Understanding the difference between Sildenafil and Viagra

Understanding the difference between Sildenafil and Viagra

Here is how you can tell the erectile dysfunction drugs Sildenafil and Viagra apart...

Sildenafil the drug is basically an active ingredient in the popular, branded ED drug Viagra. Whilst both the medications are equivalent in terms of their medical capabilities; we often get asked why they look different and why Sildenafil is cheaper. 

Here is an attempt to help you understand the difference between the two...

The difference in cost

When a drug is granted a patent, it prevents any other company from manufacturing that drug. As a result, the price of a patented drug by an original company is often high. This helps the original company fund their research and develop drugs.
Once this patent expires, other companies can start manufacturing the same drug. The cost of the drug manufactured by these companies is low, because the safety of the rug is already proven and also because they have to compete with the original company. This is why Sildenafil is so much cheaper than Viagra.

Difference in the appearance of Viagra and Sildenafil

Viagras is popularly known as the 'little blue pill' and Pfizer also holds a patent on the appearance of Viagra's unique diamond blue shape. And that is precisely why, the Sildenafil appears different, however their efficacy is the same. 












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