Viagra and Cialis: Which Value per Dose Is Best?

Since both Viagra and Cialis cost the same, the decision about which medication is the best value comes down to how effective each one is.

Viagra and Cialis are the two most popular erectile dysfunctional medications on the market. But which is better? How do the prices compare? Does one medication work better than the other? Let’s compare Viagra and Cialis to determine which is a better value.

Price Comparison

So how much do these medications cost? Well, on our website, Viagra and Cialis are the same price. A one month supply (30 pills) of Viagra costs $69, as does the same size order of Tadalafil. That works out at $2.29 per pill. The larger the order, the lower the cost per pill, but Sildenafil and Tadalafil will always be the same price on our website.

Since both options cost the same, the decision about which medication is the best value comes down to how effective each one is.

Do Both Drugs Work the Same?

The short answer to this question is yes. Both Sildenafil and Tadalafil work by making the smooth muscles in the penis relax, allowing more blood to flow in so the man can achieve an erection. Viagra and Cialis will only work when a man becomes sexually aroused; the drugs themselves do not cause arousal.

Viagra and Cialis: Which Value per Dose Is Best?

Which Works Better?

Studies have found that Sildenafil is about 84 percent effective while Cialis is about 81 percent effective. So Viagra holds a slight edge, but the difference in the rates of effectiveness is quite small.

It is possible that for one man, Tadalafil will work better than Viagra, while for another, Viagra will work better than Cialis. But there is no way to tell for sure which will work better for you until you try them both. If you want to try both medications to see if one is more effective for you, you can purchase a combo pack that includes both Viagra and Cialis. Then you can place a larger order of whichever medication you are more satisfied with.

Which Works Faster?

Viagra typically starts working within 30 minutes when you take it on an empty stomach. Cialis works in as little as 15 minutes but could take as long as 45 minutes. So, on average, Viagra and Cialis take about the same amount of time to start working.

Recommended Doses

The recommended dose for Cialis is lower than the recommended dose for Viagra. It is recommended that men start with a 10mg dose of Cialis, or half a pill. If this is insufficient, they can increase the dose to 20mg, or one pill.

Men taking Viagra are advised to start with a dose of 50mg, or half a pill. If this is insufficient, they can increase the dose to 100mg, or one pill.

As you can see, Tadalafil has about the same effectiveness as Viagra, but with a much lower dosage. But because our prices for the medications are the same, you’ll pay the same amount for 20mg Cialis pill as for a 100mg Viagra pill.

Cialis for Daily Use

Men also have the option of taking Cialis for daily use, rather than only taking it as needed. Men who want to take Cialis daily are advised to start with a dose of 2.5 mg per day, and increase to 5mg per day if this is ineffective.

The following table shows the recommended dosages of Viagra, Cialis and Cialis for daily use:

ViagraCialisCialis for daily use
50mg20mg2.5mg

The advantage of taking Cialis daily is that sex can be more spontaneous. If you and your partner want to have sex but you haven’t yet taken your ED medication, you may have to wait up to 45 minutes before you’re ready. Taking Cialis daily can ensure that you’re always ready.

If you and your partner both want a very active sex life, Cialis may be the better option, because you can use it daily.

Longer-Lasting Cialis

One major advantage that Cialis has over Viagra is that it lasts much longer. Cialis can still be effective up to 36 hours after you take it, while Viagra will only be effective up to 4 or 5 hours after taking it. This is why many men prefer Cialis. Cialis allows for more flexibility. If you happen to be interrupted before having sex, you won’t have to take another pill.

Interactions with Food

A potential disadvantage of Viagra is that it might not work as quickly if you take it during or right after you’ve eaten a big meal, particularly a meal that is heavy in fat. Some men who take Viagra finds that this is an issue, therefore, they can only take Viagra on an empty stomach. For some men, however, food does not interfere with how fast the medicine works.

Cialis, even though it is taken at a lower dosage, is not inhibited by food. So you can take it with a meal or on an empty stomach.

Side Effects

You may still be wondering whether there is a significant difference in the side effects of these two drugs. The short answer is that both have similar side effects, but the side effects of Cialis may last longer.

Here is a list of the most common side effects of Viagra and Tadalafil:

  • headache;
  • facial flushing;
  • upset stomach;
  • stuffy nose;
  • muscle or back pain;
  • dizziness;
  • blurry vision.

Because Cialis is a longer lasting medication, any side effects you experience from taking it can last longer. Because Viagra is ineffective after five hours, any side effects should go away within that time period.

If you experience unpleasant side effects because of Viagra or Cialis, you can try lowering the dose and seeing whether that lower dose is still effective at treating your ED.

Even though Cialis and Viagra work the same, it is possible that you may experience some side effects with Tadalafil but experience none with Sildenafil, or vice versa. This is another advantage to ordering a combo pack of medications to see which one is better for you.

What with Prescription?

Both Cialis and Viagra can be purchased online without a prescription. Buying the medication online is cheap and, actually, eliminates any significant price difference between the medications. Typically, Viagra costs $35 per 100mg tablet, and Cialis costs $28 per 20mg tablet. That’s a steep price for both medications and an even steeper price for Viagra.

But purchasing ED medication online allows you to pay much less, and you don’t have to factor the price of each medication into your decision. Since Viagra and Cialis cost the same when you purchase them on our site, you only need to consider which drug best fits your needs and your lifestyle.

Which Is the Better Value?

Because Viagra and Tadalafil are the same price on our website, deciding what is better will be an individual decision. However, the fact that Cialis lasts significantly longer makes it a compelling option, because it allows you more flexibility for the same price. Remember that we offer free Viagra samples and free Cialis samples so you can try both medications and find out which one has the better value per dose for you.