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Generic Cialis (Tadalafil) from Overseas


#1

Anyone used this product, Tadalafil 20mg is the generic name for Cialis.


#2

Use it regularly, as do many long term users.

It is an excellent product generic or research quality.


#3

I got some in the mail yesterday, it looks like it came from India, and the pills are not uniformly formed, they look like someone rolled them each individually into a little ball with their fingers. Each pill is packaged individually in a typical sealed pill package with labeling that looks official, but says Tadalafil 20mg rather than Cialis.

I ordered “Cialis” online through what was called “Canadian Pharmacy” but these clearly did not come from Canada and they clearly are not “Cialis” pills, though I do understand there are generic names for most brandnames that are widely marketed “after” the US patent expires. I am just wondering if these are the real thing, and is the measured dose accurate. Does this sound familiar to what you have used?


#4

The law is: once a pharmaceutical firm has designed a drug they have a limited time that only they can produce it.
This is usually a set number of years.
These are BRANDED drugs as you obviously know.

After this point any pharmaceutical company has the right to produce the drug but not under the brand name, only the drug name - classic examples are valium and diazepam (branded and generic) prozac and fluoxetime (ditto), And a very old one for ya - heroin and diamorphine. (Heroin used to be sold in glass bottles - i have seen one about the size of a 100ml bottle of EVOO! What form, powder or liquid i do not know, and yet again i digress)

However, it still needs to be a pharmaceutical company with fully qualified and professional pharmacists often with sterile manufacturing processes or at least meeting the basic hygiene standards of such things.

“…the pills are not uniformly formed, they look like someone rolled them each individually into a little ball with their fingers…”

Pills are pressed. Even if organon or Cialis were manufacturing in india (which i am sure they do - cheap labour) they would still have professional pressing machines/process.

They are not branded nor do they claim to be, i dont think they are generic, i think they are fake… suck it and see. :wink:

Brook

Brook


#5

I do understand the laws and limited years for branded until a generic can be marketed. I am not aware that the patent on Cialis had expired and therefore assumed generic was not available in the US. Did you get yours from overseas through the web

I guess I somewhat misrepresented what they look like, what I was trying to say was they don’t look perfectly idential, though close. They do look pressed and they are of similar shape and pretty much idential size, they just don’t have that perfect identical look of Cialis. They appear to have a mustard color to them, and actually, now when I take one out of the package, it kind of looks like the head of a penis. Does this sound similar to what your pills look like?


#6

I guess you don’t know about research chems. There is absolutely no need to deal with offshore sources. Tadalafil Citrate is available legally over the counter as a research chemical. Get the real thing and be done with it.


#7

Happydog, could you elaborate on that last post. Is it a replacement for cialis and in what form is it available in, and where are such things sold.


#8

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