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Are there treatments available for men with diabetes and erectile dysfunction?

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Men with diabetes having trouble with achieving and/or maintaining an erection can take oral medications like sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca,Cialis), avanafil (Stendra), or vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn).

However, because people with diabetes also tend to have heart problems, these medications may not be appropriate and could cause dangerous interactions with some heart medicines. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment is best.

SOURCES: 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Erectile Dysfunction.” 

American Diabetes Association: “Lifestyle Changes Improve Erectile Function.” 

News release, FDA.

Weill Cornell Medical College. "Penile Implant Surgery." "Vacuum Devices for Erectile Dysfunction."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 7, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Erectile Dysfunction.” 

American Diabetes Association: “Lifestyle Changes Improve Erectile Function.” 

News release, FDA.

Weill Cornell Medical College. "Penile Implant Surgery." "Vacuum Devices for Erectile Dysfunction."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 7, 2019

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