Sildenafil and tadalafil are the two most commonly prescribed ingredients in drugs to reduce erectile dysfunction and enhance male sexual performance. Both drugs were sold commercially in FDA-approved medications for treating erectile dysfunction and had well-recognized brand names. When the patents expired, these popular drugs became available as generics. While the commercially available versions were sold in a tablet form, our pharmacy usually compound these drugs into troches (medical lozenges). Multiple strengths of both drugs are available depending on the individual’s needs and how the medication will be taken.
Generic Versions of Popular Erectile Dysfunction Drugs
Released in the late 1990s, Viagra quickly became one of the most well-known drugs in the U.S. Viagra was the first FDA-approved drug for treating erectile dysfunction. Its main ingredient is a vasoactive drug called sildenafil. After Viagra was popularized came the release of Cialis, which has a longer half-life and contains the drug tadalafil. Both Viagra and Cialis are made in tablets but the drugs they are made with can be compounded into other forms. Generic alternatives to these popular male enhancement drugs are now available in troches from our compounding pharmacy.
How do Sildenafil and Tadalafil Work?
Both drugs work by inhibiting certain enzymes to increase blood flow to the penis however there are differences between them. While sildenafil may cause an erection without sexual stimulation, tadalafil will not. Tadalafil may be prescribed to be taken on a daily basis and will have a cumulative effect if taken long-term. In that way it does not need to be taken immediately before sexual activity. For daily use, a smaller dosage is prescribed compared to when it is used on an as-needed basis.
Sildenafil and tadalafil are phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. PDE5 degrades cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the corpus cavernosum. The corpus cavernosa are the main regions of erectile tissue that are filled with blood during an erection. When PDE5 is inhibited, cGMP is increased, which relaxes smooth muscles and allows more blood flow to the penis. The increased blood flow improves erections and helps maintain them longer.
Other Uses for Sildenafil and Tadalafil
In addition to their ability to treat erectile dysfunction, sildenafil and tadalafil are also sometimes used for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension. This condition is caused by increased blood pressure within the arteries of the lungs, which can lead to symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue. The commercially available version of tadalafil was also indicated for use in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is an enlarged prostate.
Buying Sildenafil and Tadalafil Online
There are a lot of options when considering buying sildenafil or tadalafil online. There are many online pharmacies that offer generic tablet version of these drugs. It is always important to check where these pharmacies are operating from and how they obtain their products. Certain companies will manufacture versions of male enhancement tablets that are of low quality and not produced in facilities that are held to rigorous standards. Our compounding pharmacy is accredited and we adhere to high standards in how we compound and operate. If you are interested in obtaining sildenafil troches or tadalafil troches, reach out to us today to learn more about our compounding options.