ED Medications

Pills for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

ED medications relax the muscles to increase blood flow to the penis. As such, it easier to attain and maintain erections. However, pills usually have to be taken 15 to 30 minutes in advance. In contrast, wave therapy allows for spontaneous erections.

Who Is Suitable to Take ED Medications?

Medications are not suitable for everyone. For example, people who are taking medicine for chest pain are not advised to take ED pills. In addition, there are side effects including headaches, nausea, dizziness, changes in vision, chest pain, insomnia, muscle pain, and back pain. That being said, it is important to consult a doctor before taking medications.

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Types of ED Medications

There are various types of pills sold under different brand names. In general, the pills work via the same mechanism. However, the difference between pills mostly lies in (1) the time it takes for them to be effective (2) how long the effects last. 

Viagra – brand name Sildenafil Citrate sold by Pfizer. FDA-Approved. Take 30 to 60 minutes before sexual activity. Effects last up to 4 hours.

Cialis – brand name Tadalafil sold by Lily. Take 30 to 45 minutes before sexual activity. Effects last up to 36 hours.

Levitra – brand name Vardenafil sold by Bayer and GSK. Take 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity. Effects last up to 5 hours.

Other medications for ED include Adcirca, Staxyn, Avanafil and Stendra.


Which Medication is Better?

Consult a doctor. An experienced doctor will provide advice based on your medical condition and lifestyle.

Where Can I Buy ED Pills?

Whenever possible, buy pills from licensed sources such as pharmacies and clinics. Although pills may be available through other channels, there is a risk buying of fake pills. Fake ED pills are knock-offs of the real deal. While they appear to resemble licensed medications, their contents are often ineffective and unregulated.