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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 avanafil (Stendra), sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), 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.

Erectile Dysfunction Prescription Medications

Common brands of erectile dysfunction prescription medications include Cialis, Levitra, Stendra and Viagra although Revatio and Staxyn are sometimes used as well. Many people wonder what the difference is between these ED medications and they typically vary in duration of action and patient preference.

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. Women looking for help with a low sex drive might want to consider Addyi (flibanserin) or Vyleesi.

Last updated June 2, 2021. 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.