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Erectile Dysfunction - Medication Overview
Erectile dysfunction medications are medications used to help people suffering from erectile dysfunction. Through Push Health, you can request erectile dysfunction medications, including Cialis (tadalafil), Levitra or Staxyn (vardenafil), and Viagra (sildenafil), online and get your ED medications at a local pharmacy or have them shipped directly to you.
Erectile Dysfunction - Symptoms
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a common condition in which one has trouble getting an erection. The symptoms of erectile dysfunction range from difficulty maintaining an erection to the inability or trouble getting an erection at all. Erectile dysfunction is sometimes referred to as impotence. Erectile dysfunction can be highly embarrassing, leading to stress and even relationship issues.
Erectile dysfunction can also be a signal that a more concerning medical condition is going on in the body. While sometimes caused by stress and anxiety, erectile dysfunction can also be the result of blood vessel disease. In these situations, the presence of ED can be an early signal of heart disease or other medical conditions.
ED Medications - How They Work
The commonly prescribed erectile dysfunction medications are part of a class of medications known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. PDE5 inhibitors block the action of an enzyme called PDE5, resulting in an increase in the level of cGMP which causes relaxation of smooth muscle cells in the blood vessels of the penis. This causes an increase in blood flow to the penis, helping to produce an erection. PDE5 inhibitors are indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction but also have other clinical uses. The effects of PDE5 inhibitor medications are enhanced by the presence of nitric oxide in the blood.
ED Medications - Cialis vs. Levitra vs. Viagra
The most common erectile dysfunction medications are Cialis, Levitra and Viagra although Revatio and Staxyn are sometimes used as well. Many people wonder what the difference is between these ED medications.
Cialis contains the active ingredient tadalafil. In many men, Cialis provides a longer duration of action when compared to other ED medications. The active ingredient of Levitra is vardenafil. Erections while using Levitra are generally shorter in duration when compared to Cialis but the effect is usually longer when compared to Viagra (sildenafil). Viagra has an established safety profile as it has been on the market for over twenty years.
Staxyn is another erectile dysfunction medication that is sometime prescribed. Staxyn, similar to Levitra, is contains vardenafil. Revatio is another medication that contains the active ingredient sildenafil.
Side Effects of ED Medications
While safe in many people, erectile dysfunction medications, like most medications, do have side effects. People who are taking medications called nitrates, including isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate, should not take erectile dysfunction medications as they can cause dangerous drops in one's blood pressure. Please consult a medical provider and pharmacist for current recommendations before taking an erectile dysfunction medication.
Getting an ED Medication Prescription Online
Because they are prescription medications, one cannot simply buy ED medications online. Instead, erectile dysfunction medications need to be dispensed by a licensed pharmacy after a prescription is written by a medical provider. Through Push Health, you will be connected with a licensed doctor or medical provider in your state who can prescribe erectile dysfunction medications for you if it is safe to do so.
Last updated August 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.