There are many drugs that have a generic form of the name brand. Cialis is not one of those drugs. Taking counterfeit Cialis can be dangerous. Patients should only take FDA-approved Cialis prescribed by a doctor. Taking fake Cialis that can be bought over the internet may be dangerous because it has not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration for safety and effectiveness.
There are a great number of websites offering alternatives to brand name drugs for erectile dysfunction. This is not to say that online pharmacies are a bad thing but be careful. Pharmacy should be certified by the NABP. You can get a list from their website.
Counterfeit drugs are manufactured and sold illegally and are often created in unsanitary conditions in other countries. The ingredients may contain impure or unknown ingredients that are unsafe or ineffective and those creating the drugs may not have a clear sense of what they are doing.
So how do you know if it is the real thing? If the price of Cialis is so much lower than the price at your local pharmacy that it seems too good to be true, it probably is. The company that sells Cialis doesn’t sell it at a discount to out of the way pharmacies. How do you know if it is not a “chain” pharmacy? If the pharmacy does not have address information and contact information, don’t use them. Stay away fro these types of pharmacies because they are not regulation by the US FDA.
You can not get Cialis without a doctor’s prescription. If someone offers to sell you Cialis without a prescription, it is not the real thing. Cialis is prescribed through a doctor because there are other health issues to take into consideration when taking it.
There are also website and stores who may offer what they are advertising as Cialis but the name is spelled a little differently. This is a trick. Never buy any drug where the name is not the actual name of the drug. Drug companies do not make mistakes in labeling; there are strong US laws that prevent that from happening. If it doesn’t say Cialis, it isn’t.
The only way to ensure that you are buying the real thing is to get your prescriptions from a licensed pharmacy that you know to be reputable.