There are many pharmaceuticals that treat erectile dysfunction. Discover what the top three are and their pros and cons.

CIALIS (Tadalafil)


Cialis or Tadalafil treats erectile dysfunction and BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy). It increases blow flow by relaxing muscles by inhibiting the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (also known as PDE-5).

Pros of Cialis

  • It comes in eight different doses ranging from extra low to super strength.
  • It works quickly. It works as fast as 16 minutes after you take it.
  • It’s powerful. Its effect lasts up to 36 hours. It’s often called the “weekend pill”.

Cons of Cialis

  • It won’t get you in the mood, it’s most effective when you are already sexually aroused.
  • It could cause a prolonged erection. It’s uncommon but some men may experience an erection that lasts 4 hours.
  • Side effects include headaches, upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea and flu like symptoms.
  • It may also cause abnormal ejaculation.
  • It is the most expensive among other ED medications.


Levitra is manufactured by Bayer. It acts as an inhibitor. It inhibits the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (also known as PDE-5), which makes the penile muscles more relaxed. This allows proper blood flow.

Pros of Levitra:

  • When taking Levitra, you are not restricted against consuming alcohol.
  • Levitra may sometimes work faster for men for whom Viagra failed.

Cons of Levitra

  • It doesn’t stay in your system long. Its effect lasts about 6 hours.
  • It only comes in five different doses as compared to the eight doses that Cialis and Viagra has.
  • Side effects include runny nose, nausea, dizziness and upset stomach.
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  • It was the first ED medication introduced to the market and have been around for more than a decade. It’s well known and has been used by over 20 million men.
  • It comes in eight different doses ranging from extra low to super strength.
  • It’s considered the most effective ED medication.
  • The price is the lowest among other ED medications.

Cons of Viagra

  • It may cause a blue tint that blurs vision.
  • It may cause other side effects such as headache, flushing, upset stomach, back pain, nausea and dizziness.