ED pills cialis vs spedra

Spedra is finally in Singapore. For men who preferred flexibility, Cialis has been the go to treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). But will the “15 minute onset” effect of Spedra allow couples to be more spontaneous, and could it replace the reputable weekend pill, Cialis?

If you are already set on Spedra or Cialis, check out our guide to buying erectile dysfunction medications in Singapore. You will be surprised that you can buy it online legally.

For Spedra vs Viagra, we discussed their pros and cons in a separate article.

Do Spedra and Cialis work the same?

Spedra (avanafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are drugs that belong to the same group of medications called phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors. Both act by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation and treating erectile dysfunction.

These drugs are similar but different. Spedra is the most modern drug approved by the FDA to treat erectile dysfunction. It is highly effective as it targets the penis more precisely, resulting in a faster onset of erection (approximately 15 minutes).

On the other hand, Cialis acts 30-60 minutes after administration and reaches maximum efficacy after two hours, so you should take it well before the sexual encounter. 

What are the differences between Spedra and Cialis

Duration of effect is the main difference. Spedra lasts 4 to 6 hours, and its recommended dose is 200 mg 15 minutes before sexual activity.

While Cialis has a longer-lasting effect of up to 36 hours, for this reason, it is known as the “weekend pill”. You can take one pill of 20 mg every 2 days, or 2.5 to 5 mg as a daily dose.

The daily dose also has the benefit of improving urination. Symptoms like constant urge to urinate are signs of prostate enlargement, which daily Cialis can help.

PDE-5 inhibitors, in general, can cause side effects, of which most are well tolerated:

  • Headaches
  • Nasal congestion
  • Facial flushing
  • Breathlessness
  • Muscle pain

However, Spedra is a highly selective PDE-5. This makes it possible to minimize side effects. 

  Cialis Spedra
Active ingredient Tadalafil Avanafil
Available strength 5, 20 mg 50, 100, 200 mg
Recommended dosage 20 mg, 1 hour before sexual activity

Or

5 mg, once a day

200 mg, 15 minute before sexual activity
Onset time 36 hours 4-6 hours
Effect of food intake Does not interfere with food Does not interfere with food
Side effects Mild to moderate Well-tolerated with many studies establishing safety
Recommended for People who do not have a settled habit of sexual intercourse, who cannot premeditate when sexual intercourse is going to occur Busy individuals who would benefit from the quick onset. Users who are familiar with ED treatment and want lesser side effects

 

How do Singaporeans choose between Spedra or Cialis?

It all depends on your lifestyle and preference leading up to sex.

If you are a busy professional, you are probably tired after talking a long ride on the MRT. Not to mention, that small window of opportunity when the kids are quiet or asleep.

Time is precious and you will want things to happen “chop chop”. This is where Spedra short onset time will be in your favor.

Also, you wouldn’t have to deal with much side effects due to Spedra’s selectivity. Even if you do experience some, it would not be extended, and only for the 4 hours that it is effective for.

But, if you still prefer to be “on-the-ball” and always ready, then the prolonged effect of Cialis might still be suitable.

Where can I buy Spedra in Singapore?

As Spedra is fairly new, not all clinics in Singapore will have Spedra in stock.

Specialist clinics like the Urologist will have them, but you might be paying a premium for it.

With telemedicine becoming favourable (especially in times of COVID), it is now possible to purchase erectile dysfunction medications without visiting a clinic.

Sire spedra packaging Sire makes ED treatment convenient and discreet for Singaporean men

Sire is a specialized digital men’s health clinic in Singapore that focuses on discreet and direct-to-home service.

Powered by The Cloud Clinic, you know you are getting safe and legitimate medication through 3 simple steps: Survey, Consult, Delivery.

The survey and consult can be done in the comfort of your home. The health survey takes no more than 5 minutes. And the virtual consultation is done via WhatsApp, so no need to download additional apps.

Sire helps cut out the mundane aspects of getting a repeat prescription too. Once a doctor deems your suitability, you can subscribe to a monthly subscription that sends the refills regularly. This way, you never need to worry about running a flat one.

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