Prescription Methods

There are multiple prescription methods available which are used to treat people who have issues with erectile dysfunction. You will find descriptions below outlining in great detail the differences between using Viagra, Tadalafil, Stendra and Levitra.


Viagra Pills
Caption: Photo: Viagra Pills

Viagra is also known as sildenafil citrate is an incredibly well known prescription medication. It is used to treat erectile dysfunction in people who experience it naturally. Viagra is so powerful that it can also combat the negative sexual effects of anti-depressants and other strong substances which cause similar issues. There are some medications and substances which Viagra should not be mixed with.

Viagra was developed in England at Pfizer’s Sandwich in Kent. It was originally designed for people who have issues with hypertension and heart disease. When they first studied its effects in a professional environment in Morriston Hospital in Swansea that had found out that it caused erections in men. Rather than selling the product for hypertension and heart disease they decided that the appropriate market would be to people who were experiencing sexual performance issues. The patent for Viagra was accepted in 1996 and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially accepted as the first oral medication it to be used to treat erectile dysfunction in 1998. In 2008 Viagra gad made a total of $1.934 billion dollars.

In 1999, a presidential candidate named Bob Dole became a spokesman for Viagra after he had loss his election. He told Larry King “It is a great drug, I think we need to learn more about it. There are many men out there, millions of men out there, who suffer from impotence, and this may be the first step. I wish I’d have bought stock earlier.”

Michael Douglas a famous actor who has won Academy Awards, Peoples Choices Awards and Golden Globes mentioned Viagra in an interview when he spoke to David Letterman about being married to Catherine Zeta-Jones, a famous actress who is 25 years older than he is. He said “God bless her that she likes older guys, and some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years—Viagra, Cialis—that can make us all feel younger.”

Even Hugh Hefener the famous CEO who owns Playboy said to the New York Times “I don’t take a lot, but I take it when it’s called for. I make love a couple of times a week, and I take the Viagra when I’m going to be making love. I would say at 84 it helps. It’s God’s little helper.”

Viagra Usage Statistics
Caption: Photo: Viagra Usage Statistics

Viagra has been prescribed over 23 million times. The popularity of Viagra has led to it to be used by people of all ages, even though people who are as young as 18 years of age who are not suffering from erectile dysfunction issues. With the rise of sexual performance anxiety, taking a Viagra will help to increase a man’s penis size to its maximum length and girth. It will help to make him last as long as possible so the person is able to go for as long as they wish to. The rise in usage may also be cause by people believing it may help to increase their libido.

Kanter Media had reported that Pfizer the patented owners of Viagra had spent $176 million dollar in 2013 in advertisements campaigns which were spent mainly within the sports industry including through NFL broadcasts for pre and post-game shows.

Although with its increase in popularity it has recently had seen a drop in its revenue since there are other competitive or counterfeit products which may have a different range of side effects and can also be priced more affordably. It is often the case that medication from well-known brands are sold at 40 times higher than generic brands.

Within America, people are able to ask their doctors for free sample packs which allow them to try it before they pay for it. This is helpful if you would like to see whether the product will work for you. If the product does not work for you, you are then able to be prescribed a different brand.

Prescription Sizes

It is often prescribed at 50mg for the average male but sometimes you may need a higher dose depending on your body type and other factors that come into play. It can be purchased in dosages of 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg. It is now available in a single sachet pack for convenient on the go use, so you are able to take it with you anywhere Viagra can only be taken once a day.

When Viagra was compared to the placebo effect, it was found that on average has a 72 to 85 percent chance of getting a harder and longer lasting erection when compared with a placebo pill which only has an average of 50%.

Viagra should not be mixed with medications which include nitrates, guanylate cyclase stimulators, alpha-blockers, HIV protease inhibitors, some oral antifungal medicines and some high blood pressure treatments. It should also not be taken if you are allergic to Sildenafil.

How To Use Viagra

There are some steps you will need to follow in order to ensure that your Viagra is going to work efficiently which include:

Get In The Mood

Viagra cannot work on its own! This is a misconception which is often seen in movies where a person takes a Viagra and it works almost instantaneously. This is often not the case, you will need be naturally aroused and sexually stimulated for Viagra to work properly. There is a wide range of ways you are able to get yourself into the mood which include:

Watch Porn Movies: Porn movies visual and sound so you are able to see and hear what is happening on the screen. You will be able to choose a movie which suits your particular interests, desires and fantasies, so you can watch something which is according to your personal taste. Since you are using two of your senses, it can be provide a higher level of arousal than just using one of your senses. If you go to an Adult Lifestyle Centre like Oh Zone they are able to give a loyalty card where you can receive discounts depending on how many porn movies you purchase.

