.  You can expect to pay about $1 more per tablet for Cialis than the other approved ED treatment options.

Need a Prescription:  Cialis is a prescription drug.  Even though there are some places selling Cialis without a prescription online, you should only purchase the medicine if you have a prescription for it from your doctor.  There are other ED treatments which do not require a prescription.  However, note that none of these are FDA approved nor are most of them backed by clinical studies and proven results.

May Not Be Safe for Everyone: If you have certain problems, like a crowded optic nerve, cardiovascular problems, a predisposition to priapism, or other conditions, it may not be safe for you to take Cialis.

For most men, Cialis is the first-line choice when it comes to treating ED.  Even though there are some downsides to this medicine, the benefits that comes with a proven, fast-acting, long-acting and flexible treatment option outweigh the few downsides.