Cialis counterfeits: types and differences from original medicaments.

Cialis is a very popular medicament. Due to this fact, it is often used as a prototype for counterfeit medicaments.

Types of counterfeits

There are several types of fake medicaments (including Cialis):
– Medicaments that do not contain active agents, in other words “dummy drugs”. Such medicaments may be made from flour, chalk, starch, sugar and other similar components.
– Medicaments containing cheaper and less effective active agents. This reduces the cost of production of drugs and their efficiency.
– Medicines that contain several times smaller dosage of the active agent than that in the original remedies.
– Exact copies of original drugs which are produced by the incorrect technology. It may adversely affect the quality of medicaments. For example, the shelf life for such drugs can be only one month, instead of three years (as in the case of Cialis).

2015 counterfeit batch

In January, 2015, US Food & Drug Administration (or FDA) found a batch of fake medicament when checking mail shipment. Specialists of FDA laboratories analyzed the counterfeits and found that the medicament contained two active agents (instead of one) – sildenafil, used in Viagra, and tadalafil, included in Cialis. FDA did not specify quantity or proportions of these agents but noticed that the mix could be dangerous. The pack of counterfeits contained information that the drug had been produced in Australia, but Eli Lilly firm had not manufactured medicaments for humans in this country for thirty years. Moreover, in 2008, the firm stopped producing veterinary medications in Australia.

How to distinguish a fake from an original medicament?

If you have any doubts about the authenticity of the drug, you should:
1. Check a pack or a bottle containing tablets. A pack/bottle should have the right logo, NDC No, tablet strength, and shouldn’t have misspellings, such as “Eli lilly”, as in case of the 2015 counterfeit batch.
2. Check the form of a tablet and markings on it. Original pills have almond-shaped form. Tablets with 2,5 and 5 mg of active agent are light yellowish colored with “C 2 1/2” and “C 5” imprinting respectively. 10 and 20 mg tablets are yellow colored and have “C 10” and “C 20” markings respectively.

How to purchase the remedy safely at websites?

Despite the fact that there are fake Cialis in the pharmaceutical market, you can safely buy this remedy on the internet, if you keep to the following rules:
1. Do not buy remedy from any online chemist’s shop offering Cialis without prescription. First, you have to receive a prescription from your healthcare professional;

2. Before purchasing the remedy online, check whether the online chemist’s shop has a real physical address in the United States of America. You may verify an address by using Google Maps or another similar tool. Also, check phone numbers of the company and the authenticity of the area code;

3. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. If you do not find an answer to your question on the website FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section, you can call the chemist’s shop. Legitimate online chemist’s shops do not experience any difficulties with communicating with clients and answering their questions.

By following these simple rules, you will avoid counterfeits and will be able to experience all the benefits of online ordering.