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Generic Viagra From India Review

Generic Viagra From India Review

What is Viagra?

Viagra is a PDE5 Inhibitor, which is a class of medications to treat ED, hypertension, and enlarged prostate. One tablet of Viagra could run you around $67.93, and that’s a discounted price. Insurance companies aren’t known for covering lifestyle drugs, like Viagra. Drug coupons are often the way to go, if you want to lower the price.

How popular is Viagra?

On, Viagra is the third most popular PDE5 Inhibitor, a class of medications used for ED, hypertension, and enlarged prostate that also includes Cialis and Revatio. For ED in particular, Viagra is the second most popular drug after Cialis. Tens of million of American men have taken Viagra since it was introduced in 1998.

Popular, but not cheap: Since it has been available only from the brand manufacturer, cash prices for six tablets of Viagra have long been high and even increasing. Currently, the average cash price is around $73 for one tablet. What’s more, few insurance companies cover ED drugs like Viagra, forcing many people to pay out-of-pocket. The good news? A generic could hit pharmacies as soon as December 2017.

Can I take generic sildenafil instead of Viagra?

You might already know that generic sildenafil is already on the market, sold as a generic to Revatio, a popular pulmonary arterial hypertension drug. Generic sildenafil is much less expensive than brand name Viagra and is prescribed off-label by some doctors to treat ED. The bad news? This generic sildenafil is approved by the FDA for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, and is only available as a 20 mg tablet (Viagra is usually taken in 50 mg doses but is also available in 25 mg and 100 mg formulations). You will need to speak with your doctor to see if could be an option for you.

What will generic formulations of Viagra be called?

A: Because Viagra is a trademarked brand name for Pfizer’s formulation of sildenafil citrate, generic versions will be marketed simply as sildenafil citrate. This follows the standard procedure for generics that carry the name of the active ingredient. For example, generic formulations of the popular brand-name drugs Prozac and Plavix are known as fluoxetine hydrochloride and clopidogrel bisulfate, respectively.

How much does generic Viagra cost?

Since Teva will be the only manufacturer with the ability to make generic Viagra, the costs will still be pretty high. The savings will be there if you fill sildenafil though. Once other drug makers are able to manufacture generic Viagra, in April 2020, prices will start dropping significantly.

The Cost of Treating ED

The cost of treating sexual dysfunction in both males and females is a subject of increasing interest  as baby boomers approach retirement age. The incidence of ED increases with age and with health conditions such as diabetes and coronary artery disease. But with the cost per 50-milligram dose hovering around $35, the expense can be difficult to justify for many people. Furthermore, neither Medicare nor most private health insurers cover the cost of ED drugs.

In 2005, Congress removed coverage for ED drugs from both Medicare and Medicaid, and many self-funded health coverage plans and private insurers followed their lead. A number of health insurance programs contractually excluded treatment for ED shortly after Viagra was introduced to the market back in 1998.

Efficacy, Side Effects and Contraindications

The results of the products are clinically the same.

As previously mentioned, Viagra and Sildenafil have the same active ingredient, and perform the same function in the body. This means that they have the same rate of efficacy, carry the same risks of side effects, and are subject to the same contraindicatory restrictions.

Despite the fact that Sildenafil is available, there is a reason that Viagra continues to sell so well; because it is the most established and recognisable prescription medication available for impotence, and will perhaps remain to be for some time.

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