View Adult Magazines:  Adult Magazines as extremely affordable and can be purchase at your local adult lifestyle centre.There is a wide range of choice available, if you are lucky you it can also include a free DVD with purchase.

Read Erotic Literature: There are many type of literature available including Singapore Adult Stories and Taiwan URL who publish erotic fiction regularly. The best part about erotic literature is that it can be entirely free of charge! The way erotic literature works is that you read in-depth scenes which explain in great detail what is happening. For example, a story may include the feelings a character goes through as they emotionally develop, it can include high levels of description of how the character sexually performs and how the pleasure makes them feel. The reader is able to imagine all of this in their heads and can add to the plot as they please.

Dirty Talk: Spend some time talking a lover about what you wish to do them or they make you feel. You can begin dirty talk earlier throughout the day by sending text messages and talking to them.As time goes by both people build up anticipation towards the event which can be incredibly arousing.

Spend More Time In Foreplay: Foreplay is a lot of fun, you just have to remember to spend more time in it to reap the amazing results.For example, if you love giving pleasure you should focus on your lover more or if you enjoy receiving pleasure you are able to ask a lover for what you would like.

Roleplay With A Lover:  Role-playing can help a couple develop a character during sex which can take on different personality traits to who they are in real life. For example, an innocent school teacher can turn into a naughty nurse with a simply costume change.If you would like to spice things up you are also able to try on some amazing designer men’s underwear.

Use Sex Toys: There are sex toys like men’s masturbators which can provide thorough amounts of stimulation which can be used before you engage in penetrative sex. You are able to buy them so they appear to be realistic or see through depending on what you would prefer. Cock rings are also a good investment to make, cock rings help to keep the blood flow within a penis so you can maintain your erection for longer.

Put Some Time A Side For Viagra To Work

Before you jump into penetrative sex, you will need to set a side at least 30 to 60 minutes for Viagra to work. This is the average time it takes but it can also take up to 4 hours, this completely depends on how your body reacts to the medication.

Eat Low Fat Meals

If you eat a meal which contains high levels of fat like products which contain fat or cheese it will take longer for the medication to work. Viagra does not need to be taken with meals but if you do eat, it is recommended to eat products which are made with low fat ingredients.

Common side effects may include:

  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Flushed Skin

After Sex

After you have sex and ejaculate your erection should stop. Viagra is used to increase the amount of blood flow within the penis so there is no need for your body to hold an erection. Some rare side effects may include:

  • A Prolonged Erection: An erection which can last for up to or more than 4 hours is known as a priapism. Although this type of erection is often seen in comedy movies, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possibleas it can cause your blood vessels to become permanently damaged which can impact the function of your penis.
  • Blurry Vision: In some extreme case it is possible for people to experience blurry vision or complete vision loss in one or both eyes, this is a condition known asNon-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION). If you experience this side effect you should immediately stop taking the medication and seek professionally treatment.
  • Loss Of Hearing: If you experience hearing loss or tinnitus which is where you have a continued ringing in your ear, it is recommended that you should stop taking Viagra.


Caption: Photo: 10mg Of Tadalafil

Tadalafil is also known as Cialis and Adcirca, it is a medical pill which is prescribed by doctors to treat erectile dysfunction. It has no generic brand name. It can also be used for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

In 1991, a combination of two companies worked together (Flaxo and ICOS Corporation) to design Tadalafil. This company was known asGlaxoWellcome but has since changed its name to GlaxoSmithKline. The original medication was developed to treat heart disease but they later found out that it could also be used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. Tadalafil was accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2003 as a medication which is used to treat erectile dysfunction.

The erection is caused by blood which flows through the penis that fills into the vessels, the blood increases the size of the penis. When a man is aroused, he receives a higher level of nitric oxide which then produces guanylatecyclase and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) which increases or decreases the size of the vessels in the penis. In some people there is an enzyme which causes the cGMP to leave the body, Tadalafil is used to stop that enzyme from being produced so that the cGMP is able to build up within the body which may cause an erection to build and last longer.

Through their clinical studies that had found that a benefit to using Tadalafil when compared with Viagra was that it lasted for up to 17.5-hours half-life which totals to a maximum of 36 hours whereas Viagra should last for less than 4 hours.

