Introduction to Cialis
Cialis is almost certainly the second most well-known erectile dysfunction drug available on the market today. Launched in 2003, it has now become an accepted alternative to Viagra, the first erectile dysfunction drug. Cialis, with Tadalafil as its active ingredient, is able to block the enzyme phosphodiasterase-5 that breaks down cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). It is the job of the cGMP to make sure that an erection occurs; low levels of cGMP often result in erectile dysfunction.
Chances of suffering from ED increase with age and it is believed that by the age of 80 almost all men have faced some form of erectile dysfunction. Life before erectile dysfunction drugs was one of resignation to a life of no sex. However, with the launch of Viagra and then Cialis, came a complete transformation to the erectile dysfunction scenario.
Although Cialis was launched after Viagra, it comes with a number of advantages over Viagra. Cialis can work for 36 hours at a stretch, meaning that sex can become more spontaneous and natural, without any timelines. This leaves you feeling less anxious and more relaxed. Cialis, because of its broad window of opportunity, is also known as The Weekend Pill. Since Cialis works equally effectively with or without food and does not interact with your diet, it can be taken at anytime during the day.
With Cialis, sex becomes more of a spontaneous affair, allowing for increased passion. If you suffer from erectile dysfunction Cialis could be the answer.
Means you will be ready for sex without having to pre-plan
Allows for spontaneity
Does not become ineffective after a heavy meal and works equally well both with and without food
Goes to work fast and lasts much longer than all other ED drugs
Although results will vary from person to person
Fake Cialis How to Identify
Counterfeit Cialis can be exceptionally dangerous. There is a probability that fake Cialis may contain impure and unknown ingredients deemed to be un-safe.
The real Cialis is made by Eli Lilly and has been reviewed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for safety and effectiveness. There are ways and means to identify fake drugs, including Cialis. When you visit a website that is selling fake Cialis, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Why is the price so much lower than the price at the local pharmacy? Does it seem too good to be true?
Is the Web site located outside the UK or the US? Why does it not list an address or any contact information?
Does the site offer to sell all medicines without a doctors prescription?
Were you referred to the website by an e-mail that you did not ask for? (Eli Lilly and Company, the maker of Cialis, does not send any e-mails unless asked for)
Does the site offer tablets with specifications like soft tabs or fast dissolve Cialis? (Original Cialis only comes in tablet form without these specifications. There is no such thing as soft tabs or fast dissolve in the case of Cialis)
Does the site offer generic Cialis or a drug with a name that is similar to Cialis? (Such products have probably not been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectivenessthey could be harmful)
As online pharmacies become increasingly popular, there more and more online sources are beginning to emerge. As a consumer it is important that you are aware of online pharmacies that are based outside the UK or the US. The best way to be sure that you are getting real Cialis is to obtain a prescription from a doctor at a licensed online pharmacy and then buy from that trusted pharmacy.
Cases of Fake Cialis
The importation and sale of fake medication, including Cialis is highly illegal and extremely dangerous. The drug is generally not made under controlled conditions and thus can be harmful to anyone using it. We would like to warn everyone buying erectile dysfunction drugs to be extremely vigilant that they are not being sold counterfeit drugs. They must make sure that are able to access proper information concerning the treatment.
Some fake Cialis cases include:
Recently the American law enforcement authorities seized a whole consignment of the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis from the company Vee Excel Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Inc. which had been conspiring with an Indian setup and shipping large quantities of this popular impotence drug. They were caught red handed and all the packages containing the Cialis drug were labeled chlorine. The company immediately pleaded guilty to all the charges and have paid half a million dollars in fines.
I bought Cialis in Hong Kong (HK) where I live and in Thailand where I have a holiday home. When I take the HK one the side effects are totally different from the one I bought in Thailand. With the HK one I cant feel any kind of improvement. In fact, the one I bought in Thailand is valid for a period of 3 years (from Mfg to Expiry) and the one I bought in Hong Kong is valid for a period of 2 years (from Mfg to Expiry). The same product must have the same validity but this is not the case. One pack has a bar code and the other does not in addition to both the packings being different also.
A United States court in Philadelphia recently sentenced a woman to prison for 32 months for selling fake and illegal erectile dysfunction medication. The woman had been selling fake Viagra and Cialis tablets for about 6 months, after obtaining them from China. These pills in fact have no active ingredients and proved to be dummy pills. All sales were conducted over the internet and she was thought to have made thousands of dollars from past sales. When the police raided her home and found thousands of fake ED pills as well as a stash of $35,000 in cash and a kilo of marijuana. In all they confiscated two thousand fake Viagra pills and over one thousand fake Cialis pills potentially worth thousands of dollars on the black market.
The New England Journal of Medicine has reported that rare cases involving abnormal blood sugar levels in Singapore, which had resulted from illegal use of sexual performance enhancement drugs, contaminated with a diabetes drug.
Between January and May 2008, 149 men and one woman between 19 and 97 (men aged 51) were admitted to hospital due to dangerously low blood sugar levels. Similar cases were reported in media reports from Hong Kong where seven Singaporean patients remained in a coma because of prolonged sugar starvation of the brain, and four subsequently died. The diabetes drug glyburide was found in there blood and/or urine samples in 85% of cases; 30% admitted having used illegal sexual performance enhancers.
The contaminated products were a counterfeit version of the drug Cialis and Viagra in varying concentrations. The drug packaging mentioned names of non-existent overseas production facilities, so the source of the contamination with the diabetes drug could not be established.