What are generics of medicines?

Generic medicines are medicines that are no longer covered by patent protection. When a new active substance develops, the company concerned will seek patent protection for this active substance. For a certain period of time (10-20 years), the company has the exclusive right to produce medicines with newly discovered active ingredient.

It's a bonus for that the company, seeing as they has invested in energy, time, and money in particular. For example Viagra with its active substance Vardenafil was also protected by June 2013. At the end of the aforementioned period, the patent ceases to apply and competing firms may begin to manufacture their own medicines using the previously protected active ingredient. This generates generics of drugs.

The original drug, which had a monopoly on the market, differs, for example, by the color or shape of the pills. Their internal composition, however, remains the same. Thus, the amount of the active substance, the effects on the human organism, and hence the use, are the same.

A significantly lower price than the original is based on several criteria. Companies that make generic medicines, for example, erectile dysfunction products, in particular, do not have to include their own research into the price. Thus, only the costs associated with the production and promotion of their product, plus their own profits, are included in the price of the medicine.

What are generics of erectile dysfunction drugs?

Since the beginning of the new millennium, new active ingredients have emerged in the market for medicines that have had a beneficial effect on male erection. Drugs using active substances such as Sildenafil, Tadalafil and Vardenafil first appeared under their commercial names like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. Subsequently, generics of these commercial brands also appeared. For example, Kamagra, Tadaforce or Vardeforce, which have gradually found their satisfied customers around the world.