Which erectile dysfunction pill is the best?

29th April 2021

Which erectile dysfunction pill is best?

In the world of erectile dysfunction, the last thing you will ever hear someone complain about is the lack of choice within the market. From well-known brands to cost-effective generic options, there is plenty of choice when choosing an erectile dysfunction treatment and at EU Meds, we stock a variety of options.

When choosing a treatment, it’s vital that you research which option is the most appropriate for you and your personal needs.



It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Viagra is the most well-known treatment for erectile dysfunction. The ‘little blue pill’ has become synonymous with impotence and often is the first google search for men struggling with erectile dysfunction or wanting to up their sex drive. But is the popularity all hype, or is it based on merit? And will it help with both of these problems?

The drug Sildenafil was created in 1989, by British scientists Peter Dunn and Albert Wood. Originally created to treat high blood pressure and angina, it was patented as Viagra in 1991 and in 1998, it was approved by the FDA to treat erectile dysfunction.

The way Viagra works is incredibly simple; it relaxes the muscles in the blood vessels of the penis. This allows you to not only gain but maintain an erection a lot easier. It works relatively quickly, needing around 30-60 minutes to take effect. Remaining in your system for a maximum of 5 hours, Viagra gives you plenty of time to have pleasurable sexual activity without worry. However, it isn’t a magical pill. Viagra will not work if you aren’t experiencing sexual stimulation. In other words, it will not increase your libido if you’re not originally in the mood.

The side effects of Viagra are relatively mild and are not a huge cause of concern. Typical side effects experienced by some users include:

  • Warmth in the face or chest
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headaches
  • Stomach pains
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain


Cialis is most affectionally known as the ‘weekend pill’ due to the window of effectiveness lasting an incredible 36 hours. With Viagra lasting up to 5 hours, Cialis offers you more of a chance to be spontaneous within a certain time frame, as opposed to Viagra which may take some planning ahead. If you took Cialis on a Saturday night, you would be as prepared and ready to go that evening as you would the following Sunday evening and even some of Monday.

Due to their strength, it’s especially important that no more than one tablet is taken within the 36 hours and just like with your libido regardless of medication, alcohol will limit the effectiveness of Cialis.

In terms of side effects, they are remarkably like that of Viagra. However, due to the extended time of effectiveness of Cialis, if you do experience any untoward side effects, they will linger for longer.



Finally, the third option commonly explored by men dealing with erectile dysfunction is Levitra. This is usually the choice of men who have tried Viagra or Cialis previously but have experienced side effects, meaning they wouldn’t want to use that treatment again. Known as the most well tolerated treatment for erectile dysfunction, it does carry side effects like any medication however they are significantly lesser.

Working in 30-60 minutes, Levitra is very similar to Viagra in the sense that it also remains in your system for 5 hours. But like Viagra, it doesn’t leave much room for spontaneity and sexual activity will need to be planned/pre-empted in advance.

Which is best?

With all their similarities, the biggest difference between the treatments is timing. Whilst Viagra and Levitra are extremely similar in that you only have a small window to participate in sexual activity, Cialis allowed you an extended period of time. If this is of great importance to you, that may be your best bet. But all three treatments are tried and tested meaning if there is no time restraints on you and your partner, then you are free to choose any option.