Like many medications Viagra isn’t the actual name  of the medicine but a brand name the actual active ingredient is called Sildenafil. But this isn’t the only option and while other types are similar they can have varying effects. The most popular Brands and types are:

  • Tadalafil (Cialis)
  • Avanafil (Stendra)                                                                                                    PRO TIP!
  • Sildenafil (Viagra)                                                                                         “Always ask for the Generic
  • Vardenafil (Levitra)                                                                    Version they’re the same thing”

These All use work by increasing blood flow to the affected region

Avanafil(Stendra) is the fastest acting agent taking 15 minutes to take effect and lasting up to 6 hours

Vardenafil (Levitra) Takes a little longer about 30 minutes to take effect but lasts only 5 hours.

Sildenafil (Viagra)  Also takes around 30 minutes but lasts even less time at 4 hours.

Tadalafil (Cialis) Also takes 30 minutes  but lasts up to a stunning 36 hours! This is a more mild effect though then viagra as it helps to get and sustain an erection.This can be taken every day over a long period.


While all have a similar concern some should be used in different situations. Stendra is by far the fastest acting should be used for the quickest results, but it has gotten mixed reviews with some reporting affects lacking.  Viagra and Levitra are very similar for one-off uses. Cialis is the outlier agent that is best used for the long-term high-level sexual activity.


These medications don’t work for everyone, trialling each one may produce better results. If this doesn’t work out check out Viagra Alternatives and /numbing spray


Seek professional medical advice before use.