Treatment of Erectile dysfunction through medications is the most common and preferred method. Various drugs are available today, that can be taken orally, injected into the organ or can be inserted into the urethra. However, advent of Viagra in March 1998, revolutionized men's word by its promise of treating ED. And it was not just a promise but a success in alleviating ED from life. Here are the medications that are used successfully to treat erectile disorder;
Viagra is also known as sildenafil citrate. It is the most preferred prescription medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction as well as the very first drug available to cure ED and help attain successful and sustained erections in men.
Before Viagra, and after Viagra, there is no medication that has achieved so much of interest and popularity for the treatment of ED. It not only helps enhance and enlarge the erection in normal men but also helped people with ED, to achieve lasting erections to have a great intercourse. Viagra is not a sexual stimulant, but works only after you are aroused and excited. Without arousal, Viagra will not affect. The recommended dose of Viagra is 50 mg to 100 mg
It is also known as vardenafil HCl and is a PDE inhibitor drug. Apart from Viagra, Levitra is also getting popularity among men to treat ED. It helps intensify blood flow in the blood vessels of penis resulting into a successful erection. However, one should beware of certain drug interaction and take levitra after doctor's prescription. It is suggested that erection should end soon after the intercourse and should not last more than 4 hours. The recommended dose for levitra is 10 mg to 20 mg.
Alos known by Tadalafil, Cialis is another wonder drug that is popularized for the successful treat of ED. It was developed by biotech ICOS. It is liked by men because of less likelihood of side effects and its working capacity for 36 hours. It is a member of a PDE5 enzyme inhibitors drug family and called as the "36 hour pill" or the "weekend pill" because of its long lasting effect. Cialis It can be taken empty as well as full stomach. It works in the same manner as that of Viagra and levitra i.e. increase the blood flow to the penis and leading to an enlarged erection by blocking an enzyme that prevents the erection. The recommended dose for cialis is 10 mg to 20 mg.
Apart from Viagra, cialis and levitra, other oral drugs are also reported and found effective to some extent. Few of these oral drugs include yohimbine hydrochloride, dopamine and serotonin agonists, and trazodone. - are effective, but the results of scientific studies to substantiate these claims. Medications including papaverine hydrochloride, phentolamine, and alprostadil (known as Caverject) relax the blood vessels to increase the blood flow. However, some unwanted side-effects are reported including priapism and scarring. Another medication called Nitroglycerin is a muscle relaxant that is used for improved erection. This drug is rubbed on the penis to have a considerable effect. Another pill called alprostadil is inserted into the urethra through a pre-filled applicator. It starts showing its effect soon after 8 to 10 minutes and last normally for 30 to 60 minutes.
However, these medications may come up with some side effects such as, pain in reproductive organs, abnormal heat, and burning sensation in the urethra. New advancements and researches are going on for the treatment of ED, but still patients should consult their doctor before taking any of the available medications currently.