FDA Approves First Ever Generic Version of Viagra

fda-approves-first-ever-generic-version-of-viagraIt finally happened and the news is out. The FDA approves first ever generic version of Viagra. This was bound to happen with Pfizer’s Viagra (sildenafil citrate) patent due to expire March 2020. This is great news for the 18 million men over the age of 20 that are affected by erectile dysfunction. Some healthy competition is just what the market ordered.

Viagra pills have been known to cost anywhere between $40-$80. With the introduction of these new generic versions, some people predict that the price will plummet as low as $15. That is huge savings. The FDA approval was granted to a Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company named Teva. The pills will come in the same incremental dosages as Viagra currently does as well. And as you can see from the photo in this post, the pills will also look extremely similar.

It also solves another problem. Due to the high price of the pills, many men have turned to shady alternatives to treat their erectile dysfunction. None of these are FDA approved. They can pose serious health risks to those users. We have always strongly recommended that men see their doctors when they notice they are experiencing ED. Many studies show that that ED can be an early warning signal of hearth disease. Also taking a medication that is not approved by your doctor and that may have harmful side effects can be especially dangerous if the patient does have heart disease.

The good news is, technically men that are suffering from erectile dysfunction and can’t afford the hefty price tag, or to wait until 2020 for the price of Viagra to drop. There are numerous healthy organic supplements on the market that contain nothing but all natural ingredients. These are great options, but in no way substitute the advice of a qualified doctor. And although they may help you with your ED, they won’t cure or treat any long term medical problem.

Long story short, the erectile dysfunction medication floodgates are about to open in a matter of 2 years. More and more generic versions of Viagra will be granted FDA approval until that time. This is a total game-changer for everyone who takes or has ever wanted to take the drug. Keep in mind, Viagra and all generic versions will still require a prescription.