January 24, 2014

Cialis vs. Viagra

Filed under: Erectile Dysfunction,medicine — Tags: , — @ 12:33 am

viagra-vs-cialisBoth Cialis and Viagra are pharmaceutical drugs designed to help men experiencing erectile dysfunction. Cialis was initially approved by the FDA in 2003. The main ingredient in the drug is “tadalafil”, which is designed to help relax the muscles around the penis and promote blood flow.

Cialis was developed by a relatively small biotech firm in the United States, and has been highly popular ever since. This orange-colored pill can be taken in three separate dosages: 20MG, 10MG, or 5MG. Oral administration is required.

Viagra is slightly older than its competitor, having been founded back in 1998. This prescription medicine’s main drug is “Sildenafil”. It too, helps relax the muscles around the penis so that more blood flow can enter. This drug is offered in three separate table sizes: 100MG, 50MG, and 25MG, and must also be taken orally. Through the dosage alone, it is easy to see how much stronger Viagra can be, which is why it is only recommended for individuals who cannot maintain an erection.

How Are They Different?

Viagra and Cialis work in similar ways, effectively treating erectile dysfunction in men. However, there are some major differences between each erectile dysfunction prescription. Such differences include:

Taking the Medication

Viagra should be orally consumed without food. It should only be used once per day. Cialis can be consumed with a meal and should be take no more than once per 24 hours.

When to Take

Viagra should be taken about one hour prior to sexual activity. Cialis works a little quicker, so it can be taken about 30 minutes before sexual activity. Both are relatively fast-acting compared to other erectile dysfunction drugs on the market.

Length of Time

Viagra typically lasts around 5 hours, whereas Cialis has been known to last up to 36 hours.


Although, Cialis can last for 6x longer than Viagra, Viagra has been known to be slightly stronger in regards to sexual performance.

 Side-Effects: Like most drugs, both Cialis and Viagra come with side-effects. The most common ones include:

      • – Indigestion
      • – Headaches
      • – Flushing
      • – Back Pain
      • – Muscle Aches

If you’ve taken either drug, and are experiencing any of the above symptoms for more than 24 hours, it is recommended that you speak with a healthcare professional. They will be able to tell you whether or not you are healthy enough to take either Viagra or Cialis.

When considering taking any erectile dysfunction prescription, it is important to discuss the decision with your healthcare professional.

January 8, 2014

Safe Online CIPA Pharmacies

Filed under: Quality Prescription Drugs News — Tags: , — @ 11:33 pm

safe-online-cipa-pharmacyConsumers who need prescription medications know that the prices can be devastating to the family’s finances. Many people have to sacrifice other needs just to have the money to afford necessary medications. But there is a solution to the high prices of prescriptions: CIPA certified online pharmacies.

CIPA Pharmacies

CIPA, or the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, is an organization that certifies online Canadian pharmacies as safe and legitimate. The association is regulated and licensed by the government and are the authority in ensuring that CIPA pharmacies adhere to strict safety regulations.

Purchasing medication from a CIPA pharmacy is considered just as safe as purchasing medicine from your local pharmacy. The US National Bureau of Economic Research confirmed the CIPA pharmacy safety, but found one difference between CIPA prescriptions and local pharmacy prescriptions: the cost was drastically lower with CIPA.

How CIPA Benefits Americans

More than a million Americans use CIPA online pharmacies every year, the majority being senior citizens with fixed incomes. Due to the high cost of prescription drugs in the United States, many of these elderly patients had to sacrifice needs, like food, just to afford their medications. With CIPA certified pharmacies, consumers across the US are able to purchase prescription drugs for up to 80% less than what they would pay for locally.

CIPA Pharmacies

As an organization, CIPA has a flawless safety record. Their impeccable reputation has made their seal of certification a hot commodity amongst fraudulent online pharmacies. Pharmacies claiming to be safe and CIPA certified have displayed the CIPA seal, in order to appear legitimate, when in fact they are not. Although CIPA has taken a stand to combat these ‘rogue’ pharmacies, it is very important that you research any online pharmacy that you choose to purchase from. Just remember that a CIPA pharmacy will:

      • – Require a prescription from a licensed doctor
      • – Verify a prescription by your doctor
      • – Follow US mail guidelines
      • – Ask for patient information

Quality Prescription Drugs is a CIPA certified online Canadian pharmacy, and is happy to provide consumers across the US with affordable prescriptions.

To verify that a Canadian pharmacy is CIPA certified, click here.