Generic ED Medications from India
Generic medications for treating erectile dysfunction have historically been manufactured in India as until 2005 the local patent laws allowed copying brand-name drugs before patent expiry. Indian ED generics are very cheap because of low production costs and high competition in the country’s pharmaceutical sector. Besides, generic medications cost less compared to brand-name drugs by default.
ED drugs manufactured by large international pharma companies headquartered in India are bioequivalent to Viagra, Levitra and Cialis and equally safe and effective. Meds by small no-name manufacturers, on the opposite, have been reported to contain the active ingredients in wrong amounts or be tainted with hazardous contaminants. One can identify fake Indian medications by their packaging that looks different from that of the original drugs, grammatical errors or mistypes on the label, abnormal structure, smell or taste of the pills, unreasonably low price, etc.
Reliable ED generics from India available for purchase online include products by Cipla, Ajanta Pharma, Aurobindo Pharma, Dr. Reddy’s, Sava Medica, Sandoz, Sun Pharmaceutical, Macleods Pharmaceuticals, Ranbaxy and Fourrts Laboratories. The list of potentially hazardous ED meds is available on the website of the US FDA.
Popular Brands of Generic Vardenafil for ED Treatment
Vardenafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor used to treat erectile dysfunction. It was initially manufactured and marketed solely by the patent holders, Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline, until the final expiry of the patent in October 2018. Nowadays there are several pharma companies making generic vardenafil-based medications. The brands most commonly found online are Valif by Ajanta Pharma and Savitra by Sava Medica Limited. The list of vardenafil-based meds by smaller manufacturers includes Zhewitra by Sunrise Remedies, Vilitra by Centurion Laboratories and Vardif by Alpha-Pharma Healthcare. Vardenafil by the world’s largest generic drug producers like Teva or Zydus Cadila is currently available mostly from brick-and-mortar pharmacies but is likely to start selling on the Internet soon. All versions of vardenafil intended for ED treatment have the same therapeutic effect and side effects, indications and contraindications and directions for use. The differences include the name of the manufacturer, the brand of the medication, its dosage form, appearance, strength and price. Some vardenafil-based generics also contain dapoxetine – an additional active ingredient used to treat premature ejaculation in patients with ED.
Major Manufacturers of Generic ED Meds
Many common generic medications are manufactured by global pharmaceutical corporations, each producing hundreds of formulations costing billions of dollars. Noteworthy players in the market of generic pharmaceuticals are Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Sandoz, Mylan N.V., Accord Healthcare, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Sanofi S.A. and Zydus Cadila. Many of them also manufacture patent-protected medications developed in-house. The quality of these companies’ products and production facilities is monitored by the FDA and similar authorities in the local markets. The range of generic medications for treatment of erectile dysfunction offered by abovementioned manufacturers usually includes oral sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil as well as topical and injectable alprostadil- and testosterone-based formulations.
Buying Meds from Canadian Online Pharmacies
According to the 2016 Kaiser Health Tracking poll, at least 19 million Americans buy meds from Canada or other countries to save money. In Canada drugs cost around 70% cheaper than in the US on average but are more expensive than elsewhere in the world. Not all online pharmacies claiming themselves to be Canadian source meds from Canada – international customers’ orders are frequently processed by affiliated retailers in India, Turkey, China and other countries. This raises concerns about the quality of products obtained from such ‘Canadian’ drugstores, so it is important to choose only those that are verified by quality monitoring services like Pharmacy Checker and similar, have a valid license in Canada and positive feedback from real customers.
Although personal importation of drugs into the US is technically illegal, US citizens rarely face problems with the authorities. When processing an order for abroad, the Canadian pharmacy asks for a prescription from the customer’s home country and requires a co-signing from a licensed Canadian doctor. To import meds for personal use purchased in a land-based or online Canadian pharmacy, American citizens must have a valid prescription from a US doctor present. Importing more than a 3-month supply is illegal.