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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction



You should always tell your doctor if you are having problems with erections.

Erection problems (impotence) are very common, particularly in men over 40. It's usually nothing to worry about, but you should see a GP if it keeps happening.

Causes of erection problems

Most men occasionally fail to get or keep an erection. This is usually due to stress, tiredness, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol, and it's nothing to worry about. If it happens more often, it may be caused by physical or emotional problems. Treatments for erectile dysfunction are much better than they used to be, and the problem often goes away.

Physical causes

Possible cause

Treatment

Narrowing of penis blood vessels, high blood pressure, high cholesterol

medicine to lower blood pressure, statins to lower cholesterol

Hormone problems

hormone replacement – for example, testosterone

Side effects of prescribed medication

change to medicine following discussion with GP

DO

  • lose weight if you're overweight
  • stop smoking
  • eat a healthy diet
  • exercise daily
  • try to reduce stress and anxiety

 

Starting Treatment

The prescription medications we supply, all work by promoting blood flow to the penis, thereby increasing the quality of your erections. The general mechanism by which they work are all the same, however some may work for longer than others with lower side effects. We generally advise to start with Sildenafil 25mg (also know by the brand name Viagra) as this is the most commonly used drug for erectile dysfunction. We advise using the same dose for a few occasions to see how effective it works before deciding to move up to a higher strength.

Please note, where unbranded (generic) versions of medications are offered, they contain the exact same active ingredients as their branded counterparts and are usually a lot more cheaper and cost effective. The quality of the medications are the same, and both the generic and brand must undergo the same vigorous quality controls.

The comparison chart below shows the differences between formulations. For more information on the different types of products, please read our blog here.

Drug Name

Sildenafil

Tadalafil

Vardenafil

Avanafil

Brand Names

Viagra

Viagra Connect

Cialis

Levitra

Spedra

Available Generically

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Starting dose

25mg

10mg

10mg

100mg

Starts to work in

30-60

minutes

30-60

minutes

25-60

minutes

15-30

minutes

Effects last for

4 hours

36 hours

4-5 hours

4 hours


Please note:

Sexual stimulation is still required in order to get an erection. Common side effects of these medications include :

  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Abnormal Vision
  • Back Pain
  • Myalgia (Muscle Pains)

If side effects are severe or persist, please see your doctor.

 

 

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