Their marketing campaign is aimed is directed towards a man who wants to use the medication to treat erectile dysfunction so that their lover is able to set the pace in the bedroom. Whereas if you take other medications, you have to plan it in advance which can interrupt the natural arousal process. There slogan is “When the moment is right, will you be ready?”.

Brand Cialis were one of the very first companies to openly place their side effects in their marketing campaigns which were required by the FDA. Cialis had caused controversy when they paid the Super Bowl in 2004 for their advertisement to run with many people in the community complaining about it. They had also ran advertisement campaigns through the America’s Cup and the PGA Tour.

Some side effect a person may experience includes:

  • Upset Stomach
  • Symptoms of the flu
  • The feeling of being sick
  • Diarrhoea

Prescription Sizes

For erectile dysfunction the first prescription will be 10 mg, you will take one a day for a week from then on, you may be prescribed by your general practitioner a dosage between 5mg to 20 mg depending on how your body is effected by the medication. The brand Cialis can cost anywhere between the prices of $29 to $46 in America. Some insurance companies can cover the cost of this medication.

How To Use Tadalafil

Tadalafil is taken once a day and does not need to be taken with a meal. You should not take more than one tablet a day. You should not split up the tablet but it should be taken whole. If you do happen to accidently miss a dosage, you should not take it but wait for the next day. You should not take Tadalafil with grapefruit, alcohol and certain types of medications as the mixture can cause adverse side effects. If you have an allergic reaction you will need to seek medical treatment. Some symptoms may include swelling of certain body parts like the face or tongue, trouble breathing and breaking out in hives.


Caption: 100mg Of Spedra

Stendra is also known as Spedra and Avanafil was developed by the Vivus Inc. Vivis worked alongside Menarini Group to market the erectile dysfunction medication to the mass population. It was approvedby the Food and Drug Administration in 2012.


The starting dosage of Stendra is 100 mg. Your general practitioner may then choose to decrease your dosage as low as 50 mg or increase the dosage up to 200mg depending on how your body responds to the medication. Like the other erectile dysfunction medications it must be used alongside arousal and stimulation in order for it to work. It does not need to be taken with food. It is available to be purchased in a bottle of 30 to a bottle of 100 tablets.

The benefits of Standra when compared with other erectile dysfunction medications is that it only has to be taken 15 to 30 minutes before engaging in sexual intimacy. It’s full effect impact the body at 30 to 45 minutes. Their clinical trials had found that 2/3 of the participants were able to engage in sexual intimacy in 15 minutes if they had taken the maximum dosage of 200 mg. It should never be taken more than once in a day.

There products have made headlines including:

  • “Faster-Working Erectile Dysfunction Drug?” by CBS News
  • “Vivus says men taking avanafil were more likely to be ready for sex within 15 minutes.” By the Gaea Times
  • “Avanafil is the New Player in The Erectile Dysfunction Field”

Some side effects of Stendra include Headaches were noted to be the most common side effect of taking the medication. The other two most common side effects were hot flushes and nasal congestion. Other side effects may include dizzy spells, nasopharyngitis and back pain.


Caption: Photo: Levitra Packaging

Levitra is a erectile dysfunction medication which works by relaxing the arteries to increase the flow of blood within the penis which results in an erection. Like the other Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5)medications, it destroys the enzymes which destroy the cGMP. It is known under different names worldwide. For example in India it is known as Staxyn whilst in Italy it is known as Vivanza. This product has been advertised by a combination of three different companies which include Bayer Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, and Schering-Plough.  When it is compared with Viagra which has effects which last for up to 2 to 4 hours, Levitra effect lasts for 4 hours.


Levitra is available in the dosage of 2.5mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. The first prescription which is recommended is 10 mg but will be changed depending on how your body responds to the medication. The medication must be consumed for up to 20 to 1 hour before you plan to have sex.

This type of tablet is placed on the tongue and then it dissolves with your saliva. It must dissolve completely before you are able to swallow it. In order for it to work, the person who takes the medication must be fully aroused. It does not have to be taken with food. Consuming alcohol is not recommended as it can lower the chance of the medication working.

Some side effects you may experience from using Levitra may include:

  • Congested or runny nose
  • Indigestion issues like an upset stomach
  • Vertigo
  • Hot flushes

These side effects should go away after a couple of hours, so they are not long lasting.

Rare side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back strain
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Blurry vision or eye strain and pain
  • Swelling of the face
  • Heart Palpitations