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Which is better for ED, Cialis or Stendra?

Which is better for ED, Cialis or Stendra?

What is Erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is basically a disorder found in men which could be a sign of physical or psychological condition. The symptoms associated with this disorder is found in men’s reproductive organ i.e. inability to keep an erection firmer and longer enough during a sexual activity.

What is Cialis?

Cialis is a medical drug available to us under the generic name Tadalafil which belongs to a class of medication called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. This medicine is used to treat sexual related disorders observed in men such as erection dysfunction or impotence.

This medicine increases the blood flow in the penis so that erection is achieved and maintained. Cialis is available as a lower-strength tablet that can be taken on a daily basis, eliminating the need to ‘plan’ for sex.

What is Stendra?

Avanafil, sold under the brand name Stendra, is a medical drug which belongs to a class of medication called Phosphodiesterase(PDE) inhibitors. Stendra is used to treat sexual problems related to men such as erectile dysfunction. This medicine works by increasing the flow of blood in the penis so that erection is achieved and maintained for a longer period of time.

Sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis) are not protected by this drug. All sexual activities should be conducted using an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condom/dental dam). For more information, contact your doctor or pharmacist. 

How does it work?


It is thought that Cialis relaxes the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder. It does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, and syphilis). The PDE5 inhibitors only work in the presence of nitric oxide, which is naturally released by the body during sexual arousal. About 60 to 70 percent of people take PDE5 inhibitors.

Cialis is available in several doses in tablet form: 2.5 milligrams (mg), 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. Depending on the dose for ED, you can use it as needed before sexual activity, or take it once a day.


Stendra is available in the market with generic name Avanafil which belongs to Phosphodiesterase(PDE) inhibitors class of medication. It works by increasing the blood flow in the penis during sexual stimulation. This medicine is not a cure to treat erectile dysfunction or increases your sexual desire. It increases the flow of blood in your blood vessels that travel in your penis causing erection.

How to use?

Cialis and Stendra, both the medicines are available to us in a form of pill that must be taken by mouth as per your requirement but not more than 4 hours before sexual intercourse. The dosage and length of the treatment is based on your medical condition, response to the treatment and other medicine that you may be taking.

Swallow the tablet whole rather than chewing or crushing it in your mouth as it may release all the drug in your mouth which increases the risk of side effects. Your doctor may start you with a low dose which will increase gradually. Follow the medical prescription carefully and inform your doctor in case of any exception or confusion.

Side effects

Common side effects observed while medicating with Cialis are upset stomach, muscle pain, stuffy nose, back pain, headache, dizziness or flushing may occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse.

Common side effects observed while medicating with Avanafil are flushing, dizziness, headache, or lightheadedness may occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse.

There are also some serious and severe allergic reactions involved with both Cialis and Stendra which require immediate medical attention if observed such as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing, severe dizziness, decrease or loss of hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears, sudden decreased vision, including permanent blindness, in one or both eyes, prolonged erection, etc.

Time to work

Stendra is a kind of medicine that does not cause erection right away after its intake. It is a kind of medicine that must be generally taken 15-30 minutes before Sexual intercourse. The working onset of Avanafil is about 15 minutes after its intake. Peak effect can be expected by an hour and the overall effect could last up to 6 hours. Stendra does not significantly delay time to cause ejaculation. However, you might experience some improvement when consume as prescribed by the doctor.

Cialis has a fast onset of action. As little as 30 minutes before sex is acceptable when taking Cialis. It is also optional to take Cialis before or after the meal. The duration of Cialis effect can range from 24 to 36 hours. It can sometimes last up to 72 hours. As a result, Cialis has high patient satisfaction ratings in surveys, compared to other PDE5 inhibitors.

Cialis or Stendra, which to prefer?

Both the medicine are effective and have good reputation among the users. Among the most effective treatments for erectile dysfunction, Stendra (avanafil) is the most expensive but a first choice treatment as well. It aids in getting aroused and achieving an erection or orgasm. On the other hand, Tadalafil (Cialis) is the only medication in its class that can treat both erectile dysfunction and prostate enlargement symptoms which is very effective as well. It is available in cheaper rate.

An individual must discuss the selection of medication by the doctor. The more safer and effective medicine must be determined and used as per doctor’s prescription.


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