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What happens if pills don't work for erectile dysfunction?

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If pills don’t help your erectile dysfunction or aren’t safe for you to take, your doctor may prescribe alprostadil. It boosts blood flow to the penis and triggers an erection within minutes. Alprostadil an injection or a suppository.

From: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA: "Hidden Risks of Erectile Dysfunction ‘Treatments’ Sold Online."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC): "Erectile Dysfunction."

Sexual Medicine Society of North America: SexHealthMatters: "Treating Erectile Dysfunction" and "Vacuum Devices: Erectile Dysfunction."

UrologyHealth.org: "What Are Some Non-Surgical Treatments?"

Erectile Dysfunction Guideline Update Panel: “The management of erectile dysfunction: an update,” American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc., Baltimore, Md., 2005.

Steers, W. , 2002. Reviews in Urology

National Library of Medicine: "Yohimbe."

Nunes, K.P. , December 2010. The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 8, 2017

SOURCES:

FDA: "Hidden Risks of Erectile Dysfunction ‘Treatments’ Sold Online."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC): "Erectile Dysfunction."

Sexual Medicine Society of North America: SexHealthMatters: "Treating Erectile Dysfunction" and "Vacuum Devices: Erectile Dysfunction."

UrologyHealth.org: "What Are Some Non-Surgical Treatments?"

Erectile Dysfunction Guideline Update Panel: “The management of erectile dysfunction: an update,” American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc., Baltimore, Md., 2005.

Steers, W. , 2002. Reviews in Urology

National Library of Medicine: "Yohimbe."

Nunes, K.P. , December 2010. The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 8, 2017

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