Which Is Better— Viagra Or Levitra?

Which Is Better— Viagra Or Levitra?

Erectile dysfunction— a condition when men fail to achieve persistent or firm erection good enough for sexual intercourse— is slowly getting reported— thanks to the myriad of clinical drugs for treating it.

The current generation is fortunate to have multiple-treatment choices for alleviating because the age before millennials had issues with reporting their disorder due to humiliation and embarrassment.

With the introduction of multiple drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra, etc., the only confusion is to find out the best one.


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Although each drug has its audience, a lot of people are looking for the perfect fit so that their sexual disorders get answered optimally.

The curiosity for discovering the ideal fit is understandable because not all drugs react the same to different bodies.

In the given section, we shall check what’s more effective— Viagra or Levitra.

  • Components

The active ingredients of both the drugs have phosphodiesterase five inhibiting qualities— a quality necessary for pressing the heavy blood flow in the penis for erection.

Viagra is jam-packed with Sildenafil Citrate, and Levitra has active Vardenafil compound.

The action of PDE5 enzymes reduces the level of cGMP neurotransmitters— the crucial messengers which relay the sexual stimulation and response between the brain and the penis.

Viagra and Levitra impede the operation of PDE5 enzymes for making sure that enough blood enters the penis.

  • Bioavailability

Bioavailability is a vital factor which determines the efficacy of any drug in the body.

Bioavailability of any drug means the percentage of absorption into the blood circulation.

Any drug which enters into the system has to undergo the first pass metabolism— the process which dilutes the concentration by stopping the medication and deviating it to the excretory system.

When the drug gets passed through the oral route, the rate of absorption through the first pass metabolism of Sildenafil-based Viagra is way too less than Vardenafil-ladened Levitra.

More than 40% of the Viagra reaches the bloodstream whereas only 15% of Vardenafil enters into the system circulation.

It means that our body gets more sildenafil than Vardenafil at the same dosage.

  • The onset of action

The onset of action means the ideal time when the drug starts showing its impact.

Sildenafil-rich Viagra at least needs 12 minutes to create early erection in men whereas it almost takes an average onset duration of 30 minutes for most of the respondents. [1]

On the other hand, Vardenafil-stuffed Levitra has a maximum concentration level between the range of 30 minutes to 2 hours. The median time of onset is 60 minutes in the healthy volunteers. [2]

  • The lasting impact

As the rate of absorption of the Sildenafil Citrate is lesser than Vardenafil— the effect of Viagra prevails up to almost 4 hours. The pharmacokinetic feature of Viagra is in such a way that its impact stays longer than Vardenafil whereas shorter than tadalafil-content Cialis.

The terminal half-life of Vardenafil-loaded Levitra is almost the same as Viagra. As the majority of the Vardenafil gets absorbed in the first pass metabolism (in excretion). The fast absorption makes sure that the half-life of Levitra stays relatively low to other options such as Cialis. [3]

  • The food-effect

In many cases, food affects the efficacy of drugs.

When viagra gets induced with alcohol, fatty meal, grape juice, etc., then there is a limiting effect. When a person intakes Viagra with the mentioned elements, the rate of treatment failure surges.

The result is quite similar when Levitra is pushed in the bloodstream with foods such as high-fat meals. Some of the tests suggest that the stated food items reduce the maximum concentration by 18 to 50% in the body. [4]

  • The mental preparation

As the effect of both the drugs lasts up to 4 to 5 hours, the patients don’t have preparation time for sex.

It means that they might have to rush for sex just because they have taken the drug (as they have narrow freedom slot).

As a result, they pick anxiety which may aggravate the condition.

In my opinion, Levitra edges over Viagra because they almost have the same impact; however, Levitra works with meal and alcohol.

But again, it’s better to confer with the doctor before you give any drug a go.