What is the difference between Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Soft and Regular?
Have a look at the table given below:
|Drug Name||Time before|
it starts to act
|How to take||Alcohol||Effect lasts|
|Viagra||1 hour||take with a glass of water||no||3-4 hours|
|Viagra Soft||15 - 20 minutes||put under the tongue till it dissolves||yes||6 hours|
|Cialis||30 minutes||take with a glass of water||no||36 hours|
|Cialis Soft||15 - 20 minutes||put under the tongue till it dissolves||yes||24 - 36 hours|
|Levitra||10 minutes - 1 hour||take with a glass of water||no||12 hours|
Frequently asked question on generic medicines
Nowadays many people are looking for generic medicines apart from branded medicines because they are less costly and give same results as branded medicines. Almost all online pharmacies at present provide both generic and branded medicines. Branded medicines are manufactured by well known big pharmaceutical companies. On the other hand generic medicines are manufactured by small or local companies. You can also compare between various drugs on online medicine stores and choose the most appropriate one.
Comparison between generic and branded medicine
Generic medicines are chemically same carbon copy of branded medicines, but it is not manufactured by the original manufacturers of the drug. Chemical composition and ingredients remains exactly same for both generic and branded medicines. Dosage, administration, side effects, strength, safety, absorption time remains exactly same in both types, but the size, color, cost price, and shape may vary with different manufacturers. Thus the action of generic and branded drugs remains same.
Some people have a thought in mind that generic medicine does not work properly or takes more time to get activated, but this is a wrong believe because the generic drugs are also approved by FDA and other governing bodies. If they had ill effects on body or it took more time for action then it would not have been approved by regulating authorities. Metformin is a generic version of glucophage drug used for treatment of high blood sugar.
The generic drugs are mostly available with its ingredients name where as the original manufacturer used the brand name. There are certain medicines or chemical ingredients for which pharmaceutical companies cannot have patents, thus other manufacturers can produce them with different names (known as generic medicines).
Do people prefer buying generic medicines?
At present many people prefer buying generic medicines over branded one because they are aware of the fact that both types of medicine gives equal result and price of generic medicines are quite less. The manufacturers of branded drugs spend lots of money on advertisement and marketing purposes, thus automatically price of branded becomes high. But generic medicine manufacturers does not spent huge amount of money for advertisement, so they can keep price of drugs within range. And there remains a competition between generic drug manufacturers which forces them to keep its drug price low.
Availability of generic medicines
Statistically it has been observed that only half of the total numbers of medicines sold across the world have generic versions. And all companies do not involve themselves in making generic medicines due to some business issues. A pharmaceutical company can legally produce a generic medicine only after expiration of patent of the branded drug company.
Reasons behind low price of generic medicines
A lot of people do query about generic medicines because they are available at lower price than branded ones. So they have many doubts about quality, efficacy, and effectiveness of generic drugs. Some people believe that generic medicines are of inferior quality and proper rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures are not followed while manufacturing generic drugs.
But all these thoughts are wrong because FDA checks all parameters to give a company license for manufacturing generic drugs, and subsequent market samples are also tested. Thus the standard of generic and branded medicines remains same. And many branded manufacturers are also manufacturing generic medicines nowadays to sustain competition.
Generic medicines are available in cheaper price because generic medicine manufacturers do not spend money on advertisement, marketing, and researches. But the original pharmaceutical companies spend a lot on money on promotions, branding, and researches. They continuously try to develop new drugs because if they make a new drug then they will have the patent and only they will have the right to sell and manufacture the particular medicine developed by them.
But after the patent expires many other companies make applications at FDA to get permission to sell and manufacture the patented drug. The new drugs can be sold at a lower price because the generic medicine manufacturer already knows about its chemical composition and they do not have to spend any extra money for development purpose. The competition across various manufacturers is also a reason for lower cost of generic drugs.
Most of the online and offline drug store provides genuine high quality medicines because they know the fact that to sustain in this competitive market quality product is the key. So if you buy a product from FDA approved shop then you do not need to worry about quality of medicines (both branded and generic). The reputed stores always choose their supplier accordingly; if any supplier does not provide required documents then the supplier is blacklisted.
Prescription requirement depends upon the type of drug; like if you want to buy a drug like Viagra then prescription is must. But you should always consult your physician or pharmacist before consuming any drug. Adverse side effects may result from wrong drug consumption.
Difference between regular and soft pills
Soft and regular pills differ in modes of absorption inside body. Soft pills are believed to be more effective because they gets quickly dissolved and gets into the blood stream quickly. Whereas regular pills take much more time to get into the blood stream. People should avoid consuming fatty foods and alcohol if they are consuming regular pills.
Online order placing
Placing an order through a website is quite simple and faster. First of all you have to choose the product and provide its quantity, the products gets automatically added in your cart. Then you have to click on checkout button and you will be redirected to payment page. Before payment you have to provide your shipping and billing address and other fields as required.
Payment methods and amount deduction from credit card
As soon as you are redirected to payment page, you can view the payment options. For credit card payments the amount is charged as soon as you place your order. The websites sends the data immediately for processing and the amount is received by the company. After approval from bank regarding credit transfer you will receive a mail about successful payment and order.
Order placed but no credit card charges
This problem is rare but it is faced by buyers at times. The reason can be:
• Unsuccessful processing
• Wrong CVV code
• Expired credit card
• Incorrect billing address
• Internet issues
Online payment security
Online payment security is one of the most important things for online shopping websites. Many hackers try to get credit card details of customers. But to be a good seller and maintain reputation in market almost all online stores provides high level security in their websites. They use latest security encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is used on payment gateway. So if you are ordering from a reputed online store then there is no risk in making online payment.
Shipping methods includes airmailing and courier delivery. For air mail it takes 2 to 3 days to deliver a product, and for courier delivery the product is delivered within 3 to 8 working days. But some time the delivery is delayed due to mailing company problems or custom issues.
If product not received in given time
The delivery of a product depends on the type of delivery method chosen by a customer. Due to some technical issues from Courier Company the delivery may be delayed, but surely you will receive your products. Still now no such incident happened.
Receiving damaged product
If you receive a damaged product then you should immediately contact the customer care officials of the pharmacy. Either you will get a replacement of the product at no cost or your paid amount will be refunded.
Product shelf life
The shelf life of any medicine depends on its type and it varies with different compositions. Thus always check the expiry date of the medicine before consumption.
If you do not find the strength prescribed by your physician
Sometimes medicines with exact strengths are unavailable and you need to divide or add pills to get the correct dose. Like if you need 50 mg of a medicine and you are getting 100 mg of the same medicine then you can divide it into two and consume it. Or if you need 100 mg pill and only 50 mg of the drug is available in the store then you can take two pills at a time. This does not affect the efficiency of a medicine.