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New forms of Erection Pills Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra on the way?

Next year the makers of Viagra could be facing a big problem, the patent runs out on its popular erection problems drug. Viagra has made millions of dollars, and when the patent is up the doors are open for other pill makers to create a generic form of the drug.  A generic pill would likely cost much less than the $10/per pill of Viagra, and could cut into Viagra’s profit margin.  So the company is being proactive.  Pfizer, the drug’s manufacturer, is creating new forms of the pill and other makers of erection issue drugs are following suit.

Viagra is now selling a dissolvable form of Viagra in Mexico.  They’re calling it Viagra Jet.  It’s estimated that $55 million comes from the sale of Viagra in that country alone.

Meanwhile, others are following suit.  Bayer, the maker’s of Levitra just started selling a similar dissolvable pill in Austria, France, Hungary, Germany and Spain.  That product is approved for sale in the U.S., while Viagra has said it has no intention of selling their new product here.

The makers are of Cialis are also working on a new ‘weekender’ pill that would allow men to take just one pill in a 36 hour span, rather than one day.

In an effort to protect its profit margin Viagra is also filing a lawsuit to keep the patents longer, but several law experts say it’s a feudal attempt to keep the inevitable from happening.

About erection Issues
Poor Erection Problems, or ED, is the inability to get or keep an erection long enough for sexual intercourse.  It’s a problem that is typically found in the older generation of men.

How common is erection issues?
In 1999, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey found 1.5 million visits were made to doctors for erection difficulties.  Other studies have noted that approximately 50% of men 40-70 years of age deal with some level of loss of erection problems.