Sildenafil

  • Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra® and Revatio®.
    • Sildenafil 20 mg tablets are available generically at a significantly lower cost than Viagra® or even the generic strengths of Viagra®.
    • Comparatively Sildenafil 20mg would be available in quantities of 100 for approximately $80 while a prescription for 10 tablets of Sildenafil 100mg will cost nearly $300 dollars.

 

  • In order to have your doctor order this medication they must write a prescription as sildenafil 20mg tablets with the instructions of take 2-5 tablets as needed prior to sexual activity.
    • Your Doctor may call, fax, or mail a hard copy to use; otherwise a physical prescription carried by the patient would be sufficient.

 

  • Why is sildenafil 20mg so much more affordable?
    • Sildenafil 20mg is the generic equivalent to a brand name medication called Revatio® 20mg. Revatio® 20mg was able to obtain a patent for Sildenafil 20mg where Viagra® was able to obtain a patent for 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg.
    • These brand name medications of Viagra® and Revatio® have the exact same active ingredients but differ in milligram strength. Revatio® 20mg lost its brand name patent and generics have been available for years. This is why Sildenafil 20mg is significantly more affordable than brand name Viagra® even though they are the same active ingredient. This holds true for the generic sildenafil with the strengths Viagra® came in, as the manufacturers still charge more for the same ingredient despite not having the brand name.

                    Sildenafil Requires a prescription                  like the example above.

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