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What medications help erectile dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction medicines can be pills, drugs put into the tip of the penis, or injections in the penis.

The first things doctors usually prescribe to men with erectile dysfunction are pills like:

  • Avanafil (Stendra)
  • Sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)

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. Reviews in Urology, 2002.

National Library of Medicine: "Yohimbe."

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

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 1, 2019

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. Reviews in Urology, 2002.

National Library of Medicine: "Yohimbe."

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

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 1, 2019

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