Cialis over the counter medicament – Eli Lilly’s steps towards making.

cialis-over-the-counterCialis is a medical remedy that relaxes the muscle tissue in certain parts of the body and increases blood current in these parts. It is successfully used for curing erection problems in males and removing prostate enlargement symptoms. This medicament is produced by Eli Lilly (American pharmaceutical giant). Another brand of this medicament is Adcirca. The latter is used for curing pulmonary arterial hypertension (increased blood pressure in lungs) both in male and female persons. According to studies, the patients suffering from this ailment after being treated with the medicament increased their six-minute walking distance by more than 30 meters in comparison with the group of patients taking placebo sugar tablets. Adcirca, as well as Cialis, is a prescription medical remedy.

Will Cialis be sold without doctor’s prescription?

In May 2014, the producer of Cialis (Eli Lilly) announced its plans to sell the medicament without a prescription after the patent protection expiration (in 2017). Thanks to this, men will not need to go to a healthcare professional before purchasing the medicament. Eli Lilly plans to enter into a contract with the French drug producing company Sanofi. According to statements made by representatives of Eli Lilly company, Sanofi will get the rights to manufacture and sell the medicament over the counter (OTC) in the European Union states, Canada, Australia and the US.

This step was caused by several factors. First, it will give the company an advantage over its competitors, (such drugs as Viagra