Generic Cialis In South Africa
By Damian Molech
The current economic projections for erectile dysfunction prescriptions globally have the markets reaching USD 2.95 billion by the year 2023. This global market is subdivided into for main sections, the Americas (biggest global market), Europe (second biggest), Asia-Pacific (third), and Middle East-Africa as the fourth. Currently the market is showing the Middle East-Africa region is growing steadily economically and should continue to do so. South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa by GDP after Nigeria, and erectile dysfunction medications such as Cialis are a more readily available option for a man in that country compared to poorer African nations. However, just because the drug is available readily from pharmacies all across the country, does not mean that it is the drug of choice for South African males suffering from erectile dysfunction.
While as legal prescription medication such as Cialis is popular all over the world, selling hundreds of millions worth of the drug globally, and is readily available in South Africa. Cialis and other erectile dysfunction medication brands, as well as other forms of male enhancement, are among the most popular drugs in the world. They are purchased in South Africa online from websites in the United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, and Malawi amongst others. These generics go by much more exotic and often times more explicit names than the drugs manufactured by publicly traded pharmaceutical companies and go by popular monikers such as: Mojo Nights, Rock Hard, Firm Grip, Lightning Rod, Pump Up, Black Mamba, Lady Killer, Bullet Proof, and Iron Pole. The vast majority of these websites originate in foreign countries.
A study conducted by IMAP reported that the worldwide pharmaceuticals industry approximates that the generic drug market does somewhere around $200bn in sales every single year. This report also estimated that 8%-15% of the erectile dysfunction medication sold worldwide is generic versions of Cialis and various other ED drugs. In an number of countries in the sub-Saharan African region, the ratio of generic medication to legitimate medication such as Cialis is as high as 2:1, or, 50% of all erectile dysfunction drugs sold in these countries is generic.
A few searches of South African pharmacies and websites show prices of Cialis being somewhere around USD 50.00 for thirty 50 milligram tablets. Other brands such as Viagra seemed to sell for an average of USD 10-15 more than Cialis was being sold for. However, a few searches of other online pharmacies based in countries other than South Africa show prices for generic Cialis for as low as USD 0.80 per pill. So even though Cialis on average seems to be sold at a more affordable price than its other name brand competitors, it is just unable to match the costs offered by these stores. For a nation dealing with high unemployment rates, this cost disparity makes the generic option a much more viable one.
Hopefully over the next five years, as the economic situation steadily improves in South Africa and as the Middle East-African market continues to grow in sales as projected, Cialis will be able to recover some of market that is dominated by the Viagra by offering a safe, affordable, qualit product as the superior alternative.