Generic brands for erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment are getting popular these days, especially online; but does Kamagra work? There are many qualms regarding the effectiveness of generic products like Kamagra because the common opinions for generic brands are not so good. Oftentimes people think that generic treatments are not comparable to the effect of the brand-name treatments, especially for erectile dysfunction. The super low prices of the generic products sometimes put people off, but actually, there is a reason why the generic products have costs which are far lower than those of the generic erectile dysfunction treatments. Before discussing Kamagra in detail, let us first define generic treatments.
You may have encountered generic treatments and have shrugged them off due to their unbelievably low prices. You are not alone—a large fraction of the population still believes that the generic variants for the brand-name treatments are near-placebo versions of the branded drugs. Others believe that generic are made by cheaper manufacturers. Well, these myths about generic medications are all untrue.
Generic medications are as potent as the brand-name drugs. Generic medications are drugs which contain the same active pharmaceutical ingredients as the branded drug treatments. This means that when it comes to effectiveness, generic medications are as good as the name brands for the same drug. There should be little or no difference at all when it comes to the effectiveness of both branded and generic treatments.
Generic drugs are not products of unlicensed lab experiments. Generics are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The fact that a drug is called a generic version of a name-brand treatment means that it was manufactured legally and has obtained proper accreditations prior to production. A pharmaceutical company can never produce a generic version of a certain branded treatment without obtaining at least an FDA approval from its home country.
Generics use cheap ingredients (because they’re too cheap). The cheaper generic brands use the same raw materials for the production of their medications. Pharmaceutical companies would not be permitted to make generic drugs which use substandard materials. Generic drugs use the same raw materials for their production. The main reason why there is a large price difference between two treatments is the fact that the brand-name companies pass on the research, testing, and the clinical trial costs (and royalty) to the consumers. Also since the branded drugs are the first to manufacture the drugs, they dictate the market price for the product, so they can ask for greater product prices since there is no competition for a pioneer drug introduced in the market.
Generic products are from inferior companies. The manufacturers of generic products are far from inferior. Pharmaceutical companies which make the generic products are multinational companies from various countries which have numerous accreditations from international drug regulating agencies. Pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer, Novartis, GSK, Sanofi-Aventis, and others also manufacture their own generic versions of pioneer drugs, so it is totally inappropriate to say that generic drugs are made by less credible manufacturers.
Kamagra in Detail
Kamagra is made by the company Ajanta Pharma in India, which was established in 1973. The company is a global brand with 1,400 products and accreditation from the US FDA and the WHO for its Good Manufacturing Practices.
Kamagra contains the active pharmaceutical ingredient Sildenafil Citrate, which belongs to the family of the PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type-5) inhibitor drugs. Drugs belonging to the PDE5 inhibitor family are the following:
- Sildenafil Citrate
Among all these PDE5 inhibitors, the first discovered and the most popular is Sildenafil. All three drug types are widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in patients due to their effectiveness. Although these drugs are not quite the cure for erectile dysfunction, they are able to help the individuals suffering from ED to cope with the disease.
PDE5 Inhibitory action
Kamagra is classified as a PDE5 inhibitor, which is specific in inhibiting the enzyme PDE5 responsible for the inability of an individual to get and erection or maintain an erection. Kamagra blocks PDE5’s activity in degrading the cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) responsible for directing the blood flow to the penis via relaxation of the smooth muscles, which mediates the erectile response in patients. Since there is no PDE5 blocking the action of cGMP in the patients, the cGMP levels sufficient in eliciting the erectile response is maintained.
Dosage forms and intake
The available dosage forms for Kamagra include 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg for pills and tablets. For the special dosage formulations like oral jellies, chewable tablets, soft gel capsules, and polo (candy), the dosage is 100 mg per unit.
Patients prescribed with Sildenafil are made to take the medication on an on-demand basis, 30 minutes to an hour before the intended sexual activity. Regardless of what is prescribed by the doctors, the intake of Kamagra is limited to only one dose within a day. This is to prevent side effects and to also prevent drug toxicity in patients taking the medication.
There are minor side effects which users can experience while using Kamagra. Although these side effects do not affect the entire Kamagra-treated population, patients should know that it is possible for them to experience the following side effects when using Kamagra: headache, stuffy nose or runny nose, dyspepsia, back pain, blurry vision, diarrhea, redness, especially of the face.
Although the mentioned side effects are nothing to worry about, when they seem to persist and do not go away when the effect of the drug weakens, then something is definitely wrong. Medical assistance should be sought and the drug must be discontinued if there is anything unusual noticed for the drug’s effect. Also, patients should contact their doctors immediately should they experience these serious side effects from Kamagra: nausea, dizziness, vomiting, heart attack symptoms (chest pain radiating to the upper limbs and the jaw), sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, sudden loss of hearing in one or both ears, seizures, rashes and swelling (indication of an allergic reaction), tachycardia, arrhythmia, prolonged and painful erections lasting for more than 4 hours.
Sildenafil products like Kamagra should not be taken by the following:
- Patients with liver disease
- Patients with heart disease
- Cancer patients
- Patients with penile deformities
- Males aged below 18
- Males without ED
Additionally, Kamagra should not be taken by patients along with the following drugs:
- Nitrates like nitroglycerin, isosorbide, and recreational nitrate medication
- Hypertension maintenance medications
- Heart disease medication
- HIV and hepatitis C medication
- Antifungals like ketoconazole
Does it work? Kamagra Reviews
What better way to see whether Kamagra works than to look for reviews for the product? There are a number of user reviews available for Kamagra which we could refer to regarding its effectiveness.
The review above was for Kamagra Oral Jelly. The users were generally happy about the drug as they gave the product 4-5/5 stars. The user “Beastmaster” commented how the product was the best among all the Kamagra products he already tried although he thought that the product was pricier than the other Kamagra products. The user Dynamite also found the oral jelly effective too and gave the product 5 out of 5.
The reviews above from Kamagra4uk.net were also reflective of the satisfaction of the users from the Kamagra products they have bought from the website. “Logan” was a user in his late 50s and he used the product to keep up with his younger girlfriend. According to him, his doctor advised him to take Kamagra and needless to say, he was able to keep up with his partner who was 25 years younger. The other user, “Kian” used Kamagra because of his failed erection experiences. The user was also happy with the results of his drug use.
Reviews for the chewable Kamagra tablets as well, based on the reviews posted by the users “Chick” and “Donald” for the product. “Chick” mentioned that the product takes effect in an average of 45 minutes and said that the product, so far has been the best of all the Sildenafil drugs he tried. “Donald” was also satisfied with his Kamagra chewable tablets purchase.
So, does Kamagra work? Absolutely. Based on the few reviews we found for the product, Kamagra is effective, although there are Kamagra products which are preferable over the others. These reviews, however, do not represent 100% of the patients who were able to take the drug. There are also negative comments about the product and mostly were due to its side effects and complaints about the products not working as they should. Although the products are effective since they contain Sildenafil Citrate, which is highly effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, not all patients respond to medication the same way. Some patients may find the product too strong and some patients may also find the product ineffective for their condition. But overall, Kamagra products are good to try, since aside from being effective, the drugs are also very affordable and can help buyers save more in cost compared with the branded treatments.