Cinnabar Swan Healing Arts

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ashland, Oregon

Generic Sildenafil vs. Brand Viagra

A great number of preparations that are sold in the drugstores and online pharmacies share the same properties. Some of them are brand medications and some are their generics. To make it clear “who is who” we have to know the major difference between the two.

Brand preparations go through all the existing stages of production before they reach the shelves of the drugstores. The companies invest huge sums of money for the development of the medication, its studies, and clinical trials. In addition, the branding and advertising of the preparation they finally get is also very expensive. Furthermore, to get the possibility to sell the drug, pharmaceutical companies need to get a patent and or course an FDA approval for their product.

That’s why, when the drug gets to the market, its price contains all the expenses the company had during the period of its development. For all the time that the patent is valid, other manufacturers have no right to use the formula of the brand medication. Yet as soon as the patent is expired, any company can use it for its own benefit. That’s where generics appear.

Both drugs are the same efficient

Despite the manufacturing company of the brand Viagra tries to convince the buyers that its product is better, in fact, it acts exactly the same as generic Sildenafil.

Both remedies having Sildenafil Citrate as an active component cannot induce different effects. Viagra, as well as generic Sildenafil, acts by enhancing the blood flow to the penile area. They take part in the process of relaxation on the smooth muscles of the penis and widening of the blood vessels leading to the organ. As a result, it fills with the blood and erection appears.

So, it makes no difference whether you take brand Viagra or a generic pill.

The safety of Generic Sildenafil and brand Viagra is identical

Despite some fear that generic medication is more likely to cause some unwanted reactions because it is cheaper, it is absolutely safe. Actually, no drug is totally safe but the probability of evolving side effects from generic Sildenafil equals to that of the brand Viagra. So, don’t believe any fake statements about the danger of generic Sildenafil.

The amount of the active component in both preparations is the same, hence, the severity and the frequency of experiencing adverse reactions are also identical.

Generic Sildenafil is more affordable than brand Viagra

The development of brand medication demands huge financial investments, whereas generic Sildenafil is produced using a ready-made formula. By selling the brand Viagra, the producing company needs to get its money back. Hence, the price is significantly higher. Generic drug manufacturers get only net profit so they can put lower prices for their drug.

<h2>Brang Viagra has a different color and shape compared to generic Sildenafil</h2>

Blue color and diamond-shaped tablets are the distinctive features of Viagra. However, generic Sildenafil may have a different color and shape. On the shelves of the drugstores, you may find generic Sildenafil tablets of white, red, greyish-blue, and blue colors. Besides, they may be round, oval or diamond in shape.

The inscription on the Viagra pills and generic Sildenafil also differs. And finally, the design of the package of the original Viagra and generic Sildenafil is also dissimilar. Nevertheless, the package doesn’t change the quality of the content.

Which of the drugs to choose?

If you are still hesitating, what is better, generic Sildenafil or brand Viagra, you can try both and then draw your own conclusions. However, if you cannot afford yourself to purchase brand preparation, choose a generic version of the drug, and you won’t regret it.

T’ai chi ch’uan literally translates as “grand ultimate fist”. The grand ultimate is symbolized by what we in the west call the ‘yin-yang symbol’ (the t’ai chi t’u). This symbol illustrates the concept of a still point at the center of dynamic movement.

T’ai chi ch’uan is an excellent adjunct to acupuncture treatment. Because it is a moving exercise, and the movements have been designed to promote qi flow in certain meridians in a certain sequence, it helps resolve many types of pain patterns. Its use of movement together with standing makes it ideal for women with menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, or women recovering from childbirth because it promotes free flow of qi through the uterus.